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Council Budgets set next month

by timpickstone on 22 January, 2020

Next month (February 2020) both Bury Council and also all the joint authorities that cover Greater Manchester will be setting their budgets for 2020-21. In Bury, the Council (like all local authorities) will continue to need to save very significant amounts of money. Nobody knows what the Government’s plans are beyond 2020-21, but the current […]

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Holyrood Ward Community Grants 2019-20

by timpickstone on 22 January, 2020

Just to let residents know the outcome of the Holyrood Ward Community Grants programme for 2019-20. All Councillors in Bury are given a small budget to help with community projects in their area. Here in Holyrood Ward, we pooled all our budgets together to create a ‘Holyrood Ward Community Fund’ and asked you to apply […]

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Falls Prevention Talk 27 January 2020

by timpickstone on 21 January, 2020

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting elderly local residents and trust members to a free talk at Rochdale Infirmary, which will give advice about how older people can prevent falls at home and keep fit and healthy in old age. The NCA’s Integrated Neighbourhood Team based at Rochdale Infirmary, which specialises in […]

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Big Energy Saving Week

by timpickstone on 21 January, 2020

This week (20 January 2020) is the Citizens Advice Bureau’s Big Energy Saving Week – a national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. Try the Citizens Advice energy price comparison tool which is free, uses a full market comparison, totally independent and gives a customer […]

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Young people aged 14 to 16 are invited to apply to represent Bury in this year’s International Youth Sports Festival in Portugal? If you play football, athletics, table tennis, tennis or swimming for a local club, you could be on your way! The event gives young people the chance to compete against others from Bury’s […]

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Greater Manchester Mental Health rated as ‘Good’

by timpickstone on 21 January, 2020

Greater Manchester Mental Health, the NHS trust based at Prestwich Hospital has received an overall rating of ‘GOOD’ from the Care Quality Commission.  The Trust also received individual ratings for each of our core service lines; achieving ‘Good’ ratings for six core services, ‘Requires Improvement’ for two core services and an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our substance […]

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Reporting Back: Cabinet

by timpickstone on 15 January, 2020

This week was the regular meeting of the Council’s Cabinet. This is made up of the ruling (Labour) group cabinet members. A representative of the two largest opposition parties is invited to attend but not vote. Councillor Steve Wright reports: Radcliffe Strategic Regeneration FrameworkThe Cabinet received an update on the Radcliffe Strategic Regeneration Framework. This […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward January 2020

by timpickstone on 15 January, 2020

Just two planning applications in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Prior notification of single storey rear extension 285 Heywood Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2RARef. No: 65049 | Received: Mon 06 Jan 2020 | Validated: Mon 06 Jan 2020 | Status: Awaiting decision Single storey rear extension; Removal of garage to be replaced with two […]

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Meet Author Ruth Shedwick at Bury Library

by timpickstone on 15 January, 2020

Meet Ruth and listen to extracts from her recently published book Trembleath at Bury Library on Thursday 30 January at 7pm. Trembleath is the first of a paranormal series following the story of Amelia Scott, a young woman who is rebuilding her life in Southern England following a disastrous relationship. It was going to be […]

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Metrolink Fares go up 26 January

by timpickstone on 15 January, 2020

Greater Manchester’s Council leaders have agreed ticket prices on Metrolink will go up on 26 January 2020. The peak ‘anytime travel’ 3 zones for Prestwich to Manchester goes up from £6.00 to £6.10. The off-peak 3 zone ticket goes up £4.20 to £4.30. An annual ticket Prestwich to Manchester goes from £930 to £967 – […]

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