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Happy Christmas!

by timpickstone on 19 December, 2018

Just to take the opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas.  Thank you for your support and our very best wishes for 2019. Emails take a break for a couple of weeks and back in January!

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Christmas Opening Times

by timpickstone on 19 December, 2018

Opening times for many public services are different over the Christmas and New Year period. Bury Council Over Christmas and New Year, most Council offices will be closed to the public from 5pm on Friday 21 December until Wednesday 2 January, unless stated otherwise in the information provided below. Throughout the Christmas and New Year period […]

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Travel offer for Apprentices

by timpickstone on 19 December, 2018

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new public transport offer for apprentices, potentially saving them more than £300 on Metrolink and bus travel across the region. The deal sees eligible apprentices receiving a free 28-day System One travel pass, followed by significant discounts on the next three 28-day passes that they buy. Previously, […]

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​Stay safe – make sure your taxi is licensed

by timpickstone on 19 December, 2018

Bury Council’s Licensing team are reminding the public to use only legitimate taxis and private hire vehicles when travelling home from Christmas festivities. Their message is clear: ‘Don’t get into an unregistered, untraceable car which isn’t displaying taxi plates’. Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles operating in Bury must have a council licence, and drivers […]

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Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to the Holyrood Ward Community Grants programme for 2018-19. All councillors across Bury have been given a small amount of money to allocate to projects in their wards. In Holyrood Ward your three councillors have ‘pooled’ our allocation and asked you to apply for grants based on […]

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Reporting Back: Full Council

by timpickstone on 12 December, 2018

Bury’s final ‘Full Council’ of the year took place at the end of November. This is the meeting, normally six times a year, where all 51 Bury Councillors meet to undertake some of the important functions of the authority. Gambling Policy Every few years local authorities have to publish a ‘Gambling Policy’, which was agreed […]

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Parklife Community Grants Available

by timpickstone on 12 December, 2018

The Parklife Community Fund is now open for applications for money raised at the 2018 event. This fund is open to community Groups in Prestwich and is a donation from ParkLife organisers. This year the fund stands at £23,500 and we are offering grants of up to £1,500 for community projects. The fund is open […]

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GMMH Wins Apprenticeship Award

by timpickstone on 12 December, 2018

Greater Manchester Mental Health – the NHS trust with it’s headquarters at Prestwich Hospital – has won an award to recognise the work it does with apprentices at the HPMA North West Excellence Awards. GMMH’s submission, titled “Putting Apprenticeships at the Heart of a Talent Management Strategy”, highlights the work of the Apprenticeship Team and […]

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Noel Gallagher Concert in Heaton Park

by timpickstone on 12 December, 2018

Heaton Park have confirmed that there will be a Friday night concert the weekend of Parklife in June 2019. This will be former Oasis member Noel Gallagher accompanied by his band High Flying Birds. Tickets went on sale last Friday here. This now means four nights of concerns in June using the Parklife ‘set up’: – Friday […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward December 2018

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2018

Just to let residents know about four recent planning applications in our area . Please just let us know if you have any queries. New front entrance, single storey side extension, single storey rear/side extension and increased… 55 Poppythorn Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BX Ref. No: 63522 | Received: Mon 26 Nov 2018 | Validated: […]

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