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I’ve written about the various planning applications submitted by the Mercedes dealership on Manchester Road many times before. I am again dismayed to see that the council have done nothing about the continued destruction of trees and green spaces by LSH Autos, who own that particular Mercedes franchise. The following planning application has been approved: […]

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Planning application granted: Rufford Drive

by Steve Middleton on 1 May, 2018

Erection of 2 no. dwellings – Land adjacent to 2 Rufford Drive, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8PW Ref. No: 62529 | Received date: Mon 05 Mar 2018 | Status: Decided | Case Type: Planning Application

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Last night I sat on the candidate’s panel of the very first Unsworth ward local election debate, featuring the 3 candidates vying for your vote in the upcoming local election on Thursday 3rd May 2018. Seated from left to right, Satyen Sinha (Conservative), Steve Middleton (Liberal Democrat), Michael Hope (Spotted Unsworth: uncut & chair of […]

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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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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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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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Gritting Map

by Steve Middleton on 18 March, 2018

I must admit,  until recently, I did not know that Bury Council published a helpful map and list of routes across Unsworth and Bury that they have gritted. Given the recent bad weather, this may prove useful. Simply click on the map below to be taken to the Council’s website, where a updated and scrollable […]

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