Councillor Steve Wright

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Holyrood Ward, Bury MBC Learn more

Drop-in sessions are being held at the first stage of the feasibility work being undertaken by Bury Council and the Forestry Commission relating to parkland sites to the west of Prestwich and Whitefield in the Irwell valley. The feasibility work will look at the legal, environmental and economic aspects of the land and how it […]

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Parklife Initial Information for Residents

by prestwichfocus on 18 May, 2018

Parklife and Heaton Park are distributing the information to residents near to Heaton Park from this week. If you do live near to the park then hopefully you will receive one through your door. If you don’t, or you don’t live nearby but are interested then there is one here. The main issue we have […]

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Good Season for Prestwich Heys

by prestwichfocus on 18 May, 2018

Just to congratulate our local football team on a successful season. Prestwich Heys won the LWC Drinks Cup, and finished an impressive third in their league. This meant going through to ‘plays-offs’ for promotion, but sadly missing out this year. Great to see one of our local teams doing so well – more information here. […]

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Foster Care Fortnight 14-25 May 2018

by prestwichfocus on 17 May, 2018

Foster Care fortnight is a national campaign which aims to promote fostering services across the UK. Have you ever considered Fostering with Bury Council? Call us for an informal chat on 0800 9555 311 The following information is from Bury Council: Currently there is a national shortage of foster carers and this is certainly true […]

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Weekend Walk – the return of the Giant Hogweed

by prestwichfocus on 15 May, 2018

Manchester Weekend Walkers have organised a walk which seats off from Prestwich Metrolink on Saturday 26 May 2018, to ‘marvel at the magnificent Giant Hogweed’ in the Irwell Valley. They say: “We start the walk at Prestwich tram stop, to Prestwich Clough, and Prestwich Forest Park, to enjoy the mid spring greenery. We have a […]

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Six Town Housing Nominated for Awards

by prestwichfocus on 15 May, 2018

Six Town Housing has been shortlisted for “Landlord of the Year” at the upcoming Northern Housing Awards. The awards promote and celebrate innovative affordable housing providers, projects and services across the North of England. The shortlisting comes following a year where several innovations have been made at Six Town Housing. These include the implementation of […]

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Bury Council Appoints New Chief Executive

by prestwichfocus on 15 May, 2018

Bury Council is set to appoint Geoff Little OBE as its new Chief Executive. The appointment, subject to ratification at Annual Council on Wednesday 16 May 2018, is following a full external recruitment process. Geoff is currently deputy chief executive of Manchester City Council, a post he has held since 1999.

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Heaton Park Pay-and-Display starts 21 May

by prestwichfocus on 15 May, 2018

Pay & Display parking parking, all year round, in Heaton Park will be implemented from 21 May 2018. An advert was placed in the Manchester Evening News on Tuesday 8 May 2018 as required to seal the Traffic Regulation Orders and bring these into operation. Residents may remember that Heaton Park (Manchester City Council) consulted […]

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Planning Applications Holyrood Ward May 2018

by prestwichfocus on 8 May, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area – quite a few this month on Willow Road, Tamworth Avenue (x 2), Newlands Drive, Poppythorn Lane, Orford Road, Lilac Grove, Hill Top Avenue, Mount Road and Cuckoo Lane.  Please just let us know if you have any queries. Lawful development certificate for […]

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First World War Memorial Wall at Radcliffe Library

by prestwichfocus on 8 May, 2018

A Memorial Wall dedicated to local people who lost their lives in the First World War has been created at Radcliffe Library. It has been lovingly put together by staff and volunteers from the library’s family history mornings, and is updated every month. It lists the names and details of local servicemen and women who […]

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