Expanding Bury Business

David with Rowe Hankins Ltd's founder Toni Hankins

David with Rowe Hankins Ltd’s founder Toni Hankins

With the  House of Commons not sitting in the past week I have had the opportunity to do more work in and around the Constituency. On Monday I had a meeting with local dairy farmers and representatives of the National Farmers Union about various farming issues and in particular the effects of  falling farm gate milk prices.

I have also visited Rowe Hankins Limited a local Company which once it has finished recruiting will have increased its workforce by about a third in the last couple of years up from 45 to 60. Importantly they are predominantly a manufacturing Company. They work within the rail industry providing high tech solutions to help improve safety, efficiency and reliability. of trains and light rail networks. More information can be found at their website here www.rowehankins.com

This special Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend there are lots of events taking place some specially arranged to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and others such as the World War II weekend and the Hawkshaw Gala where CeeCee and I spent a couple of hours earlier today are annual events.

Bury Hospice Party in the Park / Cricket / Hawkshaw Gala

David at Bury Hospice Party in the Park

David at Bury Hospice Party in the Park

Despite the forecast rain I am pleased to say tha the rain has only just arrived here in Tottington and other than some very fine drizzle at the Bury Hospice Party in the Park at Close Park it has been fine all day. The Party in the Park seemed to be going well when I was there and I just hope that the event was a success because I know how much planning goes into organising such an event. The picture shows me having a go the Tombola – for once a successful go because I won a woolly beany hat and an address book!!

On the way to the Hawkshaw Gala I called in at Walshaw Sports Club to watch the opening exchanges of the game between Walshaw Seconds and Little Hultonwhich had been sponsored by Bury Rotary Club. Little Hulton looked to be on top and I will be intersted to see if Walshaw managed to prevail on the end.

Hawkshaw Gala was busy and visitors were being entertained by the Stockport Steel Band which got me in the mood for Music in the Park tomorrow. I just hope the rain has moved on by then and the sun is shining!