Trasport Authority Welcomes Bus Services Bill

by timpickstone on 23 May, 2016

New powers could enable a London-style transport network in Greater Manchester ​Transport leaders in Greater Manchester have welcomed the publication of the Bus Services Bill, a new piece of legislation which will enable an elected Mayor to franchise bus services. The Bill, which proposes powers to allow Combined Authorities with an elected Mayor to franchise […]

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Reporting Back: Parklife and Campsite

by prestwichfocus on 21 May, 2016

Councillors Tim Pickstone and Mary D’Albert recently attended another briefing meeting with the organisers of the Parklife festival in Heaton Park (11-12 June 2016). A few issues to report back: Residents Consultation Letter and Events Residents in a fairly wide area around Heaton Park will have received a residents information leaflet in the post. If […]

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Warm Welcome to Electric Bus Trials

by timpickstone on 20 May, 2016

Liberal Democrats across Greater Manchester have welcomed the announcement earlier last week that officials from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have met with the Volvo Bus Corporation to discuss proposals to replace the current bus fleet with a new electric fleet run on rechargeable batteries. A spokesperson for the Lib Dem group on Transport for […]

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Reporting Back: Annual Council

by prestwichfocus on 20 May, 2016

Councillors met last week for Bury’s ‘Annual Council’. The event elects a new Mayor every year, but this year councillors also elected a new Council Leader. Councillor Mike Connolly (Labour, East Ward) is the new Mayor of Bury for 2016-17. Councillor Rishi Shori (Labour, Radcliffe West) is the new Leader of the Council. We wish […]

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Bury New Road – FOI Reveals Full Scale of Opposition

by prestwichfocus on 17 May, 2016

The truth about the ‘consultation’ on the Bury New Road proposals have been made available following a ‘Freedom of Information’ request by the Prestwich and Whitefield Guide. The Guide has undertaken an independent assessment of the comments made by local residents, and report act HALF of people who had their say on a £2 million […]

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Voting takes places across the country on Thursday 23 June 2016 in the important referendum to determine whether the country will remain in, or leave the European Union. Many people may be on holiday or other commitments on this additional polling day. Anyone can sign up for a postal vote. The votes arrive in the post […]

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Prestwich Clough Day – This Sunday 22 May

by prestwichfocus on 17 May, 2016

This Sunday, 22 May 2016, is the 11th annual ‘Prestwich Clough Day’. This is a a FREE Annual Event held from 12pm – 5pm in St Mary’s Flower Park and outside The Church Inn, Church Lane. The Event features a really impressive range of Activities, Concessions, Countryside Groups, Displays, Entertainment and local Groups. A great […]

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A new planning application has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Application Number: 60082 Registration Date: 09/05/2016 Location: Brook Farm, Simister Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SB Proposal: Non-material amendment following granting of planning permission ref. 58827 – Demolition of existing buildings currently used for oil recycling business and livery yard, replacement with 4 no. […]

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New Planning Application: Derby Road

by prestwichfocus on 15 May, 2016

A new planning application has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Application Number: 60090 Registration Date: 03/05/2016 Location: 48 Derby Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6TN Proposal: Single storey extension at front/two storey extension at side Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information or help with this. The details […]

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Two new planning applications have been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Application Number: 60088 Registration Date: 05/05/2016 Ward Name: Prestwich – Holyrood Location: 17 Maple Grove, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3DQ Proposal: Lawful development certificate for proposed extension and modification of storm porch at fron Application Number: 60080 Registration Date: 28/04/2016 Location: 19 Nursery Road, […]

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