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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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Say No to a 10 Lane Motorway

by timpickstone on 30 July, 2020

There is still time to have your say in the consultation on making the M60 bigger as it passes Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister. Highways England are proposing to spend up to £340 million on: – making the M60 10 lanes (5 in each direction) between Junction 17 (Prestwich) and Junction 18 (Simister). This is by […]

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Reporting Back: Full Council

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Three separate motions were put forward at the Summer meeting of Bury’s full Council. Councillor Michael Powell reports: Liberal Democrat group motion- Supporting Private Renters and Selective LicencingOur motion concerned securing a fair deal for private renters to ensure that they are protected from poor housing management and low standards from a minority of those […]

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Our Bury 2020 Photo Competition

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Six Town Housing have launched a phototography competition to showcase Bury’s communities in 2020. Our Bury 2020 is a competition with an aims to create a virtual time capsule showcasing the amazing communities around us, who have worked together to help overcome challenging situations this year. From window posters celebrating keyworkers to people volunteering their time to support vulnerable neighbours, […]

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Youth Advisory Group members wanted

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Young people from across Greater Manchester are invited to join a new group to help give other young people the best possible future. Chair of the Greater Manchester Task Force, Olympian and Commonwealth Gold Medal Winner, Diane Modahl, is encouraging young people from across Greater Manchester to apply for a place on the Youth Advisory Group to help shape the future […]

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Prestwich Roadworks August 2020

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Please see below details of the most significant roadworks scheduled for the Prestwich area in August 2020. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here. Kersal Valley Road / Moor Lane junction – Multi-Way signals until 5th August 2020 (Electricity North West) Scholes Lane / Hilton Lane / Bury New Road junction – […]

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Mayor joins in on Samarathon

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Volunteers from Bury Samaritans walked the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) in July to raise funds for the much used local charity. The volunteers walked through all six of Bury’s towns on the ‘Samarathon’ top raised funds, and also to raise awareness of the important work that the Samaritans do to support people in […]

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Summer Scarecrow Festival and Competition

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

The local Prestwich area Police Team have organised a summer ‘scarecrow’ festival and competition to run over the summer as a family event. They say: “We have had a lot of community events cancelled this year due to COVID so the Prestwich team have put their thinking caps on and we are organising a Prestwich […]

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GMSF – Final consultation this Autumn

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

The schedule for the publication of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) proposals has been announced. The plans will be put before all ten Greater Manchester councils in October 2020 (the meeting date in Bury is 21 October 2020). If it is agreed by everyone then the final public consultation will be for eight weeks […]

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Road Resurfacing Plans

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Bury Council has announced the next phase of roads that will be resurfaced. This includes a number of roads in the Prestwich area. Thank you to residents who have raised many of these roads with us. Roads to be resurfaced in the next phase in the Prestwich area are: Heywood Road (Hampden Road to Park […]

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