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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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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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Prestwich Liberal Democrat councillor Tim Pickstone is to swim the equivalent of an English Channel Crossing during October 2017 to raise funds for the Medical Aid Charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders). Click image to watch video   Tim is swimming the equivalent of an English Channel crossing in local swimming pools throughout October […]

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M60/M62 Motorway Works – Completion Delayed….

by prestwichfocus on 12 September, 2017

Sadly, the misery we have all been facing on the M60 as it passes Prestwich and Whitefield looks set to continue well into 2018, as Highways England announces a delay to the completion of the ‘Smart Motorway’ works. The works started in summer 2014, and are now not due to be finished until summer 2018. […]

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Organ Donation Week 4-10 September 2017

by prestwichfocus on 4 September, 2017

This week NHS Blood and Transplant services, hospitals and charities are this week encouraging people to talk about organ donation with their families. Find out more about how organ and tissue donations and the choices we can make visit the special website here.

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Residents will be familiar with the tennis courts at St Mary’s Park in the middle of Prestwich. Traditionally these have been free to use, and are the busiest tennis facility in Bury. Bury Council has recently announced changes which mean that the courts will now require booking on a paid basis, followed a court resurfacing and […]

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Free Childcare – Register before 31 August

by prestwichfocus on 8 August, 2017

Bury Council is urging parent to take advantage of extra childcare and help with costs when a new system starts in September. The Government has changed the rules which means that eligible working parents will be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare per week, double the current total, for 3 and 4 […]

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Investigations by Liberal Democrat councillors have revealed a shocking 265% increase in the number of class sizes over 30 in Bury’s secondary schools in just one year. Liberal Democrat councillor Tim Pickstone asked: “Could the Leader update members on the number of secondary school children in Bury who are taught in classes of more than 30 […]

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