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Birch Community Day 2019

Posted on 29 Sep 2019 at 11:31

The collaborative event ‘Birch Community Fun Day’ organised for Birch residents was held on Sunday 8th September 2019 on Wardle Academy grounds. Over 200 people attended the event and organisers had extremely positive feedback about the event. Including comments from several important people in the community:

The Headteacher of Wardle Academy, Brendan Hesketh said: “Wardle Academy would like to thank all our community partners for all that they did to run this event.  We are delighted to have been involved in such a successful day, and our gratitude also goes to our employee Mrs Nixon for all that she did to make sure everything ran so well.

Wardle Academy are delighted to work in partnership with the wider extended services to serve our community.  We are looking forward to being involved in many more occasions like this in the future.”

Police constable for Greater Manchester Police, Matt Honey said: “The event was a great success and the planning team are very happy. Over 200 local residents and children attended and all activities were provided free as we secured funding through the Safe for summer scheme. We had over 20 stalls/activities and a lot of the agencies who attended gave guidance on what local services were available to families.”

Rochdale Borough Wide Housing Enforcement Officer, Gillian Buckley said: “I am an Enforcement Officer with Rochdale Borough Wide Housing and was involved in the organising and running of the above event held at Wardle Academy on Sunday.

Firstly on behalf of all involved, thank you so much to Wardle Academy for agreeing to allow us to use the Anderson Suite and Sports field for this event.  The weather on the day was glorious and the day was a great success thanks to the facilities and the equipment provided by the school. 

Most importantly, I would like to send our heartfelt thanks to one of your members of staff, Alison Nixon Site Manager who not only dedicated her time on her day of rest from her normal role, but went above and beyond with the help and support she provided throughout and on the day.  Nothing was too much trouble for her and any hiccups that materialised on the day, were easily resolved thank you to Alison. Over 200 people attended on the day (this included children). We had 57 completed questionnaires and all were extremely positive.”

Here are a few photographs from the event.


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