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Walking Rainbow 12 July 2015

by prestwichfocus on 1 July, 2015

Bury’s ‘Walking Rainbow’ event returns on Sunday 12 July 2015. The event, now a regular part of the calendar in Bury, is a walk organised by young people to celebrate diversity, promote equality and say no to homophobia. The walk takes place on Sunday 12 July 2015, meet at 12.30 at Bury Town Hall, then […]

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Campaigning for Votes at 16

by prestwichfocus on 4 February, 2015

Last Wednesday at Bury’s Full Council I was happy to support a debate calling for votes to be given to 16 and 17 year olds. This has been a Liberal Democrat commitment for many decades and a commitment in recent manifestos. More recently other parties have have also joined the campaign. 16 and 17 year […]

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Ask Me about Fostering Campaign

by prestwichfocus on 14 October, 2014

For the last two weeks 550 councillors and council officers have been supporting the Bury ‘Ask me about Fostering’ campaign. This is a campaign to ask caring families and individuals if they can make a real difference to a child’s life by becoming a foster carer. The number of children needing foster carers in Bury […]

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Walking Rainbow Sunday 13 July 2014

by prestwichfocus on 1 July, 2014

Young people in Bury are organising an event to celebrate diversity and promote tolerance and equality. They are taking part in a Walking Rainbow through the town centre on Sunday 13 July. This will leave the town hall at 12.30pm and, via The Rock, finish at Kay Gardens where there will be music, speeches, information […]

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Cycling Courses in St Mary’s and Phillip’s Parks

by prestwichfocus on 14 May, 2014

The Urban Cycling Centre and National Cycle Academy, which are based in Prestwich in Phillips Park are once again running courses and a summer school aimed to help children learn and make the most of cycling. These sessions run through May and June in St Mary’s Park. They are £5 a session and NCA provide […]

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Helping Children keep ‘e-safe’

by prestwichfocus on 19 March, 2014

A series of free sessions is being held for parents to raise awareness of the online risks to their children. Bury Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) works with the police, Bury Council, children’s centres and schools to educate and protect children about the safer use of the internet and mobile phones. BSCB say: “The online world […]

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Young People’s Skills and Careers Event – Wednesday

by prestwichfocus on 4 March, 2014

Are you aged between 17 and 24 and unsure what career path to take? Would you like to meet local employers and try out different types of work? If the answer is ‘yes’, you are invited to the Backing Young Bury career and skills event which is held at the Elizabethan Suite in Bury Town […]

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Saturday Sports Camps – New for October

by prestwichfocus on 22 October, 2013

New for October 2013 are Bury Leisure’s Saturday sports camps offering 8 to 14 year olds a chance to develop their skills, have fun, meet friends and try a range of different sports and activities. Day: Saturdays Time: 10am to 12noon Where: Castle Leisure Centre, Studio 2. Cost: £4 per session or £2.80 with an […]

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Apprentices and Youth Unemployment update

by prestwichfocus on 12 March, 2013

This week is National Apprenteship Week, which aims to raise awareenss and celebrate the success of the apprentieship scheme. The Govrnment has released figures for apprentices for the year that has just ended. More than 2050 people were on an apprenticeship last year in Bury.  Final figures reveal that this is an increase of 64% […]

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Say No to Smoking in Play Areas

by timpickstone on 9 November, 2011

My regular column in the Prestwich Advertiser: Bury Council recently agreed to a proposal from the Liberal Democrat councillors to introduce a ban on smoking in children’s play areas. The details of the ban will be worked up over the next few months by the Council for introduction in the new year. If Bury takes […]

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