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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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First ever Bury Pride – this Saturday

by Steve Middleton on 6 April, 2017

This Saturday is the first ever ‘Bury Pride event’. Bury Pride will support the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate equality and diversity right here in Bury. Bury Pride will be held on Saturday 8th April 2017 and will be absolutely FREE to all members of the community. You can register for your free ticket here: https://www.fatsoma.com/mobile/products/e2igalq4 […]

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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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Greater Manchester Mayoral Elections 4 May 2017

by Steve Middleton on 2 April, 2017

Residents will now be receiving polling cards for an extra election this year. Voters across Greater Manchester will be asked to vote for the first elected ‘Mayor of Greater Manchester’. Voting takes place on Thursday 4 May 2017. If you don’t already have a postal vote but would like one, you can download form here. […]

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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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Police & Crime Commissioner end of term feedback

by Steve Middleton on 24 March, 2017

On Thursday 4th May 2017 all of the Greater Manchester councils (including Bury) will hold an election to decide who will be the region’s next Mayor. I sincerely hope you will consider voting for the Liberal Democrat candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor Jane Brophy (you can read more about Jane here on her website) but […]

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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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