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Reporting Back: Answers to Questions

by prestwichfocus on 24 April, 2018

Earlier this month was the regular meeting of Bury’s Full Council. The Liberal Democrat team always take the opportunity to ask our full quote of questions to the Leader of the Council. Here are some highlights: Coucnillor Steve Wright asked about the levels of uncollected bins: Could the Leader inform members of the numbers of […]

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Diabetes Prevention Week 16-22 April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 17 April, 2018

Residents of Bury are being urged to get behind Diabetes Prevention Week, which runs 16 – 22 April 2018. The campaign launched by the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is encouraging patients to take steps to reduce their risk of developing diabetes and take up the offer of a FREE NHS Health Check. […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 10 April, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area – quite a few this month on Mount Road, Tamworth Avenue, Glebelands Road, Nursery Road, Maple Grove, St Margaret’s Road and Heywood Road.  Please just let me know if you have any queries. Removal of existing attached garage and erection of single storey […]

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Voting – Information Information

by prestwichfocus on 3 April, 2018

Important Local elections take place on 3 May 2018, so now is s good time to make sure you are registered to vote. Poll cards are being sent to all those who are currently on the electoral register. If you have not received a poll card in a couple of weeks, please contact 0161 253 […]

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Prestwich Roadworks April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 3 April, 2018

The list of roadworks in Prestwich during April extends to a full five pages this month  on the GM Roadworks Website (www.gmroadworks.org) The major roadworks are: – Bury New Road in the village, both the final parts of the narrowing scheme, but also works by Electricity North West with lane closures – More CADENT (gas) […]

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A new housing complex for older people in Bury will be named after a local hero of the First World War. The £8.5 million extra care scheme, due to open in October, will be called Peachment Place. This is in commemoration of Rifleman George Stanley Peachment who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross after losing […]

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The Women’s Concessionary Travel Pass becomes operational today (3 April 2018) enabling women affected by the change to the state pension age in 2011 have access to free off-peak travel on bus, train and Metrolink. Those that can apply for the Women’s Concessionary Travel Pass are women who were born between 6 October 1953 and […]

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Bury Pride 7 April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 26 March, 2018

The second Bury LGBT Pride event takes place on Saturday 7 April and promises to be another fun-packed celebration of diversity. Pop icon Toyah Willcox is the headline attraction on this colourful occasion which features music, food, entertainment and a walking rainbow through the town centre. Tickets for Bury Pride are free and are available […]

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NHS Opening Times Easter Weekend

by prestwichfocus on 26 March, 2018

NHS Bury has issued the following information about opening times over the Easter holiday period. GP and pharmacy services will only be limited on Good Friday (30th March) and Easter Monday (2nd April). On all other normal working days GP surgeries are open from 8am to 6.30pm as normal. Saturday, 31st March is a normal […]

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Charging for Tennis at St Mary’s Park

by prestwichfocus on 26 March, 2018

Bury Council is to start charging for the use of the tennis courts at St Mary’s Park, courts which have been free to use for decades. Fees come into effect from 1 April 2018. The hire fees will be: – £45 for household unlimited year round bookings – £20 for season/annual pass for adults (over […]

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