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Answers to Questions: Council Assets outside of Bury

by prestwichfocus on 5 October, 2017

There has been a small amount of press coverage over the last year or so about Bury Council buying property outside of the Bury MBC area. At the last meeting of Bury’s Full Council the Liberal Democrat Group of Councillors tabled a formal written question on this issue. The answer shows that since 2015 Bury […]

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Prestwich Roadworks October 2017

by prestwichfocus on 5 October, 2017

There is a full update of roadworks in Prestwich on the GM Roadworks Website (www.gmroadworks.org) Significant roadworks this month are: – Heywood Road / Hampden Road (3-5 October) – lights at Prestwich Park Road South / Bury New Road (15 October) – lights at Richmond Avenue Bury New Road (25 October) – continuing works on […]

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Campaign to Include Ex-Military in Census

by prestwichfocus on 20 September, 2017

Bury Council has pledged to support the Royal British Legion ‘Count Them In’ campaign to include ex-miltary personal questions in the 2021 census, thanks to a move by Liberal Democrat councillors. Bury’s Liberal Democrat Council Group brought a motion to Bury’s Full Council to highlight the issue, which went on the receive support from both […]

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Creative Living Centre Seeks Trustees

by prestwichfocus on 20 September, 2017

Do you have the skills and experience to become a trustee for an award winning local mental health charity? Since 1997 the Creative Living Centre has supported adults experiencing mental health problems through an integrated set of activities, therapies and courses, providing a service which our members have described as life changing and, at times, […]

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Act fast to check if you can claim winter bill discounts

by prestwichfocus on 20 September, 2017

Bury Council and Six Town Housing are encouraging anyone in the borough who may be struggling to pay bills to check if they are eligible to receive £140 off the cost of their winter heating from the Government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme. The Warm Home Discount is a government-led scheme that provides rebates on electricity […]

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Prestwich Artisan Market Sunday 24 September 2017

by prestwichfocus on 20 September, 2017

A wide range of products and attractions awaits visitors to the third Prestwich Artisan Market which takes place on Sunday 24 September. The event will feature more than 40 specialist artisan traders – stalls will be located inside the Longfield Suite and around the Prestwich Fountain and will feature specialists in food, drink, vegan skincare, […]

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M60/M62 Motorway Works – Completion Delayed….

by prestwichfocus on 12 September, 2017

Sadly, the misery we have all been facing on the M60 as it passes Prestwich and Whitefield looks set to continue well into 2018, as Highways England announces a delay to the completion of the ‘Smart Motorway’ works. The works started in summer 2014, and are now not due to be finished until summer 2018. […]

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Prestwich Roadworks September 2017

by prestwichfocus on 11 September, 2017

The Greater Manchester Roadworks Website has detailed roadworks scheduled this month in the area. The most significant are: – works at Junction 17 – the ongoing work on Bury New Road through the village – roadworks on Sandy Lane, Guest Road and on Bury New Road at the junction with Portugal Road. More details search […]

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Nominate Groups for Queens Award for Voluntary Service

by prestwichfocus on 11 September, 2017

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. QAVS is an MBE for volunteer groups. Over the last 4 years, the work […]

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Bury 10K Sunday 17 September 2017

by prestwichfocus on 11 September, 2017

Bury’s second 10K run is this Sunday. A number of the borough’s roads will be closed or have access restricted and a number of parking suspensions will also be in operation. The run gets under way at 9.30am and the bulk of the closures start at 8.30am, with parking suspensions mostly starting at 7am. Routes will […]

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