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Book Appeal for Children in Care and Care Leavers

by michaelpowell on 11 March, 2020

In celebration of last week’s World Book Day, Bury Council and Foster with Bury is launching their latest appeal for Children in Care and Care Leavers. We all know the importance of reading and the promotion of reading for children of all ages. With this in mind, we aim to create a Virtual School Library […]

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Bury Special School Nurses celebrate innovation award

by michaelpowell on 11 March, 2020

The Bury Special School Nursing Team, based at Elms Bank School and Millwood Primary School, have been successful in their bid to the Queen’s Nursing Institute Funds for Innovation Programme 2020. The Team have been awarded £5000 to support their work with young people with learning difficulties and their diet and nutrition needs. The team […]

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The Happy Festival, inspired by the legacy of Bury’s own Victoria Wood, is launching New Faces to find and develop talent in Bury. Named after the ITV show that made Victoria’s name in the 1970s, New Faces is open to people of all ages. All you need is the desire to improve your skills, try something new […]

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​World Book Day 5 March 2020

by michaelpowell on 4 March, 2020

Bury Council are asking us to join the reading revolution by taking part in World Book Day and pledge to Share a Million Stories. This is a nationwide campaign to help change children’s lives, by making story-sharing a habit of a lifetime and creating readers for life. It aims to boost reading for pleasure and […]

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Circus icon Norman Barrett to give talk in Whitefield

by michaelpowell on 19 February, 2020

A LEGENDARY figure from the British Circus circuit is to share his decades of experiences and anecdotes at a talk in Whitefield. Over a near 75 year career, ringmaster Norman Barrett has delighted audiences around the globe and worked with some of the world’s most famous circuses. During this time he spent 25 years at […]

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​New refuge for victims of domestic violence and abuse

by michaelpowell on 19 February, 2020

A new refuge for victims of domestic violence and abuse is opening in the borough of Bury. The new facility, developed in partnership with Irwell Valley Homes and Fortalice, will provide much-needed emergency accommodation to women and their children fleeing domestic abuse. Fortalice will provide the support to victims to help them feel safe and […]

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Let us know which roads need resurfacing

by michaelpowell on 5 February, 2020

Bury Council is nearing the end of a programme to resurface some roads. The roads which have been completed in ‘phase 1’ (up to the end of 2020) in the Prestwich area are as follows: Mount Road Ostritch LanePolefield CircleButterstile Lane (2 sections)Cuckoo LaneUpper Wilton StreetHeywood Road/Simister Lane (part of)Hilton LaneWoodward Road (2 sections) The […]

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Hospital Appointment Reminders by Text

by michaelpowell on 5 February, 2020

The Northern Care Alliance which runs our local hospitals at Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester launch ‘text reminders’ for appointments from 11 February 2020. The service is already live at Salford Royal.  The service will start with five specialties: Ophthalmology Trauma & Orthopaedics ENT Clinical Haematology Paediatrics Once an appointment has been booked, patients […]

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Greater Manchester Mental Health Governor Elections

by michaelpowell on 28 January, 2020

Greater Manchester Mental Health, the NHS Trust which runs Prestwich Hospital is holding elections for its Governors. Anyone can be a governor so long as they are 16 years old or over and a member of the Trust.  Anyone can become a member of the Trust by registering online at https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/how-to-become-a-member, emailing membership@gmmh.nhs.uk or calling 0161 358 1607.  […]

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Free talk on tinnitus at Prestwich Library

by michaelpowell on 28 January, 2020

Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is inviting Bury residents to a free talk about tinnitus at Prestwich Library on 4 February, 2pm – 3pm to coincide with Tinnitus Awareness Week (3-9 Feb). This year, the British Tinnitus Association will focus the awareness week on research and the importance of trying to find a cure. Tinnitus […]

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