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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward December 2018

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2018

Just to let residents know about four recent planning applications in our area . Please just let us know if you have any queries. New front entrance, single storey side extension, single storey rear/side extension and increased… 55 Poppythorn Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BX Ref. No: 63522 | Received: Mon 26 Nov 2018 | Validated: […]

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GMSF Proposals Due in January

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2018

Greater Manchester Councils have confirmed that the next set of proposals for the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) will be published in early January 2019 for an eight-week public consultation. The bad news is that the Government seem to be expecting Councils to go for a higher number of homes than had recently expected which […]

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Building homes ‘Fit for the Future’

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2018

At the most recent full meeting of Bury Council, the Liberal Democrat group of councillors were successful in getting the whole Council to sign up to a principle of building future homes which are ‘fit for the future’. Recently the Government has announced a relaxation of the restrictions on Councils which will hopefully mean that […]

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International Volunteers Day

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2018

International Volunteer Day takes place on the 5th December to celebrate the hard work of volunteers. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and take on many important roles, be that looking after parks and paths or volunteering in local charity shops or community groups. Without volunteers, these things would not be able to take […]

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Over 65s urged to get vaccinated before flu season hits

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2018

Health bosses are encouraging older people to have their free flu vaccination and get protected against the virus ahead of winter. Stocks of the flu vaccine designed for over 65s are fully available – meaning anyone who still needs the jab can get it before the flu season hits. With flu rates currently low, there […]

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Rooms Available for Hire Prestwich Methodist Church

by timpickstone on 28 November, 2018

Prestwich Methodist Church off Bury New Road have asked us to share details of the meeting spaces which are available to hire. The larger room is £20 per hour, the smaller room £16 per hour. Children’s parties £50.

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World AIDS Day 1 December 2018

by timpickstone on 28 November, 2018

On Saturday 1st December, millions of people across the globe will be taking part in and supporting the 30th anniversary World AIDS Day. Globally, 35 million people have died from HIV and AIDS and there are around 36.7 million people living with HIV. There has been a fall in the number of diagnoses in the […]

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Prestwich Roadworks December 2018

by timpickstone on 28 November, 2018

A few less roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in November are: – Fairfax Road (Bury Council) 3-4 December near the bridge with some carriageway incursions. – Scholes Lane (near Ostritch Lane) 30 Nov-4 Dec (Virgin Media) – Hilton Lane (near to Sandylands) 2-way […]

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Prestwich Artisan Market 9 December 2018

by timpickstone on 28 November, 2018

Just a date for your diary, the “Winter Fair” Prestwich Artisan Market is on Sunday 9 December 2018 – crafts, arts, food and drink from 10am.

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Reporting Back: Council Finances

by timpickstone on 21 November, 2018

Last week was the meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet, and earlier this week the meeting of the Council’s Audit Committee. Both meetings considered the mid-year financial report for the Council which raise some very concerning issues. Councillor Tim Pickstone was at the Cabinet, Councillor Steve Wright was at the Audit Committee: Both meetings heard that […]

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