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Care Homes, Local Update

by timpickstone on 16 April, 2020

A lot of people have raised concerns about how care homes are coping during the current coronavirus crisis. The following information has been shared with Councillors in Bury and will hopefully let people know what is happening locally. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you think there are points that we need […]

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Primary School Places announced

by timpickstone on 16 April, 2020

Parents will find out today ( (hursday 16 April) what primary school their young children will be joining in the autumn. National Offer Day is when school places for reception classes starting in September are confirmed. All parents who applied for a place online will receive an email confirming their offer of a place on […]

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Metrolink and Public Transport Update

by timpickstone on 7 April, 2020

Passenger numbers on Metrolink have reduced by as much as 95%, and between about 80 and 85% on trains and buses.  To ensure services can continue to run and to further protect frontline staff, from Monday 6 April Metrolink will reduce the frequency of its services from 12 to every 20 minutes. (IE every 10 minutes […]

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Update on Brown Bins

by timpickstone on 7 April, 2020

Over the next fortnight the Council IS going to try to empty brown bins, subject to having enough staff available. Thank you for everyone who has raised this concern with us. Starting yesterday the Council will try to do as many brown bin rounds as possible over the next two weeks, but it may be […]

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Parklike Community Grants Awarded

by timpickstone on 11 March, 2020

£22,000 has been shared by community groups and projects in Prestwich as a result of the “Parklife Community Fund”. The fund is money donated by the Parklife Festival to the areas in Prestwich, Middleton and Blakeley that surround Heaton Park.

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Prestwich Roadworks and M60 Resurfacing Phase 2

by timpickstone on 4 March, 2020

Details of the more serious roadworks for March below. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The second phase of resurfacing the M60 near to Prestwich starts on 9 March 2020. The surfacing work is planned to take place on both sides of the carriageway and will include replacement of road markings […]

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Consultation on Bury’s urgent care services

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020

Bury Council and NHS Bury are currently consulting people on the future of ‘urgent care services’. This consultation particularly affects services that take place in Bury itself. A second phase of the review which looks more at services that relate to North Manchester hospital (and quite possibly Prestwich) is expected later in the year. Urgent […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward February 2020

by prestwichfocus on 5 February, 2020

Just two planning applications in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Prior notification of single storey rear extension 285 Heywood Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2RARef. No: 65049 | Received: Mon 06 Jan 2020 | Validated: Mon 06 Jan 2020 | Status: Awaiting decision Single storey rear extension; Removal of garage to be replaced with two […]

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Details of roadworks for the month below – no major roadworks scheduled for Prestwich, but some nearby that may well affect residents. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here M60 between junctions 15 and 18 – carriageway surfacing work start 3 February 2020. The work will take place on both sides of […]

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Holyrood Ward Community Grants 2019-20

by timpickstone on 22 January, 2020

Just to let residents know the outcome of the Holyrood Ward Community Grants programme for 2019-20. All Councillors in Bury are given a small budget to help with community projects in their area. Here in Holyrood Ward, we pooled all our budgets together to create a ‘Holyrood Ward Community Fund’ and asked you to apply […]

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