Made in Bury Community Awards – Winners

by prestwichfocus on 28 June, 2016

Last month at Bury’s Annual Council award the 2016 ‘Made in Bury Community Awards’ to individuals and community groups who had made a special difference in our communities. Bury’s Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Tim Pickstone, presented the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards to: Peter James-Robinson, Geeta Sarin, Gary Dawson and Elaine Valle-Jones. One of our […]

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New Tests for Bury’s Licensed Taxi Drivers

by prestwichfocus on 28 June, 2016

New tests are being introduced from 1 July 2016 for future taxi drivers in Bury in order to drive up standards and ensure passenger safety. The Council’s Licensing Committee has agreed that people who want to drive a Hackney (‘black’) cab or private hire vehicle will have to show that their driving ability and communication […]

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EU Referendum: Opinion

by timpickstone on 28 June, 2016

Last week Britain voted, by 52% to 48%, to leave the European Union. We are lucky enough to live in a democracy, and it is important to respect everyone’s votes, whichever way they were cast. Naturally we respect the result of the referendum, but this does not mean that Liberal Democrats will stop believing in […]

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Meet HealthWatch Bury at Prestwich Library

by prestwichfocus on 28 June, 2016

Residents are invited to meet representatives of HealthWatch Bury on Tuesday 5 July at Prestwich Library. Between 10am and 1pm, visitors can pick up information leaflets and share their experiences of using the local health and social care services.

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30 Hours Free Childcare – Consultation

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2016

Bury Council is currently undertaking a consultation on the plans for 30 hours of free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds. If you are a parent, a childcare provider and/or an employer the Council want to hear from you. The Government has committed to giving working parents of three and four […]

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Thursday is Polling Day in the EU Referendum

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2016

Polling stations are open 7am until 10pm. More people than usual are expected to vote, so if you can vote early to avoid the queues. Vote at your ‘normal’ polling stations – there is a list here. You don’t need your polling card to vote. If you have a postal vote that you have not […]

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Referendum Polling Day Information – Holyrood Ward

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2016

Polling Day for the EU Referendum is Thursday 23 June 2016. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. You don’t need your polling card to vote. Polling stations are: Baguley Crescent and Heywood Old Road areas Mobile Unit Baguley Crescent Simister Lady Wilton Hall Parrenthorn, St Margaret’s and Polefield areas St Margaret’s Community […]

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Why we’re voting REMAIN on Thursday

by timpickstone on 20 June, 2016

In Thursday’s EU referendum everyone will have their own vote, and make their own decision. We wanted to share with you why the whole Lib Dem team across Prestwich and Bury are voting to Remain on Thursday. Firstly, we’re voting with our heads. Everyday realities like jobs, prices and pensions make a massive difference to […]

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Reporting Back: Bury Council Cabinet June 2016

by timpickstone on 14 June, 2016

Last week was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s ‘Cabinet’. This meeting brings together the ruling Labour Group’s Cabinet Members, and the thetwo opposition group leaders are now back on the Cabinet, after being thrown off two years ago…. Lib Dem Leader Cllr Tim Pickstone reports: Review of Libraries The Council is beginning a major review […]

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Bury Bandemonium returns this Saturday

by prestwichfocus on 14 June, 2016

Bury Bandemonium is on Saturday 18th June 2016. Local brass and concert bands will be performing in various open spaces throughout Bury town centre. Bring your deck chairs to Kay Gardens! The following bands will be performing as follows: – 10am – 11am – Bury Catholic Preparatory School Choir – 11am – 1pm in Kay […]

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