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More investment in Radcliffe

by prestwichfocus on 20 January, 2015

Two more major pieces of investment have recently been announced by our local Labour-run Council. New Bus Station Bury Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have now submitted plans for a significantly upgraded bus station in Radcliffe. Under the new plans, the station will have increased capacity, while passengers will benefit from new purpose-built […]

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Answers to Questions: Cost of Bin Changes

by prestwichfocus on 5 November, 2014

At the last Full Council meeting of Bury Council I asked about the ‘start-up’ costs of the new three-weekly bin collection system. I know a lot of us experienced extra bin collections at the weekend, and a number of people had asked how much this was costing: Councillor T Pickstone Could the Leader please provide […]

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Township Forum 23 July 2014

by prestwichfocus on 15 July, 2014

Please note that the Parklife organisers will NOT be attending the next meeting of the Prestwich Township Forum (23 July 2014, 6.30pm, Longfield). There is (we understand) a long de-brief process from the event and it is not yet certain which meeting of the Township Forum they will be able to attend. More information when […]

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Thank you for your support!

by prestwichfocus on 23 May, 2014

Just a quick note to say a huge THANK YOU for re-electing me as your Councillor for Holyrood Ward. The result was: Tim Pickstone (Lib Dem) 1800 (50.4%). Labour 1448 Conservative 315 I’m very privileged to be elected to serve for another four years. Tim

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Polling Day Information Holyrood Ward

by prestwichfocus on 20 May, 2014

Polling Day for the local and European elections is Thursday 22 May 2014. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. At the polling station you will be given two ballot papers – a yellow ballot paper for the local elections and a white ballot paper for the European elections. You don’t need your […]

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Postal Votes – Last Chance to Apply!

by prestwichfocus on 29 April, 2014

Elections take place on Thursday 22 May 2014 for both local elections and European Parliament elections. These elections are later than normal (so that they are at the same time as the rest of the European Union), and I know this is moving into more of a ‘holiday period’ for some people. Any resident can […]

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Made in Bury Community Awards

by prestwichfocus on 10 April, 2014

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 ‘Made in Bury’ Community Awards. These awards are to recognise the good work of many of our residents and community groups throughout the borough. If you know an individual or community group that is making an outstanding contribution to a community in our borough, please show your appreciation […]

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Funding for local Community Groups

by prestwichfocus on 4 March, 2014

The following advice has been made available by the team at Bury Council who manage funding for small community groups. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like help applying or looking for support: Bury Council manage various different funds where priority is given to projects that are run by constituted […]

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Reporting back: Bury Council Budget

by prestwichfocus on 20 February, 2014

Wednesday night (19 February 2014) was Bury’s annual ‘Budget Council’. This is an important meeting where Councillors set the budget and Council Tax rate for the following financial year (from 1 April 2014). Headlines – Council Tax rise will be 0% for 2014-15 (although there will be a small rise as the Labour Police Commission […]

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My colleague Cllr Donal O’Hanlon  asked a question at the last full meeting of Bury Council on just how much money the Council has paid out in compensation claims resulting from poor road or pavement surfaces. Shockingly the answer was just over £3 million in the last three years: 2011/12 £ 969,984 (payments) £ 155,840 […]

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