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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 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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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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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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Happy New Year

by prestwichfocus on 2 January, 2018

Just to wish everyone the very best for 2018. Hope that you had a good Christmas. Mary, Steve and Tim

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Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2018

by prestwichfocus on 20 December, 2017

Just to wish all residents the very best for the Christmas period and for a happy and healthy 2018. Mary D’Albert, Tim Pickstone and Steve Wright – Holyrood Ward Councillors. Emails from us will take a break until the new year!

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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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Gleblelands Road Shooting

by prestwichfocus on 6 December, 2017

Just to update resident on the serious shooting incident in a house on Glebelands Road, Prestwich, which took place on 27 November 2017. The Police have provided regular updates to local councillors, and the latest information that we have is that two arrests have been made following the incident, and that investigations into this serious […]

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