Councillor Steve Wright

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Holyrood Ward, Bury MBC Learn more

More Roadworks on their way

by prestwichfocus on 22 July, 2017

Traffic congestion in the Prestwich area has seemed pretty bad recently, probably due to the roadworks through the village, and people finding ways to avoid them. Two more sets of roadworks start soon. We have already asked the Council’s Director to reconsider what can be done here, and why ALL THREE sets of roadworks have […]

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Festwich – this weekend

by prestwichfocus on 21 July, 2017

Don’t forget that we have ‘Festwich’ in St Mary’s Park this weekend (29-30 July 2017) – “The UK’s biggest Free tribute festival”. Festwich is now entering its 6th year. According to it’s website, free tickets are still available.

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Funding Coop Local Community Fund

by prestwichfocus on 21 July, 2017

From helping homeless people to refurbishing playgrounds and providing life saving equipment, Coop Local Community Fund provides funding for thousands of local causes If you’re part of a local cause or know one that would benefit from funding Apply now at https://coop.co.uk/causes (deadline 8 August) To apply to be a Co-op cause you must have […]

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Have Fun in the Funimals Reading Challenge

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2017

Children are invited to sign up to the Funimals Reading Challenge at their local library. It’s easy and free to take part – simply register in the library, pick up your collector’s card and start reading and collecting stamps. Youngsters must read six books and collect one stamp per book on their collector’s card for […]

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Council Proposes 25 year lease on Football Pitches

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2017

Bury Council is proposing a 25 year lease on the St Joseph’s Fields area off Sandgate Road to Prestwich Marauders Football Club. A similar lease is being proposed for the Clifton Road football pitch. The two sites are currently ‘self-managed’ by Marauders. What is proposed is a 25 year lease which will allow the club […]

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Police Statement following Metrolink crimes

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2017

Statement from Inspector Derek Quinn following concerns about crime a Prestwich Metrolink stations: “We have noted there is a perception that the area has been subjected to a high number of knifepoint robberies and Anti-social behaviour, Local Police responded (that) weekend and there will continue to be a heightened presence in the area (last) weekend. […]

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Reporting Back: Heaton Park

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2017

Councillor Mary D’Albert met with the team at Heaton Park, and with organisers of the Parklife weekend: Parklife The Parklife concert took place on the 10/11th June this year. The crowd attending was 500 more than last year (approx 79,000) Noise and traffic complaints from residents were up on last year. Noise level set to […]

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Library Closure Decision ‘Called-In’ for Scrutiny

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2017

An extra meeting of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee is taking place on 18 July 2017, to review the decision made by Bury Council’s Cabinet to close 10 libraries across the Borough. The meeting will review the decision can agree to make recommendations back to the Cabinet. Please do feed any issues and ideas […]

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A community fund has been created to support local communities affected by the attack at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017. The fund will assist local groups and organisations to host events and manage initiatives to counter hate and emerging unrest, and should look to promote cohesion within communities. Any events should be inclusive, […]

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Free Talk – Introduction to Selling Online

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2017

There is a session being put on at Bury Library for people thinking about setting up in business selling online. Bury Central Library: 6:00 – 8:00pm – Tuesday 18 July 2017 – Free to attend. The session will include helpful hints and tips to get the best price for your items and beat the competition, […]

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