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Prestwich Scarecrow Festival – Winners

by timpickstone on 2 September, 2020

Well done to everyone who took part in the Prestwich Scarecrow Fesival and competition in recent weeks. A special thank you to our local police team here in Prestwich who have worked so hard to make the event work. There were three shortlisted winners who went forward to a public vote on Facebook, with the […]

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Stay Safe!

by timpickstone on 2 September, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Bury remain well above the national average and our local NHS and Council are urging residents to continue to fight Covid-19 together. Full information on the current situation in Bury is here. Information on the local rules in place many parts of Greater Manchester (including Bury) are here. Information about the return […]

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​Ask author Lesley Pearse on her virtual tour

by timpickstone on 1 September, 2020

Bury Libraries invite you to join a virtual author tour with Lesley Pearse on Thursday 24 September at 7pm on their Facebook live platform. The popular British author is working with Libraries Connected to promote her new book “Liar”. In a Shepherd’s Bush bedsit, Amelia White dreams of being a reporter, but the closest she’s […]

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Prestwich Roadworks September 2020

by timpickstone on 1 September, 2020

Please see below details of the most significant roadworks scheduled for the Prestwich area in September 2020. (On Bury New Road some of these relate to work to create a temporary cycle lane.) For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here. Junction of Kersal Mood Road and Moor Lane (just in Salford) 8-10 […]

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The public consultation on the Simister Interchange proposals ends on Monday, 17 August 2020. Please do take the opportunity to have your say. The proposals are for two options, costing up to £340 million. Both options create a 10 lane motorway between Prestwich and Simister, and then two different options for making the Simister Interchange […]

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Response to Simister Interchange Proposals

by timpickstone on 13 August, 2020

Please see below the formal response from the Holyrood Ward councillors to the Highways Agency consultation on their proposals for the M60 Junction 18 Simister Interchange. See their proposals here. BackgroundWe are the councillors who represent Holyrood Ward on Bury MBC. Holyrood Ward is the area most affected by these proposals. The ward is the […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward, August 2020

by timpickstone on 12 August, 2020

Please see below a list of planning applications received in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Single storey side extension  42 Beeston Grove, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6UFRef. No: 65785 | Received: Wed 29 Jul 2020 | Validated: Tue 11 Aug 2020 | Status: Registered Single storey extension at side Contacted agent to request response […]

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Essential repair work closes city centre tram stop

by timpickstone on 12 August, 2020

Essential Metrolink maintenance work taking place in August is meaning some temporary disruption to city centre services. Market Street and Shudehill stops are closed and trams will not run between Victoria and Piccadilly Gardens for approximately nine days, from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 August inclusive. Services between St Peter’s Square and Piccadilly Gardens (towards Piccadilly) will be unaffected.   The work will take place […]

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​Win prizes and get fit in 10k challenge

by timpickstone on 12 August, 2020

Residents are being invited to walk or run 10k and be in with a chance to win prizes. The September challenge has been set by the Bury Live Well Service and is open to everyone in the borough aged over 16. Top prize is a six-month Active Lifestyles Membership with Bury Leisure, with four prizes […]

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Stay Safe: New regulations for Greater Manchester

by timpickstone on 6 August, 2020

As you will have seen in the press, new restrictions are in place across the whole of Greater Manchester, along with parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Government has published a list of Frequently Asked Questions on what you can and cannot do: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/north-west-of-england-local-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do All other existing Covid-19 guidelines remain unchanged. Don’t forget that if you, […]

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