Local residents in Radcliffe showed how much they #LoveRadcliffe by flocking to Bolton Road Park to enjoy a day of free family fun.
Residents were invited by Bury Council to come along to Bolton Road Park to enjoy a day of family fun, with a children’s fun zone, face painting, arts and crafts and loads of free activities. This follows a similar event held last month at Openshaw Park in Bury East.
The aim behind the road shows was to promote the fantastic range of local services available in Bury, and to find out more about what residents think about their local area.
Bury College, Six Town Housing, TfGM, Greater Manchester Police and the Fire Service were on hand to provide residents with a wide range of information about local services.
Councillor Rishi Shori, leader of Bury Council, said: “I’m really pleased that so many people decided to come along, get involved and enjoy the fun at both of our neighbourhood road shows in Radcliffe and Bury East.
“The road shows have given us a great opportunity to ask people what they think about their local community – and how we can work together to make it even better. I’d like to thank everyone for getting involved and sharing their views.”
Bury’s very own ‘Dragon’s Den’ – ‘The Pitch’ – saw local community and voluntary organisations fight it out for the opportunity to win up to £1,000 community grant funding for local projects that will make a difference to the local community around Radcliffe and Bury East.
Local community and voluntary groups from both the #LoveBuryEast and #LoveRadcliffe events who will benefit from funding include:
- Asian Development Association of Bury – allocated £333
- Adullam – Bethany Project – allocated £333
- Bury Asian Women’s Society – allocated £333.
- St Thomas and St John’s Church Civic Window Project – allocated £200
- Chapelfield Tenants and Residents Association – allocated £200
- Friendly Faces – allocated £350
- Little Britain Anglers – allocated £250
Press release issued: 6 October 2016.
Picture: Council leader Rishi Shori (centre) with visitors at the #LoveRadcliffe neighbourhood road show (from left) Cherella Young, Margaret Yates, Carol Cain, Wayne Thomas, Natalie Keaskin and Norman Tooth.