Volunteers at Victoria Community Allotment


Six Town Housing have launched a new Facebook based video series that captures news from within communities they manage on behalf of Bury Council, with the initial 20-minute broadcast on Wednesday 8th September being viewed over 3,000 times.

The series, entitled Community TV, will feature interviews with members of community groups and Tenant and Residents Associations (TRAs) talking about the services they offer to their communities and their future plans, as well as news from Six Town Housing colleagues. The first broadcast also featured tips from the Bury and Bolton branch of the Citizen Advice Bureau for anyone affected financially by the pandemic.

The broadcast also included a tour of Victoria Community Allotment in Whitefield and a round-up of the work an independent tenant-led group have been carrying out to make improvements to the way Six Town Housing deliver their services.

Tina Harrison - who recently received an MBE for her community work - also featured in the video. Tina talked about the recent installment of a new community "Friendly Bench" in Radcliffe that aims to reduce social isolation, and how she’s been helping with Trinity food bank.

The video was produced following the success of Six Town Housing’s Community Heroes broadcast earlier this year, which reached over 4,000 people and generated a lot of online engagement. It has been filmed and produced entirely in-house by colleagues who meet regularly with community groups, largely using smartphones.

A spokesperson from Six Town Housing said, “These videos aim to showcase the hard work our TRAs have done over the past year supporting their communities and provide a way for their upcoming news and events to be featured. We’d like to bring the community together and encourage our tenants to get involved with what’s happening in their neighbourhoods.”

You can rewatch the broadcast on Facebook and Youtube.

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