Councillor Steve Wright

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Samaritans Big Listen 24 July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2018

Next Tuesday is the Samaritans ‘Big Listen’ event, to raise awareness (and funds) about their important work to prevent suicide. The Samaritans answer a call for help every six seconds. Every year nearly 7,000 people take their own life in Britain and Ireland – roughly three times more men than women. You can talk to […]

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Nominate your local Sporting Hero

by prestwichfocus on 18 July, 2018

The Bury 2018 Sports Awards are on their way – and residents are invited to submit their nominations by 31 July. The awards will honour volunteers, coaches, clubs, schools and athletes and are organised by Bury Sport and Physical Activity Service. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2018.   The categories are: Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award […]

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Summer Sports Camp for Young People at Castle Leisure

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Young people are being invited sign up to the Summer Multi-sport Camp based at Castle Leisure Centre in Bury. Sports include dodgeball, trampolining, football, rounders, badminton, volleyball and lots more. The sports camp is for children aged 8 to 14 of any ability and runs from 23 July to 31 August, Mondays to Fridays (9am […]

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Planning Applications Holyrood Ward Update July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Just to let residents know about recent planning applications in our area – on Hill Top Avenue, Guest Road, Carver Avenue, Merton Road and Heys Road. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Single storey extension at side 1 Hill Top Avenue, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1LL Ref. No: 63012 | Received: Tue […]

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Meet Author Alrene Hughes at Radcliffe Library

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Readers are invited to hear Alrene Hughes talk about her books at Radcliffe Library on Thursday 26 July. Alrene’s latest novel “The Girl in the Pink Raincoat” (published by Head of Zeus) is set in Manchester and Bury during the Second World War. While researching the novel, she was surprised to come across the notorious […]

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Airport Drop-Off Charges Introduced

by prestwichfocus on 11 July, 2018

Drop-off charges at Manchester Airport come into force yesterday (10 July 2018). Drivers dropping passengers off will be charged £3 for five minute stays, or £4 for ten minute stays. Alternatively motorists can use a free drop-off area and catch a shuttle bus to the correct terminal, located at the current Jetparks 1 site, near […]

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Prestwich Roadworks July 2018

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2018

More major roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in July are: – Heywood Road – continuing British Gas (Cadent) works in various places right through to next year also 2 ways signals just south of Heys Road (Virgin Media) 30 July – 1 August. […]

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Advice on Marketing your Business

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2018

Get free expert advice on how to market your business at Bury Library on Monday 16 July (10am to 4pm). Organisers say: “Do you need a Facebook page right away? Is Twitter a better platform for you? Have you made a website for your business, and do you need to? Where are you selling your […]

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Fire Service Warning about Open Water Swimming

by prestwichfocus on 4 July, 2018

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has issued a reminder to the public of the dangers of swimming in open water after being called to a search for two young people in a river in Radcliffe last Saturday (30 June). Fire officers say: “With such hot weather it’s very tempting to have a swim to […]

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Bury Council Apprentice Opportunities

by prestwichfocus on 26 June, 2018

Bury Council is currently looking to fill a number of apprenticeship opportunities. These include: Organisational Development team, Street Lighting teams, gym and swimming instructors, waste management, market administration and highway maintenance. To apply please visit their jobs page on greater.jobs. Find out more about what existing apprentices say here.

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