New Planning Application St Margaret’s Road

by prestwichfocus on 6 February, 2016

A new planning applications has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Application Number: 59681 Registration Date: 26/01/2016 Location: 27 St Margarets Close, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2LY Proposal: Two storey extension at side Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information or help with these. The details will be on […]

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Are you Registered to Vote?

by prestwichfocus on 3 February, 2016

This week is National Voter Registration Drive organised by ‘Bite the Ballot’ a campaign group that aims more sure as many people as possible are taking part in our democratic society. Up to a million people have recently fallen off the Electoral Register, with Individual Electoral Registration introduced in the last few years. A particular problem […]

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National Libraries Day – 6 February 2016

by prestwichfocus on 3 February, 2016

There are a large number of events on National Libraries Day this Saturday (6 February 2016). At our very own Prestwich Library – local historian Craig Brisbane exhibits part of his collection (9.30am to 1pm, and also on Sunday from 10am to 2pm). Also – The Book Doctor is In! (9.30am to 1pm). Get ideas […]

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New Planning Application Sandgate Road

by prestwichfocus on 3 February, 2016

A new planning applications has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Application Number: 59531 Registration Date: 15/01/2016 Location: 11 Sandgate Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6WG Proposal: Single storey extension at front and side Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information or help with these. The details will be […]

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Heaton Park – Reporting Back

by prestwichfocus on 27 January, 2016

In the last couple of months your local councilors Tim and Mary have had the opportunity to meet up twice with the Heaton Park management and development team to catch up on developments in the park. Here is an update of current issues: Strategic Vision A team has been working on a revised ‘strategic vision’ […]

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Time to Talk Day – 4th February

by prestwichfocus on 27 January, 2016

The next Time to Talk Day will be on Thursday 4th February 2016. The day is organised to encourage people across the country to talk about mental health to help end the misconceptions around it. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year, yet too often people are afraid to talk about their […]

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Ring and Ride – Significant Changes

by prestwichfocus on 26 January, 2016

Significant changes are on the way for Ring and Ride users in the borough. Transport for Greater Manchester Committee have agreed proposals that mean fewer people will be able to access the service from April 4 as the eligibility criteria are changed. People who will be able to use the service will be: – holders […]

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New Planning Application: 5 new houses off Henry Street

by prestwichfocus on 22 January, 2016

A fairly significant new planning applications has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Application Number: 59633 Registration Date: 11/01/2016 Location: Land To The Rear Of 315 Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1JA Proposal: Erection of 5 no. dwellings Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information or help […]

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Help us keep Bury Fracking Free

by timpickstone on 20 January, 2016

In the ‘media quiet’ days before Christmas, the Government awarded an additional set of Fracking licenses to private companies. Threes of these license blocks cover the Bury area, including one which covers parts of Prestwich. License areas 70, 80 and 81, which includes a part of Prestwich, Whitefield, Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington and and then right […]

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Significant Changes to Simister to Prestwich buses

by prestwichfocus on 20 January, 2016

Transport for Greater Manchester has announced a significant change to the 90/91 bus which links Simister, and the Heywood Road area to the Village and Tescos. Residents will be aware that the a new service (Simister to Bury via Radcliffe) was introduced in July 2015, but it has now been agreed that this doesn’t work […]

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