Business as Usual !

   Now the dust has settled after the Elections its business as usual !

Monday morning as is the norm,I spent at The Blind Society and along with other volunteers we prepared for future fundraising events.

Monday afternoon Iain Gartside and I met with Council Officers to negotiate a lower price for new kerbs at the rear of Walshaw Park Boothway.

 After being approached by local charity Age UK Bury to organise a fundraising event, I visited the Jubilee Centre on Tuesday. I was very impressed by this established facility and the many activities organised there. Clarence Park is very well served with a new community cafe and the Jubilee Centre.

Manchester Road Park also has a new community cafe which got me to wondering if such a community cafe in the Park would be welcomed by Tottington residents as north of the borough does not have any such facilities. Please let me have your thoughts.

On Tuesday evening I attended a Trustees Meeting at Shopmobility.

On Wednesday I attended the Annual Council Mayor Making ceremony. This is by far the most “pleasant” Council Meeting of the year !

On Friday I attended an event to mark Dementia Awareness Week and the newly appointed Mayor was also present. Lots of stalls and activities with Zumba and members of singing group Musical Memories entertaining us all on a damp afternoon.

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It’s been a busy week with casework:

Requests for improved disabled access to the Kirklees trail.

Concerns re flooding at the bottom of Harwood Road, I am to meet residents.

Proposed closures on Bradshaw Road caused concerns for residents until they were fully briefed.

Residents have expressed concerns re an application for an alcohol license at an x Take Away premises in Walshaw.


On behalf of residents of Turton Road I have asked for an update on the proposed reductions in speed to sections of the road and when this is to be implemented.

I have requested the replacement of 2 missing litter bins in Towns Meadow Park.


Finally I helped to organise a successful fundraising event this weekend, The Red Ball at the Red Hall for Ovarian Cancer Action. A special friend Elaine Donaldson who had a business “Cheerz” on Tottington Road passed away from the disease last year. We marked her anniversary with the event and made over £3000 to fund critical lifesaving research. It was a memorable evening with 90 people attending.

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