Rosie Kitchen with a local PCSO


Around 20 local residents attended the first of a new weekly community drop-in café at St Andrews Church in Prestwich this week, which provides attendees with an opportunity to socialise and raise local issues with members of the church, Six Town Housing, local councillors and other guests.

Attendees were invited to have a brew and chat while finding out about various activities and events run at the church at the session, which launched on Wednesday 15th September.

Rosie Kitchen, the local Neighbourhood Advisor from Six Town Housing, was available to answer any housing enquiries throughout the event.

Other guests at the launch event included Community Support Officers from Greater Manchester Police, who were on hand to speak to residents about local neighbourhood police matters. Leanne Chorlton, coordinator of the not-for-profit Prestwich Circle group, also attended to raise awareness of their calendar of events for those aged 50 and above, including day trips, theatre, dancing quizzes and more.

A spokesperson from Six Town Housing said, “These new weekly events provide the perfect opportunity for local people to get together for a catch-up while also speaking to us and other key people about any concerns they have. It’s a great way to connect with neighbours, while raising local issues and finding out what services are on offer locally. We look forward to meeting more residents in the coming weeks.”

The drop-in café runs every Wednesday between 12.30pm and 3pm at the church on Woodward Road, Prestwich, M25 9TY.

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