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People my have seen press coverage about the commitment from supermarket chain Aldi’s promise to distribute surplus produce to food banks and charities as it closes its stores on Christmas Eve. If you’re involved in a local charity that might be interested, the deadline for letting them know is 8th December 2017. Details in the […]

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£2,500 grants for Women’s Cycling Projects

by prestwichfocus on 4 December, 2017

As part of Transport for Greater Manchester’s 2018 Women’s Cycling campaign, T4GM are offering the opportunity for clubs, groups or organisations, located within Greater Manchester, to apply for funding towards events/activities that will encourage women to cycle and make journeys by bike. T4GM say: “This year we are asking for schemes that are wider than […]

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Two local people who were awarded the British Empire Medal were receognised at an award ceremony earlier this month – shown here with Bury’s Mayor Cllr Dorothy Gunther. Daniel Savage from  Brookvale Care Home in Simister which supports young adults with learning and physical disabilities. Daniel is also the President of the Manchester Reform Synagogue. […]

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Free Information Session to help people with Hearing Loss

by prestwichfocus on 28 November, 2017

Information and advice about equipment to help with hearing loss are being offered at a free afternoon session in Bury town centre. People are invited to drop in on Monday 4 December any time between 2.30pm and 3.30pm to the Green Room, Textile Hall (next to Bury Library), Manchester Road. It’s the latest session to […]

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Computer for Africa want your old computers!

by prestwichfocus on 28 November, 2017

Computers 4 Africa helps councils, schools, businesses and individuals by providing an alternative to IT disposal for working equipment. This repurposes and reuses items giving them a second life. It’s easy to donate your old IT to Computers 4 Africa and they will be at: Where: (Former PC World) Angouleme Retail Park, George Street, Bury BL9 […]

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GMSF Consultation Published

by prestwichfocus on 21 November, 2017

The ten Greater Manchester Councils have published the consultation comments received on the ‘Greater Manchester Spatial Framework’ published last Autumn. This is the controversial plan to build 227,000 new houses in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years. More than 27,000 responses were received as part of the initial consultation into the first draft of […]

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Safety Warning Amid Smoke Alarm Failure Rate

by prestwichfocus on 21 November, 2017

Almost 40 per cent of battery-powered smoke alarms failed to activate in residential fires in England in the past year, latest figures show, prompting a warning from councils and fire authorities in the run-up to winter when serious fires typically increase. Latest figures show 21 per cent of mains-powered smoke alarms failed to operate in […]

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Share your views and experience of gastrointestinal services

by prestwichfocus on 21 November, 2017

Bury residents who have accessed gastrointestinal services are being asked to share their views and experiences in a confidential survey. NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is gathering feedback from local people who have been referred by their GP for specialist services (hospital care) for gastrointestinal symptoms and conditions such as (but not limited to) […]

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Reporting Back – Health Scrutiny

by prestwichfocus on 21 November, 2017

Last week was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s ‘Health Scrutiny’ Committee. Councillor Mary D’Albert reports: Delayed Discharge from Hospital Delayed discharge is a high profile issue within the health service with significant knock on effect to other hospital services (e.g. lack of beds to transfer people from A&E). There is also a cost implication. […]

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Winter Cycling Advice

by prestwichfocus on 14 November, 2017

With the nights drawing in Transport for Greater Manchester have produced this short information site to help cyclists stay safe through winter.  More information here.

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