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Answers to Questions: Transport Authority

by Steve Middleton on 3 May, 2017

At full Council Meetings councillors have the opportunity to ask questions to the ‘Joint Authorities’ which operate at a Greater Manchester level. At the most recent meeting the Liberal Democrat team of councillors asked three questions to Transport for Greater Manchester: Question – Using less Diesel Buses Following the announcement in London, that no new […]

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Hollins Conservation Group needs your help

by Steve Middleton on 2 May, 2017

Posted on behalf of the Hollins Conservation Group: Hollins Conservation Group would like the support of the whole community. Over the past twelve months we have been working hard to improve Hollins Village. Clearing litter, removing weeds, planting flowers and shrubs in public spaces. Our new sponsored green litter bins have been springing up everywhere. […]

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In February I mentioned a planning application on Hathaway Road which received a number of objections. The application has now been significantly adjusted and re-submitted to Bury Council, as I suspected it might be. The details can be viewed on Bury Council’s planning portal by clicking on the link below. Detached games room and new […]

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Proposals have been announced by Castlebrook High School that they intend to re-build the school main building on a new, adjacent site and demolish the current building. Citing the need for newer and more modern facilities, the plans include a new building, new car parking but retaining the existing sports block, construction centre and all-weather […]

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Pothole update: Langdale Drive

by Steve Middleton on 2 May, 2017

I reported some very bad potholes on Langdale Drive (especially the really terrible ones at the junction with Randale Drive) back in March. I’ve been meaning to post and update on the repairs for the past couple of weeks, but my time has been taken up with work and helping out in the Besses by-election […]

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Elections 2017

by Steve Middleton on 23 April, 2017

Very few people will be unaware of the upcoming General Election which is due to take place on June 8th 2017, but there are a couple of other very important elections which are due to take place on 4th May 2017. In Besses ward, which encompasses parts of both Whitefield and Unsworth, one of the […]

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Council takes out 40 year £10m loan to fix Bury potholes

by Steve Middleton on 13 April, 2017

The Bury Times is reporting today that the cabinet of Bury’s Labour-controlled council met last night to rubber stamp a £10 million pound loan, to be repaid over forty years. The money will be used to fix potholes and resurface roads across the borough. Regular readers of my blog will know I have written often […]

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Less than two years ago I blogged here about how Bury’s Labour-controlled council had planned to reduced the Township Forums across the borough from six meetings per year (on average, once every two months) to four meetings per year. They brought these changes in from January 2016 and just 15 months later the council are […]

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First ever Bury Pride – this Saturday

by Steve Middleton on 6 April, 2017

This Saturday is the first ever ‘Bury Pride event’. Bury Pride will support the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate equality and diversity right here in Bury. Bury Pride will be held on Saturday 8th April 2017 and will be absolutely FREE to all members of the community. You can register for your free ticket here: https://www.fatsoma.com/mobile/products/e2igalq4 […]

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Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Phase 2 DELAYED

by Steve Middleton on 6 April, 2017

GMCA have agreed to delay the Phase 2 consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework until September. The full report considered by the GMCA is here (it’s not very detailed). (Page 25) Highlights are: The report considered by Council officers says: “The current published timetable provides for consultation on the Publication Plan in June/July. In […]

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