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More Roadworks on their way

by prestwichfocus on 22 July, 2017

Traffic congestion in the Prestwich area has seemed pretty bad recently, probably due to the roadworks through the village, and people finding ways to avoid them. Two more sets of roadworks start soon. We have already asked the Council’s Director to reconsider what can be done here, and why ALL THREE sets of roadworks have […]

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Council proposes 25 year lease on football pitches

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2017

Bury Council is proposing a 25 year lease on the St Joseph’s Fields area off Sandgate Road to Prestwich Marauders Football Club. A similar lease is being proposed for the Clifton Road football pitch. The two sites are currently ‘self-managed’ by Marauders. What is proposed is a 25 year lease which will allow the club […]

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Reporting Back: Heaton Park

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2017

Councillor Mary D’Albert met with the team at Heaton Park, and with organisers of the Parklife weekend: Parklife The Parklife concert took place on the 10/11th June this year. The crowd attending was 500 more than last year (approx 79,000) Noise and traffic complaints from residents were up on last year. Noise level set to […]

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Reporting Back: 10 Libraries to Close

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2017

Bury Council’s Cabinet met last week to consider the future of Bury’s 14 Libraries. The meeting was the end of a nearly year-long process to review the library provision across Bury. The outcome is that TEN libraries will close. Ainsworth, Brandlesholme, Castle Leisure, Coronation Road, Dumers Lane, Moorside, Topping Fold, Tottington, Unsworth and Whitefield. FOUR Libraries […]

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Have Your Say on local Pharmacy Services

by prestwichfocus on 27 June, 2017

Across Bury the NHS (Clinical Commissioning Group), the Council and the ‘Healthwatch’ group are reviewing the different ways in which pharmacies (‘chemists’) can help the public to access medicines or provide services which will target specific health problems for the local community. To do this they want to hear about your experiences of using a […]

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Bury Town Centre Purple Flag Status

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

Bury continues to be the only town in Greater Manchester to fly a nighttime economy “Purple Flag” a town and city centre award – similar to the Green Flag for Parks and Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between 6pm and […]

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