The second in a series of free Summer Roadshow events took place on Redbank field in Radcliffe on Tuesday 2nd August.

Over 200 adults and children were entertained and able to access free advice on money, unemployment, health, DIY and more at the event organised by Six Town Housing, who manage social housing stock on behalf of Bury Council.

Free children’s activities included face-painting, balloon modelling and a bouncy castle.

Sporty activities were provided by a coach from I Will If You Will, the fitness movement in Bury that is helping to get more women and girls more active, more often.

Six Town Housing’s contractors were also on hand to talk to residents about works programmes.

Maria Worthington, Business Manager of Neighbourhoods at Six Town Housing, said, “Despite the continuing drizzle, this was one of the busiest Summer events we’ve held over the last few years. Tenants & residents came in their hordes to soak up the fantastic atmosphere and speak to staff about services. A good time was had by all.”

Tracey Bowler, a tenant who lives in a Six Town Housing managed home, said, "I had seen the Six Town Summer Tour advertised on Facebook and decided to go along and see what was happening. I arranged to meet my mum and my sister there with all the children. It was very busy with children all walking round with their faces painted. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be going again next year.”

Councillor Sandra Walmsley, portfolio holder for housing, said, “Six Town Housing’s events are providing entertainment to local residents and helping them find out more about different services on offer which could improve their wellbeing, health and more. They can also meet staff and ask them questions related to their tenancy and community.”

The Roadshow events are taking place every Tuesday from 2pm to 5pm throughout the Summer Holidays. The next events take place in Whitefield (16th August in Victoria Park), Bury (23rd August in Hoyles Park) and Prestwich (30th August in St Mary’s Park).

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