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Reporting Back: Answers to Questions

by timpickstone on 4 March, 2020

Just to report back on some of the responses to some of the formal Council Questions that have been submitted by your team of Liberal Democrat councillors: Councillor Steve Wright asked about the current trend of free to use cash machines being withdrawn: Can the Leader inform members about any work the authority has done […]

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Reporting Back: Planning Committee

by timpickstone on 5 February, 2020

On 21January 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 Tegoloreports:  Prior to the Committee meeting a training […]

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Reporting Back: Full Council

by timpickstone on 28 January, 2020

Last week was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting for Bury Council – the main meeting of all 51 councillors. Almost all the meeting this time was taken up by policy motions proposed by the different political parties. The Liberal Democrat Group proposed a policy motion on Loneliness and Isolation, an important issue that we wanted […]

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Greater Manchester Mental Health Governor Elections

by timpickstone on 28 January, 2020

Greater Manchester Mental Health, the NHS Trust which runs Prestwich Hospital is holding elections for its Governors. Anyone can be a governor so long as they are 16 years old or over and a member of the Trust.  Anyone can become a member of the Trust by registering online at https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/how-to-become-a-member, emailing membership@gmmh.nhs.uk or calling 0161 358 1607.  […]

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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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