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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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GMSF – Final consultation this Autumn

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

The schedule for the publication of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) proposals has been announced. The plans will be put before all ten Greater Manchester councils in October 2020 (the meeting date in Bury is 21 October 2020). If it is agreed by everyone then the final public consultation will be for eight weeks […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee June 2020

by timpickstone on 30 June, 2020

On the 23rd June was the monthly meeting of Bury Planning Control Committee. This is the meeting made up of the 11 Councillors who represent the various wards of the borough of Bury. The committee determines planning applications for certain major developments and others where objections have been received. Councillor Cristina Tegolo reports: Bury Planning Control Committee met remotely […]

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COVID-19 Local Update

by timpickstone on 11 June, 2020

Please find below an update on local services, and also the latest set of local statistics on COVID-19. If you, or a friend or neighbour, is in need of support don’t hesitate to get I touch with the local team. You can contact your local community Hub directly via 0161 253 5353, they have a […]

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COVID-19 Local Update

by timpickstone on 4 June, 2020

Please find below an update on local services, and also the latest set of local statistics on COVID-19. If you, or a friend or neighbour, is in need of support don’t hesitate to get I touch with the local team. You can contact your local community Hub directly via 0161 253 5353, they have a […]

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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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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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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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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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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 11 March, 2020

On the 18th February was the monthly meeting of Bury Planning Control Committee. This is the meeting made up of the 11 Councillors who represent the various wards of the borough of Bury. The committee determines planning applications for certain major developments and others where objections have been received. Councillor Cristina Tegolo reports: Prior to the Committee meeting, […]

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