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Pick up a Penguin in Prestwich

by timpickstone on 3 March, 2009

A special penguin storytime session will keep away the winter chill for youngsters on World Book Day. Under-5s will listen to penguin stories and then bring them to life, making penguin hats, dressing up as penguins, and singing songs. The fun event takes place on Thursday, March 5, at Prestwich Library in the Longfield Centre, […]

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UK Youth Parliament Elections

by timpickstone on 24 February, 2009

On Thursday 5 March young people across Bury will be taking part in an election for the Bury Member and 2 Deputies of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament. This year there are 14 candidates from across the borough. Last year 7,500 young people voted in the election and we are hoping to improve on this […]

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School Closures and Snow 2 February 2009 (Updated)

by timpickstone on 2 February, 2009

Bury Council are currently only reporting two school closures today (Monday 2 February). I will update this if things change: Wesley Methodist Primary School, Forth Road, Radcliffe, Manchester Heaton Park Primary, Cuckoo Lane, Whitefield Please take very special care driving and walking today – it is treacherous out there. (The M62 just past Simister Island […]

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February Half Term Sports Events

by timpickstone on 25 January, 2009

During February half term Bury Council Sports Development Team have organised a number of sports camps which will encourage youngsters to improve their skills and try out a variety of different sports from cricket to basketball. The camps are aimed at 8 to 11 year olds and take place at Holy Cross College. The first […]

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20mph and Schools – Answer to Question

by timpickstone on 10 November, 2008

I asked a question to Full Council on 20mph and traffic safety outside schools – here’s the answer. Question 3 submitted by Councillor T Pickstone Could the Leader report on how many Schools in the Borough are sited on roads with a 20mph speed restriction, and how many are not? Could he also inform Council […]

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Prestwich Arts College Governors

by timpickstone on 24 October, 2008

Last night was the regular termly meeting of the Governing Body of Prestwich Arts College. I’ve just had the honour of being re-appointed by Bury’s Local Education Authority to serve on the Governing Bodies of two local schools – Prestwich Arts College and St Margaret’s CoE Primary on Heywood Road. The Headteacher reported on good […]

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Prestwich Arts College Governors 21 February 2008

by timpickstone on 25 February, 2008

Thursday night was the termly meeting of the Governors of Prestwich Arts College (formerly Prestwich High). This is one of the two local schools on which I represent you as a Governor. There were two particularly interesting issues to report on: Bury Review of Learning We had a presenation from Bury’s Assistant Director of Learning […]

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St Margaret’s CoE Governors 5th February 2008

by timpickstone on 6 February, 2008

Last night was the termly meeting of St Margaret’s CoE Primary Governors. This is one of the two schools in the ward on which I serve as a Governor. There were a number of important things to report: – The school is doing really well. In terms of average point scores, it is the second […]

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Full Council 12 December 2007

by timpickstone on 13 December, 2007

Last night was the regular meeting of the “Full Council” in Bury. It was a packed agenda with a number of important topics. Please see the separate posting about the debate on Congestion Charging. As usual my colleagues in the Liberal Democrat group asked some very probing and important questions to the Council Leadership. These […]

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Executive Committee 28 November 2007

by timpickstone on 29 November, 2007

Last night was the meeting of Bury Council’s Executive Committee. As one of two Opposition Group Leaders on the Council I sit on the Committee alongside the portfolio holiding members from the largest Group. It was a very long and full agenda, with a number of important issues. The full agenda, together with all the […]

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