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Bonfire Night in Heaton Park – Feedback

by prestwichfocus on 14 November, 2017

A number of residents have been in touch over the last week with concerns about parking on Sunday 5 November 2017 for people attending the Bonfire Night in Heaton Park. As I understand there were some problems in a number of areas with on-street parking which affected some of the residential streets around the park. […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward November 2017

by prestwichfocus on 6 November, 2017

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in your area on Ferndene Road, Sandgate Road, Guest Road and Tamworth Avenue. Please just let me know if you have any queries. Two storey extension at side; External alterations including bi-fold doors at rear 33 Ferndene Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6RB Ref. No: 62111 | […]

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Movember – Stop Men Dying Too Young

by prestwichfocus on 31 October, 2017

Happy Movember Many of you will know Movember as the month where lots of people grow a moustache. But do you know the reason behind the month of the moustache? 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 […]

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Repoting Back: Bury’s Cabinet Meeting October 2017

by prestwichfocus on 24 October, 2017

Last week was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet. This is the meeting of the eight Cabinet members from the ruling Labour Group,  also attended by the two opposition Leaders on the Council – though Labour changed the rules so we couldn’t vote at the meeting earlier in the year. Councillor Tim Pickstone reports: […]

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Reporting Back: Meeting the Mayor of Greater Manchester

by prestwichfocus on 17 October, 2017

Last week, Councillor Tim Pickstone met with Greater Manchester’s ‘Metro Mayor’ Andy Burnham. Two of Greater Manchester’s Lib Dem Group Leaders (Bury and Stockport) met with the Mayor as part of a six-monthly series of meetings between Lib Dem councillors across Greater Manchester. Obviously at this first meeting we were unable to raise everything we […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward October 2017

by prestwichfocus on 10 October, 2017

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in your area on Bury Old Road, Brandram Road, Nursery Road and Poppythorn Lane. Please just let me know if you have any queries. Non material amendment following grant of planning permission 61249 for extending room by 2m and … 245 Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, […]

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Answers to Questions: Council Assets outside of Bury

by prestwichfocus on 5 October, 2017

There has been a small amount of press coverage over the last year or so about Bury Council buying property outside of the Bury MBC area. At the last meeting of Bury’s Full Council the Liberal Democrat Group of Councillors tabled a formal written question on this issue. The answer shows that since 2015 Bury […]

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Campaign to Include Ex-Military in Census

by prestwichfocus on 20 September, 2017

Bury Council has pledged to support the Royal British Legion ‘Count Them In’ campaign to include ex-miltary personal questions in the 2021 census, thanks to a move by Liberal Democrat councillors. Bury’s Liberal Democrat Council Group brought a motion to Bury’s Full Council to highlight the issue, which went on the receive support from both […]

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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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It has been confirmed that the Council is in discussion with the Forestry Commission about leasing significant parts of Prestwich’s parks and open spaces to the Government agency. The Council owned sites that are subject to discussion with the FC are, in Prestwich: · Philips Park and Mere Clough (Prestwich) · Prestwich Clough excluding the […]

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