Metrolink Second City Crossing Opens Sunday

by prestwichfocus on 21 February, 2017

Services are due to start running on the ‘second city crossing’ in Manchester from Sunday 26 February 2017, with a new network map for Metrolink services. Bury line services remain (what they always were) Bury-Altrincham and Bury-Piccadilly, and all our trams will use the existing route through Shudehill and Market Street. Services will be: Altrincham – […]

Read more    Leave a comment

At the last full meeting of Bury Council a question asked by the Prestwich team of Liberal Democrat councillors was on the impact of the A56 road works and changes on surrounding roads. Work is due to start on the A56 between Church Lane and Fairfax Road in Prestwich ‘shortly’, to make this length of […]

Read more    1 Comment

Family Events to make World Book Day

by michaelpowell on 21 February, 2017

Two events for young families are taking place at Prestwich Library to mark 20 years of World Book Day. A story time session for pre-school children and their parents will take place on Thursday 2 March (10.45am to 11.30am). Come dressed as your favourite book character to listen to fantastic stories, songs and take part […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Asylum Seekers and Refugees Friendship Group Prestwich

by michaelpowell on 21 February, 2017

A new weekly Friendship Group for asylum seekers and refugees is taking place at St Margaret’s Youth and Community Hall on St Margaret’s Road (M25 2QB). This is every Wednesday 12noon – 2pm. Lunch, friendship and ESOL. FREE. Children welcome. More information from: http://ift.tt/2lGz0Zh

Read more    Leave a comment

Bury’s Library Review – Formal Consultation

by michaelpowell on 21 February, 2017

Bury Council is now formally consulting on its proposals to close 10 or 11 of our 14 libraries. Consultations run until 27 April. There are two options are: 1) to retain the following library buildings: Bury (plus Archives), Ramsbottom, and Prestwich; 2) to retain Bury (plus Archives), Ramsbottom, Prestwich and Radcliffe. You can read the […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Update: Unaccompanied Child Refugees

by michaelpowell on 14 February, 2017

Last week, when media attention was focussed on the Article 50 vote in Parliament, the Government quietly back-tracked on the previous commitment to help unaccompanied child refugees. Previously the ‘Dubs amendment’ had secured a commitment, with all-Party support, to take in 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees. The Government is now closing the door on child refugees […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Answers to Questions: Bulky Waste Collections

by michaelpowell on 14 February, 2017

On 10 April 2016 the cost of a bulky waste collection increased from £15 for up to 3 items, with up to 2 additional items for £5 each, to £30 for up to 5 items – that is the minimum charge has doubled from £15 to £30. Given the number of residents that have been […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Walk-In Centre Closure Formal Consultation

by michaelpowell on 13 February, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group is now formally consulting the public on the closure of Prestwich and Bury Walk-In Centres. The Governing Body of NHS Bury CCG have agreed a ‘redesign of urgent care services’, which includes closing the Walk-In Centres at its last meeting – following the initial public consultation. Members of the public […]

Read more    2 Comments

New drop-in support for Bury young people

by michaelpowell on 13 February, 2017

Young people in Bury can now benefit from new drop-in health sessions twice a month at Townside Primary Care Centre. Bury School Nursing Service, run by Pennine Care, is providing the sessions for 16 to 19 year olds to come along without an appointment for support. The sessions will be held in Room 333 at […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Prestwich Artisan Market 26 February 2017

by michaelpowell on 13 February, 2017

A Prestwich ‘Artisan’ Market is in the Longfield Suite and the area around the Longfield fountain on Sunday 26 February 2017 10am – 4pm – craft and ‘artisan’ producers, food and drink.  

Read more    Leave a comment