Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Halloween Etiquette

It's Halloween tomorrow today! If you've got small children and would like to join in trick-or-treating there'll be several spooky characters setting off from Cowesby Street around 7pm.

For those unfamiliar with trick-or-treat etiquette, it's considered good form to leave your porch light on (or better still - a pumpkin lantern in the front window!) if you've got treats to give out, and to leave it off if not, to save any disappointment.

Don't have nightmares!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

A-Z of useful numbers

Suggestion from Beresford resident Karl: "could we have a page on the blog where all the useful phone numbers, e-mail addresses and contacts that have been mentioned in our meetings can be collected together?"

Consider it done: Useful Contacts (A-Z)

This page will always be available from a tab at the top of the blog homepage, and will grow as more info gets added. Please get in touch to suggest anything to include!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Eid Mubarak!

Wishing all our neighbours and local residents who celebrate Eid-ul-Adha tomorrow a very happy and joyful weekend. Eid Mubarak!

Minutes of meeting held 10th October

Please find the minutes of our October meeting here (Google Docs)!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Police and Crime Commissioner Election - Thursday 15 November 2012

On November 15th Criminals will hope you do nothing.

Have your say in the first ever elections for local police and crime commissioners.

On November 15th, a new police and crime commissioners will be elected for our area.

What will a police and crime commissioner do?

Our police and crime commissioner will ensure the police focus on the crimes that matter most to us as a community, whether it's tackling anti-social behaviour, reducing burglaries, domestic violence or cracking down on drug dealing.

Our police and crime commissioner will work with local partners such as social landlords, councils, health, and drugs and alcohol organisations to not only fight crime and anti-social behaviour but to prevent it.

By voting for our local police and crime commissioner, we'll each have our say on the key decisions that will impact our local area.

What do I need to do?

Before the election go to www.choosemypcc.org.uk to find out who is standing for election in our area.

Or if you don't have access to the internet call 0800 1 070708 to order a free booklet.

Then it is up to you to decide who our local police and crime commissioner will be.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Manchester Sleepout

Are you up for a  challenge? For one night only the Booth Centre are sleeping out to  highlight some of the hardships that homeless people have to face every single night and to raise vital funds.

Last year the event was a huge success raising  over £8,000 for the charity, and with your help the 2012 Manchester Sleepout will be even bigger and better!

Date: Friday 9th November 2012 from 9pm
Location: Manchester  Cathedral

This year Manchester  Cathedral have kindly allowed us full use of the building, so you have the option of sleeping out inside or outside the Cathedral (depending on how brave you are and how bad the weather is)! Staff will be available  throughout the night to assist sleepers, answer any questions and to talk about  the work the Booth Centre does.

For more information and  to register to take part in the event go to our website www.boothcentre.org.uk

(Posted to this blog on behalf of the Booth Centre)