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Testing and Vaccination Update

by timpickstone on 5 November, 2021

The COVID-19 Testing Site on the Longfield Suite Car Park in Prestwich is being made significantly smaller. In recent months the number of residents using the testing site has decreased dramatically and has a current utilisation rate of 12%.  The Department of Health is reducing the number of testing bays at the centre from 12 […]

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Covid Booster Jabs starting

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2021

People are starting to be contacted about their ‘Covid booster job’. Your GP practice will contact you six months after your second Covid-19 vaccination. You will also be offered the seasonal flu vaccination at the same appointment. People will be vaccinated in the same priority order as was used for the first and second Covid-19 […]

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Volunteer Event at Prestwich Hospital

by timpickstone on 16 July, 2021

Prestwich Hospital are looking for volunteers, with a recruitment event taking place Thursday 29 July 2021 3.00-6.00pm at ‘The Curve’ (the big new building behind the Tesco Roundabout. Greater Manchester Mental Health say: “Volunteers are a vital part of the NHS and something we very much appreciate at Greater Manchester Mental He alth NHS Foundation […]

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New Round of Grants to local Businesses

by timpickstone on 6 April, 2021

A third round of business grants is now available to Bury firms to reopen in a Covid-safe way and promote their businesses to bring in more visitors and customers. Schemes include: Safe Reopening FundGrants of £8-18kTo help businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure sectors (fewer than 50 employees) reopen Recovery Expertise FundGrants of up to […]

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A coalition of public service organisations, charities and older people’s groups is this week launching a new information campaign to support older people to keep well this winter. The ‘Keeping Well This Winter’ booklet contains tips and advice on keeping physically well and maintaining good mental health, and is being provided to tens of thousands of older people […]

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A56 Cycle Lane to nowhere…

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2020

Bury Council has announced its not going to complete the ‘pop-up’ cycle lane down the A56 on Bury New Road. The Government has given Bury Council money, to make cycling and walking easier during the Coronavirus pandemic, and the Council announced that a segregated cycle lane would be introduced right through Prestwich on the A56 […]

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The Longfield Centre car park in Prestwich was temporarily closed from Monday 19 October 2020 to allow for an additional coronavirus testing centre to be set up on the site. The car park will partially re-open again when the new coronavirus testing centre opens later in the month. The new testing centre at Prestwich will be open seven […]

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Time to End Child Hunger

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

We’re campaigning to increase access to free school meals and give children from low-income families access to food vouchers when schools are closed too.  Liberal Democrats are campaigning to increase access to free school meals and give children from low-income families access to food vouchers when schools are closed too. What are we calling for?We […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 24 September, 2020

Earlier in the month was the monthly meeting of Bury’s Planning Control Committee. This is the meeting made up of the 11 Councillors who represent the various wards of the borough of Bury. The committee determines planning applications for certain major developments and others where objections have been received. Councillor Cristina Tegolo reports: Bury Planning Control Committee […]

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Response to Simister Interchange Proposals

by timpickstone on 13 August, 2020

Please see below the formal response from the Holyrood Ward councillors to the Highways Agency consultation on their proposals for the M60 Junction 18 Simister Interchange. See their proposals here. BackgroundWe are the councillors who represent Holyrood Ward on Bury MBC. Holyrood Ward is the area most affected by these proposals. The ward is the […]

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