10/06/19

Six Town Housing’s Summer Roadshow is returning to neighbourhoods across the borough, featuring free family entertainment and stalls showcasing a range of useful services.

This year the Roadshow will celebrate the 100th anniversary of council housing in the UK, with a number of themed activities planned.

Six Town Housing, who manage housing on behalf of Bury Council, are asking local people who live or have lived in council housing to submit vintage photos and stories from within council communities so they can be displayed at the events.

You can submit photos and memories by emailing news@sixtownhousing.org.

Sharon McCambridge, Six Town Housing’s Chief Executive, said, “It is a century since the Government’s Addison Act financed the creation of the first council homes in the UK. We want to celebrate the centenary and showcase the many interesting stories and achievements of those living in Bury’s council housing from over the years.”

“The events will also provide a platform for local Tenant and Resident Groups - several of which have been active for decades - to promote the great work they carry out in their communities.”

The Roadshow will also feature activities for children, including reptile handling and face-painting, along with stalls where tenants can report repairs, find out about available employment support and talk to staff about fire safety and energy use.

The Roadshow will run weekly on Tuesday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm throughout the Summer holidays. They visit Radcliffe (Red Bank Field, 23rd July), Bury (Hoyles Park, 30th July), Whitefield (Victoria Park, 6th August), Bury (Powell Street, 13th August) and Prestwich (Venwood Road, 20th August). Find out more at www.sixtownhousing.org/summerroadshow

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