Councillor Steve Wright

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Holyrood Ward, Bury MBC Learn more

Metrolink Second City Crossing Opens Sunday

by prestwichfocus on 21 February, 2017

Services are due to start running on the ‘second city crossing’ in Manchester from Sunday 26 February 2017, with a new network map for Metrolink services. Bury line services remain (what they always were) Bury-Altrincham and Bury-Piccadilly, and all our trams will use the existing route through Shudehill and Market Street. Services will be: Altrincham – […]

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Family Events to make World Book Day

by stevewright on 21 February, 2017

Two events for young families are taking place at Prestwich Library to mark 20 years of World Book Day. A story time session for pre-school children and their parents will take place on Thursday 2 March (10.45am to 11.30am). Come dressed as your favourite book character to listen to fantastic stories, songs and take part […]

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Asylum Seekers and Refugees Friendship Group Prestwich

by stevewright on 21 February, 2017

A new weekly Friendship Group for asylum seekers and refugees is taking place at St Margaret’s Youth and Community Hall on St Margaret’s Road (M25 2QB). This is every Wednesday 12noon – 2pm. Lunch, friendship and ESOL. FREE. Children welcome. More information from: http://ift.tt/2lGz0Zh

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Answers to Questions: Bulky Waste Collections

by stevewright on 14 February, 2017

On 10 April 2016 the cost of a bulky waste collection increased from £15 for up to 3 items, with up to 2 additional items for £5 each, to £30 for up to 5 items – that is the minimum charge has doubled from £15 to £30. Given the number of residents that have been […]

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Walk-In Centre Closure Formal Consultation

by stevewright on 13 February, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group is now formally consulting the public on the closure of Prestwich and Bury Walk-In Centres. The Governing Body of NHS Bury CCG have agreed a ‘redesign of urgent care services’, which includes closing the Walk-In Centres at its last meeting – following the initial public consultation. Members of the public […]

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New drop-in support for Bury young people

by stevewright on 13 February, 2017

Young people in Bury can now benefit from new drop-in health sessions twice a month at Townside Primary Care Centre. Bury School Nursing Service, run by Pennine Care, is providing the sessions for 16 to 19 year olds to come along without an appointment for support. The sessions will be held in Room 333 at […]

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Prestwich Artisan Market 26 February 2017

by stevewright on 13 February, 2017

A Prestwich ‘Artisan’ Market is in the Longfield Suite and the area around the Longfield fountain on Sunday 26 February 2017 10am – 4pm – craft and ‘artisan’ producers, food and drink.  

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Government’s Housing White Paper Published Today

by stevewright on 7 February, 2017

The Government is to publish its (delayed) Housing White Paper today. The Paper is important for our area and the whole of Greater Manchester because what it says around how local councils should develop plans for housing. From what has already been told to the press, it seems that there will be no change to […]

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Reporting Back: Full Council and the GMSF Debate

by stevewright on 7 February, 2017

Last Wednesday (1 February 2017) was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting of Bury Council, the one meeting where all 51 councillors meet to discuss the main issues facing the area. This was a very busy meeting of the Council, with a full public gallery – mostly people concerned about the proposals in the Greater Manchester […]

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A team of trained volunteers is helping aspiring runners across Bury to go from 0-5k in just ten weeks, thanks to a free dedicated running programme. Designed in partnership with I Will If You Will (IWIYW), the eight 0-5k running programmes are split across all six townships of Bury to reach as many people as […]

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