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Prestwich Roadworks November 2017 and Bury New Road Update

by prestwichfocus on 6 December, 2017

Greater Manchester roadworks are reporting a number of minor roadworks in Prestwich scheduled during December, but the only significant ones are the continuing works on Bury New Road, and gas works on Mount Road between 12 and 18 December 2017. For full details of the minor works search for Prestwich at The following update […]

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Walk-in Centres Saved? (Or perhaps not….)

by prestwichfocus on 28 November, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) used a verbal update reported through several Twitter posts to inform residents that the two Walk-In Centres in bury (Bury and Prestwich) are not closing on 31 March 2018. Residents may recall that the consultation on the closure of both centres was ‘paused’ earlier this year by the CCG, […]

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Vince Cable MP has used his pre-budget speech to set out the alternative Liberal Democrat approach to the budget, with investment in infrastructure, homes, the NHS and young people’s learning. In a speech to entrepreneurs last week, Vince Cable set out a Lib Dem economic strategy to deliver a modern, forward-looking, outward-facing economy which will […]

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Bonfire Night in Heaton Park – Feedback

by prestwichfocus on 14 November, 2017

A number of residents have been in touch over the last week with concerns about parking on Sunday 5 November 2017 for people attending the Bonfire Night in Heaton Park. As I understand there were some problems in a number of areas with on-street parking which affected some of the residential streets around the park. […]

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Reporting Back: Greater Manchester CA Scrutiny

by prestwichfocus on 6 November, 2017

Last month saw the second meeting of the new Greater Manchester Combined Authority Scrutiny Committees. A scrutiny process is established in the laws which establish the city region Mayor (Andy Burnham), and in Greater Manchester these are just now taking shape. Three Scrutiny Committees have been established, each is made up of 15 councillors from […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward November 2017

by prestwichfocus on 6 November, 2017

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in your area on Ferndene Road, Sandgate Road, Guest Road and Tamworth Avenue. Please just let me know if you have any queries. Two storey extension at side; External alterations including bi-fold doors at rear 33 Ferndene Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6RB Ref. No: 62111 | […]

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Movember – Stop Men Dying Too Young

by prestwichfocus on 31 October, 2017

Happy Movember Many of you will know Movember as the month where lots of people grow a moustache. But do you know the reason behind the month of the moustache? The Movember Foundation exists to help prevent early death for men across the world and Movember itself was created to highlight some of the most […]

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Repoting Back: Bury’s Cabinet Meeting October 2017

by prestwichfocus on 24 October, 2017

Last week was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet. This is the meeting of the eight Cabinet members from the ruling Labour Group,  also attended by the two opposition Leaders on the Council – though Labour changed the rules so we couldn’t vote at the meeting earlier in the year. Councillor Tim Pickstone reports: […]

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Reporting Back: Meeting the Mayor of Greater Manchester

by prestwichfocus on 17 October, 2017

Last week, Councillor Tim Pickstone met with Greater Manchester’s ‘Metro Mayor’ Andy Burnham. Two of Greater Manchester’s Lib Dem Group Leaders (Bury and Stockport) met with the Mayor as part of a six-monthly series of meetings between Lib Dem councillors across Greater Manchester. Obviously at this first meeting we were unable to raise everything we […]

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New Luncheon Club in Heaton Park

by prestwichfocus on 10 October, 2017

New luncheon club from Employment and Training (EAT) Pennines in Heaton Park (Information is from EAT) The luncheon club will run throughout the winter every Friday at The Pavilion Cafe by the boating lake. Prices range from £1.50 for a slice of cake to £5.00 for a main meal and a hot drink. The cafe […]

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