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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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Tree Replacement Policies – what do you think?

by prestwichfocus on 20 October, 2015

One of the things that makes the Prestwich area nice is probably the amount of trees we have. Not sure if it is true, but we’ve always been told that the previous Prestwich Borough Council (which existed until 1974) had a very proactive policy of planting trees which a generation later we are seeing the […]

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Fairfax Road Bridge – Pigeons Update

by prestwichfocus on 8 October, 2015

Just to give people an update on the issue of the pigeons causing a nuisance on the bridge at Fairfax Road. The netting, which was repaired at our request about 18 months ago, seems to have become damaged (perhaps by traffic) and as a result the pavement underneath the bridge has become both unpleasant and […]

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Plastic Bag Charge – Facts

by prestwichfocus on 8 October, 2015

On 5th October, new plastic bag charges came into force across England. This was something which was was pushed by the Liberal Democrats during the Coalition Government, but has only just come into effect. In the last year that stats are available (2013) supermarkets handed out 8.3 BILLION plastic bags – that is an average […]

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Prestwich Clough – vote for a grant!

by prestwichfocus on 24 September, 2014

Prestwich Clough needs our help to secure a grant from the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving Fund The public vote is a chance for communities to support and give thanks to groups making a positive difference within your neighbourhoods. An application has been submitted to plant up the spaces recently cleared of Himalayan Balsam plants. […]

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Three-weekly Bin Collections

by prestwichfocus on 15 July, 2014

As people will be aware from the media Bury Council has announced that it intends to become the ONLY council in the country to undertake three-weekly collections of the the ‘normal’ grey bins. The change would also meant that our green and blue bins move to three weekly (currently they are every four weeks). Brown […]

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Answers to Questions: Motorway Air Pollution

by prestwichfocus on 10 April, 2014

At the recent meeting of Bury’s ‘Full Council’ my colleague Councillor Tim Pickstone asked a question on how the Council will be addressing issues of air pollution. We asked the question because of a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) Report which indicated nearly 8 million people a year die prematurely as a result of air […]

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Two of our local parkland areas, Heaton Park and Prestwich Forest Park, have been included in the list of ‘Greater Manchester’s ‘Top 5 Parks’ by Visit Manchester (the Tourist Board for Manchester). (More information on the list here.) Heaton Park, as the regions largest park, we might expect to be included in the list. Visit […]

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Year Round Parking Charges proposed for Heaton Park

by prestwichfocus on 19 March, 2014

Heaton Park are consulting on the introduction of year round parking charges in the Park. Currently parking charges only apply on summer weekends and school holidays, but the proposals are for charges of: First hour: £1.00 1-3 hours: £2.00 Over 3 hours: £3.00 Manchester is proposing to improve the parking facilities in the park. At […]

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Climate Week 2-9 March 2014

by prestwichfocus on 4 March, 2014

This week is Climate Week, a UK-wide week which happens every year, to promote how all of us can take actions to protect the future of the our planet.   The Climate Week website is full of ideas on how individuals, organisations, schools and businesses can something to reduce the impact that can make a […]

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