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Council Budgets set next month

by timpickstone on 22 January, 2020

Next month (February 2020) both Bury Council and also all the joint authorities that cover Greater Manchester will be setting their budgets for 2020-21. In Bury, the Council (like all local authorities) will continue to need to save very significant amounts of money. Nobody knows what the Government’s plans are beyond 2020-21, but the current […]

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Reporting Back: Cabinet

by timpickstone on 15 January, 2020

This week was the regular meeting of the Council’s Cabinet. This is made up of the ruling (Labour) group cabinet members. A representative of the two largest opposition parties is invited to attend but not vote. Councillor Steve Wright reports: Radcliffe Strategic Regeneration FrameworkThe Cabinet received an update on the Radcliffe Strategic Regeneration Framework. This […]

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Happy Christmas

by timpickstone on 20 December, 2019

Just to wish all residents a very happy Christmas and the best wishes for 2020. Thank you for your help and support in the last year.

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Reporting Back – Overview and Scrutiny Committee

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2019

Last month was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Councillor Michael Powell reports back: Performance in schoolsHeadteachers from a high-performing college, secondary school, nursery school and primary school academy trust gave presentations on how they’ve managed to establish and maintain high levels of attainment and process amongst their pupils. Amongst the […]

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Parklife Grants – Open for Applications

by timpickstone on 5 December, 2019

Applications are open for the 2019/20 Parklife Community Fund. Parklife provides a Community Fund which is in cooperation with Manchester, Bury and Rochdale councils, which is now open to applicants. This fund is designed for the benefit of local community groups and priority is given to groups and projects that utilise parks and open spaces, […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee and Cabinet Meeting

by timpickstone on 19 November, 2019

Earlier this month was the Nmonthly meeting of Bury’s Planning Control Committee. This is the meeting made up of the 11 Councillors. The committee determines planning applications for certain major developments and others where objections have been received. Councillor Cristina Tegoloreports:  Prior to the Committee meeting, a site visit took place in respect of planning application […]

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There are three Scrutiny Committees to scrutinise the work of the Greater Manchester Mayor and other Combined Authority functions in Greater Manchester. Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone represents Bury on the Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee, and is this years chair of the Committee. Tim reports from the last meeting: Greater Manchester Plan The main […]

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Earlier in the month was the regular meeting of the Council’s Cabinet. This is the meeting consisting of the eight Labour Cabinet members. Opposition Group Leaders are invited but cannot vote. Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor Tim Pickstone reports back:  Prestwich RegenerationResidents will be aware of the VERY longstanding discussions about regenerating the Longfield area in […]

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Reporting Back Strategic Commissioning Board

by timpickstone on 21 October, 2019

Earlier this month was the first meeting of Bury’s ‘Strategic Commissioning Board’. This is a completely new meeting which brings together Bury Council and NHS Bury in one decision making structure to make sure that the work that both organisations are doing in Bury is fully integrated. Significant steps have already been taken to achieve […]

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Free talk on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

by prestwichfocus on 21 October, 2019

BURY & Rochdale Care Organisation is inviting local people and Trust members to come for a free talk to find out more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) on Tuesday 5 November, from 2 to 3pm, at Fairfield General Hospital. IBD is a complex and incurable condition that has a major impact on patients’ lives. More […]

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