Apple Day!

Take yourself down to Reddish Vale Country Park this coming Sunday (19th October) between 1 and 4pm and enjoy the bounty that is freshly picked apples!

Entertainment includes live folk music, Old Vic Band, Apple Press, Art in the Park, Penalty Shoot out and Welly Throwing!

This event has been brought to you by the ‘Friends of the Vale’. Admission is FREE. 

Wellbeing Week

“Connect” Monday 6th October

10am until 4pm outside First House – FREE.

Face Painting, Cooking Demonstrations, advice on health and local services, free checks on your mobility scooters – including battery and general maintenance and general training and a prize for the best dressed mobility scooter!

Entertainment will be provided by the brilliant ‘Urban Gypsis’. There will be a general market aswell – so come along and join in the fun!

And it doesn’t end there: Over the week, several events will be taking place that you’re all invited to.

“Be Active” Tuesday 7th October:

First Stop Health Bus, 10am – 3pm Outside First House, 3pm – 6pm at Dunton Towers.

Make the most of mini health checks and lifestyle advice by the ‘Stockport Healthy’ team.

*all health checks are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.*

“Step Right Up”

11am outside the Park Pavillion for a gentle stroll with refreshments after.

“Take Notice” Wednesday 8th October, First House.

A photo gallery of pictures taken by residents.

Brinnington Art Group 1pm – 3pm Making Christmas cards.

“Keep Learning” Thursday 9th October at First House.

Wellbeing workshop 10am – 1pm First House. Our relaxation workshop is the ideal way to learn some new techniques or the opportunity to relax. Learn how to calm your mind and heal your body with reflexology, massage and relaxation.

*places are on a first come first served basis*

Thursday Art Group 10:30am – 12:30am Working with clay.

Understanding your emotions workshop, 10am – 1pm First House.

Emotions are complicated things, but learning some key strategies can really help us understand our emotions better and manage them more positively. To book a place, please phone ‘Stockport Psychological Wellbeing Service’ on – 0161 480 2020.

“Give” Friday 10th October.

Give Back to your community. 11am – 12:30am First House.

Make a food bank donation and then join us on a litter pick and enjoy a backon barm after.


Come along to the summer market – outside First House 6th August! Plenty to see, do and buy. The ‘Your Brinnington’ team will be there too. Come along and say hello!

Even if the weather is wet – there’s still lots to do!



Big thank you to everyone who braved the wet weather to attend the fun day this year. Due to the weather conditions, the fun run was cancelled, but there was still a lot to do on the park. Hot food, a bus offering ways to improve your lifestyle for the better, face painting, tombola, jewellry, henna tattoos, a climbing wall, circus skills, your very own Brinnington Media Group and we can’t say a big enough thank you to the ferrets. 



The winners of the Brinnington Media Groups raffle & guess the name of the teddy bear are as follows:

Ally Stead for correctly guessing the teddy bears name, ‘Bucky’.



The raffle prizes went to Claire Alcock, Noreen Dillon, Lol, Pru Slater & Linda Mather.



Did we mention the ferrets?




We are not sure how it happened, only that we know it did happen, and that we have photographic evidence of it happening, but last Wednesday, the man blowing bubbles managed to trap a pigeon in one of the larger bubbles.

This is being shared because we can’t believe it either! All we know is that a group calling themselves ‘Allied Proof’ took the attached image.

pigeon caught in bubble

Lanterns 2014

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It’s that time of the year again when we look forward to the lantern procession! Plenty of opportunities over the next couple of weeks for making lanterns ahead of the parade itself on the 29th March.

Click on the pictures for more details.