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Reporting Back: Annual Council

by timpickstone on 28 May, 2020

Last Wednesday was the ‘Annual Council’ meeting of Bury Council. Councillor Michael Powell reports:  This is an important meeting, attended by all 51 councillors. This time, for the first time ever, the meeting took place as a video conference with all councillors sat in their own homes (apart from the Mayor who was in the […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward May 2020

by prestwichfocus on 28 May, 2020

Please see below a list of planning applications received in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Two/single storey rear extension; 0.31m high decking at rear  68 Heys Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1JYRef. No: 65453 | Received: Mon 27 Apr 2020 | Validated: Tue 05 May 2020 | Status: Registered Single storey extension at rear […]

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Reporting Back: Health Scrutiny

by timpickstone on 18 May, 2020

On 14 May was Bury’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting. The overview and scrutiny role involves reviewing and scrutinising any matters relating to the planning 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. Councillor Cristina Tegolo […]

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Changes to 98 Bus

by timpickstone on 1 May, 2020

The 98 bus route through parts of Prestwich is being reduced to 2 hourly during evenings, Sunday and bank holidays. The last bus time is unchanged. The change is from 3 May 2020. Residents will also have seen some changes to the 95 and 93 buses in April: 93/93A (Prestwich – Carr Clough – Manchester) – […]

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Some Recycling Centres will reopen on Saturday 2nd May following social distancing guidelines.  Across Greater Manchester some recycling centres will re-open on Saturday 2 May 2020. This includes the Lumns Lane in Salford and Cemetary Road in Radcliffe. However, significant restrictions remain in place: You will ONLY be able to take bagged general waste (rubbish […]

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£10,000 from the delegated budgets of councillors across Bury has gone towards supporting food banks across the Borough. Councillors are each allocated £1,500 a year to distribute to community groups and projects in their ward, but because of unspent monies it has been possible to make this joint donation because of the special circumstances we […]

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Calls for Frontline Support Package for key workers

by timpickstone on 20 April, 2020

The Liberal Democrats have launched calls for the Government to support their ‘Frontline Support Package’, a five-point plan to give frontline workers the support they need and the recognition they deserve as they get us through this appalling coronavirus crisis.  The package, includes measures to scale up the procurement of PPE as well as a frontline service reward. This would […]

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Care Homes, Local Update

by timpickstone on 16 April, 2020

A lot of people have raised concerns about how care homes are coping during the current coronavirus crisis. The following information has been shared with Councillors in Bury and will hopefully let people know what is happening locally. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you think there are points that we need […]

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Primary School Places announced

by timpickstone on 16 April, 2020

Parents will find out today ( (hursday 16 April) what primary school their young children will be joining in the autumn. National Offer Day is when school places for reception classes starting in September are confirmed. All parents who applied for a place online will receive an email confirming their offer of a place on […]

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Metrolink and Public Transport Update

by timpickstone on 7 April, 2020

Passenger numbers on Metrolink have reduced by as much as 95%, and between about 80 and 85% on trains and buses.  To ensure services can continue to run and to further protect frontline staff, from Monday 6 April Metrolink will reduce the frequency of its services from 12 to every 20 minutes. (IE every 10 minutes […]

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