Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Next Meeting - Wednesday 11th July

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 11th July, 6.30pm at Fallowfield Library. This meeting will run as a discussion forum where issues such as littering, tipping etc. can be raised with representatives of the council with the aim of developing strategies for improvement. PCSO Harris will also update us on the issue of noise nuisance.

Full agenda is here.
See you there!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Want to be a Community Cookery Champion?

Please see below for details of a local opportunity from Didsbury Dinners:

Building on the success of our 4-week ‘learn to cook’ course last autumn, this year Didsbury Dinners aims to teach another 100+ people how to cook, for free! We’re recruiting a team of 12 Volunteer Community Cookery Champions to help us achieve this goal. Free training worth over £250 will be provided. We are looking for committed individuals who are passionate about food and cookery. No previous experience is necessary, but basic cookery skills are essential.

What we can offer you:

• free accredited basic teacher training (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector, ‘PTLLS’)

• free accredited food hygiene training

• free training in budgeting, basic nutrition, ‘eco-cookery’, cooking without meat and dairy, and how to give a successful cookery demonstration.

To apply, please email us your completed application http://didsburydinners.wordpress.com/communitycooking/) by 22 July 2012.

If you don’t fancy becoming a Community Cookery Champion, but you’d like to help in a different way, please complete our survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WM5GNK9.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Didsbury Dinners Team

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Agenda - 11 July 2012

Please find attached an agenda for the next meeting of the Bowes Street Residents Association Agenda 11 July 2012

Monday, 2 July 2012

Healthcare provision in Moss Side - online survey

A new organisation called HealthWatch has been in touch - they are trying to get as wide a response as possible to their online survey about community health services. It sounds like a great opportunity for us to get our voices heard on some of these issues. See their press release below:

The aim of local HealthWatch will be to give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within their locality.  Local people should be at the centre of how services are planned, designed and delivered in health and social care across Manchester. This includes GPs, dentists, pharmacies, hospitals, mental health services, care homes, day centres, and personal care at home. By April 2013 a new organisation called ‘HealthWatch Manchester’ will be set up to support this. This will take over from the Local Involvement Network as the way people aim to shape their local health and social care services.   

What will HealthWatch do?
  • Ask the people of Manchester for their views about the services they use
  • Tell people what health and social care services are available locally and how to access them
  • Give people help and support when making a complaint about health and social care services
  • Help make local services better

Please play an active part in shaping Manchester's HealthWatch by completing this online questionnaire.