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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward November 2018

by timpickstone on 6 November, 2018

Just to let residents know about four recent planning applications in our area – note applications for change of use on Bury Old Road – former British Legion to Kitchen showroom and 478 Bury Old Road from shop to coffee shop (on the front of Polefield). Please just let us know if you have any […]

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Anti-Bullying Week 12 – 16 November 2018

by timpickstone on 6 November, 2018

Anti-Bullying Week will take place this year between the 12th and 16th November. This year’s key theme is “Choose Respect”. The theme has been chosen to highlight the fact that bullying is a behaviour choice and that a positive example can be set by choosing to respect each other. There are two awareness days taking […]

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No fewer than 588 men and boys from Bury and the surrounding district were killed during the first 17 months of the First World War. (Information from Bury Art Museum) This dreadful fact underlies an event at Bury Art Museum as part of its commemorations for the Centenary Armistice. Paul Cliff from Manchester School of […]

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Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2018

by timpickstone on 6 November, 2018

This Sunday, 11 November 2018,  the parade for remembrance will  leave from the back of the Longfield Suite at 10.40 to arrive approximately at 10.50 at the Cenotaph (junction of Rectory Lane and St Mary’s Road). After the ceremony there will be a further brief ceremony where an oak tree will be planted in St […]

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Public Transport in Prestwich – Survey Results

by timpickstone on 31 October, 2018

A huge thank you to the many local residents who took part in the online and postal survey on public transport in the Prestwich area. With congestion and air pollution two major issues affecting our area, having a good public transport system is vital. Many local people rely on our Metrolink and bus network to […]

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Courteeners Heaton Park Concert 15 June 2019

by timpickstone on 31 October, 2018

A concert will be held in Heaton Park on Saturday 15 June 2019. This is the Courteeners, with support acts including James, DMA’s and Pale Waves. The 50,000 capacity event is one week after Parklife (8-9 June 2019). Whilst the events are brought in by a separate promoter, the concert is to be managed on […]

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Prestwich Roadworks November 2018

by timpickstone on 31 October, 2018

A few less roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in November are: – Road closures up Rectory Avenue until 6 November (United Utilities) – Bury New Road outside Marks and Spencer lane closure on 5 November 2018 (Bury Council). – Simister Green resurfacing continues […]

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Heaton Park Fireworks 5 November 2018

by timpickstone on 31 October, 2018

Heaton Park will be hosting the large Bonfire Night displays on Monday 5 November 2018. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm followed by fireworks. Heaton Park say: “Stay safe, bag searches will be in place. We advise you to leave your bags at home in order to minimise delays and to arrive early, to […]

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Reporting Back: Answers to Questions

by timpickstone on 24 October, 2018

Just to report back on some of the questions that the Liberal Democrat team of Councillors on Bury Council asked at the last Full meeting. Please let us know if you have any comments or ideas for questions in the future. Greater Manchester Spatial Framework There had been significant concern in local councils across Greater […]

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“Movember” – Action on Men’s Health

by timpickstone on 24 October, 2018

The Movember Foundation exists to help prevent early death for men across the world and Movember itself was created to highlight some of the most common illnesses that affect men’s lives. Mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. You can help protect our fathers, brothers, sons and friends by helping to draw attention to these […]

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