Councillor Steve Wright

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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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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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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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Prestwich Roadworks January 2018

by prestwichfocus on 2 January, 2018

A lot of scheduled roadworks…… there is a full update of roadworks in Prestwich on the GM Roadworks Website (www.gmroadworks.org) Significant roadworks this month are: – Bury New Road (and Fairfax Road) – continuation of the A56 works. – Heywood Road – Bury Old Road to just after Perrymead, and then again Parenthorn Road to […]

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Prestwich Artisan Market this Sunday (17th)

by prestwichfocus on 13 December, 2017

The latest Prestwich Artisan Market is on Sunday (17 December 2017), the Christmas-themed event is in aid of the Super Josh charity and will boast 55 stalls selling a huge range of goods in the Longfield Suite and around the Prestwich Fountain. There will also be Santa in his Grotto (thanks to Prestwich Carnival), film […]

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Aldi Surplus Produce Distribution – Deadline 8th December

by prestwichfocus on 4 December, 2017

People my have seen press coverage about the commitment from supermarket chain Aldi’s promise to distribute surplus produce to food banks and charities as it closes its stores on Christmas Eve. If you’re involved in a local charity that might be interested, the deadline for letting them know is 8th December 2017. Details in the […]

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Reporting Back: Road Repairs and Budget Overspends

by prestwichfocus on 28 November, 2017

Last week Councillor Steve Wright attended the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Council Finances Current estimates are that the Council is heading for an overspend of £3.491 million in the 2017-18 financial year. The reasons for for the overspend are largely: – demand for services being higher than the budget were either demand pressures (mostly […]

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GMSF Consultation Published

by prestwichfocus on 21 November, 2017

The ten Greater Manchester Councils have published the consultation comments received on the ‘Greater Manchester Spatial Framework’ published last Autumn. This is the controversial plan to build 227,000 new houses in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years. More than 27,000 responses were received as part of the initial consultation into the first draft of […]

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Safety Warning Amid Smoke Alarm Failure Rate

by prestwichfocus on 21 November, 2017

Almost 40 per cent of battery-powered smoke alarms failed to activate in residential fires in England in the past year, latest figures show, prompting a warning from councils and fire authorities in the run-up to winter when serious fires typically increase. Latest figures show 21 per cent of mains-powered smoke alarms failed to operate in […]

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