Later 96 Bus from 2015

by prestwichfocus on November 27, 2014

Residents in Simister (and along the Heywood Road area) have some good news on bus services. A new later No 96 bus service will be added from April 2015. This is 18.27 from Simister and 18.57 from Shudehill. I know a lot of residents have raised this over a number of years, with both the […]

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KFC Drive Through APPROVED

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On Tuesday night the planning application for a ‘Drive Through’ KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) was approved by Bury Council’s Planning Control Committee. The application was for a drive through restaurant on the site just north of the post office on Bury New Road (i.e. between the Post Office and Tescos). It was carried by 8 […]

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My understanding is that the St Margaret’s Road traffic calming scheme works are starting NEXT WEEK (from 2nd December 2014) – this is subject to detailed planning and scheduling by the contractors who are undertaking a few different projects for the Council, but my understanding is that the work is next week. Residents will recall […]

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Just to let people know that the ‘Parklike’ festival will be returning to Heaton Park again in 2015 – 6-7 June 2015. The day before there will be a concert by the Courteeners, the capacity for the Friday 5th June is 20,000. The event, taking place on the Friday night before the festival, is not […]

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A new planning application has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Application Number: 58163 Registration Date: 12/11/2014 Location: 26 Glebelands Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1NE Proposal: Two storey side extension and single storey rear extension Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information or help with this. The details […]

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At the last full meeting of Bury Council I asked a question of Bury’s representatives to Transport for Greater Manchester about their plans for ‘Real-Time’ bus information at bus stops. People might be familiar with the signs that we now have on Metrolink Platorms which show (after many years of them being unused) show what […]

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The planning application for a ‘drive through’ KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Prestwich Village is on the agenda for the next meeting of the Planning Committee as with the officer report saying ‘minded to approve’. This DOES NOT mean it has been approved, but it means that the ‘approve’ is what the report from the […]

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Bins Update – Simister and Baguley Crescent

by prestwichfocus on November 19, 2014

Two further bins updates: (a) Simister A number of residents have been in touch because their bins (of various colours) are not being emptied on the (new) collection day (Thursday), and are instead being collected on Friday. I have been in touch with the Waste Management Team, Simister is at the end of a larger […]

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Flu – are you at risk?

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Information from the NHS in Bury: If you have a long term health condition, even one that is well managed, you are eligible for the flu vaccination free of charge. Flu can make the effects of existing health conditions worse, so if you have a long term condition, like diabetes, asthma or heart disease, it’s […]

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Bins Update: Wilton Court and Middleton Road

by prestwichfocus on November 12, 2014

Just a quick update on two bin collections that residents have been enduring in the last week. I have asked Waste Management to clarify with residents of Wilton Court what bin collection system and cycle they are on. As I understand it there has been confusion because some flats have their own bins and some […]

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