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National Adoption Week

by timpickstone on 15 October, 2019

This week is a national week of action is urging anyone who has ever considered adopting to step forward as the number of children needing loving, nurturing homes continues to grow. A report published by the Government shows that the North West has nearly 3 times as many children awaiting adoptive families as there are […]

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Bury Council has opened applications for the Community Capital Fund (Previously known as the Social Capital Fund). Applicants for the Community Capital Fund can apply for up to £10,000 for their project or scheme. The Community Capital Fund has been made available to any community group (constituted or none constituted) or voluntary community and faith […]

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Last month was the regular meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This month the meeting largely focussed on issues around the Fire Service. Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone is one of Bury’s representatives on the Committee, and is also the Committee Chair this year. Tim reports: Greater Manchester […]

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Blackley Band at Heaton Park Methodist 26 October 2019

by timpickstone on 15 October, 2019

Blackley Band are giving a concert at Heaton Park Methodist Church, 275 Bury Old Road, M25 1JA on Saturday 26 October at 7.00 pm. Heaton Park Methodist say: Please come and join us for an evening of musical entertainment with refreshments” Tickets £7 (under 12s free) available from the church on the door. More information […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward October 2019

by timpickstone on 8 October, 2019

Only two planning applications in the last month. Please note the application for a replacement mobile phone mast at Polefield. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Single storey side and rear extension 32 Mount Pleasant, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SDRef. No: 64743 | Received: Thu 03 Oct 2019 | Validated: Thu 03 Oct 2019 | Status: Registered Installation of […]

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Keen photographers are being invited to submit their favourite shots of Bury for inclusion in the Tourist Information Centre 2020 calendar. The full colour calendars are extremely popular as Christmas presents and are often sent far and wide across the world. This year Bury’s Tourist Information team are looking for recognisable scenes which show off […]

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Apple Day this Sunday!

by timpickstone on 8 October, 2019

Apple Day, an annual event organised by Incredibly Edible Prestwich and District, is taking place this Sunday in Phillips Park. It’s free entry and there’s lots of Apple-y things to do. Sunday 13 October 2019, 12noon – 4pm, Phillips Park.

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Police appeal after two men die in Bury Old Road crash

by timpickstone on 8 October, 2019

POLICE are appealing for information after two men died in a crash in the early hours of Sunday 6 October 2019. The pair were travelling down Bury Old Road, in Whitefield, at 1.30am on Sunday, October when the silver Vauxhall Astra they were in hit a street sign. The car then span out and rammed […]

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Tackling the Climate Crisis Together

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2019

Liberal Democrats have committed to ambitious plans for fight against our climate crisis. Our planet is in crisis, balanced on a knife-edge at the point of no return.  Due to man-made climate change, global temperatures are soaring, the polar ice caps are melting faster than ever before, and whole nations are already facing the existential […]

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Prestwich Roadworks October 2019

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2019

Details of roadworks for the month below – some pretty significant ones coming up this month, including a number of road closures. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in September are:– Heywood Road/Scholes Lane junction 21-23 October 2019 Multi-Way signals (Bury Council), and…– Heywood Road (at the junction […]

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