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Prestwich Carnival – Request for Help

by prestwichfocus on 14 June, 2016

Prestwich Carnival is in 11 days time on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. Local residents are being asked to offer their services as parade marshals, route marshals and programme sellers. Entertainment will begin at 11am on Saturday and finish at 5pm, with a dog show, craft stalls, mock battles of the Norman conquest […]

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Prestwich Clough Day – This Sunday 22 May

by prestwichfocus on 17 May, 2016

This Sunday, 22 May 2016, is the 11th annual ‘Prestwich Clough Day’. This is a a FREE Annual Event held from 12pm – 5pm in St Mary’s Flower Park and outside The Church Inn, Church Lane. The Event features a really impressive range of Activities, Concessions, Countryside Groups, Displays, Entertainment and local Groups. A great […]

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Heaton Park Pay and Display Update

by prestwichfocus on 8 March, 2016

The Heaton Park management have asked us to make residents aware of public notices which were published last Thursday in the Manchester Evening News. These notices for the next steps in the park’s plan to have ongoing pay and display parking charges throughout the park, which they hope will commence this summer. The notices are […]

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Parklife – Reporting Back

by prestwichfocus on 29 February, 2016

The Parklife Event is back in Heaton Park again this summer. Earlier in the year Cllr Mary D’Albert attended a briefing meeting with Heaton Park and the organisers of the Parklife Festival which we wanted to feed back to residents: More information on Parklife, tickets etc at their website which is here. Event Basics Parklife […]

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Heaton Park Area 20mph Consultation

by prestwichfocus on 23 February, 2016

The Council is to begin consultation this week on proposals to extend the 20mph zone to the ‘Heaton Park’ area of Prestwich – this is the wide area bordered by Bury Old Road, Heywood Road and Whittaker Lane. – establish an area-wide 20mph zone with signing at all boundary points; – install 75mm high speed […]

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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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Road works Bury Old Road / Whittaker Lane

by prestwichfocus on 2 September, 2015

Just so people know there are significant roadworks at the junction of Whittaker Lane and Bury Old Road (outside Heaton Park Metrolink). These started 1 September 2015 for eight weeks. The work is to signalise the junction of Bury Old Road/Whittaker Lane, Prestwich which will include pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities. Alterations will also be […]

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Tenth Annual Clough Day – 17 May 2015

by prestwichfocus on 22 April, 2015

The popular Prestwich Clough Day returns on Sunday 17 May 2015. This is a free day out for all the family celebrating the Prestwich Clough area of parkland, established by Prestwich Urban District Council in 1906. The Clough Day is 12noon – 5.00pm on Prestwich Flower Park (Bury New Road) and at the Church Inn (Church […]

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The ‘Village Haul’, vintage fairs that have been taking place for two years now at the Church Lane Community Centre have been told by Bury Council that they can no longer have a license to operate. Village Haul have been told by Bury Council that they have granted an exclusive franchise for vintage markets (apparently […]

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Supporting our local businesses at Christmas

by prestwichfocus on 26 November, 2013

Information from our local Town Centres team: Our High Streets are the backbone of our local economy. By visiting the local high street as opposed to out-of-town shopping centres, shoppers can benefit from wider choice and better personal service, while boosting the local economy and securing its longevity. Many of our local traders in Bury, […]

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