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Partington Winter Festival launched
8:08pm Monday 29th October 2012 in News
PARTINGTON is hosting an action packed week of activities and celebrations fromOctober 29 to 5 November as part of its Winter Festival.
The week brings together the partners involved in Operation Treacle - the initiative which sees the council, fire service, police and others coming together to make sure people benefit from a safe Autumn, and Operation Deep Clean - a council public reassurance and environmental crime tackling initiative.
The main event will be the Partington Winter Festival Fun Day on Wednesday October 31. Hosted by The Fuse, from noon families can take part in activities such as pumpkin making and a Manchester United penalty shoot out. There will also be a Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service fire engine and an old-style Romany caravan on display. Anyone feeling peckish will be able to tuck into seasonal favourites such as jacket potatoes, parkin and treacle toffee.
Partner agencies including Job Centre Plus, Probation Service, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Connexions, CYPS , SureStart, the council and Ministry of Defence will also have staff on hand to offer advice and answer questions.
The Fuse will open during the evening for new and current members to come along, meet friends and chat while sampling the refreshments on offer.
During the week there will also be a community litter pick, a winter crime prevention evening, environmental crime checks and a Spooky Den making week at the SureStart Children's Centre.
The full list of activities is as follows: Monday 29 October.
Community litter pick - local people are encouraged to join council and Your Housing Group volunteers at the Fuse at 12.30pm. From there they will move to specific areas to start picking. All the rubbish gathered will be collected by groundforce teams from dedicated collection points.
Tuesday 30 October.
Winter Crime Prevention evening - The Fuse will host this event from 7pm. Those attending can enjoy a buffet as well as get home safety advice and information and free safety items such as 24 hour segment timers.
Wednesday 31 October.
Partington Winter Festival Fun Day - this event starts at noon.
Thursday 1 November.
Home and personal safety advice will be offered on the doorsteps of many local homes. Partners knocking on doors will all show identification. Households will be offered items such as 24 hour segment timers and purse bells and the fire service will offer future home fire risk assessment appointments.
Friday 2 November.
The Safer Communities team will join forces with the Community Safety Patrol team to check out the area. Any piles of debris found which could be potential bonfires will either be dismantled immediately or the relevant agency notified.
In the evening there will be an Under 18s disco at The Fuse.
Saturday 3 November.
The Living Well Centre will have a themed menu, promoting the week available.
Sunday 4 November.
Greater Manchester Police will be carrying out tasks linked to Operation Treacle and the Winter Festival.
Monday 5 November.
There will be a draw taking place, with prizes donated by Manchester United.
Executive councillor Jonathan Coupe said he was delighted to see such an array of events available throughout the week, which he was sure local people would not only enjoy but benefit hugely from.
"The council and its partners remain totally committed to making sure by working together we support all our local communities, provide advice, information and most importantly opportunities for local people to get involved in activities.
"By doing this we are continuing to build on the strength which exists within our communities, encourage people to work together, support each other and help improve their local area. This can happen by efforts to tackle anti social behaviour, making sure people have sufficient crime and other safety advice, or just by organising events where people can join together, have fun and celebrate their local area.
"It is good to see so many local people, groups, partners and other organisations getting involved in the Partington Winter Festival which I know will provide loads of information, volunteering opportunities, advice sessions and most of all chance to join together and have fun."
Anyone wanting more information about the week's events should contact Kate Loboda on 07834 869723.