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Reporting Back: Answers to Questions

by prestwichfocus on 24 April, 2018

Earlier this month was the regular meeting of Bury’s Full Council. The Liberal Democrat team always take the opportunity to ask our full quote of questions to the Leader of the Council. Here are some highlights: Coucnillor Steve Wright asked about the levels of uncollected bins: Could the Leader inform members of the numbers of […]

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Diabetes Prevention Week 16-22 April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 17 April, 2018

Residents of Bury are being urged to get behind Diabetes Prevention Week, which runs 16 – 22 April 2018. The campaign launched by the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is encouraging patients to take steps to reduce their risk of developing diabetes and take up the offer of a FREE NHS Health Check. […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 10 April, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area – quite a few this month on Mount Road, Tamworth Avenue, Glebelands Road, Nursery Road, Maple Grove, St Margaret’s Road and Heywood Road.  Please just let me know if you have any queries. Removal of existing attached garage and erection of single storey […]

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Voting – Information Information

by prestwichfocus on 3 April, 2018

Important Local elections take place on 3 May 2018, so now is s good time to make sure you are registered to vote. Poll cards are being sent to all those who are currently on the electoral register. If you have not received a poll card in a couple of weeks, please contact 0161 253 […]

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Charging for Tennis at St Mary’s Park

by prestwichfocus on 26 March, 2018

Bury Council is to start charging for the use of the tennis courts at St Mary’s Park, courts which have been free to use for decades. Fees come into effect from 1 April 2018. The hire fees will be: – £45 for household unlimited year round bookings – £20 for season/annual pass for adults (over […]

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GMSF plans for Prestwich would need 3 extra schools

by prestwichfocus on 19 March, 2018

A report received by the Council’s Joint Consultative Committee (Teachers) has shown that the proposed 3,400 new houses between Prestwich and Middleton would require about three new schools to be built. The first draft of the GMSF, published last year, proposed to remove 47% of Prestwich’s Green-belt and between Parrenthorn School and Heywood Old Road […]

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Planning Applications Update March 2018

by prestwichfocus on 13 March, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in your area – just three this month on Cedar Avenue, Hastings Road and Tamworth Avenue.  Please just let me know if you have any queries. Single storey/two storey side extension and new front porch 11 Hastings Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6UR Ref. No: 62537 | […]

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Prestwich Roadworks March 2018

by prestwichfocus on 6 March, 2018

A full update on roadworks in Prestwich on the GM Roadworks Website ( Significant roadworks this month are: – Bury New Road in Sedgley Village near Portugal Road – 2 way traffic lights on 8th March 2018 – Sunday road closures on Fairfax Road for resurfacing. – Continuing work on the A56 through the village […]

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Cold Weather Advice

by prestwichfocus on 26 February, 2018

There is a high probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow in parts of England until Saturday 3 March. Exposure to the cold can have a devastating impact, and especially to people who are vulnerable to ill health and many older people. This advice is from the NHS How to keep your home […]

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At all meetings of Bury’s FulL Council the team of Liberal Democrat councillors use our maximum entitlement to ask questions of the Councils Leadership. Questions at the most recent meeting included: Could the Leader of the Council please inform members now many school crossing patrols are currently not operational, and how many others do not […]

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