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Heaton Park Issues

by timpickstone on 8 November, 2019

Just to let residents know that I have a meeting with the Heaton Park management next Friday (15 November 2019). This was set up as a meeting to talk about Heaton Park issues in general, as they affect local residents, but this is also a great opportunity to raise issues about bonfire night last week, […]

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There are three Scrutiny Committees to scrutinise the work of the Greater Manchester Mayor and other Combined Authority functions in Greater Manchester. Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone represents Bury on the Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee, and is this years chair of the Committee. Tim reports from the last meeting: Greater Manchester Plan The main […]

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Remembrance Sunday in Prestwich

by timpickstone on 5 November, 2019

On Sunday 10 November 2019 a parade will set off from the Longfield Suite at 10.40am walking to the Prestwich cenotaph (the junction of Rectory Lane and St Mary’s Road). A minutes silence will be held at 11.00am and wreaths will be laid to remember people who gave their lives both World Wars, and other […]

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Six planning applications in the last month. Please note the application for a variation of planning permission for the row of former commercial buildings opposite Transformations on Bury Old Road, and the application for a temporary wider access point to the Heaton Park reservoir on Heywood Road. Please just let us know if you have […]

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Make sure you are Registered to Vote

by timpickstone on 5 November, 2019

As people will no doubt have noticed …. a UK General Election is taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019. To vote in a general election you need to Be 18 or over on the day of the election Be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen Be resident at an address in the UK (or a […]

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Think the right health services

by timpickstone on 5 November, 2019

Later in November is the NHS ‘Self Care Week’. The Bury Directory is supporting the Self Care campaign and helping people know about pvital information, advice and local events. The team will be out and about during November to help people discover how the directory can help them to use self-care in all aspects of […]

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Earlier in the month was the regular meeting of the Council’s Cabinet. This is the meeting consisting of the eight Labour Cabinet members. Opposition Group Leaders are invited but cannot vote. Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor Tim Pickstone reports back:  Prestwich RegenerationResidents will be aware of the VERY longstanding discussions about regenerating the Longfield area in […]

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Heaton Park Bonfire 5 November 2019

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2019

Heaton Park is one of the largest bonfire night attractions int he North West. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm, followed by fireworks. Organisers are urging vistors to Stay safe: please do not bring your own fireworks, sparklers or alcohol. All bags will be checked and any such items confiscated on entry. Please wear appropriate […]

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Prestwich Roadworks November 2019

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2019

Details of roadworks for the month below. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in November are:– Heywood Road at the junction of Hope Park Road 2 way signals until 5th November 2019 (Bury Council)– Woodhill Drive is closed 18-22 November 2019 (Bury New Road end) (Bury Council)– Multi-Way […]

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50 years of the Besses Metrolink Bridge

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2019

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the distinctive railway (now tram) bridge over the motorway near Besses station, reports the Bury Times. Throughout its construction leading engineers warned that the project was a white elephant which would never stand nor carry a single train. Construction of the bridge put Besses on the civil engineering […]

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