Mayor Andy Burnham Opens New Educational Zone at The Hideaway, Partington

The Hideaway, a vibrant community venue run by The Hidden Treasure Trust, was buzzing with excitement when Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham officially opened the new Educational Zone. The mayor was warmly welcomed by staff, volunteers, and members of the community, eager to showcase this exciting development.

During his visit, Mayor Burnham was given a tour of The Hideaway, experiencing firsthand the diverse activities offered. He met with Ruth Lacey, Chief Officer of The Hidden Treasure Trust, who shared details of their work, including the new “Feel Better Partington” initiative. This community-led program, supported by TLCO’s Neighbourhood Programme, aims to prevent Long Term Conditions through proactive support in the community.

Adrian Smith, Neighbourhood Lead, said of the mayor’s positive response, “It was fantastic to hear the mayor speak so highly of community-led projects like this.”

Transport is a crucial concern for Partington residents and was also on the agenda. The mayor assured the room that the expansion of the Bee Network would bring more frequent services to the town. He pledged his commitment to come and talk to local people at a community meeting about transport solutions.

The opening of the Educational Zone marks a new milestone for The Hideaway and the Partington community. With Mayor Burnham’s visit highlighting its potential, this new space promises to be a hub for learning, initiatives like community cookery, and community connection.  To find out more about The Hidden Treasure Trust’s work visit