Councillor Steve Wright

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Holyrood Ward, Bury MBC Learn more

New Planning Application: Simister Lane

by stevewright on 23 August, 2016

A new planning application has been received in Holyrood Ward as below: Certificate of lawfulness for proposed vertical (first floor) rear extension 153 Simister Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SF Ref. No: 60448 Received: Mon 08 Aug 2016 Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information or help with this. The […]

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Renters Rights Bill – Tell us Your Story

by stevewright on 23 August, 2016

The Liberal Democrats in Parliament are pushing forward a ‘Renters Right Bill’. supported by tennants lobby groups such as Generation Rent and the Make Renting Fair Campaign. We’re proposing to: – Ban letting fees for renters – Give renters access to an open register of rogue landlords – Bring in compulsory electrical safety checks in […]

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First 10K Run – Route and Places Still Available

by stevewright on 23 August, 2016

Bury’s first 10km run takes place on Sunday 18th September, staged in partnership with the Bury-based I Will If You Will project, funded by Sport England. The run starts and finishes close to The Rock, the course is suitable for all ages and abilities from beginners to experienced fast runners. It is £22 to enter, […]

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Funding Available: Active Citizens Fund

by stevewright on 23 August, 2016

The Police and Crime Commissioner has announced the second cycle of small grants funding – The Active Citizen’s fund, available to Community and Voluntary groups and organisations, funding projects of up to £5,000. The fund will be suitable for: Projects aimed at reducing demand on policing services (without displacing demand on other services) Projects which […]

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Eden Allotments Open Day

by stevewright on 23 August, 2016

This Sunday (28 August 2016) is the Eden Gardens Allotment Autumn open day. The allotments are situated just off Derwent Road in Whitefield, and the open day includes: –  home grown veg, jams and chutneys and free range eggs for sale – cafe with home made cakes – advice from local service providers – Pinhole […]

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Greater Manchester Call for Sites Update

by prestwichfocus on 16 August, 2016

More information has been published on the ‘Greater Manchester Call for Sites’. All ten local authorities in Greater Manchester are working together to produce a Greater Manchester Spacial Framework. This will be a joint plan that identifies land to provide the new houses, jobs, infrastructure for the future – an estimated 225,000 new houses are […]

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Victoria Wood Memorial Appeal

by prestwichfocus on 16 August, 2016

The brother of the late Victoria Wood, Chris Foote Wood,  has is running a ‘crowdfunding’ appeal to fund a permanent memorial for Victoria. The appeal has so far raised over £8,000 of it’s £20,000 aim. You can donate to the appeal here. Bury Council has announced that the venue of the statue is to be […]

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Electoral Register – Annual Letter

by prestwichfocus on 16 August, 2016

Bury residents will soon be receiving a form through their letter box asking them to confirm that their details on the electoral register are correct. The canvass is conducted every year to ensure that everyone who is entitled to vote is registered to do so. Throughout August, Bury Council staff will be delivering a household […]

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Family Fun Days at Recycling Centre

by prestwichfocus on 9 August, 2016

See how your rubbish is turned into electricity! Join Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) for a tour of the Thermal Recovery facility on Raikes Lane, Bolton. The facility turns grey bin waste into enough electricity to power up to 14,000 homes. On the tour you’ll get to see inside a furnace which reaches temperatures of […]

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Tackling Off-Road Motorbike Crime

by prestwichfocus on 9 August, 2016

One of the crime related issues that you most often raise with us and the police is reports of anti-social vehicle use around our communities – for example the use of ‘off road’ bikes or quad bikes around residential areas. The Prestwich Police team has taken up the challenge to reduce this issue and raise […]

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