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Update: Hospital Services Review, Travel Issues

by prestwichfocus on October 22, 2014

Just to update residents on the transport issues around the proposed changes to hospital services in Greater Manchester. You may be aware from the media or from emails earlier in the year about the proposed changes to emergency services which are currently being consulted on by the NHS. The proposals would be that for the […]

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I just wanted to update residents on some work I have been doing around bin collections in both Simister and the Baguley Crescent/Heywood Old Road areas in the last week. In Simister I understand that bins were not emptied on your new ‘bin day’ last week, but that the crews came the next day instead. […]

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Just to update people on the patch of land which is opposite St Mary’s CoE Primary on Rectory Lane. As people will know this site is very often in a very messy state. as the picture below shows. At our request the Council has written to the site owners asking them to tidy up the […]

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A new planning application has been received within Holyrood Ward as below: Application Number: 58027 Registration Date: 06/10/2014 Location: 367 Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1QA Proposal: First floor extension at rear Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information or help with this. The details will be on […]

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New Planning Application: Drive Through KFC Bury New Road

by prestwichfocus on October 20, 2014

A new planning application has been received – it’s outside Holyrood Ward but still no doubt of interest to people. Application Number: 58043 Registration Date: 14/10/2014 Location: Land adjcent to Prestwich Post Office, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3AJ Proposal: Erection of drive through restaurant (Class A3/A5) with associated access, car parking and hard […]

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Ask Me about Fostering Campaign

by prestwichfocus on October 14, 2014

For the last two weeks 550 councillors and council officers have been supporting the Bury ‘Ask me about Fostering’ campaign. This is a campaign to ask caring families and individuals if they can make a real difference to a child’s life by becoming a foster carer. The number of children needing foster carers in Bury […]

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At its last meeting the Council’s Cabinet agreed plans to go ahead with developing a ‘separate organisation’ to run large parts of adult social care services across Bury. A new organisation – perhaps a local authority trading company – will be developed to deliver these services which provide support to people with disabilities, older people […]

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A Home Watch Conference will take place for the whole of the Bury MBC area. This is on: Thursday 23 October 2014 Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall (Doors open 6.30, Conference start 7.15pm) The meeting is an opportunity to meet up with local neighbourhood police teams, and guest speakers will include Police Cadets, Counter Terrorism […]

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Lib Dem Conference – Report Back

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Last week I was representing the local Lib Dems at our national Party Conference in Glasgow – here’s a few highlights of what was announced and discussed: Personal Allowance Liberal Democrats believe in opportunity for everyone not just a few at the top and letting people keep more of their own money is central to […]

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St Margarets Post Office Move

by prestwichfocus on October 1, 2014

Local councillors have been contacted by the Post Office to inform us of a proposal to move the St Margaret’s Post Office on Bury Old Road from its present location at 426 Bury Old Road, to the ‘Best One-Akntars Lts’ shop at 466 Bury Old Road. This is the shop on the ‘Polefield’ parade of […]

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