Peter Watson “Street Names” origins talk

We are hoping to hold the following talk on Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 8pm in the Old School.

£2 including tea & biscuits & free raffle ticket.

Peter Watson “Street Names” origins & some interesting information. In the past he has given interesting talks eg “The Workhouse” so I know it will be a very interesting evening.

Everyone welcome…….hope to see you there.

Thank you,
Dorothy 🎄


Greenmount Cricket Club

Good afternoon

Please find below a message from Leigh Dickinson of Greenmount Cricket Club who is applying for a grant to assist modernisation work on the club house.

If any local resident wishes to support the application by writing a letter of support could you please contact Leigh on [email protected]

Thank you

Julie Southworth

Could I ask you to help me, I need a letter of support from the Village Community towards our application for a grant to assist the work we aim to do in the function room to make it an nicer place to visit and use (Glazing, flooring, ceiling and lighting amongst others).

Ideally I need 6 letters of support fairly quickly, so if you could help that would be great.



Bury North Neighbourhood update

Dear All

Please find below an update from the Bury North Community Hub which contains a lot of information which I hope is useful to you.

Best wishes

Julie Southworth

Vaccination clinics

Please find attached details of next week’s vaccination clinics including Ramsbottom Civic Hall. The information on walk-ins has been updated, in summary, priority will be given to pre-booked booster vaccination appointments, however, the four vaccination sites can accommodate walk-ins without an appointment for booster vaccinations where capacity allows.  To guarantee an appointment they are asking people to pre-book. 


Information from Austin:

What’s happening throughout the festive season – things happening locally which may be of interest to you and / or groups you support:

  1. Foodbanks do an amazing role reaching some of the most vulnerable in the community, please see the attached list of Foodbank opening times for throughout the festive season.
  1. Communic8te Bury are holding a Festive Christmas Dinner – see details below:
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  1. Please see the various services happening at Christ Church Walshaw, which we have been asked to share with you – see attachment.



Getting Help Line

Early Break have sent through a poster with the hours they are operating over Christmas. The helpline provides low level emotional help,

advice and signposting. Please share wide and far so that as many residents as possible are aware of the service offer at what can be a

very difficult time for some individuals. (please see the attachment entitled Christmas Card for Christmas opening hours)



Silver Line Support

I have also attached the Silver Line contact number for sharing – see attachment

 	Tree collections via Bury Hospice 

Bury Hospice are offering a tree collection service to raise funds, please see the attached poster for further details and feel free to share via your various communication channels to help to raise funds (see attachment tree collection advert).



Please find attached our copy of the December 2021 Volunteer Bulletin for your information.

The Volunteer Bulletin is also available online from our Volunteer page here: Volunteering Bulletin – Bury VCFA The Bulletin also has details of the current opportunities on our Bury Volunteer Bank for you to browse at your leisure. Please have a look at these as there is something to interest most people. To get involved with any of these opportunities you can contact the organisation to find out more, or alternatively, ourselves for further information. You can also register or log on to use the Bury Volunteer Bank here.

Please do not forget that you can access The Bury Directory to get up to date information on local services and groups in Bury

If you are on there already and manage to get a couple of spare minutes over the festive season, it might be worth checking your organisations information is up to date.


If you have any questions or would like any information passing on to others regarding what your service can offer

over the next couple of weeks, please let me know as I will send out the last email for 2021 on Thursday 23rd December.

Kind regards



Bury North Community Hub update: 10th December 2021

Dear All,

Please see below an update from Bury North Community Hub.

Best wishes

Julie Southworth

Pitch Event – Postponed

As you are all probably aware already from my last email, the Pitch Event has been postponed.

Please can you support me and Austin to get let the community know to save them a journey.

 Getting Help helpline poster 

Please see the attached poster and share as you see fit. The helpline is for residents of all ages in Bury. They offer non-clinical, non-urgent support for anyone experiencing difficulties with their mental wellbeing. They can help with accessing the right local services.

Public Health update

I have attached the public health briefing for the borough of Bury – 10th December, 2021 which I have received from our communications team.

 Exciting opportunity for a group to participate

(see their information below)

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre is looking for a community group from the North neighbourhood to be involved in a creative project running from January- April called Sensory.
Contemporary artist and colourist Stephen Walton will be leading four workshops concentrating on exploring your neighbourhood through colour. Within each of the workshops, your community group will get the chance to socialise, learn, experience and make.
Workshop 1- Initial Meeting within community group venue or venue near you.
Workshop 2- Viewing objects relating to colour in collection at Bury Art Museum (Transport provided)
Workshop 3- An outdoor session in Ramsbottom and Tottington (Transport provided but the session will include walking).
Workshop 4- A Making session mixing paints and exploring the colours of your neighbourhood at a venue near you.
Your artworks, along with four other groups working within the different neighbourhoods of Bury will be shown in April 2022 at a unit in the Millgate Centre, where you can show off your wonderful creations!
We are looking for a group with around 8-12 members who might benefit and enjoy being involved in this project. This is an inclusive project aimed at adults, young people or children of any age and ability. We are flexible with how we go about leading these sessions to fit in with your group as much as possible.
Please express your interest to Gina Warburton by 15th December either via email [email protected] or via Bury Art Museum’s main desk number: 0161 253 5878.

Kind regards


Tracey Coatman

Bury North Neighbourhood, Community Hub Manager


Drop In / Table Top Sale – This Saturday

Good Morning

From 9am until noon there is a Table Top Sale and Drop In, at Greenmount Old School, BL8 4DS. The usual stalls will be there, bric-a-brac, toys, books, jigsaws, DVDs/CDs electrical items, Heart Art and more. In addition, the café will be up and running for hot drinks, cakes, and hot lunches.

Julie Southworth


Helping Hands Food collections

Dear All,

Please see attached a message from Guardian Angels, Bury and St. Hilda’s, Tottington informing us of their food collections this Christmas.

There is so much good work going on in and around our community. Thank you in anticipation for your support.

With kind regards,

Julie Southworth


Greenmount – Advent Windows 2021

Many thanks to Stephen Booth for putting together this beautiful celebration video of this years Greenmount Advent Windows.

You can also browse our YouTube channel here for a selection of other interesting Greenmount related videos.

Greenmount Village Community – YouTube Channel


WE NEED YOUR HELP – Pitch Funding online voting

Dear all,

We Need Your Help

A reminder that the online voting for Bury North Pitch applications opened on Monday 29th November for two weeks.

There is a pot of £50,000, there are 18 projects bidding for this money.  It will be awarded to the projects which get the most votes by Saturday 11th December.

Please help us by following the link below to read the summaries, or full details of the Pitches submitted for the Bury North Neighbourhood and

vote for your favourite five. Click on the NORTH pitch, click REGISTER then click on VOTE.  You must vote for five projects otherwise your vote will not be counted.

Greenmount Village Community Walking Group are bidding for £2,800.  The project is to help all in the area to “Live Life to the Full” whilst getting healthier as well as helping the planet by promoting all the many activities in Greenmount, indoors and outdoors, restarted after Covid, especially Walking, as Greenmount is the ideal place to be the centre of Bury North Countryside Walks.

The plan is to install a large-scale OS footpath map, of Greenmount and surrounding area, professionally done to include 15 marked circular walking routes, from easy short walks to longer challenging walks starting from Greenmount, which have been created by our village walking group.

We would also like to host an Exhibition in the Community Centre next spring, titled “Live Life to the Full, indoors & outdoors here in Greenmount / Bury North”. To which all involved in activities in the area will be invited to exhibit.

Pitch event

If you would prefer to visit the market stalls at the pitch event this is being held on Saturday 11th December from 2-4pm at Holcombe Brook Sports and Tennis Club.


Porch boxes – Tottington Village Christmas collection

Good Morning

The Tottington Methodist Church & Tottington Centre are again having a joint Christmas collection for Porch boxes this coming Saturday, 4th December.  Please see the attached details of location, times and list of items needed.

For people who want to contribute but can’t get to Tottington Centre on Saturday they are welcome to use the box outside 31 Greenheys Crescent, Greenmount, the details of the items needed are on the poster below.

Thank you for your support of these collections, it really does make a difference.

Julie Southworth


Greenmount Old School – Community Centre Break-ins

Over the past two weeks we have had two break ins in the Old School. Damage was done to cupboard doors as they tried to find anything of value. A few small items were taken but nothing of much value – we never leave money in the building. If you do notice any dumped items likely to have come from the Old School please let me know where they are.

Please be aware that clearly there are people coming into Greenmount and trying door and windows and even willing to break a window to gain access to properties. On the first occasion it is possible that a door may have been left unlocked but on the second occasion a small window was broken to gain access.

Please, if you are walking past the Old School or driving past and notice any suspicious activity let me know. The police response to both incidents was excellent and when it was thought the intruders were still in the Old School the response was very quick.

Neil Carter
Church Secretary