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Holcombe Brook and Tottington model train video

A note from Alistair:

Now those of you who remember the opening of the Woolford Viaduct in May 2012 may recall we held an exhibition in the Old School and sold around 300 pasties!

One of the exhibits I managed to get along on the day was an OO gauge model railway depicting the line from Tottington to Holcombe Brook. This video is from that model by Peter Crichton, it’s owner. I do recall an earnest conversation that I happened on between Peter and Gordon Foote about some of the inaccuracies in the model. Gordon related them to me on several occasions when we walked the Lines.

I was trawling through YouTube this week and came across this vision of Holcombe Brook and Tottington that I had never seen before.

Enjoy!

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Bury COVID Update 15.10.20

Good Morning Everyone,

Please see the latest Bury Update attached as well as some Government / NHS Guidance around the current Local Covid High Alert Level.

Julie Southworth

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Updated D-CaFF temporary closure notice

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Next Woodland Management

Hi,

The next Greenmount Woodland Management session will be on Friday October 23rd starting at 10am.

We are meeting close to Tottington Station/Incredible Edible at the viaduct that is Kirklees Street and South Royd Street. We will open the barrier to the Lines and allow parking down the side of Kirklees Street. A map is attached and the postcode for the junction is BL8 3NA.

The purpose of meeting here is to clear some of the vegetation along the Lines from that end and also to crown lift some branches and attend to any trees which are in the way.

I look forward to seeing you there.

All the best,


Alistair

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Tottington and District Horticultural Society / Porch boxes update

Dear All,

Tottington and District Horticultural Society

Dorothy Heaton has advised us that the talk scheduled for the 14th October has been cancelled.

Porch Boxes

We’d like to thank people who came to donate to our Harvest collection at the Tottington Centre. We collected an amazing 1055 items along with £125 in monetary donations in just an hour. So once again, a big thank you. 

We now have a lot of dry pasta & porridge so aren’t in need of more at the moment but thanks to those who have already donated some. We have got together a list of items we do need in case people are wondering what best to donate. Please see the attached document.

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Bury Update

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Request for Shopping Bags and Egg Boxes

In addition to the Porch Boxes scheme which is running to serve our area there is also a food bank in operation at the Brandlesholme Community Centre, located next to the shops on Brandlesholme Road. In addition to requesting food donations they are currently short of shopping bags and egg boxes and have asked if we can share this message to see if anyone can supply these, either new or used.

All donations are gratefully received between 9:30am and 1pm each weekday.

More information can be found at https://www.brandlesholme.com/

Thank you

Julie Southworth

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Tottington & District Horticultural Society Talks Cancelled

A quick note to mention that the TDHS talks on October14th “Gardening for Wildlife”  and  November 11 th “Weaving textiles on a hand  loom”  have been cancelled. 

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Greater Manchester Virtual Walking Festival

Greenmount Village Walking Group, part of the Village Community Group are helping to promote this, but for the Coronavirus we would be doing guided walks for it, instead we are putting suggested walks on our website.  One of these is a Three Cafe walk through Kirklees Valley and Burrs Country Park.

Many Thanks

Christine

on behalf of Greenmount Village Walking Group

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Porch Boxes

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – September 2020/Rev 5

Porch Boxes are still continuing to work hard to provide Crisis Packs during this difficult time, working with their regular local agencies, Social Services, Health Visitors, GP’s etc. to identify the areas of need.

A good majority of the regular, often weekly, donations are normally received from either churches or schools or from the donation boxes in various Supermarkets around the borough. Of course, many churches are still closed however some are now thankfully re-opening, and schools are now opening.

This being the case we may now find a gradual increase in donated products via churches and schools.

We are therefore suggesting that, until all churches are open residents in the borough, if their local church is still closed, continue to deliver their gifts into the donation box at their nearest named Supermarket (or Garden Bins in Tottington, Woolfold, Greenmount & Holcombe Brook)

Details of Supermarkets who currently have a donation box and the Garden Bins are shown below:   

DONATION POINTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

(Supermarkets & Garden Bins)

 ASDA

Radcliffe, Pilsworth & Bury

MORRISONS 

Whitefield & Ramsbottom

GARDEN BINS

33 Holthouse Rd

Tottington

&

14 Thirsk Close

Woolfold

&

31 Greenheys Cr

Greenmount

&

39 Carwood Hey

Ramsbottom

Also, we are having a harvest event at Tottington Centre (library) tomorrow morning

I have been asked a few times if we would like supermarket bag donations. We are very grateful for the bags for life that Tesco & other supermarkets were delivering groceries in but anything lighter than that is too flimsy I  am afraid. Please can you also give a big Thankyou to all the people who continue to donate locally. Their generosity is truly amazing. 

Thanks

Diane