Away for the General Election?

by prestwichfocus on 27 April, 2017

As readers will know we have another election this year, a General Election on Thursday 8 June 2017. If you’re thinking of being away, or would prefer to vote by post then you need to fill in this form to register for a postal vote. Anyone can sign up for a postal vote. (Deadline 23 […]

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Positive Steps Courses at Bury Adult Learning Centre

by prestwichfocus on 27 April, 2017

The Positive Steps Project is offering courses for people in Bury who mild to moderate mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood. The courses are for six weeks and are free. More information click on the picture below.  

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Prestwich Area Roadworks May 2017

by prestwichfocus on 27 April, 2017

You can get a list of all the roadworks happening in Prestwich (or any area of Greater Manchester) here. For information the site is listing YELLOW and RED warnings for May 2017 for both Bury Old Road AND Bury New Road (though obviously the Bury New Road works seem to be a little behind schedule….) […]

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Multiple Delays in Prestwich High Street Roadworks

by prestwichfocus on 27 April, 2017

Following on from questions from Prestwich Liberal Democrat councillors, the reasons for the delays in the start of the roadworks on the A56 through Prestwich village have been revealed: According to the Council: “- The main contractor struggled with resources to meet the original start date. – Trial holes have demonstrated that some tree positions […]

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Bright Ideas Fund – Grants for Community Businesses

by prestwichfocus on 19 April, 2017

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund aims to give your community group the support and tools to start setting up your community business. It will also give your group the early stage finance that you need need to carry out consultation with local people and feasibility studies to develop a community business idea the community […]

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Reporting Back: Council Cabinet and Road Repairs

by prestwichfocus on 19 April, 2017

Last Wednesday was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet, which is made up of all the ruling Labour Group Cabinet members, with the two opposition party leaders on Bury Council. The biggest item for discussion this month was the proposal for Bury Council to borrow £10 million to add to the road repair budget […]

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Diary Date: Prestwich Clough Day

by prestwichfocus on 19 April, 2017

Prestwich Clough Day is a FREE Annual Event held from 12pm – 5pm in St Mary’s Flower Park and outside The Church Inn, Church Lane. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 21 May 2017, with activities, concessions. countryside Groups. displays. entertainment and local groups. More information: http://www.prestwichclough.co.uk

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New Course: Reading to your Child

by prestwichfocus on 19 April, 2017

Bury College are delighted to offer the opportunity to enrol on the following course. The ‘Reading to your Child’ course is a ten-week workshop, accredited through the English Speaking Board. It is being offered free of charge and may appeal to parents, carers, teaching assistants or volunteers. “Reading to children on a daily basis gives […]

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Heaton Park Update

by michaelpowell on 11 April, 2017

Last month local Lib Dem Councillors had a regular ‘catch up’ with the Manager of Heaton Park, joined this time by the Community Impact Manager for the Parklife Festival. There is a lot happening in the Park at the moment which we wanted to feed back to you. Please do not hesitate to get in […]

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Happy Easter, Happy Passover

by michaelpowell on 11 April, 2017

Just to wish residents a Happy Easter, and a Happy Passover. Passover started last night (Monday, 10 April and ends in the evening of Tuesday, 18 April 2017). All of our local churches have special services and activities over the weekend. More information: Our Lady of Grace, St Mary’s, St Margaret’s and St George’s (Simister), […]

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