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On Monday 30th April, Spotted Unsworth: Uncut will be hosting a special Question Time-style debate. The three Unsworth ward local election candidates vying for your vote on Thursday 3rd May will be on the panel, to answer questions from the moderator and local residents. The debate starts at 7.30pm at Hollins Community Centre and the […]

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Bury Council Budget and Council Tax Rise

by Steve Middleton on 21 March, 2018

Local residents will now be receiving their council tax bills for the upcoming 2018/2019 financial year. I am sure many of you have noticed it has increased significantly compared to last year. At Bury’s Budget Council Meeting the proposals from the majority Labour Group were voted through. This is a Council Tax rise of 5.94% from […]

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At all meetings of Bury’s Full Council your team of Liberal Democrat councillors use the maximum entitlement to ask questions of the Councils Leadership. Questions at the most recent meeting included: Could the Leader of the Council please inform members now many school crossing patrols are currently not operational, and how many others do not […]

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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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Bury’s Budget Council 2017

by Steve Middleton on 5 March, 2017

At Bury’s recent ‘Budget Council’ Meeting the proposals from the majority Labour Group were voted through, which is a Council Tax increase from 1 April 2016 of 4.94%. Your Bury Liberal Democrat councillors voted against this budget. The increase is made up of a basic increase of 1.94%, plus a further 3% ‘social care levy’. […]

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The next Whitefield/Unsworth Township Forum takes place on Tuesday 14 March, 6.30pm at Elms Community Centre. Agenda items include: ·         Police Update ·         Presentation: Library Review – update on progress of review ·         Health Centre Development update with NHS officers ·         Updates – Uplands, Former Town Hall, Hickory Grange, Porada, Pilsworth (Park 66), Boz Park […]

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Answers to Questions: Bulky Waste Collections

by Steve Middleton on 17 February, 2017

On 10 April 2016 the cost of a bulky waste collection increased from £15 for up to 3 items, with up to 2 additional items for £5 each, to £30 for up to 5 items – that is the minimum charge has doubled from £15 to £30. Given the number of residents that have been […]

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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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Reporting Back: Liberal Democrats work on Bury Council

by Steve Middleton on 12 February, 2017

Last Wednesday (1 February 2017) was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting of Bury Council, the one meeting where all 51 councillors meet to discuss the main issues facing the area. This was a very busy meeting of the Council, with a full public gallery – mostly people concerned about the proposals in the Greater Manchester […]

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Increase in Missed Bins across Bury

by Steve Middleton on 9 September, 2016

Figures obtained by Bury’s Lib Dem councillors have revealed a noticeable increase in the number of reported ‘missed bins’ in the last few years. The figures identify the number of bins reported as not collected by bin type. This includes instances where it is not the Councils fault such as access problems due to parked […]

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