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The public consultation on the Simister Interchange proposals ends on Monday, 17 August 2020. Please do take the opportunity to have your say. The proposals are for two options, costing up to £340 million. Both options create a 10 lane motorway between Prestwich and Simister, and then two different options for making the Simister Interchange […]

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Response to Simister Interchange Proposals

by timpickstone on 13 August, 2020

Please see below the formal response from the Holyrood Ward councillors to the Highways Agency consultation on their proposals for the M60 Junction 18 Simister Interchange. See their proposals here. BackgroundWe are the councillors who represent Holyrood Ward on Bury MBC. Holyrood Ward is the area most affected by these proposals. The ward is the […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward, August 2020

by timpickstone on 12 August, 2020

Please see below a list of planning applications received in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Single storey side extension  42 Beeston Grove, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6UFRef. No: 65785 | Received: Wed 29 Jul 2020 | Validated: Tue 11 Aug 2020 | Status: Registered Single storey extension at side Contacted agent to request response […]

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Essential repair work closes city centre tram stop

by timpickstone on 12 August, 2020

Essential Metrolink maintenance work taking place in August is meaning some temporary disruption to city centre services. Market Street and Shudehill stops are closed and trams will not run between Victoria and Piccadilly Gardens for approximately nine days, from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 August inclusive. Services between St Peter’s Square and Piccadilly Gardens (towards Piccadilly) will be unaffected.   The work will take place […]

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​Win prizes and get fit in 10k challenge

by timpickstone on 12 August, 2020

Residents are being invited to walk or run 10k and be in with a chance to win prizes. The September challenge has been set by the Bury Live Well Service and is open to everyone in the borough aged over 16. Top prize is a six-month Active Lifestyles Membership with Bury Leisure, with four prizes […]

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Stay Safe: New regulations for Greater Manchester

by timpickstone on 6 August, 2020

As you will have seen in the press, new restrictions are in place across the whole of Greater Manchester, along with parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Government has published a list of Frequently Asked Questions on what you can and cannot do: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/north-west-of-england-local-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do All other existing Covid-19 guidelines remain unchanged. Don’t forget that if you, […]

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Say No to a 10 Lane Motorway

by timpickstone on 30 July, 2020

There is still time to have your say in the consultation on making the M60 bigger as it passes Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister. Highways England are proposing to spend up to £340 million on: – making the M60 10 lanes (5 in each direction) between Junction 17 (Prestwich) and Junction 18 (Simister). This is by […]

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Reporting Back: Full Council

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Three separate motions were put forward at the Summer meeting of Bury’s full Council. Councillor Michael Powell reports: Liberal Democrat group motion- Supporting Private Renters and Selective LicencingOur motion concerned securing a fair deal for private renters to ensure that they are protected from poor housing management and low standards from a minority of those […]

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Our Bury 2020 Photo Competition

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Six Town Housing have launched a phototography competition to showcase Bury’s communities in 2020. Our Bury 2020 is a competition with an aims to create a virtual time capsule showcasing the amazing communities around us, who have worked together to help overcome challenging situations this year. From window posters celebrating keyworkers to people volunteering their time to support vulnerable neighbours, […]

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Youth Advisory Group members wanted

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Young people from across Greater Manchester are invited to join a new group to help give other young people the best possible future. Chair of the Greater Manchester Task Force, Olympian and Commonwealth Gold Medal Winner, Diane Modahl, is encouraging young people from across Greater Manchester to apply for a place on the Youth Advisory Group to help shape the future […]

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