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Say No to a 10 Lane Motorway

by timpickstone on 30 July, 2020

There is still time to have your say in the consultation on making the M60 bigger as it passes Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister. Highways England are proposing to spend up to £340 million on: – making the M60 10 lanes (5 in each direction) between Junction 17 (Prestwich) and Junction 18 (Simister). This is by […]

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GMSF – Final consultation this Autumn

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

The schedule for the publication of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) proposals has been announced. The plans will be put before all ten Greater Manchester councils in October 2020 (the meeting date in Bury is 21 October 2020). If it is agreed by everyone then the final public consultation will be for eight weeks […]

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Bury New Road Cycle Lane

by timpickstone on 23 July, 2020

Bury Council are to introduce temporary cycle lanes on Bury New Road between St Mary’s Park and Singleton Road in Salford (Salford Council). Sadly, there has been no consultation with residents on these proposals. These will be 1.8m width in each direction. The lanes are part of a national initiative to provide alternatives to car […]

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Talk To Us, say Bury Samaritans

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2020

‘Talk to Us’ is the message throughout July for the Samaritans who are raising awareness of their round-the-clock emotional support services and to encourage people to get in touch if they need support.  Bury Samaritans has continued to provide emotional support throughout the pandemic at a time when listening to others has never been more important. […]

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Many of our great local shops and businesses have been able to re-open recently, and many more (pubs and restaurants) can open from this weekend. Covid 19 has hit most businesses very hard, so we would like your views on how we can help our local businesses survive and thrive in the future. This survey […]

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Highways England have now opened the public consultation on its proposals to significantly increase the motorway as it passes between Prestwich and Whitefield. The plans include making the Motorway between junctions 17 and 18 (Prestwich to Simister) 10 lanes (5 running lanes in each direction, with no hard shoulder) and two different options for increasing […]

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No certainty for future of Walk-In Centre

by timpickstone on 11 June, 2020

Following a consultation with residents NHS Bury and Bury Council have agreed to “move” the Walk-In Centre which was in Bury town centre at the Moorgate Health Centre to Fairfield Hospital. At the same time, no commitments were made over the future of the Prestwich walk-in centre, which is currently being used as a COVID […]

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National Volunteers Week

by timpickstone on 4 June, 2020

This week, 1-7 June 2020, is National Volunteers Week. This is a week set up to celebrate all the brilliant work that volunteers do in so many aspects of our communities. If you’re involved in volunteering, whatever it is, then thank you for the difference you are making. At the present time it is especially […]

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NHS hand washing video

by timpickstone on 11 March, 2020

The NHS is telling us that best way to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus is to wash our hands properly, and more often than we normally would. This short video shows us how: If you are worried about someone else, including neighbours who might be vulnerable, then Age Concern have issued this sensible […]

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COVID-19 Information

by timpickstone on 4 March, 2020

This information is from NHS Bury. On Sunday 1 March a coronavirus case was confirmed in Bury. Two further patients in Bury have tested positive for COVID-19 infection yesterday (3 March 2020). As a result of contact tracing we know that these two cases are residents of Bury who are known contacts of the confirmed case […]

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