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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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Council proposes 25 year lease on football pitches

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2017

Bury Council is proposing a 25 year lease on the St Joseph’s Fields area off Sandgate Road to Prestwich Marauders Football Club. A similar lease is being proposed for the Clifton Road football pitch. The two sites are currently ‘self-managed’ by Marauders. What is proposed is a 25 year lease which will allow the club […]

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A community fund has been created to support local communities affected by the attack at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017. The fund will assist local groups and organisations to host events and manage initiatives to counter hate and emerging unrest, and should look to promote cohesion within communities. Any events should be inclusive, […]

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Reporting Back: 10 Libraries to Close

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2017

Bury Council’s Cabinet met last week to consider the future of Bury’s 14 Libraries. The meeting was the end of a nearly year-long process to review the library provision across Bury. The outcome is that TEN libraries will close. Ainsworth, Brandlesholme, Castle Leisure, Coronation Road, Dumers Lane, Moorside, Topping Fold, Tottington, Unsworth and Whitefield. FOUR Libraries […]

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Have Your Say on local Pharmacy Services

by prestwichfocus on 27 June, 2017

Across Bury the NHS (Clinical Commissioning Group), the Council and the ‘Healthwatch’ group are reviewing the different ways in which pharmacies (‘chemists’) can help the public to access medicines or provide services which will target specific health problems for the local community. To do this they want to hear about your experiences of using a […]

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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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