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Foraging Walk, Philip’s Park 29 April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 24 April, 2018

A free ‘Foraging walk’ takes place on Sunday 29th April – 2.00 to 4.00 The walk has been organised by Friends of Prestwich Forest Park and Increadably Edible Prestwich and District. They say: “Join us on a walk with expert Dave Winnard. We’ll be looking for flowers & leaves to taste. After we‘ll have a […]

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Diabetes Prevention Week 16-22 April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 17 April, 2018

Residents of Bury are being urged to get behind Diabetes Prevention Week, which runs 16 – 22 April 2018. The campaign launched by the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is encouraging patients to take steps to reduce their risk of developing diabetes and take up the offer of a FREE NHS Health Check. […]

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Bury Libraries E-Books Download Service

by prestwichfocus on 17 April, 2018

You can now download and read or listen to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks from Bury libraries through Borrowbox. The following information is provided by Bury’s library service: Want to know more? It’s Borrowbox Week from 24 to 29 April, so drop into any library and ask; alternatively, visit the Mill Gate shopping centre (outside […]

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What goes in the Blue Bin!

by prestwichfocus on 17 April, 2018

There has been a lot of publicity recently about what can and cannot be recycled using our recycling bins, particularly with the campaigns to reduce the amount of plastic waste. Recycle for Greater Manchester have produced this short animation about what can go in our ‘mixed recycling’ bin, which in Bury is blue.

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Prestwich Clough Action Day 24 April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 17 April, 2018

Join a partnership day led by City of Trees on Tuesday 24th April at Prestwich Clough. Take part in practical conservation work, learn new skills, and help make a difference to this important green space. On the day they’ll be clearing paths, cutting back vegetation, and generally tidying up the area. The day will run […]

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MS Awareness Week 23-29 April

by prestwichfocus on 17 April, 2018

23-29 April 2018 is MS week, which is a chance for us all to do our bit to raise awareness and money to make sure no one has to fight MS alone. 23-29 April 2018 is MS week, which is a chance for us all to do our bit to raise awareness and money to […]

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Prestwich Clough Day 20 May 2018

by prestwichfocus on 10 April, 2018

Diary date for next month – Prestwich Clough Day returns on Sunday 20 May 2018, 12pm-5pm in St Mary’s Flower Park and outside The Church Inn, Church Lane. The Event features Activities, Concessions, Countryside Groups, Displays,Entertainment and Local Groups. More information www.prestwichclough.co.uk.

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Nominations are now open for the first ever Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards. The awards are the first in the region to recognise members of our paid and unpaid health and care workforce who regularly go above and beyond to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester. Award categories […]

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Six Town Housing Launch Annual Gardening Competition

by prestwichfocus on 9 April, 2018

SIX Town Housing are inviting green-fingered residents to show off their gardening efforts in their annual competition. The competition aims to celebrate the hard work of residents living in homes Six Town Housing manage across Bury. The judges are looking for attractive gardens and impressive hanging baskets belonging to tenants, along with schools, youth clubs […]

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A new housing complex for older people in Bury will be named after a local hero of the First World War. The £8.5 million extra care scheme, due to open in October, will be called Peachment Place. This is in commemoration of Rifleman George Stanley Peachment who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross after losing […]

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