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Let’s Talk Loneliness Event – Sunday 17th March

by timpickstone on 5 March, 2019

Bury Council would like to invite you to an event at which we will outline the vision for working towards ending loneliness and social isolation in Bury. This event will be your chance to make a big difference to the lives of people living in Bury. The team say: Loneliness and social isolation are some […]

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Spring into Volunteering – Prestwich Hospital

by timpickstone on 5 March, 2019

Prestwich Hospital have a volunteering open day “Spring into Volunteering” on Tuesday 12 March 2019 2-6pm. The Trust are looking for volunteers for their inpatient services at Prestwich hospital. This includes adult care services, young people’s services, the deaf service and substance misuse services. All welcome – more information from Noreen McCole 0161 271 0294.

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Reporting back: Local Issues

by prestwichfocus on 26 February, 2019

Just to report back on a number of local issues that have been raised by residents in recent weeks: Litter – 8 new bins on their way! Thanks to a grant that your three local councillors have made to the volunteer group ‘Clean Team Prestwich’, eight new litter bins are on their way to Holyrood […]

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First Bus sells buses and depot to Go Ahead

by timpickstone on 26 February, 2019

First Bus has announced its intention to sell the Queens Road bus depot and operations to the Go-Ahead Group for £11.2 million. The sale would include the First Manchester depot site and 160 buses, and all the services which operate out of Queens Road (which includes most Prestwich services). First Manchester will continue to operate […]

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A memorial to the former chairman of the Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society is to be unveiled. The special plaque, dedicated to the memory of Ian Pringle, will be placed on the gateway between St Mary’s Church and the Rectory in Church Lane, Prestwich. The plaque has been funded from contributions made after a memorial […]

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Carers invited to input thoughts and ideas

by timpickstone on 26 February, 2019

Carers are being invited to a series of workshops to play their part in how support services are to be developed. Bury Council and Bury CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) recently consulted carers and those who support them about the services they have used, their needs, and what provision for carers they would like to see […]

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The formal public consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework ends a month from now on 18 March 2019. This is your opportunity to have your say on these important plans which will have a massive impact on our local area for generations to come. You can take part in the consultation online, or in […]

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Prestwich Area Crime Survey – Results

by timpickstone on 19 February, 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who responded to the Prestwich Crime Survey towards the end of last year and the start of 2019. We had a great response, both the post and online. What we were looking to find out is local people’s views on policing in the area, to help us best represent […]

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Eating Disorders Week 25 February – 3 March 2019

by timpickstone on 18 February, 2019

Eating Disorders Awareness Week this year takes place between 25th February and 3rd March. Eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), want to change the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! This year’s theme is Come as You Are  to encourage inclusivity. The […]

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Working Carers Hub

by timpickstone on 18 February, 2019

Information from Bury Council regarding the ‘Working carers Hub’: “Juggling the demands of life, work and care giving Working and caring for our loved ones and everything this involves can sometimes overwhelm us. That’s why we have set up a new communication platform specially designed for working carers at Bury Council and Six Town Housing. […]

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