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Reporting Back: Annual Council and Mayor Making

by timpickstone on 20 May, 2019

Last week was the ‘Annual’ meeting of Bury Council. This is an important meeting, held each year following the local elections, to both elect the Leadership and committees for the Council for the following year, and to appoint the Mayor of the Borough. MayorThe new Mayor of Bury is Councillor Trevor Holt. Trevor is a […]

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Greater Manchester Councils recently submitted an outline case to Government for a ‘Clean Air’ charging zone for Greater Manchester which would charge buses, lorries, vans and taxis for driving on Greater Mancheter’s roads from 2021. (£100 a day for buses and lorries, £7.50 a day for taxis and vans.) One of our big concerns is […]

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Reporting Back – Full Council

by prestwichfocus on 16 April, 2019

Last Wednesday (8 April 2019) was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting of Bury Council. This is the meeting, six times a year, where all 51 councillors are in attendance. This meeting, as you may have seen reported online and in the press, was controversial before it started. At each full Council all political parties submit […]

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Prestwich Roadworks April 2019

by prestwichfocus on 2 April, 2019

Thankfully not too many roadworks to report this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in March  are:– Bury New Road (near Tesco junction 7 April 2019, Lane Closures (BT)– Heywood Road (near Heaton Street junction) 2-3 April 2019, carriageway incursions (Bury Council)– Bury New Road (near […]

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Reporting Back: Local Police Reorganisation

by timpickstone on 25 March, 2019

The policing team in Bury recently gave a presentation to Councillors on changes the way local policing is being organised. The Police have announced that they are reorganising the rota’s for the Bury Division. The aim is to have more police on the beat, at any one time said Superintendent Paul Walker, District Commander for Bury. Going forwards […]

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Reporting Back: Bury Council Cabinet

by timpickstone on 19 March, 2019

Last Wednesday was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet. This is the meeting made up of the eight Labour cabinet members. Opposition Group Leaders are invited to attend but not vote – Councillor Tim Pickstone reports: Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan We have previously reported on the Greater Manchester proposals for a Clean Air […]

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Incredibly Edible looking for Help

by timpickstone on 5 March, 2019

Incredible Edible Prestwich and District (IEPAD) are looking for more people to get involved in their excellent work. They are looking for more help across their sites in Prestwich and Sedgley Park. If you have an interest in growing food, like fresh air and teamwork then this could be for you. You don’t need any […]

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Prestwich Area Crime Survey – Results

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who responded to the Prestwich Crime Survey towards the end of last year and the start of 2019. We had a great response, both the post and online. What we were looking to find out is local people’s views on policing in the area, to help us best represent […]

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Spring into Volunteering – Prestwich Hospital Open Day

by timpickstone on 6 February, 2019

Prestwich Hospital have a volunteering open day “Spring into Volunteering” on Tuesday 12 March 2019 2-6pm. The Trust are looking for volunteers for their inpatient services at Prestwich hospital. This includes adult care services, young people’s services, the deaf service and substance misuse services. All welcome – more information from Noreen McCole 0161 271 0294.

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Answers to Questions: Tackling Loneliness

by prestwichfocus on 30 January, 2019

At the last full meeting of Bury Council, Liberal Democrat Councillor Mary D’Albert asked for an update on what the Council is doing to tackle loneliness amongst older people. Q. “Could the Leader of the Council inform members what work the Council is undertaking to identify, and to reduce, levels of loneliness in older people?” […]

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