Tim Pickstone

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Holyrood Ward, Bury MBC Learn more

Parklife Residents’ Feedback

by timpickstone on 17 September, 2021

Last weekend saw the 2021 Parklife Festival weekend in Heaton Park, together with a New Order concert on the Friday night. As your local Councillors, we’re keen to get residents views and experiences about the weekend, so that we can best represent you when we meet with the organisers and park management next month. Please […]

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Shortage of Food Waste Bags

by timpickstone on 17 September, 2021

Thank you to the many residents who have raised the issue of absence of food waste bags, when these have been requested in many areas recently. The Council has now issued the following guidance: “Due to shortages in the national supply chain we are currently unable to maintain our usual stock levels of compostable liners […]

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Town of Culture Grants Available

by timpickstone on 17 September, 2021

Bury Council is launching a new Town of Culture Grants Scheme to celebrate local talent and nurture creativity. The scheme which has been developed by Bury Council on the back of its Town of Culture Status for 2021 aims to provide financial support to enhance community creativity – which has been so important to many throughout the COVID-19 […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward September 2021

by timpickstone on 17 September, 2021

Please see below recent planning applications received in our area. As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or comments. Please note the proposed new phone mast on Middleton Road. Lawful development certificate for proposed external alterations to the rear and side elevations …The Nook, Polefield Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 […]

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Parklife is back in Heaton Park, later this year, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September 2021. A separate concert (New Order), will take place in the same place on the Friday night, 10 September 2021. ACCESS TO HEATON PARKThe Papal field and its surrounding area will be fenced off for the event-build between 25th […]

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New Chair for NHS Bury

by timpickstone on 27 August, 2021

A GP based in Greenmount Bury has been appointed as the new Chair of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Dr. Cathy Fines, a GP from Tower Family Healthcare Greenmount, will take on the role of NHS Bury CCG Chair from 1 September 2021. She will take over the reins from Prestwich GP, Dr. Jeffrey […]

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Trams back to every six minutes

by timpickstone on 27 August, 2021

Trams every six minutes are back next week. From Tuesday (31 August), trams will run every six minutes on the Bury and Altrincham lines at peak times (7am – 8pm, Mon – Sat). This will be followed by the reintroduction of a six-minute service between East Didsbury and Shaw and Crompton on 6 September. Peak time […]

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Prestwich Roadworks September 2021

by timpickstone on 27 August, 2021

Please see below the road closures and other significant roadworks in the Prestwich area for September 2021. Full details at www.gmroadworks.org. Residents will obviously be aware of the unscheduled road closure on Heywood Road and the traffic lights on Bury Old Road as a result of a ‘sinkhole’ at that junction. Our latest information is […]

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Vaccinations Update

by timpickstone on 13 August, 2021

The latest figures show that 130,562 people across Bury have now had one dose of the vaccination, and 112,780 of them have had both jabs. Clinics are open, with no appointment needed, for anyone aged 18+ who lives, works or studies in Bury.  Also, young people who are within three months of their 18th birthday […]

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Prestwich Clough Day Sunday 22 August 2021

by timpickstone on 13 August, 2021

Don’t forget the return of Prestwich Clough Day is back, this year Sunday 22 August 2021. The event normally takes place in May to mark the anniversary of the parkland which was gifted to the people of Prestwich 115 years ago. A whole host of entertainment, activities, stalls and attractions will be available. The event […]

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