Councillor Steve Wright

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Carers Strategy Launched at Prestwich Hospital

by stevewright on 18 January, 2019

The role of local carers, and the support they require, has prompted the launch of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation’s Trust’s first carers’ strategy at it’s headquarters at Prestwich Hospital. The Strategy sets out how the Trust is working with partners in health, social care and the voluntary sector to support the thousands of […]

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Boy charged following Prestwich Methodist Fire

by stevewright on 17 January, 2019

Greater Manchester Police have announced that a 14-year-old boy from Whitefield has been charged with burglary following fire before Christmas at Prestwich Methodist Church. Police enquiries established that the building had been broken into shortly before the blaze took hold, and a number of items were stolen from inside. The fire caused significant damage to […]

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Share your experiences in GP Patient Survey

by stevewright on 8 January, 2019

Patients from Bury will be invited to share their experiences of GP services in a national survey being sent out in January. A random sample of patients from each GP practice in England will have the opportunity to share their views and experiences in the national confidential GP Patient Survey run by Ipsos MORI on […]

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A reminder that the Parklife Community Fund is now open for applications for money raised at the 2018 event. This fund is open to community Groups in Prestwich and is a donation from ParkLife organisers. This year the fund stands at £23,500 and we are offering grants of up to £1,500 for community projects. The […]

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Prestwich Roadworks January 2019

by stevewright on 8 January, 2019

A few less roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in January  are: – Hilton Lane (near Sandylands Drive) 20 January, 2 way traffic signals (T4GM) – Middleton Road, just south of Junction 19, lane closures on 25 January 2019 (T4GM) – North and south […]

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Government’s Waste Strategy Doesn’t Go Far Enough

by stevewright on 19 December, 2018

This week the Government published a consultation on Waste Strategy, which has been criticised for its lack of ambition. The strategy aims to: – Introduce a tax on single use plastic with less than 30% recycled content. – Consider banning plastic packaging where there are alternatives. – Legislate to allow government to specify a core […]

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Christmas Opening Times

by stevewright on 19 December, 2018

Opening times for many public services are different over the Christmas and New Year period. Bury Council Over Christmas and New Year, most Council offices will be closed to the public from 5pm on Friday 21 December until Wednesday 2 January, unless stated otherwise in the information provided below. Throughout the Christmas and New Year period […]

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Travel offer for Apprentices

by stevewright on 19 December, 2018

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has launched a new public transport offer for apprentices, potentially saving them more than £300 on Metrolink and bus travel across the region. The deal sees eligible apprentices receiving a free 28-day System One travel pass, followed by significant discounts on the next three 28-day passes that they buy. Previously, […]

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​Stay safe – make sure your taxi is licensed

by stevewright on 19 December, 2018

Bury Council’s Licensing team are reminding the public to use only legitimate taxis and private hire vehicles when travelling home from Christmas festivities. Their message is clear: ‘Don’t get into an unregistered, untraceable car which isn’t displaying taxi plates’. Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles operating in Bury must have a council licence, and drivers […]

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Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to the Holyrood Ward Community Grants programme for 2018-19. All councillors across Bury have been given a small amount of money to allocate to projects in their wards. In Holyrood Ward your three councillors have ‘pooled’ our allocation and asked you to apply for grants based on […]

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