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Festwich in St Mary’s Park 27-28 July 2019

by timpickstone on 18 July, 2019

Just to let residents know that the “UK’s biggest free tribute act festival” returns to St Mary’s Park for the 8th time Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 July 2019. Two days of tribute acts including tributes to Prince, Coldplay and Duran Duran! Apparently tickets are sold out. More information here. Please let us know if […]

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Answers to Questions: Rubbish and Recycling

by timpickstone on 17 July, 2019

At the most recent full Council meeting of Bury Council, your Liberal Democrat team of councillors asked a number of questions regarding rubbish and recycling. Questions and Answers below: Councillor Cristina Tegolo asked about the number of households that have had their bins removed by the Council: “Could the Leader inform members how many households […]

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Northern Care Alliance Governor Elections

by timpickstone on 17 July, 2019

THE Northern Care Alliance NHS Group Council of Governors Elections have opened and the organisation is looking for dedicated Trust members who are passionate about health and social care to join the council as public Governors. The Northern Care Alliance brings together Salford Royal Hospitals, with Pennine Acute Hospitals and runs Fairfield Hospital and at the […]

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Bury libraries are urging children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Space Chase, the Summer Reading Challenge for 2019. The challenge is open to youngsters aged 4 to 11 and is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children will team up with futuristic family The Rockets […]

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Bury Council’s Community Funding – Apply Now

by timpickstone on 16 July, 2019

Bury Council’s ‘Pitch’ Community Funding is for constituted and non-constituted groups, special interest groups and residents who are undertaking projects that will contribute to improving the health and well being of local people within their community. Projects must be delivered in the area identified for local residents and should be community led and demonstrate that […]

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Eden Gardens Allotment Open Day

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2019

The annual ‘Open Day’ of the Eden Gardens Allotments takes place on 28th July (starts 12 noon). This is just over the motorway off Derwent Avenue in Whitefield. Lots of fun and games for the kids including Lucky Dip, Pot Painting, Making Lava Lamps, Face Painting, a Fire Engine, Crafting in wood with a Bodger […]

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A partnership between health commissioners, hospital, community and GP services in Bury has been announced as one of 10 North-West champions for the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards, which celebrate outstanding health and care staff. Bury Integrated Community Cardiology Pilot is a partnership between Bury Clinical Commissioning Group, Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation (part of the […]

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Talk to Us – Samaritans Awareness Month

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2019

Every July we support the Samaritan’s campaign to raise awareness of their services to help people who are thinking about killing themselves. One of the campaigns the Samaritans are running this year is “Small Talk Saves Lives”, a campaign around lives lost on railways. For every life lost on the railways, six are saved by […]

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Reporting Back: Health Scrutiny Committee

by timpickstone on 9 July, 2019

Last month was the Bury’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Councillor Cristina Tegolo reports: The Committee’s role involves reviewing and scrutinising any matters relating to the provision and operation of health services in the area of the Council, scrutinising organisations external to the Council and holding the Leader / Cabinet Members to account. Bury’s Health Overview […]

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Bury Archives Service are hosting talks in July and August in the run up to the 200th anniversary of the infamous Peterloo massacre. Tuesday 23 July at 1pm – Dr Alison Morgan presents “Ballads and Songs of Peterloo” based on her unique collection of more than 70 poems and ballads which highlight the outrage, grief, defiance […]

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