Update email Bury North Neighbourhood Hub – 14-1-22

Good evening

Please find attached the weekly update from Tracey Coatman of Bury MBC.  I hope that it contains some useful information for you.

Have a great weekend

Julie Southworth

Vaccination clinics:

 Please find attached details of next week’s vaccination clinics.

All clinics are both walk-in or pre-book when people are due their vaccination.  We have another clinic as noted for young people aged 12 to 15 years running at Radcliffe on Thursday (second dose is 12+ weeks after the first). 

Thanks for your continued support in promoting these clinics

Ramsbottom Town Centre Plan – Please share your views and encourage others to do so.

                                        The plans can be viewed at Ramsbottom Library

                                       The consultation is open for six weeks from until the 15 February 2022

The Ramsbottom Town Centre Plan ( DRAFT) is now available for you to view and comment on at

The draft plan sets out a vision for Ramsbottom Town Centre which will support the town’s ongoing success and guide future interventions for the next 10 to 15 years and identifies a series of potential physical improvement projects to enhance Ramsbottom as a place to live, work and visit.

These potential projects include

  • a new public square and events space in the core town centre to provide the infrastructure to support the delivery of events and to act as a meeting place.
  • improved public realm to provide a network of better-connected streets and spaces by improving existing infrastructure and creating new focal spaces and pedestrianised areas.
  • improved active travel opportunities through strategic pedestrian and cycle links, connecting valuable green assets and amenities to the town centre such as Nuttall Park and new links to the river frontage.
  • a new enterprise centre utilising Market Chambers and the vacant upper floor of the Civic Hall to provide accommodation for a range of self-employed, freelance businesses and business start-ups, along with those residents seeking flexible and agile business space.
  • a Car Parking Strategy which proposes short stay car parking in the heart of the town, and an edge of centre provision which can accommodate longer stay and event parking.

The consultation is open for six weeks from until the 15 February 2022

We are asking that, where possible, that you share your views using the online questionnaire which can be accessed via the main webpage

However feedback can also be shared as follows

  • By email to:[email protected]
  • In writing to: Strategic Planning and Infrastructure (Ramsbottom Town Centre Plan ) 3 Knowsley Place, Bury BL9 0EJ


Pitch funding

We still do not have an update on this but as soon as we do, I will let you know.

Queens Jubilee

This may be of interest to you

We need 2,022 Batonbearers, each with inspiring stories, to take on the special experience of carrying the Queen’s Baton through England in summer 2022.

To find out more please visit:

An update and useful links from GM Moving

 "Greater Manchester Moving Newsletter"Queen’s platinum jubilee activity fund launched 
To mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee this year, Sport England have launched a new fund offering between £300 and £10,000 to community organisations in support of new projects that use sport and physical activity to bring communities together and tackle inequalities. Read more here.
  Power of sport toolkit launched
Created by the Belong Network and Sport England, The Power of Sport Toolkit is a document bringing together best practice, guidance, and resources to bridge communities and help deliver better cohesion and integration outcomes in sport and physical activity programmes. Find further details and access the toolkit here.  Cross-government strategy to tackle mental health emergency
In a joint report, Sport for Development Coalition and Mind have recommended a cross-Government strategy to strengthen the use of physical activity and sport to support mental health and wellbeing following the pandemic. Read more here  Physical activity delivery guide for military veterans
The Moving Forces Delivery Guide details the extensive learning gained throughout the Moving Forces programme that aims to help military veterans and their families get and stay active, whilst also improving mental health and reducing social isolation. Find further details and the delivery guide here.  TfGM cycle parking grants open
Applications have now reopened for grants of up to £10,000 to support the provision of cycle parking across GM. The grant supports schemes that aim to deliver new cycle parking facilities and reduce inequalities that prevent people from accessing sustainable modes of travel. Applications close 31st January 2022. Find out more here.  Increase in physical activity inequalities during pandemic
Sport England’s Active Lives survey shows that the pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on activity levels across GM, with 30% of adults missing out on the benefits of movement and physical activity. Find out how the new GM Moving in Action strategy aims to address this issue here.   Tips for staying active at home
With the latest Government advice to work from home where possible, it’s important we continue to keep moving for both our physical and mental health. The Active Workplace Toolkit has a variety of tips and ideas to help you stay active during the day. Find the toolkit here.  Whatever the weather keep moving campaign
Winter can be a challenging time to maintain motivation. To encourage and inspire people to keep moving whatever the weather, GM Moving has created three short films demonstrating how to stay active and keep moving safely during the winter months. Keep an eye out for these on social media! Read more here.  Employees get moving through bike hire scheme
In 2020, The Northern Care Alliance (NCA) NHS group set-up an E-bike hire scheme for their employees. 18 months later and the scheme is growing from strength to strength, improving employee mental and physical health as well as the commute to workRead more on the scheme here  



Tracey Coatman 

Bury North Neighbourhood Community Hub Manager

Corporate Core


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