Investigations by Bury’s Liberal Democrat councillors has revealed that Labour and Conservative councillors have not allocated around half of the money allocated to them for their local communities. Only two areas – the Liberal Democrat councillors in Holyrood Ward and also the councillors in Tottington – have allocated the total of £4,500 allocated under the […]

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Prestwich Clough Day – This Sunday!

by michaelpowell on 14 May, 2019

Prestwich Clough Day takes place this Sunday, 19 May 2019. This is a FREE Annual Event held from 12pm – 5pm in St Mary’s Flower Park and outside The Church Inn, Church Lane with activities, stalls and entertainment.

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Planning Applications Update St Mary’s Ward May 2019

by prestwichfocus on 14 May, 2019

Just to let residents know about seven recent planning applications in our area . Please just let us know if you have any queries. Article 18 Consultation from Urban Vision (Ref: 19/73108/OUT) Demolition of all existing structur…Land at Orchard Street, Salford, M6 6FLRef. No: 64149 | Received: Fri 03 May 2019 | Validated: Fri 03 May 2019 | Status: Registered Demolition […]

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Unveiling of Victoria Wood statue in Bury starts town’s weekend of celebrations of performer and writer’s life and work Life-size bronze statue of the Prestwich-born comedian, writer and actor to be unveiled in Bury’s Library Gardens on Friday (May 17) Fans invited to come along and see the statue for the first time, and help […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

by michaelpowell on 14 May, 2019

This week, 13-19 May 2019, is the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week. They say: “Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business. So for one week each May, we campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week. 13-19 May 2019: Body image […]

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Prestwich Roadworks May 2019

by michaelpowell on 30 April, 2019

Thankfully not too many roadworks to report this month – though those that there are affect busy roads – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in March  are:– Bury New Road in Sedgley Park – 2 way traffic lights continue until 7 May 2019.– Bury Old Road, just […]

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Author and poet visits at local libraries

by michaelpowell on 30 April, 2019

Three writers are coming to local libraries as part of the annual Read Regional celebration of new books from the north of England. The first event is at Radcliffe Library on Friday 10 May, when Anna Woodford will host an Exploring Poetry workshop at 2pm, followed by a chance to meet poet Clare Shaw. Author […]

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Responding to the expected announcement that the Climate Change Committee has recommended 2050 as the date the UK becomes a net-zero greenhouse gas emitter: Liberal Democrat Climate Change Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP said:“This report tells us the very minimum we need to do to cut our greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero, but this Tory Government […]

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Thursday is Polling Day

by michaelpowell on 29 April, 2019

Thursday, 2 May 2019 is polling day for the Local Elections. Your local vote matters. Bury Council is making important decisions about the future of our local community. Make sure your voice is heard. Polling stations are open 7am to 10pm. You do not need your polling card to vote. If you have a postal […]

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Polling Day Information – St Mary’s Ward

by prestwichfocus on 29 April, 2019

Polling Day for the local elections is Thursday 2 May 2019. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. You don’tneed your polling card to vote. Any questions or need a lift to the polls call us on polling day 07976 831 686.  Polling stations are: Rainsouth, and south of Hilton LaneRainsough Mission Community Centre Agecroft […]

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