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Reporting back: Local Issues

by timpickstone on 21 November, 2018

Just to report back on a number of local issues that have been raised by residents in recent weeks: White Lines Nursery Road / Bury Old Road Thank you to residents who have raised the issue of the faded white lines on Bury Old Road at the junction with Nursery Road. The ‘turn right’ filter […]

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Early Bird reduced Metrolink Tickets

by timpickstone on 14 November, 2018

A pilot Metrolink offer launched on Monday. These ‘Early Bird’ products are aiming to reduce congestion by encouraging travel at times where there is less overcrowding. The reduced prices are available every weekday until Christmas Eve but only on the ‘Get Me There’ smartphone app and must be purchased before 7am. There are two options: […]

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Public Transport in Prestwich – Survey Results

by timpickstone on 31 October, 2018

A huge thank you to the many local residents who took part in the online and postal survey on public transport in the Prestwich area. With congestion and air pollution two major issues affecting our area, having a good public transport system is vital. Many local people rely on our Metrolink and bus network to […]

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“Movember” – Action on Men’s Health

by timpickstone on 24 October, 2018

The Movember Foundation exists to help prevent early death for men across the world and Movember itself was created to highlight some of the most common illnesses that affect men’s lives. Mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. You can help protect our fathers, brothers, sons and friends by helping to draw attention to these […]

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Reporting Back: Heaton Park Parking Issues

by timpickstone on 17 October, 2018

Earlier in the month your local councillors met with Heaton Park managers and representatives from Bury Council’s Highways team to look at some of the problems with parking in the residential areas around Heaton Park. The concerns we raised were around the significant parking problems that residents can experience who live near to the park. […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward October 2018

by prestwichfocus on 10 October, 2018

Just to let residents know about five recent planning applications in our area – on Heywood Old Road, Bury Old Road, Milton Road, Oaklands Drive and Daneshill. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Raise main roof ridge height by 1 metre to create habitable space; Two storey extension at rear; … […]

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Heaton Park Parking Issues

by prestwichfocus on 3 October, 2018

On Monday your local councillors are meeting with Council Officers and the Management of Heaton Park to discuss issues of parking on the residential streets near to Heaton Park (next Monday 9 October 2018). Issues that we would like to raise are: – impact of event and other ‘busy day’ parking on nearby streets (e.g. […]

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Taking Action on Rising School Uniform Costs

by timpickstone on 19 September, 2018

The Liberal Democrat team on Bury Council have been successful in getting the Council to take action on the rising prices of school uniforms, in a move to help parents who are struggling with the costs. According to research by the Children’s Society, 3 million families in Britain are struggling to pay for school uniform […]

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Planning Applications update Holyrood Ward September 2018

by timpickstone on 12 September, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area – on Simister Lane, Heys Road, Glebelands Road and Peveril Close . Please just let us know if you have any queries. Non-material amendment following grant of planning permission 62276 for two storey extension at … 60 Heys Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1JY […]

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Prestwich Roadworks September 2018

by timpickstone on 5 September, 2018

More major roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in August are: – Tail end of the resurfacing works (Bury Council) on Heywood Road between Bury Old Road and St Margaret’s Road, Prestwich and in Simister – 30/07/2018 – 09/09/2018 – Continuing Works on the […]

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