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Pendleton Together residents celebrate Healthy Halloween and Choir success

In partnership with Salford City Council, Greater Manchester Police, Salford Youth Service, Salix Homes and The Guinness Partnership, we delivered a Community Week of Action to tackle anti-social behaviour around Halloween and Bonfire Night.

A number of Pendleton Together residents came together at Pendleton Gateway to celebrate ‘Healthy Halloween’, a community event we delivered to encourage residents to celebrate Halloween and join in the festivities in a healthy way.

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Salix Homes gave tenants pumpkins to paint to help them get into the spirit, while Salford Credit Union were on hand to give financial advice. Staff from Pendleton Together had a stall to promote our top five ways to wellbeing and Salford Healthy Communities promoted alcohol awareness and healthy alternatives for popular food products.

Bev With A Pumpkin

Later in the week, our Community Choir came together for their second week of practice. The Choir learnt the song ‘Dirty Old Town’ by Ewan MacColl this week, which was originally written about Salford.

Lynne Harrison, Community Initiatives Officer, said: “The Choir has taken off already and we are receiving great feedback from all of the attendees. Singing is good for the soul and the community, just two weeks in people are already having the time of their lives and making new friends.

“Our Community Choir is open to anybody and free to join. Whether you’re a great singer or just enjoy a sign song in the shower, we would love for you to join us. Our rehearsals take place every Wednesday at Brotherton House from 2pm, just drop in and we’ll show you the ropes.”

The Community Week of Action also included a recycling event at Brotherton House where people learnt more about recycling and took part in a quick for a prize of £20. The police undertook neighbourhood patrols around the blocks and the Broadwalk to ensure that Halloween was a time of fun and excitement for everybody by putting a stop to mischief and anti-social behaviour.

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Owen And Linda - Volunteers

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