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The newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burmham, has announced a ‘re-write’ of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). The new Mayor said: “I will listen to communities and oversee a radical rewrite of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. I will keep those high ambitions for the homes and jobs we need but there […]

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Two major 20mph Schemes Abandoned

by prestwichfocus on 11 May, 2017

Following a long investigation by your local Councillors, the Council has confirmed that two major 20mph schemes in Holyrood Ward are now NOT going ahead. Five years ago Bury Council’s Labour administration announced that all residential roads in the Borough would be made 20mph in it’s “Streetsafe” scheme. Since then only one scheme in Holyrood […]

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Answers to Questions: Transport Authority

by prestwichfocus on 3 May, 2017

At full Council Meetings councillors have the opportunity to ask questions to the ‘Joint Authorities’ which operate at a Greater Manchester level. At the most recent meeting the Liberal Democrat team of councillors asked three questions to Transport for Greater Manchester: Question – Using less Diesel Buses Following the announcement in London, that no new […]

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Multiple Delays in Prestwich High Street Roadworks

by timpickstone on 27 April, 2017

Following on from questions from Prestwich Liberal Democrat councillors, the reasons for the delays in the start of the roadworks on the A56 through Prestwich village have been revealed: According to the Council: “- The main contractor struggled with resources to meet the original start date. – Trial holes have demonstrated that some tree positions […]

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Reporting Back: Bury Council Cabinet and Road Repairs

by timpickstone on 18 April, 2017

Last Wednesday was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet, which is made up of all the ruling Labour Group Cabinet members, with the two opposition party leaders on Bury Council. The biggest item for discussion this month was the proposal for Bury Council to borrow £10 million to add to the road repair budget […]

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Heaton Park Update

by timpickstone on 11 April, 2017

Last month local Lib Dem Councillors had a regular ‘catch up’ with the Manager of Heaton Park, joined this time by the Community Impact Manager for the Parklife Festival. There is a lot happening in the Park at the moment which we wanted to feed back to you. Please do not hesitate to get in […]

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Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem, say the Mental Health Foundation. This Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017, is going to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, they will seek to uncover […]

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Early Morning Bus Changes as Bury Depot Closes

by timpickstone on 28 March, 2017

First Manchester have done a bit a ‘U-Turn’ with their closure of the Bury Bus Depot on 23 April 2017. Previously First had said that there would be no changes to services, but now the media are reporting that up to 20 services will be affected. The changes particularly affect early morning services from Bury, […]

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Walk-In Centre Closures “Paused”

by timpickstone on 16 March, 2017

Councillors in Bury have been written to by Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) informing us that the closure process of the Prestwich and Bury Walk-In Centres is now “paused”. At present the closure proposal, which had been agreed by the CCG, has bene going through its formal consultation stage, but CCG has announced that […]

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Council Tax Support Scheme Changes

by timpickstone on 14 March, 2017

Advance warning of letters that will soon be received by 9,000 residents across Bury who will be seeing a reduced level of Council Tax support from 1 April 2017. As a result of constant financial pressures by local councils like Bury, the amount of reduced Council Tax that the Council can offer to people on low […]

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