Jumble Sale and Collector’s Fair

Dear All,

Please see the message below. If you are able to help in any way, it would be very much appreciated. A very busy time for Greenmount Old School Community Centre, when they raise much needed funds by selling on unwanted items which can take on a new lease of life. What a good way to help save the planet!

Kind regards,


Hello Everyone,

Please note there is no Table Top Sale/Drop In this Saturday due to having a Jumble sale on Monday 3rd April.




FRI.  31st MARCH from 3.15pm to 5.30pm to put tables out & set up rooms off the corridor

SAT. 1st APRIL from 8.30am to put tables out and get Jumble out of storage

SAT. 1st APRIL  any time between 10am and 5pm to set out Jumble on tables

MON. 3rd APRIL If weather is fine help is needed at 12pm to get the Bric a Brac out into the yard and help to sell it.

MON. 3rd APRIL  2.45pm  help on stalls inside selling goods.  Help is needed in every room, so lots of volunteers needed.

MON. 3rd APRIL  5pm to clear away and help to load Father Wyatt’s van.

Help needed for Collectors Fairs:

MON. 3rd APRIL 6pm to get everything out of storage ready for others to unpack and set up for Collectors Fairs.

TUESDAY 4th to FRIDAY 7th unpacking boxes and setting up for Collectors Fairs 9am to 5pm.

SAT. 8th to SAT. 15th helping at the Sales from 9am.

Saturday 15th APRIL at 2pm helping to clear away.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Christine and Joan


Island Lodge Project Update

Dear All

We are delighted to announce that a major breakthrough has been made in the campaign to Save Island Lodge.

We can announce that after a series of consultations, reports and meetings that £500,000 has now been budgeted by the council over the next two years to contribute to the essential repairs.

A brief history, Christine Taylor and the Tottington Civic Society raised grave concerns over the future of the well-loved local landmark and beauty spot after several structural defects were discovered on the dam wall which has developed leaks. Coupled with a misconnected drain problem and lack of water throughflow this was having a detrimental effect both on the lodge itself and its wildlife.

A ‘Save Island Lodge’ group was formed consisting of several local groups, and a feasibility study completed by Stillwater Associates. Representatives from the Island Lodge group met with council officials in November 2022 and again in January 2023. As a result of these meetings the council have now agreed to develop a masterplan for the Kirklees Valley Local Nature Reserve, including Island Lodge. The masterplan will be created by Proffitts and funded using Section 106 money which has been allocated to the Kirklees Valley. The £500k will be used to contribute to the repairs on Island Lodge over the next 1-2 years.

More detail on the progress of this project and the associated consultation for the whole valley will follow.

Best wishes

Julie Southworth


Greenmount PTA Event

Good afternoon

Attached is a copy of a flyer advertising the first open day for Greenmount Primary School PTA Second Hand Uniform Shop which takes place on Saturday 25th March from 10am-2pm.

There are more than Greenmount School uniforms on offer for bargain prices, see flyer for details.

The contact email address is [email protected] 

Best wishes

Julie Southworth


Woodland Management

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that the next Woodland Management is on Friday 24th March at 10am. We are meeting at Old Kays Park to carry on the maintenance and clearing of some of the ash die-back trees and other areas that require tidying.

Meet in the car park on Holly Mount Lane.

If the weather is unpleasant, I will send out an email early on Friday morning (or before) cancelling the session.

Have a good week,



Tottington and District Horticultural Show

Dear All,

The Tottington and District Horticultural Society will be hosting it’s Spring Show on Saturday 25th March at Greenmount Old School, Brandlesholme Road BL8 4DS.

Anyone wishing to submit items for the show can drop them off between 8.30am and 12 noon. Judging will commence at 12.15pm.

The show will be open to the public from 2.15pm and prizes will be awarded at approximately 4.15pm.

There will also be a café, tombola, raffle and display of handcrafted oak items, made locally.

Everyone is welcome.

If you are able to assist in any way by volunteering to set out tables on Friday evening 24th March, or help at the show itself, or tidy up at the end, then please contact one of the committee members below:

Allyson Saw – [email protected]

Rita King – [email protected]

Dorothy Heaton – [email protected] 01204883379.

This is always a very successful day but relies on the support of the community. Enjoy!

Kind regards,

Julie Southworth


Asda please vote for D-CaFF

Dear All,

Please see the message below from Joani at D-CaFF.



Subject: Asda please vote for D-CaFF

Don’t forget to get online and keep voting for us in the ASDA Foundation page.

Remember it’s Bury Marketside you need to select.

Only two weeks before this finishes. Let’s give it one last push!

Thank you,