It was lovely, yet again to see so many at our weekly Cuppa and Chat session on Thursday afternoon, and some new faces too. We were visited by two members from The Healthwatch Bury group, who are welcoming people to ‘Have their say on local health and social care services’.
Healthwatch visit different areas of Bury to meet with its residents and they will be returning to us in the next 4 to 6 weeks. If you have something to report or make enquiries about please do not hesitate to come to Greenmount Old School between 2 and 4pm on a Thursday afternoon. The date of their next visit will be confirmed in due course. One of the main questions yesterday was ‘Are we having our Flu Jabs at our GP’. The answer to this question is no. You can find more information on this link https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=16483
Please note, if you wish to speak to a member of the Healthwatch team, you do not need to be attending a Cuppa and Chat as there will be a separate area available for anyone wishing to speak in private.
Dates for your diary:
21st October – Sing-A-Long with Don
4th November – Winter Warmer. Please note this will be at the earlier time of 12.45pm as there will be a Hot Pot/Cheese Pie lunch available as well as Parkin to mark the season. In order to help with catering we are asking that people book in advance by replying to this email.
!6th December – Christmas with Greenmount Strummers
To help with the funding of these events we now have a weekly donation of just £1 towards refreshments.
Please see below and attached the latest update from Bury North Hub, Bury MBC
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I hope the following information is of use to you, please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any clarification or have other questions and I will do my best to help.
Austin and I visited Ramsbottom Pantry and Brandlesholme Foodbank recently and just wanted to highlight what amazing work the volunteers are doing. Both sites have experienced an increase in demand and anticipate this will increase further as benefits are cut and the impact on individuals as fuel prices and other costs of living are rising.
If you have time to give to helping others and would be interested in helping either cause as a volunteer or via donations, please contact them directly or let me know and I can connect you. Brandlesholme Community Centre are also seeking Trustees, please contact them if you would like to know more.
There are two attachments regarding the roll out and the latest Covid bulletin which may be of use to you, please share this information with others you are connected with.
What’s happening in Bury North for the community?
We are currently re-mapping out what groups are in Bury North (Elton, Tottington, North Manor and Ramsbottom) so that we can develop an up to date local list so that we can signpost effectively and support groups as best we can. We appreciate that we have had lots of this information in the past via various teams in the voluntary sector and council but appreciate how much may have changed due to the pandemic.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could email an update of what groups / sessions you provide (if any), so that we can include them on the list we are collating.
St John’s Church, Tottington
I called in last week to meet with Reverend Anthony Roberts who is new and really keen to work with the community and already has many exciting plans in place including a Christmas Market (stalls available to hire at only £10). There are rooms available for the community to use at the Church including a kitchen, if this may be of use to you / your organisation please make contact:
Rev Anthony Roberts
Presbyter in Charge
St Johns Free Church of England
If you are on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook you can search for the Church please follow them to keep updated on what is happening.
There are new community funding opportunities coming soon, I will keep you updated as soon as I have the full details to share.
The VCFA in Bury are offering training on bid writing to support people to apply for funding opportunities, please see their website for further details:
Please check if you are registered with eth VCFA as they do have some people signed up to the newsletter but who are not members so not benefiting from all the services, they could such as support to find volunteers. Contact the VCFA to find out more.
If you have any questions or requests for particular information, please let me know.