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New Round of Grants to local Businesses

by timpickstone on 6 April, 2021

A third round of business grants is now available to Bury firms to reopen in a Covid-safe way and promote their businesses to bring in more visitors and customers. Schemes include: Safe Reopening FundGrants of £8-18kTo help businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure sectors (fewer than 50 employees) reopen Recovery Expertise FundGrants of up to […]

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A coalition of public service organisations, charities and older people’s groups is this week launching a new information campaign to support older people to keep well this winter. The ‘Keeping Well This Winter’ booklet contains tips and advice on keeping physically well and maintaining good mental health, and is being provided to tens of thousands of older people […]

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A56 Cycle Lane to nowhere…

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2020

Bury Council has announced its not going to complete the ‘pop-up’ cycle lane down the A56 on Bury New Road. The Government has given Bury Council money, to make cycling and walking easier during the Coronavirus pandemic, and the Council announced that a segregated cycle lane would be introduced right through Prestwich on the A56 […]

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Time to End Child Hunger

by timpickstone on 16 October, 2020

We’re campaigning to increase access to free school meals and give children from low-income families access to food vouchers when schools are closed too.  Liberal Democrats are campaigning to increase access to free school meals and give children from low-income families access to food vouchers when schools are closed too. What are we calling for?We […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 24 September, 2020

Earlier in the month was the monthly meeting of Bury’s 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 […]

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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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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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