Recycle and Reward: Irlam and Cadishead

The good causes for Irlam and Cadishead are listed below. Please vote for your favourite by Sunday 14 May.

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  1. Make your choice and click 'Vote'
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Good causes

Irlam and Cadishead Community Festival

The Irlam and Cadishead Community Festival is an annual free event which attracts crowds of up to 6,000 people (around 25% of the local population!). The event has a varied 67-year history. It has been running in its current form for 23 years.

Our main aims are to create a focus for community activity, developing community pride, spirit and confidence and contributing to community cohesion. The festival helps promote local voluntary groups and services, giving them an opportunity to raise funds and recruit new members. We also work with the local Friends of the Parks group to promote the use of the park and improvements to it.

Community groups who have attended in the past have told us that the festival helps them greatly in both fund-raising and recruitment. We also know that the event is successful in bringing together geographically separated parts of the community.

The festival focuses on arts-based activities including music of many kinds, drama and street theatre. We have also regularly promoted environmental themes. The evening firework display, with a near 60-year history, is a much-loved tradition in the district.

If successful, we would use the funding to provide a PA system for the evening performances and fireworks display. We also need to pay for first-aid cover during both the day and the evening.

Skip the tips

We offer people on limited budgets access to affordable recycled furniture, white goods and clothing. We also recycle items that would otherwise be placed in landfill, reducing waste and helping the environment.

We currently have a van which we use to provide a free collection and delivery service of furniture. To enable us to extend this service, we would like to purchase a bigger van. We would trade in our existing van to cover some of this cost, and are looking for funding to cover the additional cost.

St Joseph the Worker RC Primary School ECO Council

Pupils in our ECO council run projects across the school encouraging other children to recycle, walk to school, save energy, carry out litter picking etc.

The ECO council would now like to run a project to develop awareness across the school about recycling waste. If we are successful in getting the funding, additional bins for paper, plastics and food waste would be purchased in order to separate the contaminated waste from the main bins.

The pupils would also like to visit to a Recycling Centre in Greater Manchester where they can learn what happens to the waste we recycle and how this can be used as energy.

This page was last updated on 20 April 2017

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