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Reporting Back: Planning Committee June 2020

by timpickstone on 30 June, 2020

On the 23rd June was the monthly meeting of Bury Planning Control Committee. This is the meeting made up of the 11 Councillors who represent the various wards of the borough of Bury. The committee determines planning applications for certain major developments and others where objections have been received. Councillor Cristina Tegolo reports: Bury Planning Control Committee met remotely […]

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Many of our great local shops and businesses have been able to re-open recently, and many more (pubs and restaurants) can open from this weekend. Covid 19 has hit most businesses very hard, so we would like your views on how we can help our local businesses survive and thrive in the future. This survey […]

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Prestwich Roadworks July 2020

by timpickstone on 30 June, 2020

Please see below details of the most significant roadworks scheduled for the Prestwich area in July 2020. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here. Bury New Road (near Woodhill Drive) lane closures, and Woodhill Drive / Overbook Drive (road closures) 14 July – 8 August 2020 (Cadent Gas). Bury Old Road (junction […]

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All Household Waste Recycling Centres now Open

by timpickstone on 30 June, 2020

The remaining Household Waste Recycling Centres (e.g. Every St in Bury and Cobden St in Salford) are now open 7 days a week. Greater Manchester Waste are still asking people to only visit if it is essential. All recycling containers will now be available apart from the textile banks as the reprocessor is still not […]

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Bury urgently needs more foster carers to come forward after the number of people looking to become foster parents in the borough plummeted by nearly two-thirds during the Coronavirus pandemic. Figures from Bury Council’s fostering service Foster with Bury show that from 1 March to 31 May this year it had 53 enquiries from people […]

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Highways England have now opened the public consultation on its proposals to significantly increase the motorway as it passes between Prestwich and Whitefield. The plans include making the Motorway between junctions 17 and 18 (Prestwich to Simister) 10 lanes (5 running lanes in each direction, with no hard shoulder) and two different options for increasing […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward June 2020

by timpickstone on 24 June, 2020

Please see below a list of planning applications received in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Demolition of conservatory followed by the erection of a single storey side and rear extension; S…  7 Mount Pleasant, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SDRef. No: 65605 | Received: Mon 15 Jun 2020 | Validated: Mon 22 Jun […]

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Digital First for GP practices

by timpickstone on 24 June, 2020

Patients in Bury are now able to make online visits to their GP and receive advice and support virtually as more practices roll out new technology. The new digital technology allows patients to request help from their GP practice by completing a short form online, which will then be assessed by a practice clinician to […]

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Scams Awareness Fortnight

by timpickstone on 24 June, 2020

Bury Trading Standards is supporting the Citizens Advice campaign on scams awareness which is currently running. This year’s focus is on raising awareness of the scams that have emerged as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. This year protecting people against scams is more important than ever. The coronavirus crisis means more people are facing […]

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COVID-19 Local Update

by timpickstone on 11 June, 2020

Please find below an update on local services, and also the latest set of local statistics on COVID-19. If you, or a friend or neighbour, is in need of support don’t hesitate to get I touch with the local team. You can contact your local community Hub directly via 0161 253 5353, they have a […]

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