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Dracula comes to Heaton Park

by timpickstone on 9 July, 2019

Feelgood Theatre Productions are bringing a production off open-air promenade performance show of Dracula to Heaton Park. They say: “We hope you are bold enough to join us as we hunt the king of all vampires deep in the woods as night falls!   Love and death fused with hypnotic music, dance, and magic illusion will take you […]

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Contactless Card travel on Metrolink from 15th July

by timpickstone on 9 July, 2019

Metrolink passengers will be able to use a new contactless payment system from Monday 15 July. Metrolink customers can already use their contactless bank card to buy a ticket at a ticket machine, and this will remain an option. The new system will mean customers can simply touch-in at the start of a journey and […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward July 2019

by prestwichfocus on 9 July, 2019

Just three new planning applications in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Creation of new vehicular access and driveway 408 Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1PZRef. No: 64357 | Received: Tue 25 Jun 2019 | Validated: Tue 02 Jul 2019 | Status: Registered Certificate of lawfulness for proposed single storey extension at rear126 Cuckoo […]

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Stop, Report, Talk – Scams Awareness Campaign

by timpickstone on 3 July, 2019

Bury Trading Standards is supporting the Citizens Advice campaign on scams awareness which is running over the next couple of weeks. This is a yearly campaign to highlight the dangers posed by scammers but also provide advice to keep people safe and feeling confident in what to do when they see a scam. Scams to […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 3 July, 2019

Last week 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 Tegolo reports: Details of all the planning applications […]

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Campaigns Internships (Paid)

by timpickstone on 3 July, 2019

The Liberal Democrats in Greater Manchester are currently recruiting for paid Campaigns Internships for the 2019-20 period. The internships are based at the offices of the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors in Salford Quays, and the work includes campaigning with local Lib Dems including the team here in Prestwich and Bury. ALDC is now in […]

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Discover new adult learning courses at 2 Open Days

by timpickstone on 3 July, 2019

Residents are invited to discover a new world of learning with the latest courses run by Bury’s adult learning service. Two Open Days are being held next month (5 and 6 July) for visitors to pick up a copy of the Autumn 2019 course guide, and meet the professional staff to find out how they […]

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Prestwich Roadworks July 2019

by timpickstone on 3 July, 2019

Thankfully not too many roadworks, but a couple of quite serious ones this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in July  are:– Agecroft Road – before the cemetery, 9-31 July 2019, Contra Flow (Salford City Council)– Scholes Lane, near Coffee Sack, lane closures on 5 July […]

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Organisers of a free family festival taking place on Saturday, June 29, are hoping to set a new world record for the number of people dressed as bees anywhere on the planet. The current record stands at 2,176 participants and was set in 2011. The attempt – highlighting the dangerous decline of bees – will […]

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Reporting Back: Baguley Crescent

by timpickstone on 25 June, 2019

Councillors Cristina Tegolo and Tim Pickstone recently met with Council Officers and held discussions with the police to look at ways of improving the Baguley Crescent area – on the East side of Holyrood Ward.  Waste collection and Fly-TippingSome of the blocks at Baguley Crescent suffer from problems with waste and fly-tipping. Some communal bins […]

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