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.
Bury North, Community Hub Manager
Tel: 07581 018489