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Thursday is Polling Day

by prestwichfocus on 29 April, 2022

Thursday, 5 May 2022, is polling day for the local elections across Bury. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm. You don’t need your polling card to vote. If you still have an unreturned postal vote by Thursday, you can take a completed envelope down to the polling station. If you don’t know where […]

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Bury Stands with Ukraine

by prestwichfocus on 30 March, 2022

Last week your Liberal Democrat councillors were successful in getting the whole of Bury Council to agree to an emergency resolution making it clear how the whole of Bury stands with the people of Ukraine. You can read the full text of the motion here. It is now five weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine and […]

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Help for the people of Ukraine

by prestwichfocus on 2 March, 2022

A number of residents have been in touch to ask if we know of ways that people can help with the tragedy which is happening in the Ukraine. The Prestwich 22nd Scout Group on Church Lane are working with the Ukrainian and Polish communities here in Manchester and providing somewhere local to drop off donations. […]

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Council Budget to be set next week

by prestwichfocus on 16 February, 2022

Councillors will be voting on Bury Council’s budget for 2022-23 at a special meeting next week. Bury Council has a annual budget of around £210 million. As with all public bodies the Council faces pressures including increased prices, wages and increased demand. At the moment the proposals going to the meeting are for a Council […]

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Council Tax Discount on Empty Properties to end

by prestwichfocus on 2 February, 2022

Discretionary Council Tax discount for empty properties and second homes is to be removed with effect from 1 April 2022 across Bury Council. The council currently applies a discount of 100% in the first month if a property is empty, and a 25% discount for up to two years. Properties undergoing major works are eligible […]

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Consultation on Police Council Tax Rise

by prestwichfocus on 18 January, 2022

The Greater Manchester Mayor is consulting on his proposals for an increase in the police element of Council Tax. The current police precept for a Band D property is £218.30 which would increase from 1 April 2022 to £228.30 a year, the maximum amount allowed. This proposed rise is of 4.6%. The main issues highlighted […]

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Happy New Year

by prestwichfocus on 5 January, 2022

Just to wish all local residents a very happy new year. Let’s hope that 2022 brings health and happiness, and some better news than the last couple of years. A lot of people will be concerned about the high rates of Covid. Please see here the latest information about testing available in Bury, and also […]

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Testing and Vaccination Update

by timpickstone on 5 November, 2021

The COVID-19 Testing Site on the Longfield Suite Car Park in Prestwich is being made significantly smaller. In recent months the number of residents using the testing site has decreased dramatically and has a current utilisation rate of 12%.  The Department of Health is reducing the number of testing bays at the centre from 12 […]

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Holyrood Ward Community Grants 2021

by timpickstone on 22 October, 2021

Just a reminder about this year’s Holyrood Ward Community Grants, the deadline is approaching soon. All Councillors receive a small budget for the local area, and in here in Holyrood Ward we give all of this away to you in a Holyrood Ward Community Fund for local projects and groups. We are looking for applications […]

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Vaccinations Update

by timpickstone on 13 August, 2021

The latest figures show that 130,562 people across Bury have now had one dose of the vaccination, and 112,780 of them have had both jabs. Clinics are open, with no appointment needed, for anyone aged 18+ who lives, works or studies in Bury.  Also, young people who are within three months of their 18th birthday […]

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