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Bury needs more Foster Carers!

by prestwichfocus on 15 October, 2013

Bury’s fostering team is working hard to increase the number of fostering households across the borough. Bury children are often having to be placed, either separately from their siblings, or outside of the area due to the current shortage of foster carers. They are working hard to prevent this, and their efforts are paying off. […]

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Proposals to downgrade Broughton Fire Station

by prestwichfocus on 3 September, 2013

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is currently consulting the public on some proposed changes to the fire stations across the county. In all, eight fire stations across the county will be ‘downgraded’, these include Bury Fire Station and also one of our local stations – Broughton Fire Station on Bury New Road. Broughton […]

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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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The local police have announced that they are merging Neighbourhood policing teams together. Our understanding that this will mean that financial savings can be made whilst retaining strong local police presence ‘on the beat’. Bury currently has three neighbourhood policing Inspectors (currently we’re covered by one who covers Prestwich and Whitefield. In the future there […]

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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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Save Money on your Fuel Bills with the GM Energy Switch

by prestwichfocus on 15 January, 2013

Sign up by 28 January to join Greater Manchester’s energy-switching auction for UK energy providers to bid for your custom. You’ll receive a new personal offer for your energy for the next year – you can choose to join GM Fair Energy if it works for you. Sign up, there’s nothing to lose. All you […]

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Bury Council – more savings announced

by timpickstone on 4 December, 2012

The Council has produced an update on the savings it proposes to make over the next two years. Because of a number of changes it now estimates that it needs to save an extra £8.7 Million, which is on top of the £17.7 million that was included in its current three year plan for savings. […]

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Metrolink Cycle Storage

by timpickstone on 23 October, 2012

You might recall me raising the issue of the ‘new’ cycle storage facilities that we’ve been given at Heaton Park Metrolink and, as far as I know, at other stations on the Bury Line. At present one of the cycle storage doors has been ripped open by vandals, which wouldn’t give me much confidence to […]

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Christmas Information and Useful Numbers

by timpickstone on 24 December, 2011

Happy Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and the very best for 2012. Council Bury Council’s Customer Contact Team (the 253 5353 number) is CLOSED between Christmas and New Year (no we’re not sure if that is a sensible idea either…) The emergency contact number for the Council is 0161 253 6606. Refuse collections are planned as normal […]

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Whitefield Halloween Festival

by timpickstone on 20 October, 2011

Information from the team at Whitefield Halloween Festival: Whitefield Halloween Festival, the North West Premier Halloween destination, kicks off in true spooktacular style on Sunday 30 October, 11am at Hamilton Road Park. Our 12ft fully animatronic dragon will parade around the park led by the Goblin Queen while our minstrels and Medieval Story teller keep […]

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