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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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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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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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A large number of issues were raised by Unsworth and Whitefield residents at the last township forum and attached are the responses from local councillors, Bury Council officers and the Police. Download PDF document for reading offline [pdf-embedder url=”https://res.cloudinary.com/eastlancs/image/upload/v1486931567/Whitefield_Issues_Raised_170117_ncuvqs.pdf” title=”Issues raised”]  

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Libraries final consultation starts on Monday

by Steve Middleton on 26 January, 2017

On Monday 30th January the final Libraries closure consultation opens for 10 weeks (ending on 10th April 2017). In the last few months, we’ve seen hundreds of Unsworth and Whitefield residents sign our petitions, however, we need more of you to lend your support. Please tell your friends and neighbours: this will be your last […]

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Save our Libraries – Sign the Petition

by Steve Middleton on 20 January, 2017

Bury Council’s Cabinet will be considering a report at its meeting next Wednesday (25 January 2017) on the future of Libraries. The Council has been consulting on library service for a number of months, though for everyone involved in the consultation the proposals – which now recommend the closure of at least 10 of the 14 […]

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Save our Libraries – Sign the Petition

by Steve Middleton on 20 January, 2017

Bury Council’s Cabinet will be considering a report at its meeting next Wednesday (25 January 2017) on the future of Libraries. The Council has been consulting on library service for a number of months, though for everyone involved in the consultation the proposals – which now recommend the closure of at least 10 of the 14 […]

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Earlier in the year I blogged here about the Conservative Government’s controversial plan to allow fracking in the Bury area, including Whitefield. I note that our Prestwich-based Conservative candidate in the upcoming Unsworth ward local election has not said anything about this, and presumably he supports his party in their decision to allow fracking in […]

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Reporting Back – Full Council, Answers to Questions

by Steve Middleton on 28 April, 2016

Earlier in the month was the regular meeting of Bury’s ‘Full Council’. The Lib Dem Group asked our full allocation of four questions: (summaries below – full answers here) – Children in Residential Care Mary D’ALbert asked about the recent report that “Thousands of police visits ‘criminalise’ children in care homes”, and could we be […]

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Bury Council confusion renames Unsworth to Hillock

by Steve Middleton on 12 April, 2016

A couple of weeks ago Unsworth residents received the leaflet attached below from Bury Council. I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, well here it is now. On the one hand, it is a nice message – well done, we are quite good at recycling…. maybe we should be all pleased to receive […]

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