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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward November 2020

by timpickstone on 17 November, 2020

Please see below planning applications that have been received in the last month. Please let us know if you have any queries or points you would like us to raise. Loft conversion incorporating rear dormer and rooflights to front elevation  24 Ferndene Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2RBRef. No: 66164 | Received: Mon 09 Nov 2020 | Validated: Fri 13 […]

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Bury Art Museum is presenting a charity postcard exhibition and silent auction at Kwoff Window Gallery on Silver Street, Bury. Some 99 artworks are on display in a variety of media – ink, pencil, watercolour, felt tip, collage, crayon, biro and paint – and can be viewed by passers-by until 5 December. People are invited […]

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Click, collect, read – libraries are open for borrowing

by timpickstone on 17 November, 2020

Bury’s four libraries are remaining opening during the national lockdown for readers to borrow and return books. Customers can go online to order books at www.bury.gov.uk/orderbooks and collect them from branches. Library members may also reserve their choice of book at https://bury.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/default.  A limited number of computer session are also available at Radcliffe, Ramsbottom and Prestwich libraries, which […]

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Help for Local Businesses

by timpickstone on 17 November, 2020

Local businesses forced to close by the national coronavirus lockdown can apply for funding to help them through the latest financial difficulties. Bury has been allocated £3 million to distribute to eligible companies who pay business rates, covering the period from 5 November to 2 December. Local Restrictions Support Grants provide financial help to businesses […]

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Update on Local services

by timpickstone on 10 November, 2020

A quick update from us on recent changes to local services and also sources of help for those people who may need it. Council Services, what is and isn’t open?The rules for our current ‘lockdown’ are different from earlier in the year.  Services which are now closed include: Leisure centres.  marriage/civil ceremonies, museum and tourist info centre. Civic […]

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Sign up for Digital Skills Courses

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2020

Free six-week digital skills courses are available over the next two months thanks to Bury Adult Learning and Bury Libraries. Bury’s Adult Education services says: “The realities of lockdown and social distancing over the past months have shown how invaluable digital skills are, with shopping, work, education and connecting with family and friends all happening […]

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A56 Cycle Lane to nowhere…

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2020

Bury Council has announced its not going to complete the ‘pop-up’ cycle lane down the A56 on Bury New Road. The Government has given Bury Council money, to make cycling and walking easier during the Coronavirus pandemic, and the Council announced that a segregated cycle lane would be introduced right through Prestwich on the A56 […]

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90 Bus (Prestwich to Simister) Closes

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2020

Transport for Greater Manchester have made some pretty devastating changes to the subsidised bus network in our local area. The 90 bus, which has been every 40 minutes from Simister to Prestwich Tesco has (under various numbers) been around for many, many years. Not only did it provide a good service for Simister, but also […]

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Stay Safe and Protect our Emergency Services

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2020

“Take extra care this Autumn – stay at home, stay safe and protect our emergency services” is the message from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services ahead of bonfire night. Festivities will look very different this year as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, with organised displays cancelled across Greater Manchester and Government restrictions banning household […]

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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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