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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Update on Brown Bins

by timpickstone on 7 April, 2020

Over the next fortnight the Council IS going to try to empty brown bins, subject to having enough staff available. Thank you for everyone who has raised this concern with us. Starting yesterday the Council will try to do as many brown bin rounds as possible over the next two weeks, but it may be […]

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Not the most important thing happening at the moment, but there have been a few planning applications in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Lawful development certificate for existing use – The Renewable Design Company are completing the…Broadfield Court, Park View Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1QFRef. No: 65366 | Received: […]

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