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Community Open Day

Are you free on the Sunday 30th September between 10am – 3pm?

… If so come join in the community fun day at Train Locksmiths Ltd!

Train Locksmiths have been trading as locksmiths since 1986, and have had training courses and a workshop running for 20 years now and they are giving general public the opportunity to see the inside world of one of the oldest professions in the world. The complete locksmith college will be open for public to get involved with Actors, Tutors & Staff doing workshops, activities and escape room challenges.

Additionally, the car park will have 12 stalls promoting new or unique businesses to help them promote themselves and gain clientele and sales on the day, including:

Lucy Cakey Creations,    Rivington Heritage Trust,    Homemade Soaps,

Angels and Butterflies Jewellery,   Dementia Buddy,   Lilies Florist,

Little Green Soap,   Body’n’Soul,    Guide Dogs Trust,   Locksmith Van,

Body Shop Rep,   Homemade Cards Co,

Come join in the fun and help support local businesses.

DONATION.

A massive thankyou to Freda Ainscough for the excellent donation of a Roll of  fabric for use in our Dementia Care craft Programme and also for the many small donations of materials and equipment for our craft sessions which we hold in our lunch clubs and coffee mornings.

WARNING !!

It is that time of year again when opportunist thieves are prowling around looking for items to steal.

Make sure that all windows and doors have secure locks that work and NEVER leave doors or windows open in an unattended room.

Targets that thieves will be looking for are unlocked garages, sheds, doors, windows and anything that is left lying about.

NEVER open your door to strangers  and NEVER give any information to anyone who asks about your personal details.

Have a safety chain fitted to your door if you haven`t got one  and if it is possible, try to see who is at your door before you open it, ask your friends and relatives to ring you when they are visiting so you will know who you are expecting and when.

Your first thoughts should always be

SAFETY FIRST AT ALL TIMES AT HOME AND WHEN YOU ARE OUT.

Keep the phone numbers near your phone for the local police and your nearest relatives.

POLICE 0161 856 7225,  EMERGENCY  999, NON-URGENT 101

CRIMESTOPPERS  0800 555111

IF  IN  DOUBT,    RING THE POLICE.

HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT COMPETITION.

The baking competition was again a resounding success, we raised over £500.00 on the day, maybe if we had sold tickets and draw tickets etc prior to the event we could have raised a lot more, but, by doing everything on the day it includes the people who attend more in the proceedings.

The baking competition was won by Anne Tunnicliffe, her winning entry was a Treacle & Ginger Tray Bake and it was DELICIOUS, a very worthy winner.

Very close 2nd and 3rd was Pat Daly and Debra Wailes, both cakes were excellent and it was only very small margins that separated all three of them.

There was also an excellent selection of Children`s entries which really impressed the judges.

Many thanks to the judges, Jo Platt MP,  Val Houghton  Chair of Atherton Business Partnership and Reg Sinclair Team Rector of Atherton Parishes.

Thankyou to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and also to everyone who contributed to make the day so special, a special thankyou to Atherton Central Methodist Church and everyone who attended and supported the event.

RECYCLED TEENAGERS.

This is an event for the over 55s and it is for people to try out NEW ACTIVITIES, MEET DIFFERENT PEOPLE, and GET MORE ACTIVE.

Come and try, Adaptive Cycles,    Tai Chi,    Health Walk,    Family History,   Strength & Balance,    Fitness MOT,     Arts & Crafts,     Samba Drums,     Choir,    Digital Learning.

The event is on SEPTEMBER 27TH at WIGAN YOUTH ZONE, PARSONS WALK, WIGAN, WN1 1RU 

10-00AM    TO    2-30PM,  Refreshments / Buffet Lunch provided

Call Elaine on 01942 486557  to book your place.

CANAL TRIP.

The Good Deeds Trust Guardian Angels  “ Cruise with Lunch “  on the Lancaster Canal was excellent, 35 people enjoyed a two hour cruise that included a Fish & Chips lunch, also included was a stop at the Barton Grange Garden Centre, Bilsborrow,  the garden centre is the Lancashire equivalent of Bents Garden Centre  and is certainly worth a visit, in fact since our visit, a new section has opened call the “ Rose Bowl “ this has a Restaurant, Cinema, Curling, Golf Simulator, Chip Shop,  Crazy Golf,  an excellent facility !!