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Time to End Child Hunger

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

We’re campaigning to increase access to free school meals and give children from low-income families access to food vouchers when schools are closed too.  Liberal Democrats are campaigning to increase access to free school meals and give children from low-income families access to food vouchers when schools are closed too. What are we calling for?We […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward October 2020

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

Please see below a list of planning applications received in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Non material amendment following approval of application 65090- Change eternal walls from timber … Former Stables, Nutt Lane, Simister, PrestwichRef. No: 66053 | Received: Fri 09 Oct 2020 | Validated: Thu 15 Oct 2020 | Status: Registered First […]

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Prestwich Library Limited Re-Opening

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

Prestwich Library has re-opened for limited use from this week. Through the Order and Collect Service, readers can order books online or by phone: (see here) Library staff will process the orders and customers will be contacted when the order is ready to be collected at a specific time. The library will be then be open […]

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Flu Vaccinations available for all Children aged 2 and 3

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

All children who were 2 or 3 years of age on the 31st August 2020 are eligible for a free flu vaccination, which is the best way to protect them against the influenza virus (flu). (Information from NHS Bury.) The children’s flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to young children to help protect them […]

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Fostering Could be ‘Just the Job’

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

This week is Work Life Week 2020 (12-16 October), which is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing at work and work life balance and with the economy and job market in flux at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bury Council’s Fostering Team are saying that now could be […]

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Prestwich Library Open but limited hours

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

Prestwich Library is back open again from yesterday (Thursday 15 October 2020). The branch has launched its Order and Collect Service means readers can order books online or by phone: please see https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=15605. Library staff will process the orders and customers will be contacted when the order is ready to be collected at a specific time. […]

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GMSF Delayed Again

by timpickstone on 9 October, 2020

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was due to be published on 5 October 2020 with a special meeting of Bury Council on 21 October 2020 to agree the plan. Assuming that the plan had been agreed by all ten Greater Manchester councils then the public would have had a seven week consultation in November and […]

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Covid-19 Update and Local Testing Options

by timpickstone on 9 October, 2020

Bury Council and NHS have issued the following update on Covid-19 cases in Bury (8 October 2020) The four-week summary in Bury: Week ending 3 October: infection rate 277.5 (530 new cases) Week ending 26 September: infection rate 224.6 (429 new cases) Week ending 19 September: infection rate 165.5 (316 new cases) Week ending 12 […]

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Free Tennis at St Mary’s Park

by timpickstone on 9 October, 2020

Free community tennis sessions have returned to St Mary’s Park in Prestwich to help improve people’s physical and mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. National sports charity Tennis for Free have relaunched the sessions on Sunday (4 Oct) in partnership with Bury Council and the LTA. The sessions will be led by a professional tennis […]

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World Mental Health Day 10 October 2020

by timpickstone on 9 October, 2020

Saturday 10 October 2020 is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is ‘mental health for all’. During this difficult year, many local people’s lives and livelihoods have been affected and this has been particularly tough on people’s emotional health and wellbeing. More information on the day here, and for the UK here. Bury […]

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