Bury North Neighbourhood Community update

Good Morning

Please find below an update from Bury MBC Community Hub

Best wishes


Julie Southworth

Dear all,

I hope that you are keeping safe and well.

There are a few items below which may be of interest to you:


Pitch Funding

A reminder to all that the opportunity to apply for Pitch Funding

closes on Wednesday 17th November at 5pm 2021

If you have any questions at all, please let me know.

Please follow this link for further details on the Pitch Funding process and other funding opportunities:

The Pitch Event will be held at Holcombe Brook Sports and Tennis Club on Saturday the 11th December from 2-4pm.

Successful applicants will be notified during week commencing the 13th December.


Please do not forget that the VCFA is also available to give support with funding opportunities and applying. If you are not a member it is worth having a look at their website to see how they could potentially be a support to you.

Let’s Do It Together meetings

The meetings start this week, please come along to share your knowledge and experience of living in the Bury North Neighbourhood.

  • Please wear a face mask if you can (we understand that some people may not be able to do so for health reasons).
  • There will be masks and sanitisers available at the meeting, so please do not worry if you forget one.
  • There will be tea and coffee provided at the meeting.
Bury North Neighbourhood Let’s Do It Together Sessions 

Let’s Do It Together for Elton and Tottington
Wednesday 10th November 2021 from 6pm – 7:30pm 
at Woodbank Cricket Club, Stafford Street, Bury, BL8 1AX

Let’s Do It Together for North Manor and Ramsbottom 
Thursday 11th November 2021 from 6pm-7:30pm 
at Christ Church Neighbourhood Centre, Ramsbottom, BL0 0PX 

The meetings are open to all, please come along and share your knowledge and views to jointly develop a ‘Neighbourhood Let’s Do It Delivery Plan’ for north Bury, including the wards of Elton, North Manor, Ramsbottom and Tottington. These will become regular sessions where we can all share insight and collaborate. 
There will be a specific focus at the November sessions on local Community Safety priorities to inform the borough wide Community Safety Plan and collective local activity to support this.

The ‘Staying well this winter’ bulletin: This is attached for you and has a range of information on Covid, flu jabs and lateral flow testing. Apologies to anyone who struggled with the links in last weeks update, I have been reassured that the issue has now been resolved.

Race listening event  

We are pleased to be holding an event at Brandlesholme Community Centre as detailed below.

We are really keen to learn more about the lived experiences of people living in the Bury North Neighbourhood as We want to listen and learn, to make sure local services – council, health and other public services – are inclusive for everybody in their design, access and engagement.

If you or anyone you know would like to find out more, please let Austin or me know.

Neighbourhood Race Listening Event 
Wednesday 17th November 2021 from 9:30-11:15am
at Brandlesholme Community Centre, 375b Brandlesholme Road, Bury, BL8 1HS 

Refreshments will be provided
Please join our local conversation and share your experiences of race. 
We would like to hear from groups and individuals about how race affects your experience of living, working and studying locally.
We know that people from different backgrounds experience different issues, which can lead to differing levels of being included or excluded within our society. This sometimes includes how they are accepted, represented, and how much influence and opportunities they have.
We want to listen and learn, to make sure local services - council, health and other public services - are inclusive for everybody in their design, access and engagement.


If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards


Tracey Coatman

Bury North Neighbourhood, Community Hub Manager

Bury Council

Town Hall



Tel: 07581 018489

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