Welcome to Britain’s Newest MP

by prestwichfocus on 6 December, 2016

Last week Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney sent a strong message to Government when she overturned Zac Goldsmith’s 23,000 majority to become the new MP for Richmond Park in London. The Lib Dem campaign in Richmond focussed on two issues, which clearly rang true with voters: the underfunding by Government of NHS services, which is leading to […]

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Increase in long term Empty Properties

by michaelpowell on 6 December, 2016

Questions by Bury’s team of Liberal Democrat councillors have revealed an increase the number of long term empty properties in across the Bury area. Although the total number of empty properties in the borough has been decreasing slightly over the last four years and stands at around 2500. However, the number of long term empty […]

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by michaelpowell on 6 December, 2016

Last week Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney sent a strong message to Government when she overturned Zac Goldsmith’s 23,000 majority to become the new MP for Richmond Park in London. The Lib Dem campaign in Richmond focussed on two issues, which clearly rang true with voters: the underfunding by Government of NHS services, which is leading to […]

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First Manchester to Close Bury Depot

by michaelpowell on 6 December, 2016

First Manchester buses yesterday announced plans to close their depot in Bury. Buses based there would be run from neighbouring depots (e.g. Manchester or Bolton). First Manchester say that closing the Rochdale Road depot in Bury is the “best solution to enable us to further invest in front line services”. They say they are “not […]

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Local Christmas Events This Week

by michaelpowell on 6 December, 2016

A few local Christmas events this week – let us know if you have something coming up and we’re always happy to circulate information about local events and groups. 8 December, 7pm – 9pm Carol Concert : Longfield Suite With children from Butterstile Primary School and Bury Music Service Admission: £5, Concessions: £4. 0161 253 […]

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Cratchit’s Christmas storytime – at Prestwich Library

by michaelpowell on 6 December, 2016

Seasonal stories, songs and crafts for little ones and their grown-ups await at Prestwich Library on Saturday 10 December (10–11.30am). The cost £1.50 per child, and youngsters must be accompanied by a responsible adult. And on 17 December – get into the festive spirit at Prestwich Library with readings from Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”, […]

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Greater Manchester Councils are currently consulting on proposals to provide land for 225,000 new houses over the next 25 years. This includes releasing a significant amount of Green Belt land in the Prestwich area to build 3,400 homes. For further information on the consultation please visit http://ift.tt/2fLMEqp Watch this short video:   Copies of the […]

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Prestwich Winter Fair Longfield Suite

by michaelpowell on 29 November, 2016

11 December 2016, 10am – 4pm The perfect place to find a place to find that unique festive gift! Showcasing local retailers, designers, crafts and gifts with great food, drink and family entertainment! FREE entry with charitable donation to SuperJosh. 0161 253 7227. http://ift.tt/2gB4Uns

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Phillips Park Volunteer Action Day 3 December

by michaelpowell on 29 November, 2016

3 December 2016, 10am – 4pm – Philips Park Volunteer Action, The Barn Countryside Centre, Philips Park: Clearing paths around the Formal Garden, trimming box hedge, cutting back bramble. Our agreement with Bury Council to manage The Barn includes monthly task sessions. There is always other work to do if you don’t fancy the main […]

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1 December World AIDS Day

by michaelpowell on 29 November, 2016

World AIDS Day is held across the world on 1 December. Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one […]

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