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Lead Theft Warning

by prestwichfocus on 19 November, 2013

There has been a large spate of lead thefts from the canopy above front doors, with 17 separate crimes all being reported in the last three weeks. So far these have all been around the Bury Old Road / Heys Road area. The local police has spoken to a local builder and asked his advice […]

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Share offer for Village Greens Community Grocer

by prestwichfocus on 5 November, 2013

Please see this report of the successful launch of the ‘Village Greens’ community grocer for Prestwich. More information on this great initiative at their website or by email: or call Rachel on 07944 102208 Phenomenal people of Prestwich The launch of Village Greens Community Co-op Share Offer saw over 150 people packed into The […]

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Polefield Central Heating Installation

by prestwichfocus on 15 October, 2013

Around 85 Six Town Housing houses in the Polefield area are just about to see some investment in their central heating with which I understand includes the installation of combi-condensing boilers, radiators and associated pipework. Work starts on 21 October 2013, and is due to finish by 20 December 2013. If anyone needs any further […]

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Prestwich ‘Village Greens’ Community Share Offer

by prestwichfocus on 8 October, 2013

Public Meeting to Launch Community Share Offer – Monday 21st October at 7.30pm The Studio, Heaton Park Congregational Church, Bailey St, Prestwich, M25 1HQ Prestwich ‘Village Greens’ would like to invite us to a meeting as above. Everything is in place to raise the finances to open their Community Grocery, offering an alternative choice of […]

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Bury Council Budget – Report

by prestwichfocus on 21 February, 2013

Last night was the annual ‘Budget Council’ meeting of Bury Council. This is an important meeting where Councillors set the budget for the next financial year (2013-14) and set the rate of Council Tax rise which will take effect in April. Headlines – Our council tax will rise by 3.5% in April – Council House […]

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Heaton Park Lakeside Cafe to Close (for consultation)

by prestwichfocus on 18 January, 2013

Heaton Park management have issued the following information: “As you will be aware, for some time now we have been reviewing the Park’s catering arrangements to make sure that they offer the best service for Park visitors and to minimise the cost to the Council. This was identified as a priority for action in the […]

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Cuts Proposal to Abolish Ranger Service

by timpickstone on 8 January, 2013

Bury Council has announced proposals to completely abolish the important Park Ranger service. We are totally opposed to this proposal from the Council in Bury. We all know that savings need to be made by all public sector bodies in these difficult economic times, but there are other ways the Council could save money without […]

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Supporting Charity at Christmas

by timpickstone on 18 December, 2012

Christmas is a great time for most people, but it is also a time when people can need our support. We have put together a short list of local, and national charities who are looking for our support, and thank you for people who have made suggestions. – Donations of food and toiletries: Porch Boxes […]

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Last Wednesday was the regular meeting of Bury’s ‘Full’ Council. This was the first time that Bury’s Council meeting had been streamed live on the internet. I’m not sure how many people were watching (!), or  if the recording is to be made permanently available – which would seem sensible if it is going to […]

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Progress Update: Heaton Park Metrolink

by timpickstone on 11 December, 2012

Just to update people on some progress on issues that have been reported to me around Heaton Park Metrolink Station: The cycle lockers have been repaired, and as far as I can see with a more robust door. There are now stickers which inform cyclists how they can subsribe to the Cycle Users Group to […]

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