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Six Town Housing Launch Annual Gardening Competition

by prestwichfocus on 9 April, 2018

SIX Town Housing are inviting green-fingered residents to show off their gardening efforts in their annual competition. The competition aims to celebrate the hard work of residents living in homes Six Town Housing manage across Bury. The judges are looking for attractive gardens and impressive hanging baskets belonging to tenants, along with schools, youth clubs […]

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Voting – Information Information

by prestwichfocus on 3 April, 2018

Important Local elections take place on 3 May 2018, so now is s good time to make sure you are registered to vote. Poll cards are being sent to all those who are currently on the electoral register. If you have not received a poll card in a couple of weeks, please contact 0161 253 […]

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Prestwich Roadworks April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 3 April, 2018

The list of roadworks in Prestwich during April extends to a full five pages this month  on the GM Roadworks Website (www.gmroadworks.org) The major roadworks are: – Bury New Road in the village, both the final parts of the narrowing scheme, but also works by Electricity North West with lane closures – More CADENT (gas) […]

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A new housing complex for older people in Bury will be named after a local hero of the First World War. The £8.5 million extra care scheme, due to open in October, will be called Peachment Place. This is in commemoration of Rifleman George Stanley Peachment who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross after losing […]

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The Women’s Concessionary Travel Pass becomes operational today (3 April 2018) enabling women affected by the change to the state pension age in 2011 have access to free off-peak travel on bus, train and Metrolink. Those that can apply for the Women’s Concessionary Travel Pass are women who were born between 6 October 1953 and […]

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Happy Easter, Happy Passover

by prestwichfocus on 26 March, 2018

Just to wish residents a Happy Easter, and a Happy Passover. Passover begins on the evening of this Friday (30 March 2018) and ends on the evening of 7 April 2018. All of our local churches will have special services and activities over the weekend. More information: Our Lady of Grace, St Mary’s, St Margaret’s […]

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Bury Pride 7 April 2018

by prestwichfocus on 26 March, 2018

The second Bury LGBT Pride event takes place on Saturday 7 April and promises to be another fun-packed celebration of diversity. Pop icon Toyah Willcox is the headline attraction on this colourful occasion which features music, food, entertainment and a walking rainbow through the town centre. Tickets for Bury Pride are free and are available […]

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NHS Opening Times Easter Weekend

by prestwichfocus on 26 March, 2018

NHS Bury has issued the following information about opening times over the Easter holiday period. GP and pharmacy services will only be limited on Good Friday (30th March) and Easter Monday (2nd April). On all other normal working days GP surgeries are open from 8am to 6.30pm as normal. Saturday, 31st March is a normal […]

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Charging for Tennis at St Mary’s Park

by prestwichfocus on 26 March, 2018

Bury Council is to start charging for the use of the tennis courts at St Mary’s Park, courts which have been free to use for decades. Fees come into effect from 1 April 2018. The hire fees will be: – £45 for household unlimited year round bookings – £20 for season/annual pass for adults (over […]

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GMSF plans for Prestwich would need 3 extra schools

by prestwichfocus on 19 March, 2018

A report received by the Council’s Joint Consultative Committee (Teachers) has shown that the proposed 3,400 new houses between Prestwich and Middleton would require about three new schools to be built. The first draft of the GMSF, published last year, proposed to remove 47% of Prestwich’s Green-belt and between Parrenthorn School and Heywood Old Road […]

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