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Archive for the ‘Prestwich’ Category

Fairfax Road Closed for 4 Sundays

by prestwichfocus on 20 February, 2018

As part of the works on the A56 through Prestwich Village, Fairfax Road will be closing on four Sundays to enable to road to be resurfaced. The dates of the closure are: 25 February 2018 4 March 2018 11 March 2018 18 March 2018 (provisional) Fairfax Road will remain open to trading Monday – Saturday. […]

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A new exhibition inspired by Victoria Wood marks the beginning of a year of ‘Happy’ events at Bury Art Museum. Simply titled “Happy”, the display showcases contemporary and historical artworks designed to make you happy, make you question whether you are happy and question what it is to be happy anyway. It will include a […]

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A global study of traffic and congestion published by INRIX has shown that A56 from Salford up to Prestwich is the FIFTH worst road in the UK for traffic congestion, outside of London. The A6 through Stockport is the 8th worst, the A560/A6 through Salford the 10th worst. More information INRIX and this MEN article. Not […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward February 2018

by prestwichfocus on 12 February, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in your area – quite a few this month on Willow Road, Holyrood Grove, Maple Road, Poppythorn Lane and on Heywood Road. At the bottom details of an application just outside Holyrood Ward at the former petrol station on Heywood Road. Please just let me know […]

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 5-11 February 2018

by prestwichfocus on 6 February, 2018

Don’t be a bystander to hatred and prejudice – that’s the call to Greater Manchester people at the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week. Residents are being urged to sigh a promise to never stand by if they see someone being abused or attacked because of who they are. Find out more at letsendhatecrime.com.  

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Changes to Metrolink Services

by prestwichfocus on 30 January, 2018

A few changes to the Metrolink service pattern were introduced at the start of this week. The ones which affect us are: – Airport line services (except very early morning) will start at running to Victoria (previously Deansgate-Castlefield), providing better connections and additional capacity through the regional city. – Sunday services extended by approximately an […]

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Two bits of local news to report on for Holyrood Ward: Heywood Court and Baguley Crescent Bins Residents who live in the flats which use communal bins in Heywood Court and Baguley Crescent have had their bin day changed from Friday to Monday for the grey bins only. Residents in one part of Heywood Court […]

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Report shows massive gap in transport funding

by prestwichfocus on 24 January, 2018

A report published today by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows that the North of England receives an ‘indefensible’ £2,555 less per person in transport funding. Planned transport investment in London is almost 2.6 times higher per capita than in the North. The North West actually fares slightly better than the rest of […]

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Bury Council gives away Books after Closing 10 Libraries

by prestwichfocus on 16 January, 2018

At the start of this year Bury Council closed 10 out of the 14 libraries across the borough, and slashed the opening times of the four that are left. Now community group, charities and schools are all eligible to select items which are no longer required by the library service. Those who are part of […]

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Parklife Community Fund Grants – Last Reminder!

by prestwichfocus on 9 January, 2018

A reminder about the Parklife Communirty Fund. £20,000 for projects that take place in Prestwich, maximum grant £1,500. Priority is for parks and open spaces. It would be great to see local groups and projects funded with this money. More information and an application form here. Deadline is 14 January 2018.

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