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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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Stay Safe!

by timpickstone on 2 September, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Bury remain well above the national average and our local NHS and Council are urging residents to continue to fight Covid-19 together. Full information on the current situation in Bury is here. Information on the local rules in place many parts of Greater Manchester (including Bury) are here. Information about the return […]

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The public consultation on the Simister Interchange proposals ends on Monday, 17 August 2020. Please do take the opportunity to have your say. The proposals are for two options, costing up to £340 million. Both options create a 10 lane motorway between Prestwich and Simister, and then two different options for making the Simister Interchange […]

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Stay Safe: New regulations for Greater Manchester

by timpickstone on 6 August, 2020

As you will have seen in the press, new restrictions are in place across the whole of Greater Manchester, along with parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Government has published a list of Frequently Asked Questions on what you can and cannot do: All other existing Covid-19 guidelines remain unchanged. Don’t forget that if you, […]

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Say No to a 10 Lane Motorway

by timpickstone on 30 July, 2020

There is still time to have your say in the consultation on making the M60 bigger as it passes Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister. Highways England are proposing to spend up to £340 million on: – making the M60 10 lanes (5 in each direction) between Junction 17 (Prestwich) and Junction 18 (Simister). This is by […]

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Bury New Road Cycle Lane

by timpickstone on 23 July, 2020

Bury Council are to introduce temporary cycle lanes on Bury New Road between St Mary’s Park and Singleton Road in Salford (Salford Council). Sadly, there has been no consultation with residents on these proposals. These will be 1.8m width in each direction. The lanes are part of a national initiative to provide alternatives to car […]

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Talk To Us, say Bury Samaritans

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2020

‘Talk to Us’ is the message throughout July for the Samaritans who are raising awareness of their round-the-clock emotional support services and to encourage people to get in touch if they need support.  Bury Samaritans has continued to provide emotional support throughout the pandemic at a time when listening to others has never been more important. […]

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