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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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No certainty for future of Walk-In Centre

by timpickstone on 11 June, 2020

Following a consultation with residents NHS Bury and Bury Council have agreed to “move” the Walk-In Centre which was in Bury town centre at the Moorgate Health Centre to Fairfield Hospital. At the same time, no commitments were made over the future of the Prestwich walk-in centre, which is currently being used as a COVID […]

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Metrolink Fares go up 26 January

by timpickstone on 15 January, 2020

Greater Manchester’s Council leaders have agreed ticket prices on Metrolink will go up on 26 January 2020. The peak ‘anytime travel’ 3 zones for Prestwich to Manchester goes up from £6.00 to £6.10. The off-peak 3 zone ticket goes up £4.20 to £4.30. An annual ticket Prestwich to Manchester goes from £930 to £967 – […]

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Nominate your NHS Champions

by prestwichfocus on 19 March, 2019

The Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards are the only region-wide awards to recognise members of our paid and unpaid workforce who regularly go above and beyond to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester. The awards recognise the contribution of our health and care champions; from doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, […]

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Bury Town Centre Purple Flag Status

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2017

Bury continues to be the only town in Greater Manchester to fly a nighttime economy “Purple Flag” a town and city centre award – similar to the Green Flag for Parks and Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between 6pm and […]

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