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Samaritans Big Listen 24 July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2018

Next Tuesday is the Samaritans ‘Big Listen’ event, to raise awareness (and funds) about their important work to prevent suicide. The Samaritans answer a call for help every six seconds. Every year nearly 7,000 people take their own life in Britain and Ireland – roughly three times more men than women. You can talk to […]

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400 new homes on Radcliffe Paper Mill Site

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2018

A formal outline planning application has now been received by the council for up to 400 homes on the former East Lancashire Paper Mill site in Radcliffe. The application envisages family housing involving a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties together with some apartments To view the planning application and its supporting documents, click […]

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Linked to the 70th birthday of the health service, NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a Big7Tea event where local people can come along, have a cuppa and hear about social opportunities happening now across Bury that could have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. The CCG is hosting a Big7Tea […]

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Nominate your local Sporting Heros

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2018

The Bury 2018 Sports Awards are on their way – and residents are invited to submit their nominations by 31 July. The awards will honour volunteers, coaches, clubs, schools and athletes and are organised by Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2018.   The categories are: Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award […]

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Summer Sports Camp for Young People at Castle Leisure

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Young people are being invited sign up to the Summer Multi-sport Camp based at Castle Leisure Centre in Bury. Sports include dodgeball, trampolining, football, rounders, badminton, volleyball and lots more. The sports camp is for children aged 8 to 14 of any ability and runs from 23 July to 31 August, Mondays to Fridays (9am […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area – on Hill Top Avenue, Guest Road, Carver Avenue, Merton Road and Heys Road. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Single storey extension at side 1 Hill Top Avenue, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1LL Ref. No: 63012 | Received: Tue […]

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Airport Drop-Off Charges Introduced

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Drop-off charges at Manchester Airport come into force yesterday (10 July 2018). Drivers dropping passengers off will be charged £3 for five minute stays, or £4 for ten minute stays. Alternatively motorists can use a free drop-off area and catch a shuttle bus to the correct terminal, located at the current Jetparks 1 site, near […]

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Meet Author Alrene Hughes at Radcliffe Library

by prestwichfocus on 10 July, 2018

Readers are invited to hear Alrene Hughes talk about her books at Radcliffe Library on Thursday 26 July. Alrene’s latest novel “The Girl in the Pink Raincoat” (published by Head of Zeus) is set in Manchester and Bury during the Second World War. While researching the novel, she was surprised to come across the notorious […]

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Greater Manchester Council Leaders have signed off plans for a network of cycle routes across Greater Manchester called ‘Bee Lines’. The plans were drawn up as a report drawn up from a team led by professional cycling champion Chris Boardman. The plan would create 64 miles of new cycling and walking routes, as part of […]

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Prestwich Roadworks July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2018

More major roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in July are: – Heywood Road – continuing British Gas (Cadent) works in various places right through to next year also 2 ways signals just south of Heys Road (Virgin Media) 30 July – 1 August. […]

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