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Have you completed our Waste and Recycling Survey?

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2019

Many thanks to the large number of residents who have completed our Waste and Recycling Survey in the last few months in the Prestwich area. Many residents talk to us about problems with bin collections and waste and we’re passionate about finding ways we can help the environment by reducing waste and recycling more.Please let […]

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Reporting Back Strategic Commissioning Board

by timpickstone on 21 October, 2019

Earlier this month was the first meeting of Bury’s ‘Strategic Commissioning Board’. This is a completely new meeting which brings together Bury Council and NHS Bury in one decision making structure to make sure that the work that both organisations are doing in Bury is fully integrated. Significant steps have already been taken to achieve […]

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Changes to Parking Restrictions St Margaret’s Road

by timpickstone on 21 October, 2019

Just to let residents know of some changes to parking at the start of St Margaret’s Road (the Bury Old Road end). In response to concerns from residents we have worked with the Council to reduce the amount of short-stay parking, to allow a little more parking for residents. Short stay parking is useful to […]

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Halloween Safety Advice

by prestwichfocus on 21 October, 2019

Greater Manchester fire and police services have issued this joint advice: If you are going ‘trick or treating’ please respect and consider others and follow these top tips to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time: DON’T Go alone – ‘trick or treating’ is more fun and safer if you go in a small […]

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Two new cancer investigative tests have been made available to GPs across Bury to help them provide a faster diagnosis to patients presenting with low risk symptoms of pancreatic or colorectal (bowel) cancer. GPs will now be able to refer patients at low risk of suspected pancreatic cancer for a direct access computerised tomography (CT) […]

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Free talk on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

by prestwichfocus on 21 October, 2019

BURY & Rochdale Care Organisation is inviting local people and Trust members to come for a free talk to find out more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) on Tuesday 5 November, from 2 to 3pm, at Fairfield General Hospital. IBD is a complex and incurable condition that has a major impact on patients’ lives. More […]

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Holyrood Ward Community Grants – Final Reminder!

by timpickstone on 21 October, 2019

Just a reminder that the deadline for applications for the 2019-20 Holyrood Ward Community Grants is 31 October 2019. All councillors in Bury get a small amount of money to spend in their local community. Here in Holyrood Ward your local Councillors Tim Pickstone, Cristina Tegolo and Steve Wright have pooled our budgets to create […]

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National Adoption Week

by timpickstone on 15 October, 2019

This week is a national week of action is urging anyone who has ever considered adopting to step forward as the number of children needing loving, nurturing homes continues to grow. A report published by the Government shows that the North West has nearly 3 times as many children awaiting adoptive families as there are […]

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Bury Council has opened applications for the Community Capital Fund (Previously known as the Social Capital Fund). Applicants for the Community Capital Fund can apply for up to £10,000 for their project or scheme. The Community Capital Fund has been made available to any community group (constituted or none constituted) or voluntary community and faith […]

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Last month was the regular meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This month the meeting largely focussed on issues around the Fire Service. Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone is one of Bury’s representatives on the Committee, and is also the Committee Chair this year. Tim reports: Greater Manchester […]

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