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The hard work and commitment of volunteers and tenants across Bury were celebrated at Six Town Housing’s Community Heroes awards.  Hundreds of people tuned in to watch the ceremony which, due to Covid restrictions, was streamed on Facebook. Among the speakers was Hugh Broadbent, chair of Six Town Housing, who talked about the invaluable work […]

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New Round of Grants to local Businesses

by timpickstone on 6 April, 2021

A third round of business grants is now available to Bury firms to reopen in a Covid-safe way and promote their businesses to bring in more visitors and customers. Schemes include: Safe Reopening FundGrants of £8-18kTo help businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure sectors (fewer than 50 employees) reopen Recovery Expertise FundGrants of up to […]

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Thanking our Unpaid Carers

by timpickstone on 16 March, 2021

The Mayor of Bury will lead an online ‘thank you’ next Friday to the many hundreds of unpaid carers across the borough. Councillor Tim Pickstone will be joined by council leader Eamonn O’Brien in paying tribute to their tireless work looking after the borough’s most vulnerable people, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The session will […]

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School Uniforms – Let us know your views

by timpickstone on 16 March, 2021

We’re keen to hear from parents who have experienced difficulties around school uniforms since children returned to school in recent weeks.  Some schools have been very clear that they expect full school uniform policy to be in place, even through it is a long time since shops were open for things like new shoes or […]

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Prestwich Roadworks March 2021

by timpickstone on 26 February, 2021

Please see below schedule major roadworks in March in the Prestwich area. Some potentially quite bad ones this month, including Fairfax Road and the big Bury New Road/Hilton Lane junction. The full list, including more minor works, can be found here. Bury New Road / Scholes Lane / Hilton Lane junction – 1-5 March 2021, […]

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Town of Culture Micro Commissions

by timpickstone on 26 February, 2021

A new open call has been announced by Bury Town of Culture to find six local artists to create a series of creative micro-commissions for the town.  Applications are now open for artists working in any medium including art, prose, design, film, poetry or performance to submit their ideas. Each successful commission will receive £500 […]

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Applications sought for grants to tackle loneliness

by timpickstone on 11 February, 2021

New financial support is now available to support voluntary and community groups across the borough to collaborate on tackling loneliness and isolation. A sum of £100,000 is available to fund innovative collaborative projects to tackle social isolation created by the long and varied lockdown measures.  The funding will be split by Community Hub area, meaning […]

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Vaccinations and Testing Update

by timpickstone on 11 February, 2021

As of Wednesday (10 February 2021) 28,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will have been given across Bury’s four community vaccination centres. This means that just over 15% of the eligible population (182,100) have been given at least one of the two jabs necessary to protect against the potentially fatal illness. A huge thank you […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day Online Service

by timpickstone on 28 January, 2021

Wednesday 27 January 2021 was Holocaust Memorial Day. This year the theme was Be the Light in the Darkness.  Sadly the physical event, which normally takes place at the Longfield, couldn’t take place this year, but the organisers worked hard to produce an online event involving school children, musicians, artists and religious leaders which can […]

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Prestwich Roadworks February 2021

by timpickstone on 28 January, 2021

Please see below a list of the major roadworks in the Prestwich area for February. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here. Bury New Road, outside 412 – opposite Red Lion Hotel. 9-11 February 2021, Multi-Way signals (BT). Heywood Road, near Oldfield Road, 2-6 February 2021, Multi-Way signals (BT). Scholes Lane, near […]

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