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Flexible Tickets on Metrolink

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2021

Metrolink are trialing more flexible ‘Clipper’ tickets, which might be useful for people who need to use the tram for less than 5 days a week – perhaps with a phased return to the workplace. The trial offer is designed for flexible workers, part-time workers or anyone who travels regularly but not every day. You […]

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Libraries to be re-open in phases

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2021

Bury’s libraries are re-opening in a phased way following the most recent lockdown restrictions. Radcliffe Library was the first to reopen its doors, on Wednesday 21 April, with the borough’s remaining branches in Ramsbotton, Prestwich and Bury following suit over the coming weeks. Radcliffe will be open from 1pm to 4pm, from Tuesdays to Fridays.  […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward April 2021

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2021

Please see below an update on recent planning applications received in Holyrood Ward. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or points to raise.  x Lawful Development Certificate for proposed loft conversion with dormer to rear and rooflight to …22 Henry Street, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1HZRef. No: 66861 | Received: Fri 16 […]

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Postal Votes arrive from Friday!

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2021

Just a reminder to residents who have signed up for a postal vote, that these should arrive from Friday. Everyone will receive two ballot papers: – White ballot paper for the local election to choose a Councillor for Holyrood Ward. – Yellow ballot paper for the Greater Manchester Mayor election, to choose who will be […]

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Vaccinations Update

by timpickstone on 6 April, 2021

Hope you had a good Easter weekend! The good news is that at the end of last week Bury passed the 50% mark in first vaccinations. A total of 90,282 people registered with a Bury GP have had been vaccinated against coronavirus last week, that is more than 50% of the total adult population. A […]

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The hard work and commitment of volunteers and tenants across Bury were celebrated at Six Town Housing’s Community Heroes awards.  Hundreds of people tuned in to watch the ceremony which, due to Covid restrictions, was streamed on Facebook. Among the speakers was Hugh Broadbent, chair of Six Town Housing, who talked about the invaluable work […]

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New Round of Grants to local Businesses

by timpickstone on 6 April, 2021

A third round of business grants is now available to Bury firms to reopen in a Covid-safe way and promote their businesses to bring in more visitors and customers. Schemes include: Safe Reopening FundGrants of £8-18kTo help businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure sectors (fewer than 50 employees) reopen Recovery Expertise FundGrants of up to […]

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Prestwich Roadworks April 2021

by timpickstone on 6 April, 2021

Please see below schedule major roadworks in April in the Prestwich area. Not quite as bad as last month, but some disruption still on Hilton Lane and Bury Old Road in particular. The full list, including more minor works, can be found here. Hilton Lane roadworks continue…. 13th April Multi-way signals at the end of Sandy […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward March 2021

by timpickstone on 16 March, 2021

Please find below a list of planning applications in our area in recent weeks. As always please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have and queries. Demolition of existing garage and outbuilding and replacement with single storey side extension; …  19 Guest Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3DJRef. No: 66666 | Received: Thu 04 Mar […]

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Thanking our Unpaid Carers

by timpickstone on 16 March, 2021

The Mayor of Bury will lead an online ‘thank you’ next Friday to the many hundreds of unpaid carers across the borough. Councillor Tim Pickstone will be joined by council leader Eamonn O’Brien in paying tribute to their tireless work looking after the borough’s most vulnerable people, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The session will […]

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