Tottington Ward Update

BLOG UPDATE FROM YVONNE 12-12-18

The controversial application for houses at the rear of Victoria Street was approved in November. I voted against this as I believe it to be an over development of the site.

I have reported a street light needing repair in Ryecroft Ave and assured this will be undertaken very soon.

Also another street light needing repair on the pathway from Chestnut Avenue to Bury Road.

Arranged assisted dustbin service for an elderly resident. Contact me if you too have a disability and you need help in getting your dustbin out for collection and returned to your property.

Requested traffic calming measures on Harwood Road, ongoing.

Reported tree damaged in a storm on Booth Street and requested it is inspected to ensure it is safe.

Along with many Tottington residents I attended the public meeting on the future of Island Lodge. Options were discussed and we now are awaiting a report for a way forward.

I have attended sessions each Monday morning at the Blind Society and a Board Meeting.

I waitressed at the Christmas Craft Fair at Ramsbottom Civic Hall and have helped with a fundraiser in Bury Tesco last week and chatted to many Tottington residents.

Tesco

I was invited to look around the offices of Bury Citizens Advice Bureau as I have joined their Board of Trustees.

As usual I have been extremely busy with Library business over the past few weeks. We continue to hold weekly committee meetings and each Thursday is my day as a Committee member to be present from 9.30 to 5.30. I work alongside volunteers undertaking all sorts of tasks from cleaning, sweeping leaves and preparing for fundraising events.

Challenges with an old building are the norm and last week we had flooding in the cellar which we are in the process of investigating with a drains company.

I organised a Call my Bluff Wine Tasting Night in November and we raised over £1000 !

Wine Tasting

Our 3 Day Craft Fayre was a big success and we hope to hold 2 Craft Fayres next year. Early in the year we shall have a programme of events planned for the year and hope they are well supported again. Details will be available on leaflets in the library and social media

I am encouraging local residents to support the new business which has opened in the Library last month The Tottington Tea Room. We have 4 tenants now in various parts of the building and rents all help towards the annual £22.000 required to operate YOUR library.

Tea Rooms

In January there will be a promotion with a FREE book with every BREW so please call in. Check out the Tea Room menu either in the external notice board when passing or on our facebook page The Tottington Centre.

Need to promote

I have organised a Luxury Gift Wrapping service which is operating each day in the library should you want help with wrapping your gifts for a donation. Raffle tickets are on sale for a fantastic hamper which shall be drawn on the 16th December so please call in and support.

Gift Wrapping

Finally, it was my pleasure to see the Library committee recently present an award to Matthew Miller entitled “Contribution by a young volunteer in the community”.

Prize Giving

WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR… Yvonne

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Heartening to see so many people today at both Walshaw this morning and Tottington this afternoon. Our country united showing our respects. It felt a very special day.

Save Island Lodge Petition

Island lodge is a much loved beauty spot in Tottington.  Unfortunately,  Bury Council have failed to make sufficient investment in the lodge over many years and it is now in urgent need of repair.

Please sign our petition below that calls upon the Council to take action and restore it to it’s former glory.  Please feel free to make any suggestions in the comments box.

“We the undersigned call upon Bury Council to take action to end the years of neglect at Island Lodge in Tottington and restore it to it’s former glory”

Island Lodge