Dates for your diary and News from The Tottington Centre

Dear All,

Hopefully, you have seen the signs around Greenmount advertising tomorrow mornings Sale and Drop In. Starting at 9am until 12 noon.

Also, here is a message from Dorothy Heaton from the Tottington and District Horticultural Society –

Thanks to all who came to our last talk given by George Pilkington. Our next one is on Wednesday November 10th when Val Malden’s subject will be “A Passion for Paper”. Sounds intriguing. Everyone welcome at 8pm in Greenmount Old School. £2 including tea& biscuits & free raffle ticket. Hope to see you there. Dorothy

As well as this, please see below the latest news from The Tottington Centre.

Kind regards,


Newsletter from The Tottington Centre November 2021. 

Opening Times for borrowing books and for computer access: 

  • Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5pm. Saturday 10.00am – 12 noon. 

Opening Times for The Tottington Tea Room: 

  • Monday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm. 

Thank you for: 

Supporting our Quiz Night at Walshaw Sports Club. 

  • With your support we raised £370.91. A fun time was had by all and the money raised will help pay the bills! 

Supporting the Porch Boxes Harvest Collection. 

  • Alan (from Porch Boxes) would like to thank everyone who donated food items for the Harvest Collection in the car park on Saturday 2 October. 734 items were donated. 
  • The next joint venture will be on Saturday 4 December the same day as our Christmas Fayre. In our car park from 10am – 11am. 
  • We continue to have a collection box in our porch. Donation points are also at Morrison’s in Ramsbottom, at Tesco’s in Ramsbottom and at Tesco’s Bury. Their Facebook page is: and Twitter at Tweet us:@porchboxes. 

Supporting Knit and Natter at Bury Market on 13 October.  

  • Knit and Natter raised £200 on the day, and they very generously shared this £200 between Bury Hospice and The Tottington Centre. 
  • They will be back on the market on Wednesday 17 November with a stall full of Christmas goodies! Once again, any money raised will be donated to Bury Hospice and The Tottington Centre. Thank you Knit and Natter. 

A Date For Your Diary in December. 

The Tottington Christmas Fayre: Saturday 4 December 10am – 4pm. 

  • You will find all you need for Christmas here at The Tottington Centre on Saturday 4 December. 
  • You will be able to buy Christmas/Winter themed books and jigsaws as presents for family and friends. Or treat yourself and settle down to an enjoyable book or to a brain stimulating jigsaw over the Christmas period. 
  • Handcrafted Christmas cards and gifts will be on sale.  
  • Knit and Natter will be back again. Look out for their stall if you can’t make Bury Market on November 17. Their hand-crafted goodies are amazing – you wouldn’t want to miss out! 
  • There will be a raffle, a tombola, activities for children and much more. 
  • Keep a look out on our social media sites for further details. 
  • The Tottington Tea Room will be open from 10am – 4pm for festive treats. 
  • Porch Boxes will be collecting food items in our car park from 10am – 11am. 

This will be our last fundraiser of 2021, please support us if you can.  

Children’s Activities – Session Times. 

  • Monday – Thursday: 3 – 4.30pm 
  • Wednesday and Thursday: Storytime at 2pm 
  • Friday: Lego Club 3 – 4.30pm 
  • Saturday: 10am – 12 noon 
  • It was lovely to see the children back, working away on Halloween crafts. There will be Christmas activities before you know it! 
  • Call in for more details. There is no need to book. A voluntary donation of 50p would help cover the cost of materials for the activities. Thank you. 
  • Activity Packs are still available to buy for £1. Keep a look out for new ones – Christmas packs coming soon. 

    Book Display for November. 
  • We will be displaying some of our Local History Collection and some books to commemorate Remembrance Day.  
  • Can you help us with this collection? We are trying to find a copy of The Book of Remembrance for the Tottington War Memorial. Does anyone know where we could get a copy of this? We would like to add it to our Local History Archives.

Room Hire at The Tottington Centre. 

  • We are taking bookings for our Bronte and Dickens rooms. The rate is £10 per hour for Community groups/Individuals or £12.50 per hour for Commercial groups/Individuals. Please call in to pick up a booking form. 

The 100 Club – continuing to be a source of income for us. 

  • Thank you so much for continuing to support The Tottington Centre’s 100 Club. You can join this fundraising draw by paying £5 a month or £60 a year, whichever suits you best. Packs are available via email: i[email protected] and we will send them out to you or pop in for a pack. The draw takes place on the third Friday of the month and the winners are announced on our social media platforms, our website and in this newsletter.  
  • Latest results for the October draw: 
  • 1st   prize Number 34 wins £102 
  • 2nd prize Number 35 wins £59 
  • 3rd prize Number 17 wins £17 
  • If you are one of the lucky winners, your cheque will be in the post and the cheque can be deposited into your bank account via the Post Office. 

Inkjet Cartridges. 

  • Please save any used/empty inkjet cartridges. We will collect and recycle for the fundraising team. Again, thank you for your support with this. 

Queens Award for Voluntary Service –  UPDATE. 

  • Our nomination has been successful and we await an assessor’s visit – fingers crossed! 

The Tottington Tea Room. 

  • Don’t forget to pop in – you will receive a warm welcome from Rebecca and James. Not only that but the food is delicious. You can book tables and takeaways too. Phone number: 07800858562 


PS Our friends at the Tottington and District Horticultural Society would like to invite you to a talk by Val Maden on “A Passion for Paper.” Sounds intriguing! This will be on Wednesday 10 November at 8pm at Greenmount Old School. Everyone welcome, £2 including tea & biscuits & free raffle ticket. Hope to see you there. 

PPS A Message from our Friends at Pipeline – (Talking Newspapers for the Visually Impaired). Would you like to Volunteer to work with Pipeline? There are various roles that need to be filled: reading and (the more technical) recording, maintenance of the client register, editing (deciding what should be included in the recording) and copying (from master copies of recording to CD or USB). 

Contact details as follows for anyone who would like further information: 

Eileen Scott (Secretary) 0161 797 3583 or [email protected] 

Neil Worrall (Chairman)  [email protected] 

PPPS Wrap Up Bury: a coat collection organised by Rotary. Coats you no longer need can make a real difference to the homeless and vulnerable this Winter. We have a collection point at The Tottington Centre from now until November 8th

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

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