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Coronavirus Update

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2020

Bury Council has published an up to date Coronavirus Update (correct on 1 October 2020). The full briefing can be downloaded here. New information includes: Latest dataWith 367 new cases recorded in the seven days to 26 September, Bury’s infection rate has risen from 165.45 per 100,00 to 192.16 per 100,000 and remains one of […]

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TSB Prestwich to Close

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2020

TSB have announced that their branch in Prestwich Village will close permanently on 28 April 2021. TSB say that 67% of their customers use telephone or online banking. Customers are told that the nearest branch they can use instead is Middleton. Although many people do have online/phone banking, there are people who rely on counter […]

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Right stuff in the Green Bin

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2020

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority and the Council are launching a new campaign to make residents aware of what can and cannot put in our green bins. In the last six months across the borough of Bury more than 850 tonnes of green bin recycling has been rejected. Waste collection crews have been finding that […]

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Prestwich Roadworks October 2020

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2020

Please see below details of the most significant roadworks scheduled for the Prestwich area in September 2020. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here. Scholes Lane (near the Friendship) AND Hilton Lane (near Hope Road) – multi-way signals 1-5 October 2020 (BT) Scholes Lane (near the Friendship) – mult-way signals 26 October […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 24 September, 2020

Earlier in the month was the monthly meeting of Bury’s 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: Bury Planning Control Committee […]

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New Walk-In Testing facility in Whitefield

by timpickstone on 24 September, 2020

Bury’s third walk-in Covid testing centre has opening this week in Whitefield. The centre is in Whitefield Library in Pinfold Lane and is open from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. All testing facilities are likely to be very bust at the moment. The Council is urging us all to only turn up for a […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward September 2020

by timpickstone on 24 September, 2020

Please see below a list of planning applications received in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Lawful development certificate for proposed alterations to roof to form a gable and construction … 5 Sunnyfield Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2RDRef. No: 65934 | Received: Mon 07 Sep 2020 | Validated: Mon 07 Sep 2020 | Status: […]

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Holyrood Ward Community Grants – Last chance to apply!

by timpickstone on 24 September, 2020

The deadline to apply for a Holyrood Ward Community Grant is 30 September 2020. Each year Councillors are given a small budget to allocate to local community groups and projects in their ward. As before, here in Holyrood Ward your three local councillors will all be allocating 100% of our allocation to local groups and […]

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Bury Adult Learning Service will be offering a wide range of courses during autumn that are open to all adults over the age of 19. The guide showcases the courses on offer, including daytime and evening classes and courses that offer professionally recognised certificates, to support learners in returning to education, self-improvement or a career […]

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Prestwich Scarecrow Festival – Winners

by timpickstone on 2 September, 2020

Well done to everyone who took part in the Prestwich Scarecrow Fesival and competition in recent weeks. A special thank you to our local police team here in Prestwich who have worked so hard to make the event work. There were three shortlisted winners who went forward to a public vote on Facebook, with the […]

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