Yard Sale, 3rd July

Good Afternoon Everyone

The next Yard Sale is being held this Saturday, 3rd July, at the Old School, starting at 9am.

The usual stalls will be there plus over 100 jigsaws.

We hope to see some of you there

Best Regards

Julie Southworth


Dear All,

Please see attached the latest news from our friends at the Tottington Centre. Please support them if you can.

Kind regards

Julie Southworth

Dear Supporters, 

Please find attached our latest newsletter. You will see information about our book sale on Sunday July 4 from 10 – 4pm. Hope to see you there.

If you have problems reading this attachment, please let me know and I will send it to you some other way.

Best wishes, from Friends of Tottington Library (FOTL)

Contact us at:

Email:                  [email protected]         



Phone:                 07902 671040

Address:              The Tottington Centre, Market Street, Tottington, Bury BL8 3LL

Thank you for your donations to help support the Centre and Library:

Just Giving:



Bury North Community Hub Update

Good Evening All

Please find below the weekly update from Pritesh Patel of the Bury MBC Live Well Service

Have a great weekend

Julie Southworth

Good Afternoon All,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.  Please see some updates below that I hope you will be able to share amongst your networks and find useful yourself.

  • Latest Bury update attached including news of Vaccinations open to everyone aged 18+, plus the latest walk in clinics; infection rates, testing, isolating and some support that is available.
  • We have an urgent request for volunteer marshals this Sunday (27th June) to help at the pop-up clinic in Radcliffe.  The clinic is at Radcliffe Primary Care Centre and volunteers are needed for two shifts between 10am-1pm and 1-6pm.  

Please email Lisa Lucas, Primary Care Project Manager, if you’re able to help: [email protected]   .Thank you for any support you can give to help the people of the borough.

  • Leaflet for some local summer walks attached
  • Some FREE online events/ courses for Women coming up soon. The Women’s Festival of Cycling is back between 17 July and 1 August with an exciting programme of events. Keep checking as more events are being added all the time. Make sure to sign up as spaces are limited.

Many thanks

Pritesh Patel         


Friends of Redisher Wood Action Days

Good evening

Please see below a message form the Friends of Redisher Wood, I hope some of you will be able to help out.

Julie Southworth

Redisher Wood Action Days

The Friends of Redisher Wood Local Nature Reserve will be running two Action Days on Sunday 27th June and Sunday 18th July.  We will be hand pulling Himalayan Balsam which is an invasive plant and causes problem such as suppressing native woodland species and causing erosion.  The sessions will start at 1.30pm meeting at the vehicle bridge (which is at the bottom of the track leading from Redisher Lane) and will last up to 2 hours. Please wear clothing and footwear suitable to the conditions, we will be working off the footpaths and potentially in some muddy areas. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Work gloves will be useful, but gloves can be provided along with any training required.  Any help that can be provided with this work will be greatly appreciated.


Over-18s invited to get their Covid jabs now

Dear all

Please see below the latest update on the vaccination program from Bury MBC

Julie Southworth

Dear all,

All over-18s in Bury are being invited to get their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at upcoming local clinics.

For those over 40, there are two walk-in clinics offering second doses of the AZ vaccine to those who have already had their first AZ jab.

They are:

  • Elizabethan Suite, Bury – Wednesday 16 June, 1.30pm – 6pm. This is for people who had their first AZ jab in the week commencing 19 April or before.
  • Prestwich Walk in-Centre – Thursday 17 June, 8.30am – 6pm. Again, this is for people who had their first AZ jab in the week commencing 19 April or before. As well as walk-in, slots can also be booked at

Ramsbottom is also offering a first dose of AZ to those who haven’t yet taken up their offer – the clinic is on Sunday (20 June) from 8.30am to 1pm. Again, no appointment is needed, but you can also book a slot at

Communications Team

Follow us on social media @BuryCouncil @NHSBuryCCG


Woodland Management Returns!

Hello Folks,

It has been a long time coming but we are finally good to go on another Woodland Management session.

We are planning to meet at the Station Road entrance to Greenmount Sidings at 10am on Friday 25th June.

There will be the usual mixture of tidying up, grass cutting, some tree surgery etc. and we usually aim to finish around 12.30pm. We will be working from Shepherd St all the way up to the Hub entrance to Kirklees Valley.

See you then,



Guided walks

Good morning

Please find attached details from the Greenmount Walking Group concerning the organised walks over the summer months.

Best wishes

Julie Southworth


Village update – Plant/Yard Sale – Benches – Cuppa and a Chat

Dear All,

Just a note to keep you updated on things going on in the village.


As you will have noticed there have been lots of work taking place to provide more benches in Greenmount. As many people have enjoyed the outdoors and their local area over the past year, we feel it necessary to help provide a little rest and a chance to chat with each other.

Two benches are now at the top of the Lines which are in frequent use and one against the farm going down the lines. The GVC has plans to build more benches to provide extra seating to support those who wish to take a longer walk towards Tottington.

The benches are being funded by ourselves and through donations and these are being made by our very own Greenwood Group volunteers. I am sure you would agree with me that they are doing a fabulous job.

Cuppa and a Chat

We are now running these sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons only.

If restrictions are lifted on 21st June, many of our clubs will be coming back to The Old School. This means giving up the rooms we have been using. As this has been a popular event we are hoping to continue to provide this service every Thursday. This will take place in a larger room and hopefully we will be able to have more visitors together and get back to some sort of normality.

These sessions could not take place without the support of all our wonderful voluntary helpers. Thank you everyone.

Plant and Yard Sale from 9am

A reminder that The Tottington Horticultural Society will be holding their annual plant sale on Saturday 5th June at The Old School.  There will also be a yard sale at the same time.

Hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather.

Kind regards,

Julie Southworth


Consultation – Local Government Boundary Commission

Dear All

Next year the council ward boundaries will be changing in Bury, this means that all 51 council seats in the 17 wards will be up for election.

Please find below a communication for the Local Government Boundary Commission covering a consultation on the draft recommendations for the ward boundaries in Bury.

Best Regards

Julie Southworth

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England  
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