Young people get a lesson in bricklaying at Six Town Housing's Summer Roadshow in Bury

The first in a series of free Summer Roadshow events took place at Hoyles Park in Bury on 26th July.

Over 130 adults attended with their children. Free children’s activities included face-painting, a bouncy castle and reptile handling. While their families were entertained, adults were able to access information on a range of services offered by Six Town Housing, including areas where tenants could report repairs or find out about work programmes, and a tent promoting the Steps To Success programme, which aims to support unemployed tenants.

Mayor Dorothy Gunther opens the Summer Roadshow in Hoyles Park, Bury

The event was opened by the Mayor of Bury, Dorothy Gunther, who said, “It was fantastic to see the high turnout of families from the immediate area. It felt like real community event; bringing local people together, entertaining them and helping them to access information on a variety of services from Six Town Housing.”

Young people are bowled over at Six Town Housing's Summer Roadshow in Bury

Sharon McCambridge, Chief Executive at Six Town Housing, said, “The free events entertain and provide useful information, with a further aim this year being to showcase and support community groups that work closely with local tenants and residents. Chesham Fold Tenant and Resident were showcased at Tuesday’s event, where they hosted a food stall which helped them to raise funding for further local activities.”

Chesham Fold TRA volunteer serves up hotdogs at Six Town Housing Summer Roadshow in Bury

Kath Stone, a tenant who attended with her two young girls Skye and Miah, said, “Today has been really interesting, it has been good seeing the kids enjoy themselves and see all the community get together.”

Ranger Rob's snakes shock, amaze and entertain at Six Town Housing's Summer Roadshow in Bury

The Roadshow events are taking place across the borough every Tuesday throughout the Summer holidays, including two more in Bury.

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