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Thanks to everyone who has signed up to become a Co-op Member already, and thanks to those who have selected the Whitehead Gardens project as their chosen cause! You can sign up online at or by downloading the Co-op app – so please do encourage your friends and family to sign up and support local projects too.


We’re delighted to announce that Proffitts CiC / Whitehead Gardens Steering Commitee have been selected to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund. The team have their own profile page on the Co-op fund site and is one of three causes in your community which Co-op Members can select to support between now and 23rd October 2021.

If you want to support the project, you will need to become a Co-op Member and then, once signed up, select Proffitts CiC / Whitehead Gardens as your cause. It’s very easy and quick to join online at or by downloading the Co-op app. If you know someone who would like to become a member, but doesn’t have online access then they can call 0800 023 4708 and the lovely Co-op Community Fund team will set it up for them over the phone.

Once you’re signed up, every time to shop at a Co-op store, you’ll help raise funds for our project. Even though this project will be linked to four local Co-op outlets (Co-op Funeral Care, Holcombe Brook / Co-op Food, Holcombe Brook / Co-op Food, Vernon Road, Greenmount / Co-op Food, Tottington), money raised through Co-op Membership can be generated anywhere in the UK, as long as you are buying selected products or services from the Co-op Group. If you would like to find out more about how money is allocated to causes and which products earn rewards, check out Co-op Membership Terms & Conditions.

This is such an easy way to support community projects in your area – please do become a Co-op member and select your cause today!


Hi everyone. Sorry we have been a bit quiet recently. Slowly getting back into the swing of things now. We are hoping you will help by completing this survey  This survey will give us an insight into what local people would like to see with the site. Lots have people have mentioned improving the performance stage area so community events can take place and improving the paths alongside carrying out a history project involving local school children. What are your ideas? If you find it easier you can simply leave a comment at the bottom of this web page. All ideas will be fed into an overall design. Please share with anyone who lives in the area or would be interested in commenting.


We are delighted to be supporting Whitehead Gardens Steering Committee in working towards improving of the popular gardens in Tottington, Bury.

Local residents have been pushing for improvements to the community facility with suggestions of bringing the staged area back in to community event use, and other ideas including involving local school children in a research / history project which can be shared in some form. As you may know, Whitehead Gardens contains a memorial to seven people who lost their lives on Christmas Eve, 1944 in an enemy air raid. The garden has a large stone tablet set into the wall on which the names of the dead and the circumstances of the raid are recorded.

The group have started the consultation process and you can give comment by simply leaving a comment below or clicking on the link below. Paper copies are also available – please let us know if you need one.



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