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Six planning applications in the last month. Please note the application for a variation of planning permission for the row of former commercial buildings opposite Transformations on Bury Old Road, and the application for a temporary wider access point to the Heaton Park reservoir on Heywood Road. Please just let us know if you have […]

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Heaton Park Bonfire 5 November 2019

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2019

Heaton Park is one of the largest bonfire night attractions int he North West. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm, followed by fireworks. Organisers are urging vistors to Stay safe: please do not bring your own fireworks, sparklers or alcohol. All bags will be checked and any such items confiscated on entry. Please wear appropriate […]

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Changes to Parking Restrictions St Margaret’s Road

by timpickstone on 21 October, 2019

Just to let residents know of some changes to parking at the start of St Margaret’s Road (the Bury Old Road end). In response to concerns from residents we have worked with the Council to reduce the amount of short-stay parking, to allow a little more parking for residents. Short stay parking is useful to […]

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Last month was the regular meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This month the meeting largely focussed on issues around the Fire Service. Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone is one of Bury’s representatives on the Committee, and is also the Committee Chair this year. Tim reports: Greater Manchester […]

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Reporting Back: Audit and Scrutiny Committees

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2019

Just to report back from two recent Council meetings. Last month the Council’s Audit Committee met. Councillor Steve Wright reports: At the previous meeting in late July the committee should have been presented with the final Audited accounts. The Councils Auditors (Mazars) were unable to sign the accounts because of problems with valuations.At this meeting […]

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Answers to Questions: A56, Gigg Lane and Reducing Smoking

by timpickstone on 24 September, 2019

At the last full meeting of Bury Council the team of Liberal Democrat councillors asked a number of formal written questions. Here are the answers to three of them: Councillor Michael Powell asked about congestion on the A56 through Prestwich: Now that the A56 works in Prestwich are complete, could the Leader inform members what […]

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Simister Traffic Calming Update

by timpickstone on 23 September, 2019

Work should be starting now on the replacement traffic calming on Heywood Road going into Simister Village. Residents will be aware that the chicane was taken out when the road was resurfaced last year. Because of problems with the chicane, and at the request of your local councillors request a number of different options were […]

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Answers to Questions: Bury New Road

by prestwichfocus on 23 September, 2019

Or rather, no answer to questions…. Prestwich Liberal Democrat councillor Michael Powell took the opportunity of written questions at the last meeting of Bury Council to ask about congestion on the A56 through Prestwich: “Now that the A56 works in Prestwich are complete, could the Leader inform members what work, if any, is being undertaken […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward September 2019

by timpickstone on 10 September, 2019

Below are planning applications in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Single storey extension at side and rear 29 Newtown Street, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1HURef. No: 64615 | Received: Mon 26 Aug 2019 | Validated: Mon 02 Sep 2019 | Status: Registered First floor/single storey rear extension; Rear dormer extension; Raised patio area; Rear roof […]

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Prestwich Roadworks September 2019

by timpickstone on 3 September, 2019

Details of roadworks for the month below – please note this includes some road closures – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in September are:– Hilton Lane 10 September 2019 (at the bottom of Sandy Lane) – Multi-way signals (BT)– Bottom of Rainsough Brow (near the roundabout for […]

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