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Community Picnic Sunday 2 July 2017

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

‘Prestwich Mums’ have organised a community picnic in St Mary’s Park on Sunday  2 July 2017 2.00-4.00pm Bring some food and drink to share and something to sit on. Craft activities for all the family. More information: www.facebook.com/events/126939504537706??ti=ia Contact: prestwichmums@gmail.com  

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Community Support for People with Dementia

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

Do you know someone who is living with dementia? Are you passionate about your local community? Then we need you! Dementia Friendly Communities is a programme which makes sure that people living with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community. Our definition of ‘community’ is a place where people live, work […]

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Prestwich Carnival on Sunday

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

Parade sets off 1pm with a 2.30pm arrival in St Mary’s Park. More details on the whole day here.

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Prestwich Carnival Sunday 25 June 2017

by prestwichfocus on 14 June, 2017

Prestwich Carnival returns to St Mary’s Park on Sunday 25 June 2017 – this year the decision has been taken to combine all the weekend events into just a “spectacular showcase” on the Sunday. The event includes the parade, fun fair, stalls village, music and much more. More information, including information about volunteering here.

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Police Warning about Scam Email

by prestwichfocus on 14 June, 2017

Greater Manchester Police have issued a warning about a scam email circulating informing the recipient that they have been caught speeding. The Police say: “This email is fraudulent and may ask you to give your personal or financial information or attempt to infect your computer with malware. Once your computer is infected with malware cyber […]

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Made In Bury Community Award Winners

by prestwichfocus on 6 June, 2017

Winners of the Made in Bury Community Awards were announced at Annual Council earlier this month:   The winners: Outstanding Contribution to a Township Award: Joanne Wilcock Chair of the Affetside Society Young Person or Young Persons’ Group: Bury STARS Best Community Project funded by the Township Forum: D-Caff Dementia Cafe, Greenmount And the Volunteer […]

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Festival of Learning Week – Events across Bury

by prestwichfocus on 5 June, 2017

The below poster has details of activities across Bury taking place during Festival of Learning Week (formerly Adult Learners Week). The week is June 12th to 16th 2017. It is a Big Lottery funded project is designed to support local people to benefit from improving your health and well-being, develop your confidence and self-esteem and […]

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Bury school nurses go digital to improve care

by prestwichfocus on 24 May, 2017

Bury School Nurses have ‘gone digital’ by scanning 28,000 healthcare records. (The following information is from Pennine Care NHS Trust.) The nurses, from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, have begun putting all child health records on a secure online system to make it easier for professionals to share relevant information and provide the best possible […]

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Prestwich Artisan Market 4 June 2017

by prestwichfocus on 22 May, 2017

The next ‘Prestwich Artisan Market’ takes place Sunday 4 June, 10am – 4pm in the Longfield Suite and around the Prestwich Fountain. There will be 43 stalls of artisans from Bury, Manchester and the North West Music, entertainment and a few little surprises along the way!

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New Mayor of Bury Appointed

by prestwichfocus on 22 May, 2017

Councillors met last week in the for the formal Annual Meeting of the Council where Councillor Dorothy Gunther was appointed as Mayor of Bury for the municipal year 2017-2018. Dorothy, who lives in Summerseat, was first elected as a councillor in 1992, representing either Ramsbottom Ward and more recently North Manor ward. Wishing her a […]

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