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Unveiling of Victoria Wood statue in Bury starts town’s weekend of celebrations of performer and writer’s life and work Life-size bronze statue of the Prestwich-born comedian, writer and actor to be unveiled in Bury’s Library Gardens on Friday (May 17) Fans invited to come along and see the statue for the first time, and help […]

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Polling Day Information – Holyrood Ward

by prestwichfocus on 29 April, 2019

Polling Day for the local elections is Thursday 2 May 2019. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. You don’t need your polling card to vote. Any questions or need a lift to the polls call us on polling day 07976 831 686. Polling stations are: Baguley Crescent and Heywood Old Road areasMobile […]

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X-PERT Patient Programme Type 2 Diabetes

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2019

Information from Pennine Care NHS Trust about the X-PERT patient programme for patients who live in Bury or the Rochdale and have type 2 diabetes? The aim is to improve your understanding of the condition, how it affects your body and how to make the best decisions to stay healthy and avoid life threatening complications. […]

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Prestwich Community Grants Awarded

by timpickstone on 25 March, 2019

Grants to community groups across Prestwich have been announced for the current Council financial year. The grants awarded are: Bury2gether – £1400Church lane Community Centre- £1400Purple Elk – £856Prestwich Arts Festival – £1400Big Knit – £1400Prestwich Community Cinema – £1400Incredible Edible – £1400Prestwich Runners –  £900Prestwich Clough – £1400Shomrim – £1400Prestwich Liberal Bowling Club – […]

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NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Bury CCG) has launched a four week engagement phase to gather views on conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed. New Greater Manchester guidance, following a national consultation, has been issued to CCGs in relation to reducing prescribing of over the counter medicines for […]

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The formal public consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework ends a month from now on 18 March 2019. This is your opportunity to have your say on these important plans which will have a massive impact on our local area for generations to come. You can take part in the consultation online, or in […]

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Prestwich Area Crime Survey – Results

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who responded to the Prestwich Crime Survey towards the end of last year and the start of 2019. We had a great response, both the post and online. What we were looking to find out is local people’s views on policing in the area, to help us best represent […]

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Reporting Back: Bury’s School Standards

by timpickstone on 30 January, 2019

Just before Christmas Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor Tim Pickstone caught up with Bury’s recently appointed Assistant Director of Education and Inclusion, Paul Delbridge-Smith, who took up post with Bury Council in August. One of Paul’s first priorities was to get an accurate picture how Bury’s schools are doing and how well they are performing […]

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Just before Christmas I was able to meet with staff from both the Council and NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for an update on mental health services for children and young people (historically referred to as CAMHS – Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services). This followed on from a written question at the last […]

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Government’s Waste Strategy Doesn’t Go Far Enough

by timpickstone on 19 December, 2018

This week the Government published a consultation on Waste Strategy, which has been criticised for its lack of ambition. The strategy aims to: – Introduce a tax on single use plastic with less than 30% recycled content. – Consider banning plastic packaging where there are alternatives. – Legislate to allow government to specify a core […]

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