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Carers Strategy Launched at Prestwich Hospital

by prestwichfocus on 18 January, 2019

The role of local carers, and the support they require, has prompted the launch of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation’s Trust’s first carers’ strategy at it’s headquarters at Prestwich Hospital. The Strategy sets out how the Trust is working with partners in health, social care and the voluntary sector to support the thousands of […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward January 2019

by timpickstone on 17 January, 2019

Just to let residents know about four recent planning applications in our area . Please just let us know if you have any queries. Single storey extension at side 315 Heywood Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2RF Ref. No: 63658 | Received: Wed 09 Jan 2019 | Validated: Wed 09 Jan 2019 | Status: Registered Lawful […]

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Just before Christmas I was able to meet with staff from both the Council and NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for an update on mental health services for children and young people (historically referred to as CAMHS – Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services). This followed on from a written question at the last […]

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Boy charged following Prestwich Methodist Fire

by timpickstone on 17 January, 2019

Greater Manchester Police have announced that a 14-year-old boy from Whitefield has been charged with burglary following fire before Christmas at Prestwich Methodist Church. Police enquiries established that the building had been broken into shortly before the blaze took hold, and a number of items were stolen from inside. The fire caused significant damage to […]

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Changes to local hospitals

by timpickstone on 17 January, 2019

Councillors have been told that plans to break up our local hospital trust are expected to be published next month (February 2019). Pennine Acute, which currently operates four hospitals, will be broken up. North Manchester General Hospital becoming part Manchester University Foundation Trust (which runs MRI and Wythenshawe hospitals). Fairfield, Oldham and Rochdale will be […]

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GMSF Housing and Green Belt Proposals

by timpickstone on 10 January, 2019

Greater Manchester’s councils this week have launched the revised set of proposals in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). – Space for 202,000 new houses in Greater Manchester over the next 20 years. – 9,500 in Bury – 5,000 of which on Green Belt land. – Greater Manchester will lose 4% of its green belt […]

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Prestwich Roadworks January 2019

by timpickstone on 8 January, 2019

A few less roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in January  are: – Hilton Lane (near Sandylands Drive) 20 January, 2 way traffic signals (T4GM) – Middleton Road, just south of Junction 19, lane closures on 25 January 2019 (T4GM) – North and south […]

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Share your experiences in GP Patient Survey

by timpickstone on 8 January, 2019

Patients from Bury will be invited to share their experiences of GP services in a national survey being sent out in January. A random sample of patients from each GP practice in England will have the opportunity to share their views and experiences in the national confidential GP Patient Survey run by Ipsos MORI on […]

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A reminder that the Parklife Community Fund is now open for applications for money raised at the 2018 event. This fund is open to community Groups in Prestwich and is a donation from ParkLife organisers. This year the fund stands at £23,500 and we are offering grants of up to £1,500 for community projects. The […]

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Government’s Waste Strategy Doesn’t Go Far Enough

by timpickstone on 19 December, 2018

This week the Government published a consultation on Waste Strategy, which has been criticised for its lack of ambition. The strategy aims to: – Introduce a tax on single use plastic with less than 30% recycled content. – Consider banning plastic packaging where there are alternatives. – Legislate to allow government to specify a core […]

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