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Fairfax Road Closed for 4 Sundays

by prestwichfocus on 20 February, 2018

As part of the works on the A56 through Prestwich Village, Fairfax Road will be closing on four Sundays to enable to road to be resurfaced. The dates of the closure are: 25 February 2018 4 March 2018 11 March 2018 18 March 2018 (provisional) Fairfax Road will remain open to trading Monday – Saturday. […]

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Young people aged 14 to 18 could enjoy the trip of a lifetime and represent Bury in the International Youth Sports Festival. The event gives talented boys and girls the chance to compete against those from Bury’s twinned and friendship towns in European countries, and experience new cultures and make lifelong friends. This year’s festival […]

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A new exhibition inspired by Victoria Wood marks the beginning of a year of ‘Happy’ events at Bury Art Museum. Simply titled “Happy”, the display showcases contemporary and historical artworks designed to make you happy, make you question whether you are happy and question what it is to be happy anyway. It will include a […]

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Change to 96 Bus on Sundays

by prestwichfocus on 13 February, 2018

Transport for Greater Manchester are proposing a change to the 96 bus service on Sundays only. The Sunday route currently serves Prestwich however, due to the timetable is no longer achievable and is causing reliability issues. The recommendation is that the service no longer serves Prestwich meaning there would be no service on Sundays linking […]

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A global study of traffic and congestion published by INRIX has shown that A56 from Salford up to Prestwich is the FIFTH worst road in the UK for traffic congestion, outside of London. The A6 through Stockport is the 8th worst, the A560/A6 through Salford the 10th worst. More information INRIX and this MEN article. Not […]

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A56 is FIFTH worst congested road in the UK

by prestwichfocus on 8 February, 2018

A global study of traffic and congestion published by INRIX has shown that A56 from Salford up to Prestwich is the FIFTH worst road in the UK for traffic congestion, outside of London. The A6 through Stockport is the 8th worst, the A560/A6 through Salford the 10th worst. More information INRIX and this MEN article. So […]

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 5-11 February 2018

by prestwichfocus on 6 February, 2018

Don’t be a bystander to hatred and prejudice – that’s the call to Greater Manchester people at the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week. Residents are being urged to sigh a promise to never stand by if they see someone being abused or attacked because of who they are. Find out more at letsendhatecrime.com.  

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Creative Living Centre seeks new Trustee

by prestwichfocus on 6 February, 2018

Do you have the skills and experience to become a trustee for an award winning local mental health charity? Since 1997 the Creative Living Centre has supported adults experiencing mental health problems through an integrated set of activities, therapies and courses, providing a service which our members have described as life changing and, at times, […]

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Changes to Metrolink Services

by prestwichfocus on 30 January, 2018

A few changes to the Metrolink service pattern were introduced at the start of this week. The ones which affect us are: – Airport line services (except very early morning) will start at running to Victoria (previously Deansgate-Castlefield), providing better connections and additional capacity through the regional city. – Sunday services extended by approximately an […]

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Two bits of local news to report on for Holyrood Ward: Heywood Court and Baguley Crescent Bins Residents who live in the flats which use communal bins in Heywood Court and Baguley Crescent have had their bin day changed from Friday to Monday for the grey bins only. Residents in one part of Heywood Court […]

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