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New Mayor of Bury Appointed

by prestwichfocus on 22 May, 2017

Councillors met last week in the for the formal Annual Meeting of the Council where Councillor Dorothy Gunther was appointed as Mayor of Bury for the municipal year 2017-2018. Dorothy, who lives in Summerseat, was first elected as a councillor in 1992, representing either Ramsbottom Ward and more recently North Manor ward. Wishing her a […]

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Prestwich Clough Day – This Sunday!

by prestwichfocus on 17 May, 2017

Prestwich Clough Da, the FREE Annual Event held from 12pm – 5pm in St Mary’s Flower Park and outside The Church Inn, Church Lane. This year’s event takes place this Sunday 21 May 2017, with activities, concessions. countryside Groups. displays. entertainment and local groups. More information: http://www.prestwichclough.co.uk

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Below is the list latest list of short courses available for unemployed adults aged 19+ (claiming benefits such as JSA, UC). As we are nearing the end of the academic year, they asking people to book places as soon as possible as these courses are filling up. It may not be possible to arrange further […]

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Bury Sport & Physical Activity Service need your help with a funding bid they have in at Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ fund (the money raised form the 5p levy on plastic bags). They are putting together a programme of ‘Summer Boredom Busters’ which are free activities for families in the parks in Bury this summer […]

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The newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burmham, has announced a ‘re-write’ of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). The new Mayor said: “I will listen to communities and oversee a radical rewrite of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. I will keep those high ambitions for the homes and jobs we need but there […]

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Two major 20mph Schemes Abandoned

by prestwichfocus on 11 May, 2017

Following a long investigation by your local Councillors, the Council has confirmed that two major 20mph schemes in Holyrood Ward are now NOT going ahead. Five years ago Bury Council’s Labour administration announced that all residential roads in the Borough would be made 20mph in it’s “Streetsafe” scheme. Since then only one scheme in Holyrood […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

by prestwichfocus on 11 May, 2017

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week – a national campaign that takes place every year organised by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF). This year’s campaign theme is ‘Surviving or thriving’ and it asks why so many people are living with mental health issues rather than enjoying good mental health. It asks why so many […]

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Five volunteers are needed to become part of a “Shetland Murder Mystery” held at a local library in June. The event is inspired by crime writer Ann Cleeves, and participants are being asked to take on the roles of providing witness statements, forensic reports and, of course, guessing whodunnit! A prize will be awarded to […]

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Free Legal Advice Clinic for people with Dementia

by prestwichfocus on 11 May, 2017

Free legal advice for people with dementia and their carers is being offered in local libraries during Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May). The pop-up legal clinics have been organised by the Dementia Action Alliance and will give advice on a range of matters including Lasting Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, Wills and discretionary trusts. […]

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Answers to Questions: Transport Authority

by prestwichfocus on 3 May, 2017

At full Council Meetings councillors have the opportunity to ask questions to the ‘Joint Authorities’ which operate at a Greater Manchester level. At the most recent meeting the Liberal Democrat team of councillors asked three questions to Transport for Greater Manchester: Question – Using less Diesel Buses Following the announcement in London, that no new […]

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