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It has been confirmed that the Council is in discussion with the Forestry Commission about leasing significant parts of Prestwich’s parks and open spaces to the Government agency. The Council owned sites that are subject to discussion with the FC are, in Prestwich: · Philips Park and Mere Clough (Prestwich) · Prestwich Clough excluding the […]

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Patients asked to Nominate their Hospital Heroes

by prestwichfocus on 22 August, 2017

Pennine Acute, which runs our local hospitals at Oldham, Fairfield, Rochdale and North Manchester are asking the public to nominate their NHS heroes as part of an annual staff awards event. If you or a relative have had amazing treatment at these hospitals, or if you or your family want to thank a particular doctor, […]

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Greater Manchester school bus fare structure simplified

by prestwichfocus on 22 August, 2017

A new school bus fare structure is to be introduced, Transport for Greater Manchester has announced. From Friday, September 1, a single flat-rate fare will be introduced on all school services that are paid for by TfGM. The new flat fare will replace the existing system, in place from 2011, whereby children are charged one […]

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Manchester Pride is this Weekend

by prestwichfocus on 22 August, 2017

Best wishes to residents who are taking part in the big Manchester LGBT Pride event this August Bank Holiday weekend. The ‘main event’ is ticketed (tickets available here), but of course it is free to watch the parade. This sets off 12.30pm on Saturday 26 August 2017 from Liverpool Road. This map shows the route and apparently […]

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Three New Planning Applications Bury Old Road

by prestwichfocus on 18 August, 2017

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in your area. Please just let me know if you have any queries. Change of use from public house (Class C4) to offices (Class B1a) (following 2 year temporary fle…  315 Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1JA Ref. No: 61743 | Received: Mon 17 Jul […]

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Residents will be familiar with the tennis courts at St Mary’s Park in the middle of Prestwich. Traditionally these have been free to use, and are the busiest tennis facility in Bury. Bury Council has recently announced changes which mean that the courts will now require booking on a paid basis, followed a court resurfacing and […]

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Funding Greater Manchester Community Cohesion

by prestwichfocus on 15 August, 2017

A community fund has been created to support local communities affected by the attack at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017. The fund will assist local groups and organisations to host events and manage initiatives to counter hate and emerging unrest, and should look to promote cohesion within communities. Any events should be inclusive, […]

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Looking to be more confident online?

by prestwichfocus on 15 August, 2017

Looking to become more confident online? FREE Online Basics sessions in Prestwich & Radcliffe – learning how to use IT and the Internet in a relaxed environment. Fridays at Prestwich Library.

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Bury Sports Awards 2017 Nominations Open

by prestwichfocus on 15 August, 2017

Nominations are being sought for Bury’s annual celebration of sporting excellence, the Bury 2017 Sports Awards. – Volunteer of the year, – Coach of the year, – Sports achiever of the year, – Disabled achiever of the year, – Community club of the year, – Unsung hero of the year, – Changing lifestyle recognition award, […]

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Free Childcare – Register before 31 August

by prestwichfocus on 8 August, 2017

Bury Council is urging parent to take advantage of extra childcare and help with costs when a new system starts in September. The Government has changed the rules which means that eligible working parents will be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare per week, double the current total, for 3 and 4 […]

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