An annual roadshow will be returning to estates across Bury in the Summer holidays to provide free family entertainment and advice to residents.
The events are run by Six Town Housing, who manage social housing stock on behalf of Bury Council.
The “Six Town Summer Tour” aims to help local residents access information on employment, money, health, wellbeing and work being carried out on homes, while their children are entertained.
Young people will be able to enjoy free use of a bouncy castle, face-painting and balloon modelling, along with other activities.
Adults can also take part in practical DIY workshops, pick up freebies and enter competitions, with prizes including an iPad Air and shopping vouchers.
Over 700 people attended the six events last year.
John Merrick, Director of Neighbourhoods at Six Town Housing, said: “Our events provide a fun afternoon out with an overall aim to help local residents find out about a range of services in the area that could help make their lives easier.”
Councillor Sandra Walmsley, Portfolio Holder for Housing at Bury Council, said, "The events provide an afternoon's entertainment, but have a further reaching impact by helping signpost residents to ways they can save money, maintain a healthy lifestyle, boost their employability and more."
Six Town Housing’s mascot Cyril the Squirrel visited six Primary schools across the borough in June and July to promote the events to pupils and their parents.
Danny Mellor, Headteacher at Peel Brow School, said, "Many of our pupils and their families live in properties managed by Six Town Housing. We are keen to promote their Six Town Summer Tour, because the events are a benefit to the whole family."
The events take place at Redvales Playing Field in Bury (26th July), Red Bank Field in Radcliffe (2nd August), Peel Brow Play Area in Ramsbottom (9th August), Victoria Park in Whitefield (16th August), Hoyles Park in Bury (23rd August) and St Mary’s Park in Prestwich (30th August).
Picture: Cyril at Peel Brow Primary School with Headteacher Danny Mellor, Emily Cunliffe (Year 5 Age 10), Tahir Mahmood (Year 4, Age 9) and Six Town Housing Community Development Worker Ashleigh Hogan on July 4th 2016.Back to news