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Reporting Back: Council Finances

by timpickstone on 21 November, 2018

Last week was the meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet, and earlier this week the meeting of the Council’s Audit Committee. Both meetings considered the mid-year financial report for the Council which raise some very concerning issues. Councillor Tim Pickstone was at the Cabinet, Councillor Steve Wright was at the Audit Committee: Both meetings heard that […]

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Reporting back: Local Issues

by timpickstone on 21 November, 2018

Just to report back on a number of local issues that have been raised by residents in recent weeks: White Lines Nursery Road / Bury Old Road Thank you to residents who have raised the issue of the faded white lines on Bury Old Road at the junction with Nursery Road. The ‘turn right’ filter […]

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Healthwatch Bury GP Access and Appointments Survey

by timpickstone on 21 November, 2018

Healthwatch Bury is asking for your experience of accessing GPs and GP appointments. Healthwatch is an independent, publicly-funded organisation. They have statutory duties and a remit to ensure health and social care services in Bury are the best they can be for people, now and in the future. During 2017/18, general practice represented one of […]

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Clean Team Prestwich Litter Pick 2 December 2018

by timpickstone on 21 November, 2018

Clean Team Prestwich have confirmed the location of their next community clean. This is Sunday 2 December 2018, 9.30am meet at the Sainsbury’s Local in Sedgley Park. Litter pickers and bin bags are provided, please dress appropriately for the weather! More information at their Facebook Page here.

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Road Safety Week 19-25 November 2018

by timpickstone on 21 November, 2018

This is Road Safety Week 2018. Nationally the campaign this year is focussing on teaching younger people to use our roads safely. With over 20,000 people injured each year in road accidents make sure you get involved and spread the message. You can use the hash tag #SaveKidsLives and share the brilliant resources. See the […]

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Early Bird reduced Metrolink Tickets

by timpickstone on 14 November, 2018

A pilot Metrolink offer launched on Monday. These ‘Early Bird’ products are aiming to reduce congestion by encouraging travel at times where there is less overcrowding. The reduced prices are available every weekday until Christmas Eve but only on the ‘Get Me There’ smartphone app and must be purchased before 7am. There are two options: […]

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​Victoria Wood, Bury Library – and her guilty letter!

by timpickstone on 14 November, 2018

Pictures of the old Bury library that Victoria Wood visited as a child are now on display – alongside her letter ‘admitting’ book theft. Victoria was a regular visitor to the Junior Library when she was a Bury Grammar School pupil, and these images of the Junior Library and the Reference Library show how the […]

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National School Meals Week

by timpickstone on 14 November, 2018

This week (12-16 November 2018) is the 25th National School Meals Week, a week to celebrate the important role school means provide in keeping children healthy, well nourished and well educated. The event website features a resource page for parents with lots of great ideas around cooking with children. According to a national survey in […]

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St Margaret’s Christmas Fair

by timpickstone on 14 November, 2018

St Margaret’s Church Christmas Fair takes place this Saturday, 17th November 10am to 2pm, St Margaret’s Road M25 2QB There will be a variety of stalls; a well stocked cafe; Father Christmas in his grotto. Admission 50p. accompanied children free. Please let us know if you have a community event that you would like us […]

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Reporting Back: Greater Manchester Scrutiny Committee

by timpickstone on 7 November, 2018

Last week was the regular meeting of the Greater Manchester Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. Prestwich Councillor Tim Pickstone represents Bury on the Committee: This months meeting focussed on three issues: Kerslake Report Implementation Following the Manchester Arena attack, an Independent Review of the events and aftermath of the attack was conducted by five […]

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