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Patients asked to Nominate their Hospital Heroes

by prestwichfocus on 22 August, 2017

Pennine Acute, which runs our local hospitals at Oldham, Fairfield, Rochdale and North Manchester are asking the public to nominate their NHS heroes as part of an annual staff awards event. If you or a relative have had amazing treatment at these hospitals, or if you or your family want to thank a particular doctor, […]

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Greater Manchester school bus fare structure simplified

by prestwichfocus on 22 August, 2017

A new school bus fare structure is to be introduced, Transport for Greater Manchester has announced. From Friday, September 1, a single flat-rate fare will be introduced on all school services that are paid for by TfGM. The new flat fare will replace the existing system, in place from 2011, whereby children are charged one […]

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Manchester Pride is this Weekend

by prestwichfocus on 22 August, 2017

Best wishes to residents who are taking part in the big Manchester LGBT Pride event this August Bank Holiday weekend. The ‘main event’ is ticketed (tickets available here), but of course it is free to watch the parade. This sets off 12.30pm on Saturday 26 August 2017 from Liverpool Road. This map shows the route and apparently […]

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Funding Greater Manchester Community Cohesion

by prestwichfocus on 15 August, 2017

A community fund has been created to support local communities affected by the attack at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017. The fund will assist local groups and organisations to host events and manage initiatives to counter hate and emerging unrest, and should look to promote cohesion within communities. Any events should be inclusive, […]

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Looking to be more confident online?

by prestwichfocus on 15 August, 2017

Looking to become more confident online? FREE Online Basics sessions in Prestwich & Radcliffe – learning how to use IT and the Internet in a relaxed environment. Fridays at Prestwich Library.

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Bury Sports Awards 2017 Nominations Open

by prestwichfocus on 15 August, 2017

Nominations are being sought for Bury’s annual celebration of sporting excellence, the Bury 2017 Sports Awards. – Volunteer of the year, – Coach of the year, – Sports achiever of the year, – Disabled achiever of the year, – Community club of the year, – Unsung hero of the year, – Changing lifestyle recognition award, […]

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Free Childcare – Register before 31 August

by prestwichfocus on 8 August, 2017

Bury Council is urging parent to take advantage of extra childcare and help with costs when a new system starts in September. The Government has changed the rules which means that eligible working parents will be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare per week, double the current total, for 3 and 4 […]

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Prestwich Lib Dem BBQ

by prestwichfocus on 8 August, 2017

Sunday 20 August 2017 is the annual Prestwich Lib Dem BBQ. This is an very informal event, all members, friends and supporters are very welcome. The event takes place this year at the house of Councillor Mary D’Albert: 17 Prestwich Park Road South, Prestwich M25 9PF, 2.00-5.00pm. Tickets are £10 which includes all-you-can eat BBQ […]

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Do you know a community group that deserves special recognition for making your local area a better place to be? Nominate them for a Groundwork Community Award today! There are fantastic examples of community groups who work selflessly and tirelessly to improve their neighbourhoods. Thanks to their efforts parks and open spaces are better looked […]

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Check your entry on the Electoral Register

by prestwichfocus on 8 August, 2017

All residents will soon be receiving a form during August asking them to confirm that their details on the electoral register are correct. This canvass is conducted every year to ensure that everyone who is entitled to vote is registered to do so. You can complete the form online using the security code provided, or […]

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