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400 new homes on Radcliffe Paper Mill Site

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2018

A formal outline planning application has now been received by the council for up to 400 homes on the former East Lancashire Paper Mill site in Radcliffe. The application envisages family housing involving a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties together with some apartments To view the planning application and its supporting documents, click […]

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Linked to the 70th birthday of the health service, NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a Big7Tea event where local people can come along, have a cuppa and hear about social opportunities happening now across Bury that could have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. The CCG is hosting a Big7Tea […]

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Nominate your local Sporting Heros

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2018

The Bury 2018 Sports Awards are on their way – and residents are invited to submit their nominations by 31 July. The awards will honour volunteers, coaches, clubs, schools and athletes and are organised by Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2018.   The categories are: Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award […]

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Summer Sports Camp for Young People at Castle Leisure

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Young people are being invited sign up to the Summer Multi-sport Camp based at Castle Leisure Centre in Bury. Sports include dodgeball, trampolining, football, rounders, badminton, volleyball and lots more. The sports camp is for children aged 8 to 14 of any ability and runs from 23 July to 31 August, Mondays to Fridays (9am […]

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Airport Drop-Off Charges Introduced

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Drop-off charges at Manchester Airport come into force yesterday (10 July 2018). Drivers dropping passengers off will be charged £3 for five minute stays, or £4 for ten minute stays. Alternatively motorists can use a free drop-off area and catch a shuttle bus to the correct terminal, located at the current Jetparks 1 site, near […]

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Prestwich Roadworks July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2018

More major roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in July are: – Heywood Road – continuing British Gas (Cadent) works in various places right through to next year also 2 ways signals just south of Heys Road (Virgin Media) 30 July – 1 August. […]

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Advice on Marketing your Business

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2018

Get free expert advice on how to market your business at Bury Library on Monday 16 July (10am to 4pm). Organisers say: “Do you need a Facebook page right away? Is Twitter a better platform for you? Have you made a website for your business, and do you need to? Where are you selling your […]

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Fire Service Warning about Open Water Swimming

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2018

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has issued a reminder to the public of the dangers of swimming in open water after being called to a search for two young people in a river in Radcliffe last Saturday (30 June). Fire officers say: “With such hot weather it’s very tempting to have a swim to […]

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New businesses urged – get smart, Start Smart

by prestwichfocus on 26 June, 2018

Bury Council and the GC Business Growth Hub have launched the Start Smart Programme, providing support to Bury residents through workshops, events and one-to-one specialist advice. This help is fully funded, and support is tailored to individuals. Examples of support include: * analysing a business idea; * advice about personal circumstances, legalities, finance, recruitment and […]

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Care Work Level 1 Course

by prestwichfocus on 26 June, 2018

Adult learning are providing a Level 1 Care Work Course. This is free to people in receipt of relevant benefits. This course will cover; roles and responsibilities, communication, confidentiality, policies and procedures. This is a part-time course, leading to the Level 1 Award in Further Learning and Employment in Care. Guaranteed job interview on completion […]

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