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Early Bird reduced Metrolink Tickets

by timpickstone on 14 November, 2018

A pilot Metrolink offer launched on Monday. These ‘Early Bird’ products are aiming to reduce congestion by encouraging travel at times where there is less overcrowding. The reduced prices are available every weekday until Christmas Eve but only on the ‘Get Me There’ smartphone app and must be purchased before 7am. There are two options: […]

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Public Transport in Prestwich – Survey Results

by timpickstone on 31 October, 2018

A huge thank you to the many local residents who took part in the online and postal survey on public transport in the Prestwich area. With congestion and air pollution two major issues affecting our area, having a good public transport system is vital. Many local people rely on our Metrolink and bus network to […]

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“Movember” – Action on Men’s Health

by timpickstone on 24 October, 2018

The Movember Foundation exists to help prevent early death for men across the world and Movember itself was created to highlight some of the most common illnesses that affect men’s lives. Mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. You can help protect our fathers, brothers, sons and friends by helping to draw attention to these […]

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Bury Archives – officially in the top 5% of UK services

by timpickstone on 17 October, 2018

Bury Libraries and Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation, the UK standard for archive services. Throughout the UK there are 2,500 archives.141 archives have gained accreditation meaning that Bury has joined the top 5% of services to earn this prestigious award. Archives Service Accreditation defines good practice and standards and supports the development of […]

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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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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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