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Bury North Community Update inc. Community Sector Resilience Fund

Good evening

Please find attached the weekly COVID update from Pritesh Patel of the Bury North Community Hub / Bury Live Well Service.

Stay safe everyone

Julie Southworth


Evening all,

Can you believe we’re fast approaching February already. I really can’t believe it.   Please see some updates below, and I Hope some of them are useful for your communities and groups.

  1. Bury’s latest update (28.01.2021) attached.
  1. The Council has established a Community Sector Resilience Fund

of £33,000 to address need arising from the pandemic to support the immediate resilience of the voluntary and community sector in Bury.  Voluntary and Community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to address shortfalls as a result of lost include due to coronavirus restrictions; and/or to support initiatives to address emerging ‘coronavirus-related’ community specific needs or opportunities.  Click on the link for more information and application form attached.

  1. The National Lottery Awards for All, Reaching Communities & Partnerships funding programmes are open again. Click on the link for more information. If you are interested in submitting an application and need guidance or support please contact the VCFA Funding & Development Officers, Becky Smyllie [email protected] or Sally Deith [email protected] who will be happy to answer any questions you have. Click on the link to the latest VCFA Funding bulletin
  1. Bury Suicide Prevention Group is running a series of Suicide Prevention webinars on Zoom, free for anyone who works or volunteers in Bury. The sessions take place from 10am – 12.30pm on the following dates: 28 January, 4 February, 24 February, 3 March, 23 March, 29 April, 12 May, 27 May, 8 June. To register your interest in attending please e-mail [email protected]
  1. The Children’s Partnership are running some lunchtime learning for Children & Young People and people can joinby e-mailing [email protected].  Sessions run from 12.00 – 1pm. The latest one is on 17th February 2021 is about ‘Kooth – the Online mental health & wellbeing support for Children & Young People’.  Kooth provides a free, safe and anonymous online mental health & emotional wellbeing communitiesChildren & Young People from age 11 can access counselling, chat with qualified online wellbeing team and get peer to peer support.  The session will provide more detail about the service and will allow time for any questions to be answered.
  1. The Lowry is offering a weekly timetable of free online activities for children and adults to enjoy from home. Click on the link for more information.
  1. Latest monthly Beacon Box attached with a variety of activities for you to do or share from our Beacon Service

Thanks

Pritesh

Pritesh Patel         

Bury North Community Hub / Bury Live Well Service

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Bury MBC – Civic Buildings Consultation

Dear All

Bury Council operates three Civic Venues (Elizabethan Suite, Longfield Suite and Ramsbottom Civic Hall) all of which operate at a loss, and are also in need of significant financial investment in future years. Following a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on 24th November 2020, closure of all three venues is proposed as an option, on a permanent basis, in order to generate ongoing savings, and to avoid the cost of future capital investment.

It is to be noted that a decision has not yet been made, or been pre-determined, have your say on these proposals here.

https://www.onecommunitybury.co.uk/burycouncil-civicvenuesfeedback

Best wishes

Julie Southworth

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Beacon Box ideas

Dear All,

Please see below a message from Julie Bentley from Beacon Services. She has attached the latest Beacon Box, which consists of Quizzes, Book and Film suggestions, Wellbeing Walks, How to make a bird box and more. I will post updates from Beacon Box as and when I receive them. I hope you find something to keep you busy.

Keep well everyone,

Julie Southworth


Please find attached the latest edition of the Beacon Box. If you know of anyone who would like to receive a paper copy of this, please ask them to contact our service on 0161 518 5550 or email [email protected]

Please feel free to share with your networks

Thank you

Julie Bentley

202102-Beacon-Box

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Tottington & District Horticultural Society Updates

The talk which the TDHS were hoping to have, “Chutney and Cheer”. on March 10th in the Greenmount Old School at 8pm has been cancelled.

Additionally they have booked the Old School for their Spring Show on April 17th. If this goes ahead can exhibitors etc please use the 2020 Schedule (they have some spare).

It is not certain if they will be able to hold this Show so we will keep you informed.

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Drop-Off for egg boxes and carrier bags

Dear All,

Although many residents in Greenmount have been more than happy to help collect egg boxes and carrier bags for Brandlesholme Foodbank, some are unable to deliver them. As a result my husband and I have been collecting from residents or they have dropped them off at our home.

Nazia Haque Wealth Management on Holcombe  Road (the old post office), has kindly offered to become a ‘Drop Off Point’ for anyone wishing to leave carrier bags and egg boxes. Myself and my husband will collect them from here and drop them at the Foodbank on Brandlesholme Road on a regular basis.

There will be someone at Nazia’s office each day from 10am till 4pm if you are able to drop them off there. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unable to do this and I will collect them from you.

Thank you once again for your continued support for those in need.

With kind regards

Julie Southworth

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Bury Draft Housing Strategy Consultation -RTNM

Dear all

Please find attached an email from Bury MBC regarding opportunities to get involved with the Housing Strategy Consultation.

Kind regards

Julie Southworth


The Bury Draft Housing Strategy Consultation is underway and we would like to invite you to join one of our online webinars on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2021, to gather your thoughts and opinions on our new draft Housing Strategy.  Please click on the links below to register for these events and we will send you a link to the webinars nearer the time:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bury-draft-housing-strategy-webinar-for-residents-tickets-135271098497 – link for residents webinar (Tuesday 2nd February 6 pm).

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bury-draft-housing-strategy-webinar-for-stakeholders-tickets-135274259953 – link for stakeholders (includes staff) webinar (Wednesday 3rd February 6 pm).

Please click on the link below to access the consultation, view the draft Housing Strategy and take part in our Resident and Stakeholder Survey or Easy Read Survey. https://www.bury.gov.uk/housingstrategyconsultation.

We hope that you will take part in this important consultation and would be grateful if you could share details of the consultation with your family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and networks, to enable as many people as possible to take part and have their say.

Kind regards.

Jackie Summerscales

Principal Strategy Officer

Bury Council, Business Growth & Infrastructure

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Bury Update – 21/01/2021

Dear All

Please find attached the latest COVID update from Bury MBC.

The highlights are:

  • Recent case rates (which are beginning to fall)
  • Vaccinations, including Bury’s 1st Dose Vaccination Rollout update here too
  • Testing
  • Support
  • Grants for businesses

Kind regards

Julie Southworth

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Tower Family Healthcare – COVID Vaccination Progress

Dear All

Please find attached a message from Tower Family Healthcare regarding progress on the COVID vaccination programme.

Full updates can be found via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/towerfamilyhealthcare

Best Wishes

Julie Southworth


The attached chart is based on progress for our patients at Tower Family Healthcare, we have approximately 25% of the Bury population registered with our Practice. It represents patients who have either had their 1st vaccine or have an appointment for it.

As you may be aware there are four COVID vaccination sites across Bury at Prestwich Walk-in Centre, Elizabethan Suite and Bury Town Hall, Bealeys Community Hospital in Radcliffe, and Ramsbottom Civic Hall. These are being staffed by all the GP practices in Bury in an impressive joint effort and by many others, so colleagues from Community Pharmacies and a wide range of volunteers. Any patients from any practice can be booked into any of the sites.

The latest updates:

1) We have booked the majority of our patients mobile over 75s for an appointment – if you are registered with us, and mobile, and over 75 and not had an appointment then please phone us – 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐧.

2) We are starting to book our 70-74 yr old mobile patients and patients between 18 and 69yrs old who are mobile and Clinically Extremely Vulnerable. 𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 𝐖𝐀𝐈𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐃.

3) We continue to book 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐒𝐓 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 – second appointments will be sorted later

4) We await further supplies of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca to then be able to move to vaccinate housebound patients and the 16 and 17yr old clinically extremely vulnerable.

Please continue to be 𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐃 to each other and us. The positive feedback from Facebook and our askmyGP system means so much to us and helps us keep going through these difficult unique times.

Thank you

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BURY COVID-19 UPDATE: 14 January 2021

Dear All

Please find attached the regular COVID update from Pritesh Patel at Bury North Community Hub / Bury Live Well Service

Bury MBC is also looking for Volunteer drivers who could support getting residents to their vaccination appointments.  If you’re able to help, or know someone who can you can contact VCFA directly at [email protected] 

Kind regards

Julie Southworth

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WANTED: Empty egg boxes, shopping bags!

We have had an urgent request from the food bank based at Brandlesholme Community Centre .  Not only are they requesting dried and tinned foods but they are desperately short of EMPTY egg boxes (either 6 or 12) and also good quality food bags for delivery, strong enough to hold several cans.  NOTE: they are not requesting eggs as they have a good, regular supply of fresh eggs.

The donated items can be left at the centre on any weekday morning from 9:30 until noon.  Alternatively if you cannot deliver please drop me a message and we can collect and take the items down for you. 

All donated items including food is quarantined in a separate area for 72 hours prior to use in line with COVID procedure.

Thank you for your support

Best regards

Julie Southworth

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