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Prestwich Carnival: volunteers needed

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020

The weekend of 27-28 June 2020 is the date for the Prestwich Carnival, with the parade taking place on the Sunday. This great event only works with the help of many volunteers. The carnival committee are in need of people to help with this years event – traffic marshals , donation bucket collectors and  programme […]

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Consultation on Bury’s urgent care services

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020

Bury Council and NHS Bury are currently consulting people on the future of ‘urgent care services’. This consultation particularly affects services that take place in Bury itself. A second phase of the review which looks more at services that relate to North Manchester hospital (and quite possibly Prestwich) is expected later in the year. Urgent […]

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Circus icon Norman Barrett to give talk in Whitefield

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020

A LEGENDARY figure from the British Circus circuit is to share his decades of experiences and anecdotes at a talk in Whitefield. Over a near 75 year career, ringmaster Norman Barrett has delighted audiences around the globe and worked with some of the world’s most famous circuses. During this time he spent 25 years at […]

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​New refuge for victims of domestic violence and abuse

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020

A new refuge for victims of domestic violence and abuse is opening in the borough of Bury. The new facility, developed in partnership with Irwell Valley Homes and Fortalice, will provide much-needed emergency accommodation to women and their children fleeing domestic abuse. Fortalice will provide the support to victims to help them feel safe and […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 5 February, 2020

On 21January 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 Tegoloreports:  Prior to the Committee meeting a training […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward February 2020

by prestwichfocus on 5 February, 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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Let us know which roads need resurfacing

by timpickstone on 5 February, 2020

Bury Council is nearing the end of a programme to resurface some roads. The roads which have been completed in ‘phase 1’ (up to the end of 2020) in the Prestwich area are as follows: Mount Road Ostritch LanePolefield CircleButterstile Lane (2 sections)Cuckoo LaneUpper Wilton StreetHeywood Road/Simister Lane (part of)Hilton LaneWoodward Road (2 sections) The […]

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Hospital Appointment Reminders by Text

by timpickstone on 5 February, 2020

The Northern Care Alliance which runs our local hospitals at Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester launch ‘text reminders’ for appointments from 11 February 2020. The service is already live at Salford Royal.  The service will start with five specialties: Ophthalmology Trauma & Orthopaedics ENT Clinical Haematology Paediatrics Once an appointment has been booked, patients […]

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Hate Crime Awareness Week

by timpickstone on 5 February, 2020

This week is Greater Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week. The strong message from the organisers is: “Hate crime has no place in Greater Manchester. No hate crime is acceptable. We all have a right to live without fear, hostility and intimidation from others because of who we are.  We can all report hate crime as […]

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Reporting Back: Full Council

by timpickstone on 28 January, 2020

Last week was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting for Bury Council – the main meeting of all 51 councillors. Almost all the meeting this time was taken up by policy motions proposed by the different political parties. The Liberal Democrat Group proposed a policy motion on Loneliness and Isolation, an important issue that we wanted […]

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