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Thursday is Polling Day

by prestwichfocus on 29 April, 2019

Thursday, 2 May 2019 is polling day for the Local Elections. Your local vote matters. Bury Council is making important decisions about the future of our local community. Make sure your voice is heard. Polling stations are open 7am to 10pm. You do not need your polling card to vote. If you have a postal […]

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Polling Day Information – Holyrood Ward

by prestwichfocus on 29 April, 2019

Polling Day for the local elections is Thursday 2 May 2019. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. You don’t need your polling card to vote. Any questions or need a lift to the polls call us on polling day 07976 831 686. Polling stations are: Baguley Crescent and Heywood Old Road areasMobile […]

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Greater Manchester Councils recently submitted an outline case to Government for a ‘Clean Air’ charging zone for Greater Manchester which would charge buses, lorries, vans and taxis for driving on Greater Mancheter’s roads from 2021. (£100 a day for buses and lorries, £7.50 a day for taxis and vans.) One of our big concerns is […]

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X-PERT Patient Programme Type 2 Diabetes

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2019

Information from Pennine Care NHS Trust about the X-PERT patient programme for patients who live in Bury or the Rochdale and have type 2 diabetes? The aim is to improve your understanding of the condition, how it affects your body and how to make the best decisions to stay healthy and avoid life threatening complications. […]

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​Sign up to new Adult Learning Courses

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2019

Bury Adult Learning Service will be offering a wide range of courses during the summer that are open to all adults over the age of 19. Information from Bury Council: “Whether you are interested in computer skills, confidence building, childcare, developing your job skills, art, cake decoration, languages, sewing, making gifts with stained glass, soft […]

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Stop Food Waste Day 24 April 2019

by timpickstone on 22 April, 2019

Stop Food Waste Day is an international day of action in the fight against food waste which is a serious and growing problem. Roughly one-third of the food produced globally is either lost or wasted every year.  Find out more about the day here. Read tips for what we can do to reduce food waste. […]

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Reporting Back – Full Council

by prestwichfocus on 16 April, 2019

Last Wednesday (8 April 2019) was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting of Bury Council. This is the meeting, six times a year, where all 51 councillors are in attendance. This meeting, as you may have seen reported online and in the press, was controversial before it started. At each full Council all political parties submit […]

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Local businesses asked to keep the Village Blooming

by prestwichfocus on 16 April, 2019

Bury Council is looking for local businesses to sponsor hanging baskets in Prestwich village to bring a splash of colour and play a big part in brightening up the town.   Last year the hanging baskets along Prestwich Village high street were funded by the Prestwich High Street Regeneration Scheme. This year the Council want to work […]

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Happy Easter, Happy Passover

by prestwichfocus on 15 April, 2019

Just to wish residents a Happy Easter, and a Happy Passover. Passover begins on the evening of this Friday (19 April 2019) and ends on the evening of 27 April 2019. 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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Two-day reading extravaganza at The Rock

by prestwichfocus on 15 April, 2019

THE Rock shopping centre is hosting a two-day reading event this Easter. The free event will feature children’s favourite The Gruffalo, as well as a host of pirate-themed, Treasure Island fun. There will also be character appearances, a read and relax area and a creation station where children can make book marks and treasure maps. […]

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