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Happy Passover, Happy Easter!

by prestwichfocus on 15 April, 2014

Just to wish all the Jewish members of the local community a very happy and peaceful Passover. Passover began yesterday evening and and runs through to the evening of 22 April 2014. Nick Clegg has produced a short video message to wish people a happy Passover here. Could I also wish people a happy Easter […]

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Prestwich Abseil 29 June 2013

by prestwichfocus on 28 May, 2013

The Five Star Appeal, the children’s charity based on Bury New Road in Prestwich, is organising an Abseil on St Mary’s Church Prestwich on 29 June 2013. The Charity would like people to help them raise funds for Nicholas Bamforth who is a 9 year old boy from Middleton who has cerebral Palsy, who is […]

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Heys Road – Update on Litter

by timpickstone on 11 September, 2012

A number of residents have been in touch about litter on Heys Road, particularly between the school and the village. I have spoken to the Council about the provision of litter bins on the street, but apparently the current bins are nowhere near full when emptied, so it isn’t seen as appropriate or a priority […]

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Prestwich Arts College GCSE Results

by timpickstone on 23 August, 2012

Well done to pupils and the staff in some very good results: “Students at Prestwich Arts College have smashed all records to deliver the school’s best ever GCSE results. The percentage of students achieving 5, or more, GCSE’s at the top grades has improved by a huge 15% to 82.2% and the improvement in the […]

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We’re being presented with an urgent item for the meeting of the Council’s Cabinet meeting this Wednesday – which is the Labour Council proposing to end the travel costs for children attending faith schools from September 2013. At present the Council will purchase travel passes for children in low income families who have to travel […]

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Heys Road Safety Scheme to Go Ahead

by timpickstone on 22 December, 2009

Following public consultation, the traffic safety scheme outside of Prestwich Arts College is to go ahead. The scheme provides for a short stretch of 20mph ourside the school, including a “raised table”. More information here

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Prestwich Arts College Governors 23 October 2009

by timpickstone on 23 October, 2009

Last night was the regular meeting of the Governors of Prestwich Arts College on Heys Road. This is one of the two schools on which I serve as a school governor. Last night there were two main issues that the Governors discussed: Building Work There are two really exciting building projects happening at PAC this […]

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Half Term Children’s Activities in Prestwich

by timpickstone on 19 October, 2009

Heys Road 20mph Zone Consultation

by timpickstone on 18 July, 2009

Bury Council is consulting on a proposed 20mph zone on the stretch of Heys Road as it passes Prestwich Arts College. Houses fronting on to the scheme will receive a consultation letter (copy here) on 24th July and comments are sought before 14 August 2009. It is hoped that the scheme will come to the […]

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Walking to School “Golden Shoe”

by timpickstone on 30 April, 2009

School children in Bury will soon be competing for the coveted “Golden Shoe Trophy”. The prize awaits youngsters who join their classmates and travel by foot during Walk to School Week, held from May 18 to 22. Walking to school reduces pollution, helps children arrive at school wide awake and ready to learn, and teaches […]

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