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Answers to Questions: Increase in School Exclusions

by timpickstone on 28 February, 2017

At the last full meeting of Bury Council, Lib Dem Councillor and School Governor Steve Wright asked a question about the increases in permanent and fixed term exclusions in Bury schools (pupils being ‘expelled’ or ‘suspended’). We understand that these figures have been rising and compare unfavourably with with other local authority areas. Question: Could […]

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The Prestwich and Whitefield Guide reports that families with pupils at schools in the Bury local authority area are not to be fined for taking their children on term time holidays, if attendance is otherwise good. Bury Council has announced it is making the move after father Jon Platt won a landmark ruling against the […]

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All school children under the age of 11 will be entitled to free school meals under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans announced today (29 April). Extending free school meals for seven to 11 year olds will benefit 1.9 million children and save parents around £400 per child a year. These plans will more than double the […]

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Five Point Plan for Teachers and Parents

by prestwichfocus on 22 April, 2015

The Liberal Democrats have announced a ‘Five Point Plan’ for teachers and parents The front page of the Lib Dem manifesto states our commitment on education, to protect education funding from nursery to 19. The Liberal Democrats are the only party to guarantee the protection of per pupil funding in real terms over the next five […]

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Parking outside Schools – Update

by prestwichfocus on 6 January, 2015

At the last meeting of Bury’s Full Council before Christmas, I asked a formal written question about the levels of prosecutions for illegal parking outside Bury’s schools. Could you Leader please provide details of the number of prosecutions made or penalties issued for illegal parking outside of schools so far this calendar year, and in […]

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Save our local Children’s Centre

by prestwichfocus on 3 September, 2014

Bury Council will tonight (Wednesday 3 September 2014) consider a proposal to close EIGHT of the borough’s Children’s Centres. This would include closing the Children’s Centre in the heart of Holyrood Ward – Toodle Hill Children’s Centre on Cuckoo Lane. Butterstile Children’s Centre would also close, and the only provision remaining open in Prestwich would […]

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Adult Learning 2014-2015

by prestwichfocus on 30 July, 2014

Enrolment started this week on Bury’s Adult Learning courses. A wide range of courses are available ranging from: computer courses, cake decoration, GCSE English, Languages to British Sign Language. You can download a full guide here, and this part of the Council Website has full details about fees, courses and how to apply.

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Adult Learners Week

by prestwichfocus on 6 June, 2014

The Council has circulated some information about activities for adult learners week which includes activities from 5-21 June 2014. (Apologies for the late notice for some of them, but we’ve only just been sent this.) There is an information leaflet here.

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Saturday Sports Camps – New for October

by prestwichfocus on 22 October, 2013

New for October 2013 are Bury Leisure’s Saturday sports camps offering 8 to 14 year olds a chance to develop their skills, have fun, meet friends and try a range of different sports and activities. Day: Saturdays Time: 10am to 12noon Where: Castle Leisure Centre, Studio 2. Cost: £4 per session or £2.80 with an […]

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Free Events to encourage us to ‘Try Reading’

by prestwichfocus on 24 September, 2013

Cartoons, poetry and author talks have been arranged at local libraries as part of the national Try Reading Project. These free events aim to encourage people to visit their library more often and become an active member. The Try Reading Project is funded by the National Lottery and supported by the Arts Council England. Wednesday […]

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