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Talk to Us – Samaritans Awareness Month

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2019

Every July we support the Samaritan’s campaign to raise awareness of their services to help people who are thinking about killing themselves. One of the campaigns the Samaritans are running this year is “Small Talk Saves Lives”, a campaign around lives lost on railways. For every life lost on the railways, six are saved by […]

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Contactless Card travel on Metrolink from 15th July

by timpickstone on 9 July, 2019

Metrolink passengers will be able to use a new contactless payment system from Monday 15 July. Metrolink customers can already use their contactless bank card to buy a ticket at a ticket machine, and this will remain an option. The new system will mean customers can simply touch-in at the start of a journey and […]

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Prestwich Roadworks July 2019

by timpickstone on 3 July, 2019

Thankfully not too many roadworks, but a couple of quite serious ones this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in July  are:– Agecroft Road – before the cemetery, 9-31 July 2019, Contra Flow (Salford City Council)– Scholes Lane, near Coffee Sack, lane closures on 5 July […]

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Organisers of a free family festival taking place on Saturday, June 29, are hoping to set a new world record for the number of people dressed as bees anywhere on the planet. The current record stands at 2,176 participants and was set in 2011. The attempt – highlighting the dangerous decline of bees – will […]

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Prestwich Carnival this weekend 22 and 23 June 2019

by timpickstone on 17 June, 2019

Prestwich Carnival takes place this weekend with a fun fair day is on Saturday 22 June with the big day on Sunday 23 June 2019. As before this is a great family evening in St Mary’s Park including a fun fair, variety of stalls, free children’s activities, live music, dog show and much more! More information at their website here. The parade is […]

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This is Carers Week

by timpickstone on 12 June, 2019

This week is national Carers Week – an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They will be looking after a family member or friend […]

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Four nights of Heaton Park concerts start Friday

by timpickstone on 3 June, 2019

Concerns start this Friday in Heaton Park:– 7 June 2019 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds– 8 June 2019 – Parklife– 9 June 2019 – Parklife – 15 June 2019 – Courteeners Please note there will be traffic and transport disruption – in particular evening closures on all four days of part of Bury Old […]

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National Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2019

by timpickstone on 28 May, 2019

Volunteers Week is celebrated between 1st and 7th June every year, to celebrate volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution that they make. The week also raises awareness about the benefits becoming a volunteer and the diverse volunteering roles that are available. Further information about Volunteers Week and information about becoming a volunteer can be […]

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Victoria Wood statue unveiled

by timpickstone on 20 May, 2019

The statue in memory of the Prestwich-born comedian Victoria Wood has been unveiled in Bury. The statue is in the Library Gardens in Silver Street Bury. Close friend, actor Ted Robbins, and Victoria’s brother Chris. (Photo PA.)

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Prestwich Clough Day – This Sunday!

by timpickstone on 14 May, 2019

Prestwich Clough Day takes place this Sunday, 19 May 2019. This is a FREE Annual Event held from 12pm – 5pm in St Mary’s Flower Park and outside The Church Inn, Church Lane with activities, stalls and entertainment.

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