The Third Tram Campaign

by timpickstone on 10 October, 2018

Have you signed our petition yet to bring a THIRD tram to Prestwich and Whitefield? In 2020 a third tram will be coming up the Bury line. Current proposals are that this tram will be terminating at Crumpsall, despite pretty severe overcrowding further north on the line. We’re campaigning to bring this third tram up […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward October 2018

by prestwichfocus on 10 October, 2018

Just to let residents know about five recent planning applications in our area – on Heywood Old Road, Bury Old Road, Milton Road, Oaklands Drive and Daneshill. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Raise main roof ridge height by 1 metre to create habitable space; Two storey extension at rear; … […]

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World Mental Health Day 10 October 2018

by timpickstone on 9 October, 2018

This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on young people in a changing world. Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Depression is one of the most common diseases in teenagers and suicide is the leading cause of death for people between 5-19 years […]

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Military memorabilia sought for TV roadshow

by timpickstone on 9 October, 2018

ITV’s Granada Reports WW1 Roadshow will be at Bury Market at 9am on Wednesday 17th October. To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, Granada Reports reporter Paul Crone, a camera crew and a team of historical experts will be on hand as part of a special show to be televised […]

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Commenting on the Government announcement that it will consult on greater transparency on parental pay, Jo Swinson, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: “I am delighted that the Government will be consulting on putting my parental pay transparency bill into law. “This is a simple regulatory change with great benefits for employers, employees and […]

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Heaton Park Parking Issues

by prestwichfocus on 3 October, 2018

On Monday your local councillors are meeting with Council Officers and the Management of Heaton Park to discuss issues of parking on the residential streets near to Heaton Park (next Monday 9 October 2018). Issues that we would like to raise are: – impact of event and other ‘busy day’ parking on nearby streets (e.g. […]

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Decision made to reduce IVF provision for Bury patients

by timpickstone on 3 October, 2018

From October 2018, any new applications to seek funding for IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) services will be capped to one funded cycle for Bury patients. The decision to reduce provision in this area from the current offer of up to three funded cycles, to one, was made at the most recent meeting of the NHS […]

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Prestwich Roadworks October 2018

by timpickstone on 3 October, 2018

More major roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in October are: – 2-9 October carriageway incursions outside 232 Hilton Lane – 2-3 October 2 ways signal on Sheepfoot Lane (just east of Meade Hill Road) – 29-31 October 2 way signals on Heywood Road […]

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​New rules to protect animals come into force

by timpickstone on 3 October, 2018

Tougher new licensing rules to better protect thousands of animals are introduced this month (from 1 October 2018) as part of reforms to safeguard the welfare of Britain’s pets. These rules tighten up laws around selling pets, breeding dogs and the business of caring for animals. This information is provided by Bury’s Trading Standards team: […]

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Mark E Smith Exhibition at Bury Art Museum

by timpickstone on 3 October, 2018

A new exhibition of images inspired by the words of Mark E Smith, leader of The Fall, is now on at Bury Art Museum. Mark E Smith lived in Prestwich for most of his life, forming The Fall in 1976 and leading that inspirational band until his death earlier this year. This show aims to […]

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