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The newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burmham, has announced a ‘re-write’ of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). The new Mayor said: “I will listen to communities and oversee a radical rewrite of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. I will keep those high ambitions for the homes and jobs we need but there […]

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Two major 20mph Schemes Abandoned

by prestwichfocus on 11 May, 2017

Following a long investigation by your local Councillors, the Council has confirmed that two major 20mph schemes in Holyrood Ward are now NOT going ahead. Five years ago Bury Council’s Labour administration announced that all residential roads in the Borough would be made 20mph in it’s “Streetsafe” scheme. Since then only one scheme in Holyrood […]

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Answers to Questions: Transport Authority

by prestwichfocus on 3 May, 2017

At full Council Meetings councillors have the opportunity to ask questions to the ‘Joint Authorities’ which operate at a Greater Manchester level. At the most recent meeting the Liberal Democrat team of councillors asked three questions to Transport for Greater Manchester: Question – Using less Diesel Buses Following the announcement in London, that no new […]

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Hearing Loss Information Day

by prestwichfocus on 3 May, 2017

Professionals will be holding an information day for people with hearing loss at Radcliffe Asda on Friday 19 May. The event, from 10am to 4pm, takes place during Deaf Awareness Week (15-21 May). For more information, call the sensory officer at Whitefield Library on 0161 253 7512 or email sensory.lib@bury.gov.uk

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Residents are invited to meet Dr Irene Lancaster at Prestwich Library on Thursday 11 May. Dr Lancaster will discuss her translation of the biography of the former Chief Rabbi of Haifa entitled Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen: Between War and Peace. Rabbi Cohen visited Whitefield, Prestwich and Broughton Park and spoke in local synagogues, declaring these […]

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Multiple Delays in Prestwich High Street Roadworks

by timpickstone on 27 April, 2017

Following on from questions from Prestwich Liberal Democrat councillors, the reasons for the delays in the start of the roadworks on the A56 through Prestwich village have been revealed: According to the Council: “- The main contractor struggled with resources to meet the original start date. – Trial holes have demonstrated that some tree positions […]

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Prestwich Area Roadworks May 2017

by timpickstone on 27 April, 2017

You can get a list of all the roadworks happening in Prestwich (or any area of Greater Manchester) here. For information the site is listing YELLOW and RED warnings for May 2017 for both Bury Old Road AND Bury New Road (though obviously the Bury New Road works seem to be a little behind schedule….) […]

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Positive Steps Courses at Bury Adult Learning Centre

by timpickstone on 27 April, 2017

The Positive Steps Project is offering courses for people in Bury who mild to moderate mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood. The courses are for six weeks and are free. More information click on the picture below.        

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Away for the General Election?

by timpickstone on 27 April, 2017

As readers will know we have another election this year, a General Election on Thursday 8 June 2017. If you’re thinking of being away, or would prefer to vote by post then you need to fill in this form to register for a postal vote. Anyone can sign up for a postal vote. (Deadline 23 […]

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Reporting Back: Bury Council Cabinet and Road Repairs

by timpickstone on 18 April, 2017

Last Wednesday was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet, which is made up of all the ruling Labour Group Cabinet members, with the two opposition party leaders on Bury Council. The biggest item for discussion this month was the proposal for Bury Council to borrow £10 million to add to the road repair budget […]

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