Ramsbottom Health Fayre

David with local Park Ranger Amy Leach

David with local Park Ranger Amy Leach

This afternoon I visited the Ramsbottom Health Fayre at Ramsbottom Civic Hall. This is a new venture organised by Kim Griffiths the Local Area Partnership Manager and others. The aim was to bring together as many local agencies as possible who are conserned with health and helping people live heathier lives. The main hall in Ramsbottom Civic Hall was full of exhibitors all dealing with different aspects of health. For example there were stands encouraging people to stop smoking, become organ donors, undertake bowel cancer screening and many many more. I attended shortly after the event opened in the afternoon and it was snowing heavily so I hope that the snow did not put people off and that lots of local residents took the opportunity to call in and have a quick look round.
The photo shows me chatting with local Park Ranger Amy Leach who had an interesting stand with lots of goodies to give away including free “doggy poo” bags. I was pleased to endorse the message that all responsible dog owners must always clean up after their dogs. Sue and I always do and I am always amazed and I have to say annoyed at how much dog excrement is around. As with many things the minority of dog owners who do not clear up give the rest of us, the majority, a bad name. Amy was also promoting the health benefits of walking. The Rangers organise walks around different areas of Bury to cover all levels of expertise. For details visit www.bury.gov.uk/events