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​World Book Day 5 March 2020

by timpickstone on 4 March, 2020

Bury Council are asking us to join the reading revolution by taking part in World Book Day and pledge to Share a Million Stories. This is a nationwide campaign to help change children’s lives, by making story-sharing a habit of a lifetime and creating readers for life. It aims to boost reading for pleasure and […]

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Prestwich Roadworks and M60 Resurfacing Phase 2

by timpickstone on 4 March, 2020

Details of the more serious roadworks for March below. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The second phase of resurfacing the M60 near to Prestwich starts on 9 March 2020. The surfacing work is planned to take place on both sides of the carriageway and will include replacement of road markings […]

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Reporting Back: Answers to Questions

by timpickstone on 4 March, 2020

Just to report back on some of the responses to some of the formal Council Questions that have been submitted by your team of Liberal Democrat councillors: Councillor Steve Wright asked about the current trend of free to use cash machines being withdrawn: Can the Leader inform members about any work the authority has done […]

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Prestwich Carnival: volunteers needed

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020

The weekend of 27-28 June 2020 is the date for the Prestwich Carnival, with the parade taking place on the Sunday. This great event only works with the help of many volunteers. The carnival committee are in need of people to help with this years event – traffic marshals , donation bucket collectors and  programme […]

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Consultation on Bury’s urgent care services

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020

Bury Council and NHS Bury are currently consulting people on the future of ‘urgent care services’. This consultation particularly affects services that take place in Bury itself. A second phase of the review which looks more at services that relate to North Manchester hospital (and quite possibly Prestwich) is expected later in the year. Urgent […]

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Circus icon Norman Barrett to give talk in Whitefield

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020

A LEGENDARY figure from the British Circus circuit is to share his decades of experiences and anecdotes at a talk in Whitefield. Over a near 75 year career, ringmaster Norman Barrett has delighted audiences around the globe and worked with some of the world’s most famous circuses. During this time he spent 25 years at […]

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​New refuge for victims of domestic violence and abuse

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2020

A new refuge for victims of domestic violence and abuse is opening in the borough of Bury. The new facility, developed in partnership with Irwell Valley Homes and Fortalice, will provide much-needed emergency accommodation to women and their children fleeing domestic abuse. Fortalice will provide the support to victims to help them feel safe and […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 5 February, 2020

On 21January was the monthly meeting of Bury Planning Control Committee. This is the meeting made up of the 11 Councillors who represent the various wards of the borough of Bury. The committee determines planning applications for certain major developments and others where objections have been received. Councillor Cristina Tegoloreports:  Prior to the Committee meeting a training […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward February 2020

by prestwichfocus on 5 February, 2020

Just two planning applications in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Prior notification of single storey rear extension 285 Heywood Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2RARef. No: 65049 | Received: Mon 06 Jan 2020 | Validated: Mon 06 Jan 2020 | Status: Awaiting decision Single storey rear extension; Removal of garage to be replaced with two […]

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Let us know which roads need resurfacing

by timpickstone on 5 February, 2020

Bury Council is nearing the end of a programme to resurface some roads. The roads which have been completed in ‘phase 1’ (up to the end of 2020) in the Prestwich area are as follows: Mount Road Ostritch LanePolefield CircleButterstile Lane (2 sections)Cuckoo LaneUpper Wilton StreetHeywood Road/Simister Lane (part of)Hilton LaneWoodward Road (2 sections) The […]

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