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Prestwich Carnival: volunteers needed

by michaelpowell on 19 February, 2020

The weekend of 27-28 June 2020 is the date for the Prestwich Carnival, with the parade taking place on the Sunday. This great event only works with the help of many volunteers. The carnival committee are in need of people to help with this years event – traffic marshals , donation bucket collectors and  programme […]

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Consultation on Bury’s urgent care services

by michaelpowell on 19 February, 2020

Bury Council and NHS Bury are currently consulting people on the future of ‘urgent care services’. This consultation particularly affects services that take place in Bury itself. A second phase of the review which looks more at services that relate to North Manchester hospital (and quite possibly Prestwich) is expected later in the year. Urgent […]

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Planning Applications Update St Mary’s Ward February 2020

by prestwichfocus on 5 February, 2020

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area. Just three this month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. 1 No. LCD media screen to electric vehical charger and 2 no. non-illuminated flag pole signs Tesco Superstore, Valley Park Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3TGRef. No: 65132 | Received: Mon 27 Jan […]

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Hate Crime Awareness Week

by michaelpowell on 5 February, 2020

This week is Greater Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week. The strong message from the organisers is: “Hate crime has no place in Greater Manchester. No hate crime is acceptable. We all have a right to live without fear, hostility and intimidation from others because of who we are.  We can all report hate crime as […]

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Details of roadworks for the month below – no major roadworks scheduled for Prestwich, but some nearby that may well affect residents. For the full list see the GM Roadworks site here M60 between junctions 15 and 18 – carriageway surfacing work start 3 February 2020. The work will take place on both sides of […]

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Young Carers Day 30 January 2020

by michaelpowell on 28 January, 2020

Young Carers Awareness Day, an annual event led by the Carers Trust, is on  30 January 2020. Recent research shows that one in five secondary school children may be a young carer. For many, their caring journey begins at a much younger age. Caring for someone can be very isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can negatively impact on their […]

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St Mary’s Ward Community Grants 2019-20

by prestwichfocus on 22 January, 2020

Just to let residents know the outcome of the St Mary’s Ward Community Grants programme for 2019-20.  All Councillors in Bury are given a small budget to help with community projects in their area. What I did with 100% of my allocation was create a ‘St Mary’s Ward Community Fund’ and asked you to apply […]

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Falls Prevention Talk 27 January 2020

by michaelpowell on 21 January, 2020

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) is inviting elderly local residents and trust members to a free talk at Rochdale Infirmary, which will give advice about how older people can prevent falls at home and keep fit and healthy in old age. The NCA’s Integrated Neighbourhood Team based at Rochdale Infirmary, which specialises in […]

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Big Energy Saving Week

by michaelpowell on 21 January, 2020

This week (20 January 2020) is the Citizens Advice Bureau’s Big Energy Saving Week – a national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. Try the Citizens Advice energy price comparison tool which is free, uses a full market comparison, totally independent and gives a customer […]

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Planning Applications Update January 2020

by prestwichfocus on 15 January, 2020

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area. Two important ones this month – the proposed conversion of a house on Rectory Lane to a Respite Care Centre, and also the proposal to build 7 houses on the site of the former Prestwich Tip down Clifton Road. Please just let us […]

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