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Tower Family Healthcare – COVID Vaccination Progress

Dear All

Please find attached a message from Tower Family Healthcare regarding progress on the COVID vaccination programme.

Full updates can be found via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/towerfamilyhealthcare

Best Wishes

Julie Southworth


The attached chart is based on progress for our patients at Tower Family Healthcare, we have approximately 25% of the Bury population registered with our Practice. It represents patients who have either had their 1st vaccine or have an appointment for it.

As you may be aware there are four COVID vaccination sites across Bury at Prestwich Walk-in Centre, Elizabethan Suite and Bury Town Hall, Bealeys Community Hospital in Radcliffe, and Ramsbottom Civic Hall. These are being staffed by all the GP practices in Bury in an impressive joint effort and by many others, so colleagues from Community Pharmacies and a wide range of volunteers. Any patients from any practice can be booked into any of the sites.

The latest updates:

1) We have booked the majority of our patients mobile over 75s for an appointment – if you are registered with us, and mobile, and over 75 and not had an appointment then please phone us – 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐧.

2) We are starting to book our 70-74 yr old mobile patients and patients between 18 and 69yrs old who are mobile and Clinically Extremely Vulnerable. 𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 𝐖𝐀𝐈𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐃.

3) We continue to book 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐒𝐓 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 – second appointments will be sorted later

4) We await further supplies of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca to then be able to move to vaccinate housebound patients and the 16 and 17yr old clinically extremely vulnerable.

Please continue to be 𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐃 to each other and us. The positive feedback from Facebook and our askmyGP system means so much to us and helps us keep going through these difficult unique times.

Thank you

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BURY COVID-19 UPDATE: 14 January 2021

Dear All

Please find attached the regular COVID update from Pritesh Patel at Bury North Community Hub / Bury Live Well Service

Bury MBC is also looking for Volunteer drivers who could support getting residents to their vaccination appointments.  If you’re able to help, or know someone who can you can contact VCFA directly at [email protected] 

Kind regards

Julie Southworth

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WANTED: Empty egg boxes, shopping bags!

We have had an urgent request from the food bank based at Brandlesholme Community Centre .  Not only are they requesting dried and tinned foods but they are desperately short of EMPTY egg boxes (either 6 or 12) and also good quality food bags for delivery, strong enough to hold several cans.  NOTE: they are not requesting eggs as they have a good, regular supply of fresh eggs.

The donated items can be left at the centre on any weekday morning from 9:30 until noon.  Alternatively if you cannot deliver please drop me a message and we can collect and take the items down for you. 

All donated items including food is quarantined in a separate area for 72 hours prior to use in line with COVID procedure.

Thank you for your support

Best regards

Julie Southworth

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Unwanted Christmas Decorations

As we are taking down our seasonal decorations I would like to remind you that any unwanted Christmas decorations can be donated to the Old School to sell next Christmas.  Please leave them in the Old School porch on Saturday 9th or Saturday 16th January between 9am and 3pm.

Many thanks

Julie Southworth

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D-CaFF notice

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Christmas Activities in the Village – Results

Below: David Beesley, the author of the Cracker the Alpaca books giving Ruby the first prize for the Cracker the Alpacha trail.

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Greenmount Village Walking Group

There is now a great deal of interest in our West Pennine Way, created by our village walking Group and opened in September 2016. Free leaflets are available from containers outside Greenmount Old School or from our website www.westpennineway.org where there are many other routes to follow together with a gallery of photographs.

Greenmount Village Walking Group created and opened The West Pennine Way in September 2016. 

If interested in seeing Nigel of walking Trails doing the 46 mile route in three days, wild camping 2 nights then watch  his videos:

Runners and Walkers

THE SUNNYWOOD PROJECT

The Sunnywood Project is organising an Endurance Weekend on the West Pennine Way 5th and 6th June 2021.

Following is taken from their website:

Take on the whole of the brutal, yet beautiful, West Pennine Way over two days with this fully supported and guided endurance challenge.

Like all of our events, this is NOT a race: this event is simply about completing the distance with the camaraderie of other like-minded people around you – there should be no desire to ‘beat’ anyone or break any records and our friendly guides will be running / hiking the whole route with you to offer a supportive pep talk when required. However, we also won’t be offended if you do want to push on ahead without us.

For more information visit https://www.thesunnywoodproject.co.uk/west-pennine-way-endurance

Many Thanks

Christine

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Engagement Newsletter ( RTNM database)

Dear All

Please find attached the One Community Newsletter / E-Mail  sent by the Buy MBC Community Engagement Coordinator which contains various consultations which may be of interest

Best regards

Julie Southworth


In this email:

Draft Housing Strategy for Bury

Earlier this year, Bury Council commissioned Campbell Tickell Management Consultancy to develop a Housing Strategy for the Borough, to meet the needs of different sections of the population at different stages of their lives.

A draft housing strategy is now available and the Council is currently undertaking a programme of formal public consultation including survey based consultation and webinar based consultation, you can find out how to have your say or attend the online webinar sessions by clicking here

The Local Government Boundary Review for Bury

We are asking local people and organisations for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across Bury Council. The commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the council should have 51 councillors in the future.

We are now drawing up a new pattern of wards to accommodate 51 councillors, we need your help to tell where the new boundaries should be drawn. There is plenty of information to help you submit your suggestion, click here to have your say.

Bury 2030

Bury 2030 started last year in 2020 with a “Big Conversation” in which 1,100 people from around the borough gave us their thoughts, wishes and concerns. This feedback has helped to produce this latest plan – but if it is to succeed, it must have widespread support from all sections of the community: residents and businesses, young and old.

That is why we’re inviting everyone to join and and help us produce a plan that is truly backed by Bury, click here to have your say on your future.

North Manchester Hospital Redevelopment Plans

Exciting proposals to transform the North Manchester General Hospital site to deliver ambitious community regeneration opportunities are now available for public consultation.

Manchester City Council, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust are working together on a vision for a new sustainable health campus at North Manchester General Hospital which will be at the heart of the community, to read more and get involved click here.

James Turrell

Customer Engagement Coordinator 

Social Development Team | Corporate Core

Bury Council | Town Hall | Knowsley Street | Bury | BL9 0SW

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The Voice, Walking Activities, Xmas Gifts

Dear All,

There has been an extension on the Advent Windows, due to the circuit being very popular. This means that they will continue to be illuminated until the 1st January 2021 and not 24th December 2020, as was originally planned.

Please find attached a leaflet informing you of the many activities which you can take part in during the Christmas season. Many of you may have received this in your letterbox in the past few days, but please forward to friends and family who may be interested.

Also attached is the Christmas edition of The Voice to keep you up to date with everything that is going on in the village.

Still available for sale are wooden items that our Shed Group have made, be they snowmen, reindeer, Christmas trees, bowls. Ideal for a handmade Christmas gift. You will find their stall at 7 Chisholme Close, (number 14 on the Advent Window trail).

My I take this opportunity to wish you all a very peaceful Christmas and a safe and happy year ahead.

With kind regards

Julie Southworth

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Dear All,

Please see below a message from Pritesh Patel and attachments for the latest information on COVID-19.

Good Morning All,

I hope you are all keeping well. I just wanted to take this opportunity to send the last update of 2020.

I’ve firstly attached the most recent Bury weekly update which has a variety of information including case rates, vaccine updates, testing information and various other borough updates.

I’ve also attached a couple of ‘images’ which detail some of the mental wellbeing support that is available during the upcoming festive period through the Getting Help Line.

Kind regards

Pritesh

Pritesh Patel          Bury North Community Hub / Bury Live Well Service