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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: http://www.prestwichclough.co.uk

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Heaton Park Update

by timpickstone on 11 April, 2017

Last month local Lib Dem Councillors had a regular ‘catch up’ with the Manager of Heaton Park, joined this time by the Community Impact Manager for the Parklife Festival. There is a lot happening in the Park at the moment which we wanted to feed back to you. Please do not hesitate to get in […]

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Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem, say the Mental Health Foundation. This Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017, is going to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, they will seek to uncover […]

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Early Morning Bus Changes as Bury Depot Closes

by timpickstone on 28 March, 2017

First Manchester have done a bit a ‘U-Turn’ with their closure of the Bury Bus Depot on 23 April 2017. Previously First had said that there would be no changes to services, but now the media are reporting that up to 20 services will be affected. The changes particularly affect early morning services from Bury, […]

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Walk-In Centre Closures “Paused”

by timpickstone on 16 March, 2017

Councillors in Bury have been written to by Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) informing us that the closure process of the Prestwich and Bury Walk-In Centres is now “paused”. At present the closure proposal, which had been agreed by the CCG, has bene going through its formal consultation stage, but CCG has announced that […]

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Council Tax Support Scheme Changes

by timpickstone on 14 March, 2017

Advance warning of letters that will soon be received by 9,000 residents across Bury who will be seeing a reduced level of Council Tax support from 1 April 2017. As a result of constant financial pressures by local councils like Bury, the amount of reduced Council Tax that the Council can offer to people on low […]

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Council Starts process for Bury Development Plan

by timpickstone on 7 March, 2017

Bury Council has issued a Notice of Intention to begin the development (for the third time) for a development plan for Bury – this would replace the existing saved policies of the Bury Unitary Development Plan. A Local Plan is a plan that is drawn up to guide and manage future growth and development (such […]

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Answers to Questions: Increase in School Exclusions

by timpickstone on 28 February, 2017

At the last full meeting of Bury Council, Lib Dem Councillor and School Governor Steve Wright asked a question about the increases in permanent and fixed term exclusions in Bury schools (pupils being ‘expelled’ or ‘suspended’). We understand that these figures have been rising and compare unfavourably with with other local authority areas. Question: Could […]

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