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Libraries are open and homework printing service

by timpickstone on 15 January, 2021

Bury’s four libraries are offering a reduced service during the national lockdown for readers to borrow and return books. Customers can go online to order books at and collect them from branches. Library members may also reserve their choice of book at A limited number of computer sessions are also available which must be booked by […]

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Happy Christmas

by timpickstone on 17 December, 2020

Just to wish all local residents a very happy Christmas. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2021. Bury Council and the local police are making their annual carol service online this year. This can be viewed at ‘live’ at 7pm Thursday 17th, or as it is recorded, watch at any time. Many of our […]

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Views sought on future of North Manchester Hospital

by timpickstone on 8 December, 2020

Local people’s views are being sought on the future of North Manchester General Hosptial (Crumpsall). Manchester Universities Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, is seeking our views on its proposals to redevelop the site. The plans include: Healthcare – a replacement acute hospital and modern mental health hospitalWellbeing – delivery of modern, integrated community health, care […]

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Christmas Appeal: Wood Street Mission

by timpickstone on 1 December, 2020

This year we are supporting the appeal from Wood Street Mission to provide Christmas presents for struggling families. They need your help this year more than ever before, to help with Christmas after such a tough year. Wood Street Mission need donations of:– New toys, games, books or other gifts suitable for children up to 14– Children’s […]

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Help for Local Businesses

by timpickstone on 17 November, 2020

Local businesses forced to close by the national coronavirus lockdown can apply for funding to help them through the latest financial difficulties. Bury has been allocated £3 million to distribute to eligible companies who pay business rates, covering the period from 5 November to 2 December. Local Restrictions Support Grants provide financial help to businesses […]

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Stay Safe and Protect our Emergency Services

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2020

“Take extra care this Autumn – stay at home, stay safe and protect our emergency services” is the message from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services ahead of bonfire night. Festivities will look very different this year as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, with organised displays cancelled across Greater Manchester and Government restrictions banning household […]

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Prestwich Library Limited Re-Opening

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

Prestwich Library has re-opened for limited use from this week. Through the Order and Collect Service, readers can order books online or by phone: (see here) Library staff will process the orders and customers will be contacted when the order is ready to be collected at a specific time. The library will be then be open […]

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World Mental Health Day 10 October 2020

by timpickstone on 9 October, 2020

Saturday 10 October 2020 is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is ‘mental health for all’. During this difficult year, many local people’s lives and livelihoods have been affected and this has been particularly tough on people’s emotional health and wellbeing. More information on the day here, and for the UK here. Bury […]

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TSB Prestwich to Close

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2020

TSB have announced that their branch in Prestwich Village will close permanently on 28 April 2021. TSB say that 67% of their customers use telephone or online banking. Customers are told that the nearest branch they can use instead is Middleton. Although many people do have online/phone banking, there are people who rely on counter […]

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New Walk-In Testing facility in Whitefield

by timpickstone on 24 September, 2020

Bury’s third walk-in Covid testing centre has opening this week in Whitefield. The centre is in Whitefield Library in Pinfold Lane and is open from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. All testing facilities are likely to be very bust at the moment. The Council is urging us all to only turn up for a […]

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