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Petrus PIER Art Project Update and Other Events

Sculpture Project

As you may know our sculpture project funded by Kew Gardens Grow Wild has begun and is so far looking like it will be fantastic. We have now changed the venue for the sessions to the new Petrus Shop in the Rochdale Exchange as this will help us to make the sessions more accessible. There is lots to get involved in and things that everybody can do whether they pop in for one session or every session.

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Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   May 2017

Zen boss and staff to sleep out for homelessness charity Petrus Community

***Photo opportunity. Zen Internet founder and chief executive Richard Tang and the team will be available for photographs at 4pm on 23 February outside Manchester Cathedral***

Staff from Rochdale-based internet service provider, Zen, will brave the potentially icy temperatures of a February night to raise money for homelessness charity Petrus Community.

Among those wrapping up warm on 23 February will be chief executive Richard Tang and divisional managing director Martin O'Donnell, who will be joined in the grounds of Manch

Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   Feb 2017

Positive start to the new year for Rochdale homelessness charity

M&Y Maintenance and Construction has pledged to help refurbish the Petrus Community Hub, a homelessness centre based in Rochdale. Petrus Hub offers a range of essential day support services to vulnerable people, where those who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless can access advice and support, along with more practical help such as shower and laundry facilities and a daily breakfast.

Gill Kelly, managing director of M&Y Maintenance and Construction, recently visited Petrus and said: "The work that I saw P

Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   Jan 2017

Hidden Tales

Members of the Petrus Community presented an eclectic mix of short films, spoken word and live music at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival at Touchstones on Thursday 20th October 2016.

The event was part of Hidden Tales, a project developed in partnership between Petrus and Community Arts North West, which aims to give expression to the unique wit and profound narrative of the Petrus service users and volunteers.

The Petrus participants worked with award winning film maker Mat Johns and digital artist Mahboobeh R

Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   Nov 2016

Tesco's Bags of Help initiative

Tesco customers are being invited to help community groups and good causes in Rochdale bag a share of a £12.5million carrier bag charge fund. Petrus is looking to benefit from this scheme.

More details: http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/105721

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Hidden Rochdale - 21 June 2016

Hidden Rochdale - 21 June 2016

The Hidden Rochdale Team from Petrus and Community Arts Northwest visiting Manchester Met University and Hume, to meet with University staff and experiment with new tech, taking a journey through urban sites and city gardens, sharing, exploring, preparing for Hidden Rochdale.

Next week...? We will keep you posted!

Photos by Lee Kirby

Petrus NewsPetrus Women's NewsPeople NewsService User News   Jun 2016

Art Volunteers Needed

We are currently looking for volunteers with an interest in art to help to create a 24 metre long art and information wall at the allotment on Belfield Road as part of our Grow Wild Homes To Habitats project.

We would particularly like to engage young people aged 12 – 25 although anybody is welcome to join us. Please see the poster below and circulate to anyone who may be interested in taking park either in creating the art wall or supporting volunteers to do so.

More information can be found via the link below:

www.growwil

Petrus NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Jun 2016

National Wildlife Centre Visit

NOW FULLY BOOKED - contact Rachel to be added to the reserve list

Please see below details of the trip to the National Wildlife Centre on the 13th July 2016.

The trip will include a visit to the grounds, the visitors centre and there is a café. A coach has been hired to take up to 50 people funded by Grow Wild and admission is just £1.75.

All welcome.

Please share. Booking confirmed upon payment on a fist come first served basis.

Petrus NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Jun 2016

Petrus Sleep Out 2016 - April 22nd

Petrus Sleep Out 2016 - April 22nd

The Petrus Sleep Out is a fundraising event to raise money for vulnerable people in the borough of Rochdale and help provide frontline services for women and men in housing need. It is supported by the Mayor's charity.

Around 30 volunteers will be sleeping out under the stars to highlight the plight of those who have no other option but to sle
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Apr 2016

Happy Birthday To Our Store!

Petrus People Community store is now 2 years old and how proud we are! Just like any other 2 year old, it has grown up and learned a lot in this last 2 years.

As we celebrate our bithday it seems like a good time to take stock of what has been achieved in the last 2 years and to make our customers and donors more aware of the work of Petrus Community in Rochdale and the surrounding boroughs.

What do we do? We sell donated goods that still have life in them and our prices are hard to beat. We sell anything and everything; inc

Petrus NewsPeople News   Dec 2015

Cartwheel Arts Scribble Festival

Please see belowdetails of the Annual Scribble Festival by Cartwheel Arts.

PIER plan to attend the event which is open to the public and free. Last years event was fantastic.

Free tickets can be booked via the link below:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scribble-festival-2015-tickets-18755078946

Petrus NewsPeople NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Oct 2015

P.I.E.R. allotment activity day

The young people completing the National Citizenship Scheme with the Challenge Network are joining forces with PIER for an open activity day at the allotment on Saturday 12th September.

All are welcome to attend.
Petrus NewsPeople NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Aug 2015

Pictures from the PIER allotment 'Dig It' launch event

We recently held the official launch of the PIER Incredible Medical Allotment on Belfield Road. Here is a selection of photos from the day. Hope you enjoy them.

Thank you to everyone who attended and who volunteered to help with the preparations and on the day. Everyone did a great job!
 
Petrus NewsPeople NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Jul 2015

PIER allotment 'Dig It' launch event

Please see attached an invitation to our PIER allotment Dig It launch event on the 22nd July.

It would be great if you could make it. On the day we will have lots of activities followed by a buffet lunch.

If you are interested in adopting one of our plots or any other involvement with the allotment please get in touch.
 
Petrus NewsPeople NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Jun 2015

A new name for Green Gym - Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale

As of May 4th 2015 the Petrus Green Gym have changed their name!

Exciting things are happening with the Green Gym and we have some fantastic projects lined up. We will soon be starting a community allotment on Entwistle Road partly funded by the RHS on land donated by the Eric Wright Group and will be working closely with Incredible Edible Todmorden. In light of our increased move towards food growing in the community we are pleased to announce that we will are now "Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale" (P.I.E.R). We are looking forw
Petrus NewsPeople NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   May 2015

Green Gym Volunteers Meetings

Green Gym Volunteers Meetings

As of the 10th of March 2015 the Green Gym will be holding a monthly volunteer meetings.
Petrus NewsPeople NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Mar 2015

Petrus People open new Community Store in Smallbridge

Petrus People open new Community Store in Smallbridge

Petrus People opened its second community store in Smallbridge on the 1 December. The new shop is called ‘Shop In The Square’ and the opening was carried out by Simon Danczuk MP who cut the ribbon and was supported by local councillors including the Leader of the Council Richard Farnell. The event was also attended by Petrus staff, supporters, vol
Petrus NewsPeople News   Dec 2014

Petrus celebrate the achievements of its volunteers at awards ceremony

Petrus celebrate the achievements of its volunteers at awards ceremony

Petrus recently held an awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of its volunteers. Staff, Trustees and volunteers attended this popular event at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre in Rochdale. Volunteers were presented with individual certificates by Lynda Robinson Chair of the Trustees. A special award was presented to Sister Knowl and a bunch o
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Dec 2014

Petrus People Community Store – happy first birthday

Petrus People Community Store – happy first birthday

Petrus the local homeless charity recently celebrated 12 months of operating the Petrus Community Store on Hamer Lane, Rochdale. The Community Store recycle goods including furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac and household goods. Proceeds from the sale of goods will go towards helping to support the work of Petrus with local homeless people. In addit
Petrus NewsPeople News   Dec 2014

Petrus Community Store: September 2014

We urgently need your unwanted goods or furniture for resale at our Hamer Lane, Rochdale store.

Read the full story:
 
Petrus NewsPeople News   Sep 2014

Press Release - March 2013

These are exciting times for Petrus Community. In the last couple of months Petrus has been undergoing some dramatic changes - all to the good. We have received funding from the Homeless Transition Fund, from the Health and Social Care Volunteer Fund and from the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group to help us with our work as follows:

  • Step up Rochdale - No Second Night Out (see press release) - in partnership with the Bond Board
  • Step up Rochdale - BHealthy project - developing a volunteering project to work with
Petrus NewsHousing NewsStepUp NewsPeople News   Mar 2013

Green Gym

The Green Gym will soon be involving Petrus service users in developing our hanging basket social enterprise project and are working with local elderly people and those with a mobility issue to tidy up and do basic maintenance jobs in their gardens.

Petrus NewsPeople NewsService User NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Mar 2013

Green Gym Helps Community to Blossom

Green Gym Helps Community to Blossom

The Petrus Community, which supports local homeless people, has secured a one-off grant of nearly £1,500 to develop a gardening project at their Beswicke Royds Street supported housing scheme.

The funding was awarded by the Rochdale Township Committee and The Regenda Group to create a 'Green Gym' which will include a greenhouse, hor

Petrus NewsPeople NewsPetrus Incredible Edible Rochdale News   Mar 2012

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