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Full Council: Reporting Back

by timpickstone on 26 July, 2016

Earlier in the month was the regular meeting of Bury’s ‘Full Council’. This is the full meeting of all 51 councillors which meets five or six times a year. The meeting was a very busy agenda with important debates on Fracking, the EU Referendum and on Hate Crime. Fracking The Government last year released ‘licenses’ […]

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Free Health and Wellbeing Courses

by prestwichfocus on 26 July, 2016

‘Help Yourself to Wellbeing’ (HY2W) is a free seven week course designed to provide people with the knowledge, skills and tools to improve their health and wellbeing. The course aims to provide them with the confidence and motivation to set realistic goals for making changes to their lifestyle. It aims to improve the health and […]

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The Prestwich and Whitefield Guide reports that families with pupils at schools in the Bury local authority area are not to be fined for taking their children on term time holidays, if attendance is otherwise good. Bury Council has announced it is making the move after father Jon Platt won a landmark ruling against the […]

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Great British Tennis Weekend comes to Prestwich

by prestwichfocus on 26 July, 2016

This weekend (30-31 July) the Lawn Tennis Association’s ‘Greater British Tennis Weekend’ comes to Prestwich with a family focused’ tennis open day in St Mary’s Park. Both days the event is 2.30-4.30pm, it is free, and rackets and balls are provided. Family Tennis will be delivered weekly in St Mary’s Park until early October and […]

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Call for a Permanent Memorial for Victoria Wood

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2016

Prestwich Lib Dem Councillor Mary D’Albert has asked Bury Council to consider whether a permanent memorial to the late Victoria Wood would be appropriate in the Borough. The much loved comedian, singer, writer, actor and director sadly died in April this year. She was born in Prestwich, brought up in Bury and was schooled at Fairfield […]

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Bury Sports Awards – Nominations Open

by prestwichfocus on 15 July, 2016

Nominations are sought for the 11th Annual ‘Bury Sports Awards’ – a chance to celebrate those who have made an outstanding contribution to sport in Bury, or achieving personal success over the last twelve months. There are ten categories which Individuals, Clubs, and Schools can be entered for. The deadline for nominations is 31st July […]

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Two new planning application has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Reference 60270 Alternative Reference Not Available Application Received Mon 20 Jun 2016 Application Validated Mon 20 Jun 2016 Address 11 Heys Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1JW Proposal Two storey rear extension Reference 60294 Alternative Reference Not Available Application Received Mon 27 Jun 2016 […]

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A new planning application has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Reference 60286 Alternative Reference PP-05261924 Application Received Thu 23 Jun 2016 Application Validated Fri 24 Jun 2016 Address Nutt Farm, Nutt Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SJ Proposal Replacement dwelling applicable to House Type 1 only – five bedroom two storey detached dwelling as […]

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New Planning Application: Sandgate Road

by prestwichfocus on 14 July, 2016

A new planning application has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Reference 60291 Alternative Reference PP-05266651 Application Received Fri 24 Jun 2016 Application Validated Fri 24 Jun 2016 Address 6 Sandgate Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6WG Proposal First floor rear extension Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information […]

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Carer Celebration Event

by prestwichfocus on 13 July, 2016