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Bury Town Centre Purple Flag Status

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

Bury continues to be the only town in Greater Manchester to fly a nighttime economy “Purple Flag” a town and city centre award – similar to the Green Flag for Parks and Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between 6pm and […]

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Parklife – Request for Residents Feedback

by prestwichfocus on 14 June, 2017

Last weekend was the ‘Parklife’ festival in Heaton Park, attended by an estimated 80,000 people each day. As your local councillors we are keen to receive feedback from residents, which we can then discuss with the event organisers and with the Heaton Park management. In previous years issues raised by residents have often been taken […]

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Polling Day for the local elections is Thursday 8 June 2016. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. You don’t need your polling card to vote.   Polling stations are: Baguley Crescent and Heywood Old Road areas Mobile Unit Baguley Crescent Simister Lady Wilton Hall Parrenthorn, St Margaret’s and Polefield areas St Margaret’s Community […]

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Parklife – Information for Local Residents

by prestwichfocus on 29 May, 2017

A leaflet has been delivered to people who live around Heaton Park (copy here) – but this information may well be of wider information to residents – a summary of key points below and the full FAQs on the Parklife website here. There are two public information sessions for residents, one before and one after […]

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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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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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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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Heaton Park Update

by timpickstone on 11 April, 2017

Last month local Lib Dem Councillors had a regular ‘catch up’ with the Manager of Heaton Park, joined this time by the Community Impact Manager for the Parklife Festival. There is a lot happening in the Park at the moment which we wanted to feed back to you. Please do not hesitate to get in […]

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