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Answers to Questions: Bulky Waste Collections

by timpickstone on 14 February, 2017

On 10 April 2016 the cost of a bulky waste collection increased from £15 for up to 3 items, with up to 2 additional items for £5 each, to £30 for up to 5 items – that is the minimum charge has doubled from £15 to £30. Given the number of residents that have been […]

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Recycling Centre Family Fun Days

by prestwichfocus on 9 August, 2016

See how your rubbish is turned into electricity! Join Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) for a tour of the Thermal Recovery facility on Raikes Lane, Bolton. The facility turns grey bin waste into enough electricity to power up to 14,000 homes. On the tour you’ll get to see inside a furnace which reaches temperatures of […]

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Tree replacement – should we be planting more?

by prestwichfocus on 20 October, 2015

One of the things that makes the Prestwich area nice is probably the amount of trees we have. Not sure if it is true, but we’ve always been told that the previous Prestwich Borough Council (which existed until 1974) had a very proactive policy of planting trees which a generation later we are seeing the […]

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Pigeons Update – Fairfax Road

by prestwichfocus on 8 October, 2015

Just to give people an update on the issue of the pigeons causing a nuisance on the bridge at Fairfax Road. The netting, which was repaired at our request about 18 months ago, seems to have become damaged (perhaps by traffic) and as a result the pavement underneath the bridge has become both unpleasant and […]

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Plastic Bag Levy – the facts!

by prestwichfocus on 8 October, 2015

On 5th October, new plastic bag charges came into force across England. This was something which was was pushed by the Liberal Democrats during the Coalition Government, but has only just come into effect. In the last year that stats are available (2013) supermarkets handed out 8.3 BILLION plastic bags – that is an average […]

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Mersey Rivers Clean Up Event in Radcliffe

by prestwichfocus on 23 September, 2015

The Mersey Rivers Basin Trust has been working to raise awareness about water quality / habitat / ecology issues around the rivers and lakes of our region. The Trust is holding it’s first “official” event this coming Sunday on the River Irwell at Dumers Lane in Radcliffe, everyone is welcome to join in and help […]

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Rivers Trust Clean-Up Event

by prestwichfocus on 23 September, 2015

The Mersey Rivers Basin Trust has been working to raise awareness about water quality / habitat / ecology issues around the rivers and lakes of our region. The Trust is holding it’s first “official” event this coming Sunday on the River Irwell at Dumers Lane in Radcliffe, everyone is welcome to join in and help […]

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Recycling Up, but where is the missing rubbish?

by prestwichfocus on 5 August, 2015

Bury Council has been celebrating this week that in the last six months the amount of rubbish we are putting in our grey bins has reduced by 3,923 tonnes. On the face of it, this is great news: less waste to landfill or incineration is VERY good for the environment; less rubbish in our grey […]

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Bins Update – Simister and Baguley Crescent

by prestwichfocus on 19 November, 2014

Two further bins updates: (a) Simister A number of residents have been in touch because their bins (of various colours) are not being emptied on the (new) collection day (Thursday), and are instead being collected on Friday. I have been in touch with the Waste Management Team, Simister is at the end of a larger […]

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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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