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Reporting Back – Overview and Scrutiny Committee

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2019

Last month was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Councillor Michael Powell reports back: Performance in schoolsHeadteachers from a high-performing college, secondary school, nursery school and primary school academy trust gave presentations on how they’ve managed to establish and maintain high levels of attainment and process amongst their pupils. Amongst the […]

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Prestwich Winter Artisan Market

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2019

Bury Venues and Village Greens Prestwich look forward to welcoming you to the Prestwich Artisan Winter Market which is this Sunday, 8 December 2019. Doors open 10am – 4pm. Stalls will be located in the Longfield Suite and around the Prestwich Fountain. Come and experience the finest makers, producers, and artisans in crafts, arts, food […]

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Parklife Grants – Open for Applications

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2019

Applications are open for the 2019/20 Parklife Community Fund. Parklife provides a Community Fund which is in cooperation with Manchester, Bury and Rochdale councils, which is now open to applicants. This fund is designed for the benefit of local community groups and priority is given to groups and projects that utilise parks and open spaces, […]

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Strictly best foot forward for Bury Hospice

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2019

The Mayor of Bury is urging local people to raise money for Bury Hospice by backing its Strictly Best Foot Forward dance-off. Councillor Trevor Holt and his wife Evelyn are taking part in the grand final, which takes place on Saturday 7 December at the Longfield Suite in Prestwich. This is the third year of […]

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Planning Applications Update December 2019 Holyrood Ward

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2019

Seven planning applications in the last month – all of them home extensions. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Two storey rear extension; Render to external elevations and alterations to windows/door to side … 2 Willingdon Drive, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1PARef. No: 64933 | Received: Mon 25 Nov 2019 | Validated: Thu 28 Nov 2019 | Status: Registered […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee and Cabinet Meeting

by timpickstone on 19 November, 2019

Earlier this month was the Nmonthly meeting of Bury’s Planning Control Committee. This is the meeting made up of the 11 Councillors. The committee determines planning applications for certain major developments and others where objections have been received. Councillor Cristina Tegoloreports:  Prior to the Committee meeting, a site visit took place in respect of planning application […]

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Heaton Park Update

by timpickstone on 19 November, 2019

Last week local Councillors Cristina Tegolo and Tim Pickstone met with the Heaton Park Manager to discuss a number of issues around the park, in particular as they affect Prestwich residents who live around the park. ParklifeWe discussed issues around the impact of Parklife on neighbouring areas, particularly a number of critical areas which have […]

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The John Denmark Unit (JDU) at Prestwich Hospital is asking for items to include in Helping Hands boxes, which you can drop off at ‘The Curve’ reception, at Prestwich Hospital. JDU is the hospitals ward which specialises in mental health and deafness. Service users will put the boxes together, hand wrap them and place a […]

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Bury Pop Up Shop for Christmas Cards for Good Causes

by timpickstone on 19 November, 2019

After last year’s bumper sales, the Tourist Information Centre in Bury will have twice as many cards as usual, with shoppers able to choose cards from 25 national and local charities. This is the tenth year that the TIC has been selling these cards, and has raised more than £22,000 for good causes in this […]

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Carers Rights Day 21 November 2019

by timpickstone on 19 November, 2019

This Thursday is Carers Rights Day, with the theme ‘Caring for Your Future. Every day 6,000 people become carers but often it’s not something we’ve planned for. The aim of the day is: Make carers aware of their rights Let carers know where to get help and support Raise awareness of the needs of carers […]

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