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Remembrance Sunday in Prestwich

by timpickstone on 5 November, 2019

On Sunday 10 November 2019 a parade will set off from the Longfield Suite at 10.40am walking to the Prestwich cenotaph (the junction of Rectory Lane and St Mary’s Road). A minutes silence will be held at 11.00am and wreaths will be laid to remember people who gave their lives both World Wars, and other […]

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Have you completed our Waste and Recycling Survey?

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2019

Many thanks to the large number of residents who have completed our Waste and Recycling Survey in the last few months in the Prestwich area. Many residents talk to us about problems with bin collections and waste and we’re passionate about finding ways we can help the environment by reducing waste and recycling more.Please let […]

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National Adoption Week

by timpickstone on 15 October, 2019

This week is a national week of action is urging anyone who has ever considered adopting to step forward as the number of children needing loving, nurturing homes continues to grow. A report published by the Government shows that the North West has nearly 3 times as many children awaiting adoptive families as there are […]

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Apple Day this Sunday!

by timpickstone on 8 October, 2019

Apple Day, an annual event organised by Incredibly Edible Prestwich and District, is taking place this Sunday in Phillips Park. It’s free entry and there’s lots of Apple-y things to do. Sunday 13 October 2019, 12noon – 4pm, Phillips Park.

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Macmillan’s ‘Go Sober for October’

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2019

Macmillan Cancer are raising funds this month by asking people to go the 31 days without alcohol this October. All the money raised by those “Going Sober this October” will help Macmillan support even more people facing cancer. Right from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, Macmillan Cancer Support are a constant source […]

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GMSF – Next Draft not till summer 2020…..

by timpickstone on 23 September, 2019

Greater Manchester’s Council leaders have announced that the next draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) will definitely be delayed to summer 2020. Over 60,000 comments on the latest draft were received and the Council Leaders say that they will use the next six months to have ‘further engagement’ on the main issues. The […]

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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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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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