Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

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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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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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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Pothole update: Randale Drive

by Steve Middleton on 6 April, 2017

I am pleased to feed back that the pothole I reported to Bury Council two weeks ago on Randale Drive has been repaired. It looks quite a good job, so I am very grateful that the Council’s highways department has acted so quickly and professionally. Unfortunately, there are still many potholes across Unsworth ward that […]

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There is worrying news from the First Manchester bus company which provides services to and from Unsworth. A press release published in this week’s Bury Times suggests that there are going to be timetable changes to our local bus services, including cuts to some of our routes. The 95 service will no longer run via […]

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Pothole report: Ventnor avenue and Randale drive

by Steve Middleton on 24 March, 2017

Today I have reported two more very deep potholes that have appeared on the roads in and around Unsworth. A pothole I reported on Randale Drive at the junction with Sandown Road last year has re-appeared (primarily due to a poor repair the last time around) and so this has been reported again to Bury […]

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Pothole report: Langdale Drive and Randale Drive

by Steve Middleton on 11 March, 2017

More potholes have appeared across Unsworth. I spotted this one yesterday at the junction of Langdale Drive with Randale Drive and have reported this to Bury Council. The reference for this report is 2684963.  

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Pothole report: Ennerdale Drive

by Steve Middleton on 4 March, 2017

A large pothole has appeared on Ennerdale Drive at the junction with Borrowdale Drive in Unsworth ward. I have today reported this with Bury Council, however I also noticed that (like a lot of roads in Unsworth and Bury as a whole) that the surface is starting to wear down and come away in larger […]

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First Manchester to Close Bury Depot

by Steve Middleton on 20 December, 2016

Earlier this month First Manchester buses announced plans to close their depot in Bury. Buses based there would be run from neighbouring depots (e.g. Manchester or Bolton). First Manchester say that closing the Rochdale Road depot in Bury is the “best solution to enable us to further invest in front line services”. They say they […]

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A new planning application has been submitted for consultation by Rochdale Council, as it directly affects Unsworth residents and businesses. Details below: Application Number: 16/01399/HYBR Registration Date: 22/11/2016 Location: Land bounded by Manchester Road, Hareshill Road and Pilsworth Road; West of Junction 19 of the M62, Rochdale Proposal:  Article 18 consultation from Rochdale Council (ref.16/01399/HYBR) […]

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