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I just wanted to update residents on some work I have been doing around bin collections in both Simister and the Baguley Crescent/Heywood Old Road areas in the last week. In Simister I understand that bins were not emptied on your new ‘bin day’ last week, but that the crews came the next day instead. […]

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Update: Land opposite St Mary’s School

by prestwichfocus on 22 October, 2014

Just to update people on the patch of land which is opposite St Mary’s CoE Primary on Rectory Lane. As people will know this site is very often in a very messy state. as the picture below shows. At our request the Council has written to the site owners asking them to tidy up the […]

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Prestwich Clough – help secure a grant by voting online

by prestwichfocus on 24 September, 2014

Prestwich Clough needs our help to secure a grant from the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving Fund The public vote is a chance for communities to support and give thanks to groups making a positive difference within your neighbourhoods. An application has been submitted to plant up the spaces recently cleared of Himalayan Balsam plants. […]

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Prestwich – Manchester Cycle Way

by prestwichfocus on 27 August, 2014

In 2013 the Government granted monies to Greater Manchester which will allow for a £20 million investment (over two years) in cycling infrastructure. The aim is to increase the percentage of journeys that are made in the county by bike. One of the first aspects of this investment is a proposed Manchester – Prestwich cycle […]

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M60/M62 – Roadworks to 2017

by prestwichfocus on 30 July, 2014

You may have noticed, either in the media, or by the bollards that have started appearing on the M60/M62 about the major roadworks which are taking place on the M60 and M62 over the next three years (to 2017). The Government’s Highways Agency is making the motorway from Junction 8 We are working to improve […]

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Simister Island – Temporary Barriers

by prestwichfocus on 30 July, 2014

Over the next twelve months there is a trial planned for large fences alongside the motorway at junction 18. These are part of a trial into the effectiveness of physical barriers in stopping vehicle pollutants, namely Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), from impacting on sensitive receptors, such as local residents. The trial location is to the […]

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Bury Council Agrees 3 Weekly Bin Collections

by prestwichfocus on 22 July, 2014

As you will probably have seen in the press Bury Council have agreed to go ahead with three-weekly collections of the main ‘grey’ bins from October 2014. The decision was made by the Council’s ‘Cabinet’ – a group of six Labour councillors with no opposition members. Immediately after the decision I wrote and asked for the decision […]

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Three Weekly Bin Collections – Update

by prestwichfocus on 15 July, 2014

As people will be aware from the media Bury Council has announced that it intends to become the ONLY council in the country to undertake three-weekly collections of the the ‘normal’ grey bins. The change would also meant that our green and blue bins move to three weekly (currently they are every four weeks). Brown […]

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Space for Cycling Campaign

by prestwichfocus on 13 May, 2014

I’ve been happy to sign up to support the ‘Space for Cycling’ Campaign. This is a national campaign to get local councils to ensure they think about cyclists when making decisions on roads and transport. The campaign is asking local councils to think about how they can make decisions which can create a good cycle […]

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Blackley Box Factory (Bailey Street)

by prestwichfocus on 29 April, 2014

Just an update on the site of the Former Blackley Box Factory which is between Henry Street, Bailey Street, Kings Close and Kenyon Lane – all just off Bury Old Road. A number of residents have been in touch around the unsightly nature of the plot of land which is now derelict, and fears for […]

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