Petition to Save the HomeStart Charity

by timpickstone on 2 May, 2016

Local campaigners have launched a petition to save the local charity ‘Home-Start Bury’. This is a charity which supports local families by offering support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children. Bury Council funded Home-Start thorugh it’s ‘Commissioning Fund’ for a period of three years starting in 2013/14. That came to an end […]

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Special Deal on Garden Composting

by prestwichfocus on 2 May, 2016

You might not know this, but this week is ‘Composting Awareness Week’, which aims to promote the benefits of composting food and garden waste in your own garden. As part of the week, Recycling officers from the council will be on Bury Market on Wednesday 4 May, offering advice to help people get started with […]

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Polling Day Information – Holyrood Ward

by prestwichfocus on 2 May, 2016

Polling Day for the local elections is Thursday 5 May 2016. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. You don’t need your polling card to vote. If you need a lift to the polling station or any other information please call our Polling Day number which is 07976 831 686. Polling stations are: […]

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Congratulations to Prestwich Heys League Win

by prestwichfocus on 2 May, 2016

Congratulations to our local football team, Prestwich Heys, for winning the Premier Division of the Manchester Football League. The victory was guaranteed after a win against Wythenshawe in the week, and the team celebrated following another win against AVRO at the weekend. Coming top of the league means that Prestwich Heys can ‘move up’ to the […]

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Reporting Back – Full Council, Answers to Questions

by timpickstone on 26 April, 2016

Earlier in the month was the regular meeting of Bury’s ‘Full Council’. The Lib Dem Group asked our full allocation of four questions: (summaries below – full answers here) – Children in Residential Care Mary D’ALbert asked about the recent report that “Thousands of police visits ‘criminalise’ children in care homes”, and could we be […]

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Bailey Street Play Area Work Commences

by prestwichfocus on 26 April, 2016

Just to let residents know that work has now started on the Bailey Street Play area (off Heaton Street). The work is to partially replace worn out play equipment, and some work to improve the usability of the site which is a great facility for our area. We asked residents for their views earlier in […]

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Bury New Road – A U-Turn and a One-Way Cycle Lane

by prestwichfocus on 26 April, 2016

Bury Council have just announced a small but important U-Turn on the proposals for Bury New Road. The proposals which had been agreed included provision for cycle lanes in both directions, but these were to be immediately inside of the new permanent parking bays. Many people, including us and including cycling organisations told the Council […]

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Junior Doctor’s Strike – Advice for Patients

by prestwichfocus on 26 April, 2016

NHS Junior Doctors are taking industrial action today and tomorrow (26-27 April 2016, 8am-5pm), including withdrawal of cover from A&E departments. Essential care will be provided by senior staff. The NHS is asking us all to make sure that we help the NHS cope by choosing the right service and attending A&E only if it […]

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Lib Dems secure Victory for Vulnerable Tenants

by timpickstone on 19 April, 2016

The Government has agreed a Liberal Democrat amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill, which protects vulnerable tenants from being wrongly evicted.Under the Housing & Planning Bill, landlords get faster access to a property if they believe the tenant has abandoned it. The successful amendment requires a landlord to get in touch with a third […]

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St Margaret’s Bowling Club Open Day

by prestwichfocus on 19 April, 2016

St Margaret’s Bowling Club (Polefield Road, Prestwich) are holding an open day on Sunday 15 May from 1.00pm – 5.00pm They are encouraging anyone who is interested to come along and try your hand at Crown Green Bowling at our friendly club. Everyone is welcome to this free event which will include: – Free Tuition […]

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