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Bury Leisure Half Term Activities

by timpickstone on 17 May, 2011

Prestwich Methodist Youth Association, the volutnary group which runs the “Phoenix Centre” – Prestwich’s youth centre in St Mary’s Park – needs your support to help in it succeed in its application for funding to support some of its youth activities. At the Co-operative’ “Join the Revolution” site you can ‘vote’ for the PMYA application. […]

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Wednesday afternoon saw primary school children from Prestwich and Whitefield having a go at touch rugby league as the sport makes continued strides in the local area. The festivals are promoted as part of the ‘Try It’ campaign that encourages anyone and everyone to give rugby league a try. The Festival at Parrenthorn High School […]

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Summer Activities for Children and Young People

by timpickstone on 7 July, 2010

Information from Bury Council: Summer is here! Wondering want to do with your time this summer? Take a look at all the playschemes, activities and events running in Bury this summer for children, young people and families Click on and Check out all the information behind the new look Find it 4 Me picture icons […]

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Nick Clegg launches youth jobs pledge

by timpickstone on 20 January, 2010

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg will today use a new and social media initiative co-hosted by the UK Youth Parliament to launch the party’s youth jobs manifesto pledge. On the day that new statistics show the number of young people unemployed for more than six months has doubled in two years, Nick Clegg will announce […]

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V for VInspired!

by timpickstone on 10 October, 2009

Young people in Bury have made a mark on volunteering by becoming regional winners in the unite category of the vinspired National Awards 2009. This award celebrates great examples of volunteers engaged in team activity. As regional winners they have been invited to attend an awards ceremony at indig02 in London on November 26. vinvolved […]

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Excellent Turnout for Youth Parliament Elections

by timpickstone on 2 September, 2009

It has been announced that 40.52% of young people in Bury voted in the Youth Parliament elections earlier in the year (an increase of 16.15% from last year). Bury has moved up from 10th best turnout to 6th best turnout in the country (around 140 authorities held elections this year)! Well done to everyone involved.

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Youth Service Review Needs Your Views

by timpickstone on 31 August, 2009

Time is running out to tell us what you think about services for young people. Bury Council is reviewing its Youth Service, and is keen to hear from as many people and organisations as possible. It will then produce a report in November. The Youth Service promotes and delivers personal and social development to 11–25 […]

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Young People Take over the Town Hall!

by timpickstone on 8 July, 2009

Young people in Bury will take over the council chamber at Bury Town Hall for “The Debate” on Tuesday, July 14. The topic for discussion will be: “A local authority youth service is not necessary as it is the parent’s responsibility to provide young people with sufficient funds to engage in positive activities.” Councillors and […]

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Member of Youth Parliament Elected

by timpickstone on 14 March, 2009

Bury’s young people have been voting for a representative and deputies to the “Youth Parliament”. Record numbers of young people aged 11 to 18 – some 7,869 – cast their vote on March 5. With 1,887 votes, the winner was Umar Mukhtar (aged 17), of Holy Cross College. He defeated 12 rivals to become Bury’s […]

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