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Ten Groups share £13,000 from Parklife Funds

by prestwichfocus on 6 February, 2018

Ten groups are to share nearly £13,000 from the funds raised by Parklife in 2017. These grants were made following consideration of applications by the nine Prestwich councillors: Prestwich Plodders. £1,150.20 The Fed, £1,437.97 Jigsaw, £1,120.44 Shomrim Prestwich Community Safety, £1,500.00 Friends of Forest Park £1,500.00 Prestwich Arts Festival, £1,500.00 Prestwich Methodist Youth Association – […]

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Creative Living Centre seeks new Trustee

by prestwichfocus on 6 February, 2018

Do you have the skills and experience to become a trustee for an award winning local mental health charity? Since 1997 the Creative Living Centre has supported adults experiencing mental health problems through an integrated set of activities, therapies and courses, providing a service which our members have described as life changing and, at times, […]

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Prestwich Roadworks February 2018

by prestwichfocus on 6 February, 2018

A full update on roadworks in Prestwich on the GM Roadworks Website (www.gmroadworks.org) Significant roadworks this month are: – What it says is road closure on Fairfax Road from 25 February – 11 March – will will find out more about what this exactly means and let people know in advance. – 2 sets of […]

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Consultation: What will replace the Walk-In Centre?

by prestwichfocus on 30 January, 2018

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group is yet again consulting on the future of the Walk-In Centres. Readers will remember news in December – fairly simplistically reported by the press as ‘Walk-In Centres Saved’, though now we have a bit more information the truth is not quite so simple. What are the facts: Bury is going […]

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Changes to Metrolink Services

by prestwichfocus on 30 January, 2018

A few changes to the Metrolink service pattern were introduced at the start of this week. The ones which affect us are: – Airport line services (except very early morning) will start at running to Victoria (previously Deansgate-Castlefield), providing better connections and additional capacity through the regional city. – Sunday services extended by approximately an […]

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Two bits of local news to report on for Holyrood Ward: Heywood Court and Baguley Crescent Bins Residents who live in the flats which use communal bins in Heywood Court and Baguley Crescent have had their bin day changed from Friday to Monday for the grey bins only. Residents in one part of Heywood Court […]

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Free Advice Session during Tinnitus Awareness Week

by prestwichfocus on 30 January, 2018

Hearing professionals will be on hand to offer advice during a free session for residents during Tinnitus Awareness Week (5-11 Feb). The event takes place on Friday 9 February (10.30am to 12.30pm) at Prestwich Library where Bury Audiology will give a talk about tinnitus, and other experts will answer any queries about tinnitus and hearing […]

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A report published today by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows that the North of England receives an ‘indefensible’ £2,555 less per person in transport funding. Planned transport investment in London is almost 2.6 times higher per capita than in the North. The North West actually fares slightly better than the rest of […]

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Answer to Questions – Library Opening Hours and Volunteers

by prestwichfocus on 23 January, 2018

We have previously reported on the very significant reduction in opening hours at Prestwich Library (almost a 40% reduction in hours). See story here. At the last Full Council meeting at Bury Town Hall Liberal Democrat Prestwich Councillor Mary D’Albert asked what steps the Council had taken to look at using volunteers to keep the […]

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 22-28 January 2018

by prestwichfocus on 23 January, 2018

A proven way to prevent cervical cancer is to have cervical screening to find pre-cancers before they can turn into invasive cancer. This is called a smear test and every woman over the age of 25 who is†registered at a GP is†invited to have one every 3 years; if youíre younger you can still make […]

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