Lots to do and see - Saturday has face painting, live music, stalls, climbing wall, crafts, art exhibition, street buskers. Something for everyone.
Sunday 7th September has a car boot sale, dog show and all the fun of the fair
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As part of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford project we are looking to involve local people in the monitoring and evaluation that we will be undertaking throughout the lifetime of the programme. One way people can do this is to volunteer to be part of our survey team. We’ll be carrying out surveys and evaluations along the canal over the next 3 years and we’d really like local volunteers to be a part of that. Getting involved will provide a great opportunity for people to get experience of survey work and use their interpersonal skills. In addition there will also be opportunities for those who have a particular interest in data inputting and analysis to gain experience in those areas.
Motorists who drive into Salford bus lanes are being warned that the city plans to fall into line with other Greater Manchester councils and take action to keep them free of cars. Bus lane enforcement will switch from Greater Manchester police to Salford City Council from Monday August 25 to help keep public transport flowing more freely.
Monton has had it's very own poem about it and how it it up and coming written by Jenny Berry Bespoke Poetry. Jenny told MVCA that she is a local poet specialising in observational humour. She loves to watch how people interact and begun writing from 15, some of her funniest have been sneakily written bored to tears in admin roles!!! If you are interested in knowing more about Jenny and her work you can email her firstname.lastname@example.org
A new venture for Monton opened at 195 Monton Road on Tuesday 5th August at 10am. Art & Craft House will become a hub for local crafters and artists. The shop is selling on trend supplies and materials to suit the professional, student, hobbiest and creative minded and also features the hand crafted work of owner Pam Pickard, known locally from her Moroccan Dreams craft stall.
The footpaths along the A580 East Lancashire Road between Newearth Road and Walkden Road (Manchester bound only) will be closed for a total of 3 months for safety reasons and to allow for future works.
Mark Greenhalgh, the First XV Captain, Ladies XV Coach, Webmaster, Committee Member and general helper at Eccles Rugby Football Club would like to introduce himself and the club to the wider Community. Hopefully, this will bring forward more sponsors and volunteers.
Mark writes that despite being in the area since 1897 (on Gorton Street, M30 7LZ, since 1948), you may not know much about Eccles RFC. We like to think of ourselves as more than a normal rugby club. We believe in providing sport and facilities to our community, and being as inclusive as possible.
Healthier Together are currently undertaking a Greater Manchester wide consultation on changes to hospital services across the area. To provide more information and to answer any questions you might have around this, Salford residents are invited to attend the Public Listening event on Tuesday 19th August, 18:00 – 20:00 at Buile Hill Park Hall, Eccles Old Road, Salford. If you would like to attend, you are encouraged to register online.