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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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Forever Manchester are currently working with the People’s Health Trust to support groups who wish to apply in the current round of their Active Communities Programme. Applications to the Active Communities programme opened in Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside and Wigan on Wednesday 15 October, and the deadline for receipt of all applications is 1pm […]

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Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb is calling for the government to free up as much as £1.5bn to invest in the NHS in 2015/2016. Norman wants to see the government make NHS funding a priority in next month’s Autumn Statement. We are calling for extra funding to focus on improving mental health care, particularly […]

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Bonfire Night Feedback Request

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A number of residents have already been in touch around traffic and parking issues around the bonfire night events in Heaton Park last week. There are a number of issues to feed back already, but could people let me know if there are issues that I need to raise with Heaton Park? Either comment to […]

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New Planning Application: Former Claremont Nursing Home

by prestwichfocus on November 7, 2014

An important new planning application has been received – not quite in Holyrood Ward, but will probably be of interest to people: Application Number: 58105 Registration Date: 29/10/2014 Location: Site of former Claremont Home, Park View Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1FA Proposal: Erection of extra care accommodation for the elderly (Class C2 UseResidential Institutions) (62 […]

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New Planning Application: Prestwich Heys FC

by prestwichfocus on November 5, 2014

A new planning application has been received within Holyrood Ward as below: Application Number: 58111 Registration Date: 03/11/2014 Location: Prestwich Heys FC, Sandgate Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6WG Proposal: Installation of modular steel changing room Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information or help with this. The details will […]

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