Coffee Morning – Brandlesholme Community Centre

Dear All,

Please see attached information from Michelle, the Deacon from Brandlesholme Church, advertising a coffee morning at Brandlesholme Community Centre, every Wednesday 9.30 till 12 noon.

With kind regards

Julie Southworth


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



Vaccination Clinics Update / Cuppa and Chat Quiz

Dear All,

Please find attached the latest information on COVID vaccinations from Tracey Coatman of Bury Council.

Also , please note that we are holding a quiz at Cuppa and Chat tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 13/1/22) at the Old School , starting at 2pm if you wish to join us?

Kind Regards,

Julie Southworth

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This week’s vaccination clinics

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

All clinics are both walk-in or pre-book, specific clinics (not all) have been put on for 12-15 year olds at Radcliffe and Ramsbottom as highlighted with second doses 12+ weeks after the first. 

Boosters are now available to people aged 16+.


Fairfield Vaccination Hub

Please find attached information about the Fairfield Vaccination Hub regular opening times for Covid-19 vaccinations. 

The site offers walk-in and pre-bookable appointments (however, 12-15 year old vaccinations are by appointment only as noted).

Thanks for your continued support in promoting these clinics



Tracey Coatman 

Bury North Neighbourhood Community Hub Manager

Corporate Core

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Donations Required Food/Packaging/Baby Items

Good morning

I am putting out a shout for help from Brandlesholme Community Centre.

I was down there yesterday, and they are running low on carrier bags (ones with strong handles preferred) and egg boxes (max size 6) to package their good supply of fresh eggs.

Regarding food donations, rice, pasta etc. are in good supply but they are particularly short of cheese products, bacon, sausage, yoghurt, butter etc.

Money donations are also gratefully received.

They also operate a baby / family clothing and equipment bank from the centre, donations of clean, undamaged clothing and baby equipment are always welcome.

If you wish to make a donation, or if you, or anyone you know needs assistance they are open from 9am – Noon on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Brandlesholme Community Centre and Foodbank, 375b Brandlesholme Rd, Bury BL8 1HS (next to Mace/Post Office).

Thank you for your help.

John Southworth


Tottington and District Horticultural Society talk

Good morning

A reminder that Tottington and District Horticultural Society are presenting a talk by Peter Watson entitled ‘Street Names’ at Greenmount Old School on Wednesday 12th January, from 8:00 – 9:30pm.

£2 per person, includes tea and biscuits and a raffle ticket. Everyone welcome!

Best wishes

Julie Southworth


Table Top Sale / Drop In Saturday 8th January.

Good morning

A reminder, in case you haven’t seen the advertising, that there will be a table top sale and drop in at the Old School (BL8 4DS) this Saturday, 8th January.

The usual stalls will be there, bric-a-brac, toys, books, jigsaws, DVDs/CDs, electrical items, Heart Art and more.  In addition, our café will be up and running for hot drinks, cakes and hot lunches.

Best Wishes

Julie Southworth


Greenmount Voice – Issue 47

Now available here


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