A NEW community room has been opened by and named after the
Mayor of Bolton.
Councillor Noel Spencer MBE unveiled the new community facility on
Thursday, March 22, 2012.
He said: "It is an honour for me and I think it's fantastic because
it's all about the fire station here in Farnworth being at the
heart of the community.
"I know that is all part of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Service's (GMFRS') Corporate Plan and this facility is just
wonderful and will benefit the people of Farnworth and it is a real
honour for me to put my name to that."
The Mayor was joined at the opening ceremony by Greater Manchester
Fire and Rescue Authority Chair, Councillor David Acton, Deputy
County Fire Officer, Jim Owen and Bolton Borough Manager, Ian
Councillor David Acton said: "The community room is really making
Farnworth a community fire station. All the work GMFRS
already do with the community is fantastic but the room provides
lots of opportunities to engage with people and that is great.
"Mayor Noel Spencer MBE has represented Farnworth continuously for
the last 19 years so to name it after him is a wonderful way to
recognise and acknowledge all the work he has done for the
community of Bolton over the last 40 plus years."
Bolton Fire Authority Councillors, Lynda Byrne, Mohammed Ayub and
Andrew Morgan were also at the unveiling of the room as well as
partner agencies that will be able to use the community room.
Bolton Borough Manager Ian Bailey said: "The Noel Spencer Community
Room is there for everyone to use, from our partners, like Greater
Manchester Police and Bolton Council to other community groups.
"The room is designed to be used by the entire community and we
chose to name it after the Mayor of Bolton in recognition of his
long service of the people of Bolton and Farnworth.
"It's about putting Farnworth Fire Station at the heart of the
community and by opening the station up in this way it means we can
engage with those groups."