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Parklife Residents’ Feedback

by michaelpowell on 17 September, 2021

Last weekend saw the 2021 Parklife Festival weekend in Heaton Park, together with a New Order concert on the Friday night.  As your local Councillors, we’re keen to get residents views and experiences about the weekend, so that we can best represent you when we meet with the organisers and park management next month.  Please […]

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Shortage of Food Waste Bags

by michaelpowell on 17 September, 2021

Thank you to the many residents who have raised the issue of absence of food waste bags, when these have been requested in many areas recently.  The Council has now issued the following guidance:  “Due to shortages in the national supply chain we are currently unable to maintain our usual stock levels of compostable liners […]

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Trams back to every six minutes

by michaelpowell on 27 August, 2021

Trams every six minutes are back next week. From Tuesday (31 August), trams will run every six minutes on the Bury and Altrincham lines at peak times (7am – 8pm, Mon – Sat). This will be followed by the reintroduction of a six-minute service between East Didsbury and Shaw and Crompton on 6 September. Peak time […]

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Parklife, 11-12 September 2021

by michaelpowell on 27 August, 2021

Parklife is back in Heaton Park, later this year, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September 2021. A separate concert (New Order), will take place in the same place on the Friday night, 10 September 2021. ACCESS TO HEATON PARKThe Papal field and its surrounding area will be fenced off for the event-build between 25th […]

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Bury Running Festival goes virtual for 2021

by michaelpowell on 13 August, 2021

Organisers of the Asda Foundation Bury Running festival have announced that the event will run virtually this year, with free entries available to all current entrants. Following the postponement of the event from 2020, Bury Council alongside partners Run For All has confirmed that the event will run virtually this year ahead of the festival’s big […]

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Prestwich Clough Day 22 August 2021

by michaelpowell on 13 August, 2021

Don’t forget the return of Prestwich Clough Day, this year Sunday 22 August 2021. The event normally takes place in May to mark the anniversary of the parkland which was gifted to the people of Prestwich 115 years ago. A whole host of entertainment, activities, stalls and attractions will be available. The event is on […]

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Vaccinations Update

by michaelpowell on 13 August, 2021

The latest figures show that 130,562 people across Bury have now had one dose of the vaccination, and 112,780 of them have had both jabs. Clinics are open, with no appointment needed, for anyone aged 18+ who lives, works or studies in Bury.  Also, young people who are within three months of their 18th birthday are […]

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Planning Applications Update St Mary’s Ward August 2021

by michaelpowell on 13 August, 2021

Please see below planning applications received in our area in the last month. As always don’t hesitate to get in touch if you require any further information or wish to comment.  Hip to gable roof extension; Rear dormer extension  13 Grundy Avenue, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 9TGRef. No: 67314 | Received: Tue 20 Jul 2021 | Validated: Tue 20 Jul […]

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Answers to Questions

by prestwichfocus on 30 July, 2021

Earlier this week was the regular meeting of Bury’s Full Council and as ever your local Councillors were busy asking questions of the Council Leadership on issues from bins, traffic flow or the Prestwich Memorial Wall.  Prestwich Memorial WallCouncillor Michael Powell asked about the Prestwich Memorial Wall, which lists honours by name the local people […]

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Prestwich Roadworks August 2021

by prestwichfocus on 30 July, 2021

See below some of the most significant roadworks for August. All major roadworks this month seem to fall on Bury New Road………… The full list can be searched here.  Bury New Road (junction with Kings Road) – multi-way signals 7-8 August 2021 (United Utilities)Bury New Road (near the junction with what was Warwick Street) – multi-way signals 6-10 […]

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