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Residents are invited to receive free information and support about tinnitus from professionals working in local services. A Tinnitus Awareness Talk takes place at Prestwich Library on Tuesday 4 February at 2pm. The Bury audiology service will be giving a talk about tinnitus and experts will be on hand to answer any questions about hearing […]

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Prestwich Roadworks January 2020

by timpickstone on 7 January, 2020

Details of roadworks for the month below – no major roadworks scheduled for Prestwich, but some nearby that may well affect residents. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here – Middleton Road (Blackley), just south of Victoria Avenue, lane closures 7-8 January 2020 (United Utilities).– Higher Lane (Whitefield), near Pinfold Lane. Lane […]

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Achieve drug and alcohol partnership arrives in Bury

by timpickstone on 7 January, 2020

A partnership between Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), The Big Life Group and Early Break have been successful in becoming the provider of substance misuse services in Bury. The partnership already runs services in Bolton, Salford and Trafford. A partnership between Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), The Big Life […]

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Changes to Household Waste Recycling Centres

by timpickstone on 7 January, 2020

Important changes are coming into effect at all Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) in Greater Manchester from February. In summary: • Trade waste is not permitted at any of the sites, they are for household waste only for residents living in any of the nine boroughs of Greater Manchester (excluding Wigan). • From February 2020, […]

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Funding for Local Groups

by timpickstone on 7 January, 2020

Just to remind residents about the upcoming deadline for Parklife Community Grants, and also information about the Greater Manchester Walking Grants: Applications are open for the 2019/20 Parklife Community Fund.  Parklife provides a Community Fund which is in cooperation with Manchester, Bury and Rochdale councils, which is now open to applicants. This fund is designed […]

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Happy Christmas

by timpickstone on 20 December, 2019

Just to wish all residents a very happy Christmas and the best wishes for 2020. Thank you for your help and support in the last year.

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Volunteer wanted to become Independent Custody Volunteers

by timpickstone on 20 December, 2019

The ICV scheme ensures that custody facilities at Greater Manchester Police are independently checked and monitored by volunteers. Members of the local community, who are aged 18 and over and have no direct involvement with the criminal justice system, are invited to consider becoming a volunteer and carry out tasks with the aim of supporting […]

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Staff recognised in STAR Awards

by timpickstone on 20 December, 2019

Individuals and teams were rewarded for ‘going the extra mile’ at Bury Council’s annual STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) awards. The 2019 winners are: Employee of the Year – Sarah Hodgkinson. Sarah is a personal advisor with the Extra Mile service, and has supported many vulnerable people to develop their skills. Sarah regularly gets extremely positive […]

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Christmas Information and Bin Collections

by timpickstone on 20 December, 2019

Information for residents on Council services over the Christmas and New Year period, including changes to bin collection days. BinsAcross Bury there will be some changes to bin collection dates over the two-week festive period. A date change leaflet and a new collection calendar is delivered to all households prior to Christmas. Bin collection date […]

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Reporting Back – Overview and Scrutiny Committee

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2019

Last month was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Councillor Michael Powell reports back: Performance in schoolsHeadteachers from a high-performing college, secondary school, nursery school and primary school academy trust gave presentations on how they’ve managed to establish and maintain high levels of attainment and process amongst their pupils. Amongst the […]

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