No more Bury South Constituency?

by michaelpowell on 13 September, 2016

Bury South Parliamentary Constituency would disappear under proposals announced today by the Boundary Commission for England. Instead we would see Prestwich paired with Middleton, to create a new “Prestwich and Middleton” constituency. Middleton and Prestwich existed as a constituency for most of the last century, abolished in 1983 when Bury South was created.  The good news […]

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Last week was the regular meeting of Bury Council’ Cabinet. A key point on the agenda was Bury Council’s financial outlook, which at present shows the Council heading for a £6.4 million overspend in the current financial year. This summary actually hides an even more worrying picture, with overspend in various areas totalling over £10.5 […]

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Kingfisher Trail Event 24 September 2016

by michaelpowell on 13 September, 2016

Saturday 24 September 2016 sees a free event in Clifton Country Park as part of the ‘Kingfisher Trail’ The free event is from 11:00am – 4:00pm, organisers say: “Join us at Clifton Country Park as we gather together our friends from across the Kingfisher Trail and Greater Manchester for a day of fun in recognition […]

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Bury 10K Road Closures 18 September 2016

by michaelpowell on 13 September, 2016

There are significant road closures and restrictions on Sunday 18 September 2016 for the first every Bury 10K Run. More than 1,000 runners will start and finish close to The Rock. The run gets under way at 9.30am and the majority of the closures start at 8.30am. Routes will open on a rolling timetable as […]

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Two New Planing Applications: Bury New Road

by prestwichfocus on 13 September, 2016

Two new planning applications have been received in St Mary’s Ward as below: Prior notification of proposed demolition of existing building Creative Living, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BL Ref. No: 60558 Received: Wed 07 Sep 2016 Erection of covered area on existing first floor balcony, to provide a smoking facility Anatolian Grill, 459 […]

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Have you signed the ‘Save the Walk-in Centre’ Petition?

by michaelpowell on 6 September, 2016

If you’ve not already please do take a minute to sign the online petition to Save Prestwich Walk-In Centre. The NHS in Bury is currently ‘consulting’ for 2 months on closing the Centre – in our view a dreadful decision for such a well used and well liked service. Sign the petition here – and […]

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Beware of ‘Microsoft’ phone calls scam

by michaelpowell on 6 September, 2016

Trading standards officers are warning residents to beware unsolicited phone calls supposedly from Microsoft. It appears that the borough’s local phone numbers are being targeted by telephone numbers 02079 462110 and 02079 462111 which seem to be from London, but could originate in Asia. Angela Lomax, head of trading standards and licensing in Bury, said: […]

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Make Friends with a Digital Buddy

by michaelpowell on 6 September, 2016

Need help with computers, tablets or smart phones? Then make a date with your Digital Buddy. One-to-one sessions are now available at Bury, Tottington, Whitefield and Prestwich libraries for those who wish to become more confident using all things online. Call in to the library or phone to book a slot with one of the […]

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Increase in Missed Bins across Bury

by michaelpowell on 6 September, 2016

Figures obtained by Bury’s Lib Dem councillors have revealed a noticeable increase in the number of reported ‘missed bins’ in the last few years. The figures identify the number of bins reported as not collected by bin type. This includes instances where it is not the Councils fault such as access problems due to parked […]

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Plans for new Development and 250 jobs at Park 66

by michaelpowell on 6 September, 2016

Plans have been outlined for the redevelopment of Park 66 leisure park in Pilsworth (opposite ASDA, the former cinema adjacent sites). The area will see a retail and leisure consisting of 4 retail units, 2 drive-through restaurants, a gym and a 71,711 sq ft industrial/warehouse unit. The developers say that the scheme will generate over […]

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