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It will come as a great relief to many Unsworth residents, especially those that live around the Sunny Bank Road and Pole Lane areas that, once again, the planning application to relocate the dentist to 247 Sunny Bank Road has been REFUSED. Despite the applicant’s attempt to appease the planners with a car parking solution […]

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Sunny Bank Road Post Office move and planning application

by Steve Middleton on 3 August, 2016

Few people in Unsworth will be surprised to learn that the Post Office currently located at 66 Sunny Bank Road is due to close. The Post Office is actually moving not far away to Manchester Road (the current Bargain Booze shop) which will leave the former post office empty. Many local residents have asked me […]

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Parr Lane road survey results from GMP

by Steve Middleton on 29 July, 2016

In May of this year (following a number of road traffic accidents on Parr Lane, outside the Co-op store), I asked Greater Manchester Police to conduct a road survey to see if we could determine how serious the speeding traffic had become. During June and July local residents may have noticed the survey box and […]

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Have your say on new powers for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority  Greater Manchester is seeking your views on the powers that the City Region needs to drive forward its ambitious programme of growth and reform.    We’re living through the most exciting changes to how England is governed for generations.  Greater Manchester has led […]

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Re-submitted planning application: 247 Sunny Bank Road

by Steve Middleton on 6 July, 2016

A planning application previously refused in April 2016 has been re-submitted by the owners of the Unsworth Smile Clinic Dentists (currently located on Parr Lane) to convert the house at 247 Sunny Bank Road. The previous application proved particularly unpopular with local residents and saw 30 members of the public submit comments to Bury Council’s […]

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The next Whitefield & Unsworth Township Forum takes place on Tuesday 5 July, 6.30pm at Elms Community Centre. Agenda items include: ·         Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair ·         Advisory Board membership ·         New Health and Care Centre for Whitefield – update on progress (Mike Woodhead, Acting Chief Finance Officer – NHS Bury CCG) ·         […]

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SAVE OUR LIBRARY – SIGN THE PETITION HERE

by Steve Middleton on 6 June, 2016

You can sign the petition to call on Bury Council to save Unsworth Library on the Council’s website by following this link: http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10483 Click on the button titled “Sign the petition – Save our library (Sunny Bank, Unsworth). Here is the text of the petition: Bury Council is undertaking a comprehensive review of the borough’s […]

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Last Chance to Register to Vote – EU Referendum

by Steve Middleton on 5 June, 2016

If you want to have your say at the EU Referendum, you must be registered to vote.The final deadline is 7 June 2016.   You can register to vote online anytime at http://ift.tt/1yqOK3c. Anyone who was already registered to vote (or recently registered) before the 18 April deadline for the elections taking place across the […]

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Just a quick note to say that I am starting a petition to Save Unsworth Library. As soon as the petition application has been accepted by Bury Council, I will post a link here so that residents can sign it electronically. I will also be collecting as many signatures as I can in person, so […]

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Save our Library

by Steve Middleton on 1 June, 2016

It looks like Library closures are a distinct possibility, with Unsworth Library possibly a victim of library services cutbacks that were originally proposed a number of years ago. At 5.20pm this evening Bury Council sneaked out the following press release: Public consultation to begin on review of Bury’s library service https://t.co/q9Av1IEL9X — Bury Council (@BuryCouncil) […]

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