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In our latest party political broadcast, Tim Farron speaks about his background, his upbringing and what drives him. You can watch Tim’s speech at the end of Lib Dem Party Conference here: Join us here.

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Reporting Back: Obesity and Sports Participation

by prestwichfocus on 26 September, 2016

The media has been full recently of reports of an increase in obesity, particularly childhood obesity, across the country. We have also seen the brilliant success of Team GM athletes in both the Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio. Following on from this, at the last full meeting of Bury Council the Lib Dem team […]

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Funding – Ambition for Ageing

by prestwichfocus on 26 September, 2016

Ambition for Ageing in Bury is part of a Greater Manchester programme to create age friendly places with strong community connections and empowering people to live fulfilling lives as they age. The programme will enable people aged 50 plus to be at the heart of designing the places they live. Groundwork will be delivering the […]

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Comment: Jeremy Corbyn is wrong on the Single Market

by timpickstone on 26 September, 2016

In recent speeches Jeremey Corbyn has showed his true colours – he wants Britain out of the single Market. Here’s eleven reasons he’s wrong: Britain may have voted to leave the European Union, but this doesn’t mean we want to leave the ‘single market’ free trade area. The single market means it as easy to […]

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Victoria Wood’s Brother at Bury Council Meeting

by prestwichfocus on 26 September, 2016

THE brother of the late comedian Victoria Wood, Chris Foote Wood, addressed councillors at the most recent full meeting of Bury Council. Chris Foote Wood has been leading a campaign to raise £20,000 for a lifelike statue of the Prestwich-born comedian who died in April aged 62 after losing her battle with cancer. The latest […]

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Poems for people in Prestwich

by prestwichfocus on 26 September, 2016

A new weekly poetry reading group at Prestwich Library starts on Friday 30 September (1pm to 1.45pm). Qualified teacher Paul Murphy will lead the group in looking at poems and exchanging ideas and opinions. These free sessions are for adults, and there’s no need to book. For more information call Prestwich Library on 0161 253 […]

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Last week was the regular meeting of Bury Council’ Cabinet. A key point on the agenda was Bury Council’s financial outlook, which at present shows the Council heading for a £6.4 million overspend in the current financial year. This summary actually hides an even more worrying picture, with overspend in various areas totalling over £10.5 […]

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No more Bury South Constituency?

by timpickstone on 13 September, 2016

Bury South Parliamentary Constituency would disappear under proposals announced today by the Boundary Commission for England. Instead we would see Prestwich paired with Middleton, to create a new “Prestwich and Middleton” constituency. Middleton and Prestwich existed as a constituency for most of the last century, abolished in 1983 when Bury South was created.  The good news […]

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Holyrood Road Empty Properties

by prestwichfocus on 13 September, 2016

Just to update residents on the empty property on Holyrood Road (between Heys Road and Bury Old Road). This property has been providing a nuisance to neighbours both on Holyrood Road and also behind on Willingdon Drive for some years. The Council has recently had significant success in the courts with the owner of the […]

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Kingfisher Trail Event 24 September 2016

by prestwichfocus on 13 September, 2016

Saturday 24 September 2016 sees a free event in Clifton Country Park as part of the ‘Kingfisher Trail’ The free event is from 11:00am – 4:00pm, organisers say: “Join us at Clifton Country Park as we gather together our friends from across the Kingfisher Trail and Greater Manchester for a day of fun in recognition […]

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