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Archive for the ‘Unsworth’ Category

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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A new planning application has been submitted to Bury Council by the owners of the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Whitefield. LSH Auto Properties (UK) Ltd via their Agent Terence O’Rourke Ltd have submitted a proposal to demolish two cottages on Manchester Road (numbers 853 and 857) which adjoin each other and are located next to the […]

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Missed bin collections on Rufford Drive

by Steve Middleton on 9 April, 2017

I wrote about the increase in missed bin collections across Bury here in September of last year and I am sorry to report that the problem does not seem to be getting any better. While new figures have not been released yet, I am hearing about some real problems on Rufford Drive and surrounding areas. […]

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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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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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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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All Unsworth residents and business owners are  invited to attend the next meeting of the Whitefield and Unsworth Home Watch Association 7.30pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017 in St. George’s Church Hall, Hollins Lane, Unsworth. The guest speaker will be: Mr Jim Battle, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester. AGENDA 1. Intros & Apologies. 2. […]

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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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Planning application update: Hathaway Road

by Steve Middleton on 19 March, 2017

The following planning application has been withdrawn. There were 8 public objections. It would not surprise me if the application was modified and re-submitted at some point. Detached games room/gym with external platform – 23 Hathaway Road, Bury, BL9 8EG Ref. No: 61116 | Received date: Thu 09 Feb 2017 | Status: Withdrawn | Case […]

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Council Starts process for Bury Development Plan

by Steve Middleton on 11 March, 2017

Bury Council has issued a Notice of Intention to begin the development (for the third time) of a development plan for Bury – this would replace the existing saved policies of the Bury Unitary Development Plan. A Local Plan is a plan that is drawn up to guide and manage future growth and development (such […]

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