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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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Six Town Housing Launch Annual Gardening Competition

by Steve Middleton on 22 April, 2018

SIX Town Housing are inviting green-fingered residents to show off their gardening efforts in their annual competition. The competition aims to celebrate the hard work of residents living in homes Six Town Housing manage across Bury. The judges are looking for attractive gardens and impressive hanging baskets belonging to tenants, along with schools, youth clubs […]

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Bury Libraries E-Books Download Service

by Steve Middleton on 22 April, 2018

We don’t have a library anymore in Unsworth or Whitefield (Bury Labour closed them), however you can now download and read or listen to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks from Bury libraries through Borrowbox. The following information is provided by Bury’s library service: Want to know more? It’s Borrowbox Week from 24 to 29 April, […]

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Hollins Brow to close for 5 weeks for resurfacing works

by Steve Middleton on 18 April, 2018

With thanks to the excellent Spotted Unsworth Facebook group, I am informed that Hollins Brow will be closing on Tuesday 8th May 2018 for approximately 5 weeks so that the council can re-surface the road. The diversion route will via Hollins Lane, Parr Lane and Sunny Bank Road to Manchester Road (and vice-versa).

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New planning application – Unsworth (Hollins)

by Steve Middleton on 15 April, 2018

The following planning application has been received by Bury Council for a development in Unsworth ward. Change of use from church hall (Class D1) to office with store and workshop area (Class B1) Open for Comment Unsworth Methodist Church, Hollins Lane, Bury, BL9 8AW Ref. No: 62667 | Received: Wed 04 Apr 2018 | Validated: […]

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NHS Bury announce cuts of £5.2 million

by Steve Middleton on 3 April, 2018

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has announced cuts of £5.2 million for the financial year just started, towards meeting an expected £7.3 million deficit for the year. The cuts agreed are: Primary Care (GPs etc) £1.1 million – the largest items being: – Terminating the Vulnerable Patient Scheme, saving c£0.1m. – Terminating the Clinical […]

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Bury Pride 7 April 2018

by Steve Middleton on 2 April, 2018

The second Bury LGBT Pride event takes place on Saturday 7 April and promises to be another fun-packed celebration of diversity. Pop icon Toyah Willcox is the headline attraction on this colourful occasion which features music, food, entertainment and a walking rainbow through the town centre. Tickets for Bury Pride are free and are available […]

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Unsworth library building update

by Steve Middleton on 2 April, 2018

Several  months after closing both Unsworth and Whitefield libraries, taking a whole bunch of community services with them when they went, Bury’s Labour party are patting themselves on the back and telling residents they’ve “saved” the buildings. In fact, the buildings are likely to be sold to the Elms Bank School and Elms Bank Specialist […]

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Volunteers Needed – OASIS Whitefield

by Steve Middleton on 23 March, 2018

There are exciting times ahead at OASIS – the following information is provided by OASIS: We are looking to extend our opening hours and activities and have lots of great ideas for families, including after school groups, family film sessions, lunches and more. But in order to make these plans a reality, successful and affordable […]

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Free First Aid Workshops

by Steve Middleton on 22 March, 2018

In an effort to reach relevant groups British Red Cross are asking local groups if they are willing to arrange first aid sessions for people who may come into contact with our targeted risk groups. Everyday first aid sessions are being offered, by the British Red Cross, strategically to people most likely to use their […]

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