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Calls for International Treaty on Plastics

by timpickstone on 19 September, 2018

A legally binding international treaty on plastics is the call from the Liberal Democrats following a major debate at their Party Conference. The treaty would encompass phased reductions in the production, consumption and trade of virgin feedstock.

It would also include a financial mechanism providing aid and capacity-building assistance to developing countries. Liberal Democrat Group Leader in Bury, […]

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Beelines Cycle Network Prestwich Consultation

by timpickstone on 19 September, 2018

An informal consultation event is being held in Prestwich on the proposed ‘Beelines’ cycle network for Greater Manchester. This is on Thursday 27 September 2018, 7.00pm, at the Church Inn, Church Lane, Prestwich. All welcome! Beelines is a major plan to make Greater Manchester better for cycling with a network of routes across the area. […]

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Inheritance tax overhaul part of radical Lib Dem plans to tackle wealth inequality Liberal Democrats have today set out bold reforms designed to spread opportunity, power and wealth more fairly throughout society and to give everyone a stake in the UK’s economic success. The party expects these reforms to raise an additional £15 billion per […]

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Schools becoming Academies, what do you think?

by timpickstone on 5 September, 2018

A major policy shift for Bury Council seems to be on the cards in proposals that are being put forwards by the Labour Group on Bury Council. A paper is being received by the Council’s Cabinet this week, and next week (12 September 2018) the full council meeting in Bury will consider a proposal from […]

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At the last meeting of Bury Council, Liberal Democrat Councillors Mary D’Albert tabled a formal question to determine the number of home care visits, commissioned by Bury Council, are of 15 minutes or less.   “Could the Leader of the Council inform members of the number and proportion of home care visits undertaken within the borough […]

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LEGO Club at Bury Library

by prestwichfocus on 31 July, 2018

There is a LEGO Club at Bury Library during August for children to be inspired to build, create and imagine. The sessions are for children aged 5+ and cost 50p per child. Youngsters must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dates and times: Wednesday 1 August (1.30pm to 3.30pm) Saturday 4 August (10.30am to noon) […]

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Prestwich Roadworks August 2018

by prestwichfocus on 31 July, 2018

More major roadworks this month – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The major roadworks in August are: – Heywood Road/Heys Road roundabout – multi-direction signals again 7-8 August 2018 (Virgin Media) – Heywood Road just north of Bury Old Road – 2 way signals between Bury Old Road and No.214 AND […]

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New Service around Employment and Health

by prestwichfocus on 25 July, 2018

A new service has been launched to support those looking for employment, new skills and looking after their health. The service, which aims to provide all this guidance under one roof, is provided by Shaw Trust, Bury Adult Learning, Economic Development, InWork GM, The Mosses Centre, National Careers Service, Bury College, Six Town Housing and […]

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Eccles Line Closed for Two Weeks

by prestwichfocus on 24 July, 2018

Information for residents who use the Metrolink through to Eccles. The line (Cornbrook to Eccles) is closing for two weeks 28 July – 9 August 2018. The closure is to enable work to take place that will link the new Trafford Park line, currently under construction, with the existing Metrolink network at Pomona. During the […]

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Six Town Housing Summer Roadshow

by prestwichfocus on 24 July, 2018

Each year Six Town Housing host summer roadshows across the borough of Bury for tenants and the community. This year, our roadshows are being themed around digital inclusion, youth participation and women in construction. We’re having 5 roadshows on the following dates / locations: Tuesday 24th July – Hoyles Park, Bury Tuesday 31st July – […]

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