Reporting Back: Full Council

by michaelpowell on 28 January, 2020

Last week was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting for Bury Council – the main meeting of all 51 councillors. Almost all the meeting this time was taken up by policy motions proposed by the different political parties. The Liberal Democrat Group proposed a policy motion on Loneliness and Isolation, an important issue that we wanted […]

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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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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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Council Budgets set next month

by michaelpowell on 22 January, 2020

Next month (February 2020) both Bury Council and also all the joint authorities that cover Greater Manchester will be setting their budgets for 2020-21. In Bury, the Council (like all local authorities) will continue to need to save very significant amounts of money. Nobody knows what the Government’s plans are beyond 2020-21, but the current […]

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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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Young people aged 14 to 16 are invited to apply to represent Bury in this year’s International Youth Sports Festival in Portugal? If you play football, athletics, table tennis, tennis or swimming for a local club, you could be on your way! The event gives young people the chance to compete against others from Bury’s […]

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