Yellow Lines Nursery Road

by prestwichfocus on January 28, 2015

Just to let people know that the Council has agreed to install some yellow lines around the junction of Nursery Road and Lilac Grove – behind the nursery on Bury Old Road. I know that there have been concerns about access to the cul-de-sac, and also safety for people crossing the road when cars are […]

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A new planning application has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Application number: 58368 Type of application: Full Date Registered: 20/01/2015 Location: 261 Heywood Old Road, Rochdale, Manchester, M24 4QR Proposal: Two storey/single storey extensions to side and rear: Juliet balcony to rear; 2 no. velux rooflights to side elevation and conversions of loft […]

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At the last meeting of the Prestwich Township Forum residents were shown a demonstration of the new ‘Bury Directory‘ website. This is a new website which has been set up to help local residents find information about services, groups, charities in their local area – and to help local groups promote their activities. The Directory […]

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Manchester City Council and event organisers are ‘confirming’ that the Parklife Weekender 2015 will take place in Heaton Park on June 6 and 7 (though we probably all knew that when the additional Friday concert of the Courteneers was announced in Heaton Park a few months ago!). Parklike have also announced the establishment of a […]

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Metrolink services to and through Victoria station will stop for four days over next month’s half-term – the stop will close from February 14 to February 17. For passengers travelling from Bury, Oldham and Rochdale, there will be replacement buses running from Crumpsall, Central Park, Shudehill and Piccadilly Gardens. The stop is expected to re-open […]

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Artisan (Farmers) Market Dates

by prestwichfocus on January 20, 2015

I know people in the past have been sorry to miss our local Artisan (Farmers) Markets: Prestwich Artisan Market The Longfield Shopping Centre, off Bury New Road 22 February 2014 Parking Longfield Shopping Centre is located off Bury New Road, Prestwich. There is plenty of free parking on town centre car parks and on-street, and […]

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Cold Weather Advice (Age UK)

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We do not need to tell you about the very cold weather at the moment. Please do take care of yourself and also think about neighbours, particularly those who live alone or people who might be more vulnerable. The national charity Age UK has produced a number of advice articles about winter – obviously aimed […]

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More investment in Radcliffe

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Two more major pieces of investment have recently been announced by our local Labour-run Council. New Bus Station Bury Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have now submitted plans for a significantly upgraded bus station in Radcliffe. Under the new plans, the station will have increased capacity, while passengers will benefit from new purpose-built […]

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Tackling Suicide Rates

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In Britain last year 4,700 people committed suicide. Three quarters of them were men, and suicide is the largest cause of death for young people and young men in particular. The North West has the second highest numbers of suicide rates in Britain. Last year 567 men and 146 women took their own lives in […]

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NHS Advice on Health Services

by prestwichfocus on January 13, 2015

Residents will no doubt have seen news about the extreme pressure Accident and Emergency (A&E) services are experiencing at the present time. With the weather getting colder this is likely to get worse. Our local NHS hospital provider has seen it’s busiest time at A&E ever in the last month and staff will be working […]

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