Bury and Prestwich Walk-In Centres to Close

by michaelpowell on 20 January, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) met on Wednesday (18 January 2017) to consider the outcome of its own ‘consultation’ on the future of our two Walk-In Centre (Bury and Prestwich). The result of the public engagement undertaken included over 1,000 survey completed by residents: 90% thought that the Walk-In Centres serve a purpose not […]

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Bury and Prestwich Walk-In Centres to Close

by prestwichfocus on 20 January, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) met on Wednesday (18 January 2017) to consider the outcome of its own ‘consultation’ on the future of our two Walk-In Centre (Bury and Prestwich). The result of the public engagement undertaken included over 1,000 survey completed by residents: 90% thought that the Walk-In Centres serve a purpose not […]

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Lib Dem Group Response to GMSF

by prestwichfocus on 17 January, 2017

Bury Council’s Liberal Democrat Group has submitted its formal response, and objection, in the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The full response is below, with the key points being: – We do not want to see any building on green belt land, certainly not before brownfield sites and existing planning permissions have been used […]

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Walk-In Centre Decision Tomorrow

by michaelpowell on 17 January, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 18 January 2017) to determine the fate of the two Walk-In Centres in Bury (Bury and Prestwich). The report which will be considered by the Board Members, recommends ‘Option 1’, which is to go ahead with the closures. The result of the ‘public engagement’ undertaken […]

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Lib Dem Group Response to GMSF

by michaelpowell on 17 January, 2017

Bury Council’s Liberal Democrat Group has submitted its formal response, and objection, in the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The full response is below, with the key points being: – We do not want to see any building on green belt land, certainly not before brownfield sites and existing planning permissions have been used […]

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Bury Council allocates £8,000 per Township Forum (e.g. £8,000 for Prestwich) for locally funded projects, and a further £8,000 per year for cross ward projects covering a wider area. There is quite a lot of money left in this year’s budget (which ends 31 March), so if you are involved in a local community group […]

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: 22nd-28th January

by michaelpowell on 17 January, 2017

    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 […]

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Help Heaton Park Community Orchard

by michaelpowell on 17 January, 2017

Heaton Park already has an Orchard, but it is in a very poor state. At the moment it’s overgrown, there’s too many weeds and a only few apple trees. So our friends at EAT Pennines are going to revitalise it and use it for our community, underprivileged kids and to offer training courses. They will […]

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Whitefield Police Station to Close as a Public Counter

by michaelpowell on 10 January, 2017

Greater Manchester Police have announced the outcome of their review of Public Enquiry Counter Services. Ten public enquiry counters will close: Altrincham, Chadderton, Fred Perry House (Stockport Council), Horwich, Hyde, Leigh, Middleton, Pendleton, Whitefield and Wythenshawe. 11 of the 12 remaining counters will see reductions in opening hours: Ashton, Bolton, Bury, Central Park, Cheadle Heath, […]

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Prestwich Forest Park ‘Feed the Birds Day’

by michaelpowell on 10 January, 2017

Feed the Birds Day is on Saturday Jan 28th at the Barn Visitor Centre, Philips Park, Whitefield – organised by Friends of Prestwich Forest Park. All ages welcome – the event includes: ‘Make your own log feeder, nesting boxes for sale;  and you can take part in recording the different types of birds in your […]

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