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Update on Local services

by timpickstone on 10 November, 2020

A quick update from us on recent changes to local services and also sources of help for those people who may need it. Council Services, what is and isn’t open?The rules for our current ‘lockdown’ are different from earlier in the year.  Services which are now closed include: Leisure centres.  marriage/civil ceremonies, museum and tourist info centre. Civic […]

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Sign up for Digital Skills Courses

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2020

Free six-week digital skills courses are available over the next two months thanks to Bury Adult Learning and Bury Libraries. Bury’s Adult Education services says: “The realities of lockdown and social distancing over the past months have shown how invaluable digital skills are, with shopping, work, education and connecting with family and friends all happening […]

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A56 Cycle Lane to nowhere…

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2020

Bury Council has announced its not going to complete the ‘pop-up’ cycle lane down the A56 on Bury New Road. The Government has given Bury Council money, to make cycling and walking easier during the Coronavirus pandemic, and the Council announced that a segregated cycle lane would be introduced right through Prestwich on the A56 […]

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Flu Vaccinations available for all Children aged 2 and 3

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

All children who were 2 or 3 years of age on the 31st August 2020 are eligible for a free flu vaccination, which is the best way to protect them against the influenza virus (flu). (Information from NHS Bury.) The children’s flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to young children to help protect them […]

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Fostering Could be ‘Just the Job’

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

This week is Work Life Week 2020 (12-16 October), which is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing at work and work life balance and with the economy and job market in flux at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bury Council’s Fostering Team are saying that now could be […]

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Prestwich Library Open but limited hours

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

Prestwich Library is back open again from yesterday (Thursday 15 October 2020). The branch has launched its Order and Collect Service means readers can order books online or by phone: please see https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=15605. Library staff will process the orders and customers will be contacted when the order is ready to be collected at a specific time. […]

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GMSF Delayed Again

by timpickstone on 9 October, 2020

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was due to be published on 5 October 2020 with a special meeting of Bury Council on 21 October 2020 to agree the plan. Assuming that the plan had been agreed by all ten Greater Manchester councils then the public would have had a seven week consultation in November and […]

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Free Tennis at St Mary’s Park

by timpickstone on 9 October, 2020

Free community tennis sessions have returned to St Mary’s Park in Prestwich to help improve people’s physical and mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. National sports charity Tennis for Free have relaunched the sessions on Sunday (4 Oct) in partnership with Bury Council and the LTA. The sessions will be led by a professional tennis […]

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Right stuff in the Green Bin

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2020

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority and the Council are launching a new campaign to make residents aware of what can and cannot put in our green bins. In the last six months across the borough of Bury more than 850 tonnes of green bin recycling has been rejected. Waste collection crews have been finding that […]

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Prestwich Roadworks October 2020

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2020

Please see below details of the most significant roadworks scheduled for the Prestwich area in September 2020. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here. Scholes Lane (near the Friendship) AND Hilton Lane (near Hope Road) – multi-way signals 1-5 October 2020 (BT) Scholes Lane (near the Friendship) – mult-way signals 26 October […]

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