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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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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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