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Bury Town Centre Purple Flag Status

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

Bury continues to be the only town in Greater Manchester to fly a nighttime economy “Purple Flag” a town and city centre award – similar to the Green Flag for Parks and Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between 6pm and […]

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Community Picnic Sunday 2 July 2017

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

‘Prestwich Mums’ have organised a community picnic in St Mary’s Park on Sunday  2 July 2017 2.00-4.00pm Bring some food and drink to share and something to sit on. Craft activities for all the family. More information: www.facebook.com/events/126939504537706??ti=ia Contact: prestwichmums@gmail.com  

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Community Support for People with Dementia

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

Do you know someone who is living with dementia? Are you passionate about your local community? Then we need you! Dementia Friendly Communities is a programme which makes sure that people living with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community. Our definition of ‘community’ is a place where people live, work […]

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Prestwich Carnival on Sunday

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

Parade sets off 1pm with a 2.30pm arrival in St Mary’s Park. More details on the whole day here.

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Prestwich Carnival Sunday 25 June 2017

by prestwichfocus on 14 June, 2017

Prestwich Carnival returns to St Mary’s Park on Sunday 25 June 2017 – this year the decision has been taken to combine all the weekend events into just a “spectacular showcase” on the Sunday. The event includes the parade, fun fair, stalls village, music and much more. More information, including information about volunteering here.

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Police Warning about Scam Email

by prestwichfocus on 14 June, 2017

Greater Manchester Police have issued a warning about a scam email circulating informing the recipient that they have been caught speeding. The Police say: “This email is fraudulent and may ask you to give your personal or financial information or attempt to infect your computer with malware. Once your computer is infected with malware cyber […]

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Parklife – Request for Residents Feedback

by prestwichfocus on 14 June, 2017

Last weekend was the ‘Parklife’ festival in Heaton Park, attended by an estimated 80,000 people each day. As your local councillors we are keen to receive feedback from residents, which we can then discuss with the event organisers and with the Heaton Park management. In previous years issues raised by residents have often been taken […]

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Memorial concert for Manchester Arena emergency fund

by prestwichfocus on 13 June, 2017

A benefit concert for the Manchester Arena emergency fund will be held at Bury Parish Church on Sunday 16 July at 7pm. Called “From Darkness into Light”, the concert is a collaboration between Besses Boys brass band, Bury Community Choir and Bury Young Voices, and will support the families of those killed and injured in […]

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Made In Bury Community Award Winners

by prestwichfocus on 6 June, 2017

Winners of the Made in Bury Community Awards were announced at Annual Council earlier this month:   The winners: Outstanding Contribution to a Township Award: Joanne Wilcock Chair of the Affetside Society Young Person or Young Persons’ Group: Bury STARS Best Community Project funded by the Township Forum: D-Caff Dementia Cafe, Greenmount And the Volunteer […]

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Polling Day for the local elections is Thursday 8 June 2016. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. You don’t need your polling card to vote.   Polling stations are: Baguley Crescent and Heywood Old Road areas Mobile Unit Baguley Crescent Simister Lady Wilton Hall Parrenthorn, St Margaret’s and Polefield areas St Margaret’s Community […]

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