Heaton Park RBS to Close

by prestwichfocus on May 23, 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland have announced that their Heaton Park Branch (corner of St Margaret’s Road and Bury Old Road) is to close this summer. Many residents have reacted with concern, as this is the only bank in the Bury Old Road area and a well loved local service. We are concerned that RBS seem […]

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Major Planning Application – 97 Houses at Tescos

by prestwichfocus on May 20, 2015

A major new planning application, the largest in Prestwich for a number of years has been received. This is for 97 new homes on land immediately behind Tescos. It is not in Holyrood Ward, but will probably be of interest to people. The details are: Application Number: 58655 Registration Date: 06/05/2015 Location: Land at Valley […]

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Five Churches Walk

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An annual Five Churches Walk will be taking place round the green paths of Prestwich on Saturday 30th May. Walkers take a 10-mile country route from St Gabriel’s, Bishops Road, Sedgley Park – via St Hilda’s, St George’s (Simister), St Margaret’s and St Mary’s – stopping off at each place for a cup of tea […]

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This week is Dementia Awareness Week Bury Council’s Social Development Team, alongside Bury Dementia Action Alliance, Making Space Dementia Charity, the Alzheimer’s Society, have planned a week of events to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of Dementia. Please click here to view a programme of the week’s events. Apologies for circulating this after the […]

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Community Fund Grants Available

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Applications are open for the Community Fund grants which are available for each of the Township Forum areas across Bury Council. The Community Fund was originally established by a Liberal Democrat group proposal at Bury Council which became part of the Councils budget. Each Township Forum area has been allocated £8,000 to support the work […]

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Pennine Care NHS Trust, who operate the community NHS services throughout Bury are organising a ‘Fun activity event’ to mark the launch of their ‘My Health My Community’ initiative on 29 May 2015. There is a launch event leaflet here. ​Pennine Care say: “You are invited to come along to a FREE activity day on […]

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Just a note to thank residents once again for their support in the local elections last Thursday. Thanks to your support Mary D’Albert was elected as your Councillor here in Holyrood Ward. You now have two Lib Dem councillors to stand up for the local area (myself and Mary). Liberal Democrat (Mary D’Albert) 2,112 (36%) […]

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Prestwich, Radcliffe and Whitefield Scouts are seeking a new District Commissioner. They are keen search as wide as possible in the local community to find the best person for this role. The District Commissioner role is crucial for the development of the District and the the Scouts’ ability to deliver more and better Scouting to […]

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Car-park barrier at the Longfield

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Thank you to the various residents who have let us know about the barrier on the Longfield car park being ‘out of action’ (Normally the car-park is locked until 9.30am weekdays.) This has been causing problems to residents, businesses and services who make use of the car part at present. This has been reported to […]

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Residents of Baguley Crescent will have been very pleased to see crews on site last week to clear away the appalling amount of fly-tipping which had accumulated in the garages area on the western side of the Crescent. It is great that the Council has finally taken action on this after many months of lobbying […]

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