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World Suicide Awareness Day

by prestwichfocus on 10 September, 2019

Tuesday 10 September 2019 is World Suicide Awareness Day, with the simple message – its good to talk, and we can help. On average there are 18 suicides a year in Bury, more than three-quarters of them men. From 10am to 3pm on 10th and 11th September, staff from the Samaritans, Bury Council, the CCG […]

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Have your say on Nighttime Transport

by timpickstone on 3 September, 2019

Greater Manchester’s councils are looking for the public’s views on nighttime transport – 6pm and 6am. Results from the Transport at Night survey will provide a unique insight into how people travel at night and help to strengthen any ask of Government for the funding and powers that are needed to deliver changes. The survey […]

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Hands Up if you voted for a £10 tram tax?

by timpickstone on 20 August, 2019

Council Leaders in Greater Manchester have voted to introduce a £10 a year charge for pensioners to travel for free on Metrolink and trains. The charge will come into effect in 2020 and is expected to bring in in around £1.2 million, straight out of the pockets of Greater Manchester’s pensioners. This was supported by […]

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100 years of Council Housing

by timpickstone on 6 August, 2019

Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the Addison Act – named after the Liberal Minister Christopher Addison – the legislation which paved the way for council house building. At the time this was particularly significant, given the need to provide decent housing for troops returning from the First World War, and their families, often […]

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GMSF Delayed Again?

by timpickstone on 30 July, 2019

It looks like the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework could be delayed AGAIN, with no further proposals now until AFTER next May’s local and Mayoral elections…….. The current draft proposals would see Prestwich lose around 40% of its green belt land for development with 2,700 houses on green field sites to the east of Prestwich. The […]

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Talk to Us – Samaritans Awareness Month

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2019

Every July we support the Samaritan’s campaign to raise awareness of their services to help people who are thinking about killing themselves. One of the campaigns the Samaritans are running this year is “Small Talk Saves Lives”, a campaign around lives lost on railways. For every life lost on the railways, six are saved by […]

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Contactless Card travel on Metrolink from 15th July

by timpickstone on 9 July, 2019

Metrolink passengers will be able to use a new contactless payment system from Monday 15 July. Metrolink customers can already use their contactless bank card to buy a ticket at a ticket machine, and this will remain an option. The new system will mean customers can simply touch-in at the start of a journey and […]

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Prestwich Roadworks July 2019

by timpickstone on 3 July, 2019

Thankfully not too many roadworks, but a couple of quite serious ones this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in July  are:– Agecroft Road – before the cemetery, 9-31 July 2019, Contra Flow (Salford City Council)– Scholes Lane, near Coffee Sack, lane closures on 5 July […]

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Organisers of a free family festival taking place on Saturday, June 29, are hoping to set a new world record for the number of people dressed as bees anywhere on the planet. The current record stands at 2,176 participants and was set in 2011. The attempt – highlighting the dangerous decline of bees – will […]

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Prestwich Carnival this weekend 22 and 23 June 2019

by timpickstone on 17 June, 2019

Prestwich Carnival takes place this weekend with a fun fair day is on Saturday 22 June with the big day on Sunday 23 June 2019. As before this is a great family evening in St Mary’s Park including a fun fair, variety of stalls, free children’s activities, live music, dog show and much more! More information at their website here. The parade is […]

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