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Samaritans Big Listen 24 July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2018

Next Tuesday is the Samaritans ‘Big Listen’ event, to raise awareness (and funds) about their important work to prevent suicide. The Samaritans answer a call for help every six seconds. Every year nearly 7,000 people take their own life in Britain and Ireland – roughly three times more men than women. You can talk to […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area – on Hill Top Avenue, Guest Road, Carver Avenue, Merton Road and Heys Road. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Single storey extension at side 1 Hill Top Avenue, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1LL Ref. No: 63012 | Received: Tue […]

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Meet Author Alrene Hughes at Radcliffe Library

by prestwichfocus on 10 July, 2018

Readers are invited to hear Alrene Hughes talk about her books at Radcliffe Library on Thursday 26 July. Alrene’s latest novel “The Girl in the Pink Raincoat” (published by Head of Zeus) is set in Manchester and Bury during the Second World War. While researching the novel, she was surprised to come across the notorious […]

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Greater Manchester Council Leaders have signed off plans for a network of cycle routes across Greater Manchester called ‘Bee Lines’. The plans were drawn up as a report drawn up from a team led by professional cycling champion Chris Boardman. The plan would create 64 miles of new cycling and walking routes, as part of […]

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National Armed Forces Day 30 June 2018

by prestwichfocus on 26 June, 2018

This Saturday, the 30th June, marks National Armed Forces Day and is a time to celebrate the fantastic contribution of our Armed Forces. We will celebrate those who both currently and have previously served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and show support for all of those†in the Armed Forces community. There here are a number […]

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Planning Applications Update, Holyrood Ward, June 2018

by prestwichfocus on 19 June, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area – Bury Old Road, Warwick Avenue, Polefield Grove, Walker Avenue and Perrymead. Note the application for a change of use of the former British Legion on Bury Old Road to a Kitchen showroom, and a proposed new permanent classroom at Prestwich Arts College. […]

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Loneliness Connects Us 23 June 2018

by prestwichfocus on 12 June, 2018

Please find below information on a Seminar which has been organised by St Michael’s Church Whitefield is in association with Manchester Metropolitan University and 42nd Street, who over the past 18 months have been working and researching Loneliness with young people (14 – 25) in Greater Manchester. This will take place on Saturday 23rd June […]

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Prestwich Carnival and Grand Parade – This Weekend

by prestwichfocus on 12 June, 2018

This weekend (23-24 June 2018) is Prestwich Carnival. There are some activities in St Mary’s Park on Saturday, but the main parade and carnival takes place on Sunday 24 June. The great team of volunteers that put on the Carnival say: “For the people of Prestwich and surrounding areas, Prestwich Carnival has been a key […]

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Metrolink Fare Zone Changes – Consultation

by prestwichfocus on 4 June, 2018

A new zonal fares system is being proposed for Metrolink. The proposal would replace the existing ‘station to station’ fare system with a zonal system – similar to London’s travel network. You have the opportunity to share your feedback ahead of any final decision being made about the proposed change with a survey before 17 […]

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Prestwich Roadworks June 2018

by prestwichfocus on 4 June, 2018

The searchable map 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 in June areare: – Heywood Road – continuing British Gas (Cadent) works in various places right through to next year. – Hilton Lane – one way signals for resurfacing […]

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