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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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Last month was the regular meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This month the meeting largely focussed on issues around the Fire Service. Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone is one of Bury’s representatives on the Committee, and is also the Committee Chair this year. Tim reports: Greater Manchester […]

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Tackling the Climate Crisis Together

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2019

Liberal Democrats have committed to ambitious plans for fight against our climate crisis. Our planet is in crisis, balanced on a knife-edge at the point of no return.  Due to man-made climate change, global temperatures are soaring, the polar ice caps are melting faster than ever before, and whole nations are already facing the existential […]

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Reporting Back: Audit and Scrutiny Committees

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2019

Just to report back from two recent Council meetings. Last month the Council’s Audit Committee met. Councillor Steve Wright reports: At the previous meeting in late July the committee should have been presented with the final Audited accounts. The Councils Auditors (Mazars) were unable to sign the accounts because of problems with valuations.At this meeting […]

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Call for Conductors on Trams

by timpickstone on 23 September, 2019

At last week’s full meeting of Bury Council, the local Liberal Democrat group proposed a motion calling for Metrolink to trial the use of conductors on trams. The motion was passed with unanimous support from all parties in the Council, which means the Council will now formally request the move from Transport for Greater Manchester […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 10 September, 2019

Last week 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.  Liberal Democrat Councillor Cristina Tegoloreports back: Prior to the Committee […]

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Planning Applications Update Holyrood Ward September 2019

by timpickstone on 10 September, 2019

Below are planning applications in the last month. Please just let us know if you have any queries. Single storey extension at side and rear 29 Newtown Street, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1HURef. No: 64615 | Received: Mon 26 Aug 2019 | Validated: Mon 02 Sep 2019 | Status: Registered First floor/single storey rear extension; Rear dormer extension; Raised patio area; Rear roof […]

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