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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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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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Reporting Back: Heaton Park

by timpickstone on 27 August, 2018

Prestwich Lib Dem councillors Mary D’Albert and Tim Pickstone had an update with the Heaton Park management last week. Please note there has been a separate meeting about Parklife, which will report back on separately, and there is going to be a separate meeting about the impact of parking on residential roads near to the […]

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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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Multiple Delays in Prestwich High Street Roadworks

by timpickstone on 27 April, 2017

Following on from questions from Prestwich Liberal Democrat councillors, the reasons for the delays in the start of the roadworks on the A56 through Prestwich village have been revealed: According to the Council: “- The main contractor struggled with resources to meet the original start date. – Trial holes have demonstrated that some tree positions […]

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Reporting Back: Bury Council Cabinet and Road Repairs

by timpickstone on 18 April, 2017

Last Wednesday was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet, which is made up of all the ruling Labour Group Cabinet members, with the two opposition party leaders on Bury Council. The biggest item for discussion this month was the proposal for Bury Council to borrow £10 million to add to the road repair budget […]

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Diary Date: Prestwich Clough Day 2017

by timpickstone on 18 April, 2017

Prestwich Clough Day is a FREE Annual Event held from 12pm – 5pm in St Mary’s Flower Park and outside The Church Inn, Church Lane. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 21 May 2017, with activities, concessions. countryside Groups. displays. entertainment and local groups. More information:

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Heaton Park Update

by timpickstone on 11 April, 2017

Last month local Lib Dem Councillors had a regular ‘catch up’ with the Manager of Heaton Park, joined this time by the Community Impact Manager for the Parklife Festival. There is a lot happening in the Park at the moment which we wanted to feed back to you. Please do not hesitate to get in […]

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Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem, say the Mental Health Foundation. This Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017, is going to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, they will seek to uncover […]

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Early Morning Bus Changes as Bury Depot Closes

by timpickstone on 28 March, 2017

First Manchester have done a bit a ‘U-Turn’ with their closure of the Bury Bus Depot on 23 April 2017. Previously First had said that there would be no changes to services, but now the media are reporting that up to 20 services will be affected. The changes particularly affect early morning services from Bury, […]

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