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Metrolink and Public Transport Update

by timpickstone on 7 April, 2020

Passenger numbers on Metrolink have reduced by as much as 95%, and between about 80 and 85% on trains and buses.  To ensure services can continue to run and to further protect frontline staff, from Monday 6 April Metrolink will reduce the frequency of its services from 12 to every 20 minutes. (IE every 10 minutes […]

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Update on Brown Bins

by timpickstone on 7 April, 2020

Over the next fortnight the Council IS going to try to empty brown bins, subject to having enough staff available. Thank you for everyone who has raised this concern with us. Starting yesterday the Council will try to do as many brown bin rounds as possible over the next two weeks, but it may be […]

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Parklike Community Grants Awarded

by timpickstone on 11 March, 2020

£22,000 has been shared by community groups and projects in Prestwich as a result of the “Parklife Community Fund”. The fund is money donated by the Parklife Festival to the areas in Prestwich, Middleton and Blakeley that surround Heaton Park.

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NHS hand washing video

by timpickstone on 11 March, 2020

The NHS is telling us that best way to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus is to wash our hands properly, and more often than we normally would. This short video shows us how: If you are worried about someone else, including neighbours who might be vulnerable, then Age Concern have issued this sensible […]

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Book Appeal for Children in Care and Care Leavers

by timpickstone on 11 March, 2020

In celebration of last week’s World Book Day, Bury Council and Foster with Bury is launching their latest appeal for Children in Care and Care Leavers. We all know the importance of reading and the promotion of reading for children of all ages. With this in mind, we aim to create a Virtual School Library […]

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Bury Special School Nurses celebrate innovation award

by timpickstone on 11 March, 2020

The Bury Special School Nursing Team, based at Elms Bank School and Millwood Primary School, have been successful in their bid to the Queen’s Nursing Institute Funds for Innovation Programme 2020. The Team have been awarded £5000 to support their work with young people with learning difficulties and their diet and nutrition needs. The team […]

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COVID-19 Information

by timpickstone on 4 March, 2020

This information is from NHS Bury. On Sunday 1 March a coronavirus case was confirmed in Bury. Two further patients in Bury have tested positive for COVID-19 infection yesterday (3 March 2020). As a result of contact tracing we know that these two cases are residents of Bury who are known contacts of the confirmed case […]

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The Happy Festival, inspired by the legacy of Bury’s own Victoria Wood, is launching New Faces to find and develop talent in Bury. Named after the ITV show that made Victoria’s name in the 1970s, New Faces is open to people of all ages. All you need is the desire to improve your skills, try something new […]

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​World Book Day 5 March 2020

by timpickstone on 4 March, 2020

Bury Council are asking us to join the reading revolution by taking part in World Book Day and pledge to Share a Million Stories. This is a nationwide campaign to help change children’s lives, by making story-sharing a habit of a lifetime and creating readers for life. It aims to boost reading for pleasure and […]

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Prestwich Roadworks and M60 Resurfacing Phase 2

by timpickstone on 4 March, 2020

Details of the more serious roadworks for March below. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The second phase of resurfacing the M60 near to Prestwich starts on 9 March 2020. The surfacing work is planned to take place on both sides of the carriageway and will include replacement of road markings […]

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