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Prestwich Roadworks November 2017 and Bury New Road Update

by prestwichfocus on 6 December, 2017

Greater Manchester roadworks are reporting a number of minor roadworks in Prestwich scheduled during December, but the only significant ones are the continuing works on Bury New Road, and gas works on Mount Road between 12 and 18 December 2017. For full details of the minor works search for Prestwich at gmroadworks.org The following update […]

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People my have seen press coverage about the commitment from supermarket chain Aldi’s promise to distribute surplus produce to food banks and charities as it closes its stores on Christmas Eve. If you’re involved in a local charity that might be interested, the deadline for letting them know is 8th December 2017. Details in the […]

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£2,500 grants for Women’s Cycling Projects

by prestwichfocus on 4 December, 2017

As part of Transport for Greater Manchester’s 2018 Women’s Cycling campaign, T4GM are offering the opportunity for clubs, groups or organisations, located within Greater Manchester, to apply for funding towards events/activities that will encourage women to cycle and make journeys by bike. T4GM say: “This year we are asking for schemes that are wider than […]

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Walk-in Centres Saved? (Or perhaps not….)

by prestwichfocus on 28 November, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) used a verbal update reported through several Twitter posts to inform residents that the two Walk-In Centres in bury (Bury and Prestwich) are not closing on 31 March 2018. Residents may recall that the consultation on the closure of both centres was ‘paused’ earlier this year by the CCG, […]

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Two local people who were awarded the British Empire Medal were receognised at an award ceremony earlier this month – shown here with Bury’s Mayor Cllr Dorothy Gunther. Daniel Savage from  Brookvale Care Home in Simister which supports young adults with learning and physical disabilities. Daniel is also the President of the Manchester Reform Synagogue. […]

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Free Information Session to help people with Hearing Loss

by prestwichfocus on 28 November, 2017

Information and advice about equipment to help with hearing loss are being offered at a free afternoon session in Bury town centre. People are invited to drop in on Monday 4 December any time between 2.30pm and 3.30pm to the Green Room, Textile Hall (next to Bury Library), Manchester Road. It’s the latest session to […]

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Computer for Africa want your old computers!

by prestwichfocus on 28 November, 2017

Computers 4 Africa helps councils, schools, businesses and individuals by providing an alternative to IT disposal for working equipment. This repurposes and reuses items giving them a second life. It’s easy to donate your old IT to Computers 4 Africa and they will be at: Where: (Former PC World) Angouleme Retail Park, George Street, Bury BL9 […]

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Vince Cable MP has used his pre-budget speech to set out the alternative Liberal Democrat approach to the budget, with investment in infrastructure, homes, the NHS and young people’s learning. In a speech to entrepreneurs last week, Vince Cable set out a Lib Dem economic strategy to deliver a modern, forward-looking, outward-facing economy which will […]

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GMSF Consultation Published

by prestwichfocus on 21 November, 2017

The ten Greater Manchester Councils have published the consultation comments received on the ‘Greater Manchester Spatial Framework’ published last Autumn. This is the controversial plan to build 227,000 new houses in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years. More than 27,000 responses were received as part of the initial consultation into the first draft of […]

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Safety Warning Amid Smoke Alarm Failure Rate

by prestwichfocus on 21 November, 2017

Almost 40 per cent of battery-powered smoke alarms failed to activate in residential fires in England in the past year, latest figures show, prompting a warning from councils and fire authorities in the run-up to winter when serious fires typically increase. Latest figures show 21 per cent of mains-powered smoke alarms failed to operate in […]

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