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Advice on Marketing your Business

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2018

Get free expert advice on how to market your business at Bury Library on Monday 16 July (10am to 4pm). Organisers say: “Do you need a Facebook page right away? Is Twitter a better platform for you? Have you made a website for your business, and do you need to? Where are you selling your […]

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Fire Service Warning about Open Water Swimming

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2018

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has issued a reminder to the public of the dangers of swimming in open water after being called to a search for two young people in a river in Radcliffe last Saturday (30 June). Fire officers say: “With such hot weather it’s very tempting to have a swim to […]

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National Armed Forces Day 30 June 2018

by prestwichfocus on 26 June, 2018

This Saturday, the 30th June, marks National Armed Forces Day and is a time to celebrate the fantastic contribution of our Armed Forces. We will celebrate those who both currently and have previously served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and show support for all of those†in the Armed Forces community. There here are a number […]

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New businesses urged – get smart, Start Smart

by prestwichfocus on 26 June, 2018

Bury Council and the GC Business Growth Hub have launched the Start Smart Programme, providing support to Bury residents through workshops, events and one-to-one specialist advice. This help is fully funded, and support is tailored to individuals. Examples of support include: * analysing a business idea; * advice about personal circumstances, legalities, finance, recruitment and […]

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Care Work Level 1 Course

by prestwichfocus on 26 June, 2018

Adult learning are providing a Level 1 Care Work Course. This is free to people in receipt of relevant benefits. This course will cover; roles and responsibilities, communication, confidentiality, policies and procedures. This is a part-time course, leading to the Level 1 Award in Further Learning and Employment in Care. Guaranteed job interview on completion […]

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A56 Bridge Improvements

by prestwichfocus on 19 June, 2018

Highways England is to begin work to improve the bridge on the A56 Bury New Road roundabout above junction 17 of the M60. This will involve upgrading the four existing bridge barriers by increasing their height to 1.8m plus ‘anti-access’ measures to prevent unauthorised pedestrian access onto the bridge Work is due to start on […]

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Eden Garden Allotments Open Day 8 July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 19 June, 2018

Eden Gardens Allotments presents it’s Annual Open Day on Sunday the 8th July between 12 noon and 4pm. The allotments are off Derwent Avenue in Whitefield. They say: “Visit our lovely award winning allotment attended this year by the Mayor of Bury Our Cafe serves tea, coffee, soft drinks cakes and sandwiches, BBQ, Home made […]

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Public Meeting: Democracy Needs You

by prestwichfocus on 19 June, 2018

Bury Liberal Democrats have organised a public meeting on the theme: “Democracy needs you: why you should get involved in politics today”. “Democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted” former USA President Barack Obama says. We will look at how democracy works, why sometimes it doesn’t and how you can be part of […]

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Bury Council Apprentice Opportunities

by prestwichfocus on 19 June, 2018

Bury Council is currently looking to fill a number of apprenticeship opportunities. These include: Organisational Development team, Street Lighting teams, gym and swimming instructors, waste management, market administration and highway maintenance. To apply please visit their jobs page on greater.jobs. Find out more about what existing apprentices say here.

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Planning Applications Update, Holyrood Ward, June 2018

by prestwichfocus on 19 June, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area – Bury Old Road, Warwick Avenue, Polefield Grove, Walker Avenue and Perrymead. Note the application for a change of use of the former British Legion on Bury Old Road to a Kitchen showroom, and a proposed new permanent classroom at Prestwich Arts College. […]

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