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Our Bury 2020 Photo Competition

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Six Town Housing have launched a phototography competition to showcase Bury’s communities in 2020. Our Bury 2020 is a competition with an aims to create a virtual time capsule showcasing the amazing communities around us, who have worked together to help overcome challenging situations this year. From window posters celebrating keyworkers to people volunteering their time to support vulnerable neighbours, […]

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Youth Advisory Group members wanted

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Young people from across Greater Manchester are invited to join a new group to help give other young people the best possible future. Chair of the Greater Manchester Task Force, Olympian and Commonwealth Gold Medal Winner, Diane Modahl, is encouraging young people from across Greater Manchester to apply for a place on the Youth Advisory Group to help shape the future […]

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Mayor joins in on Samarathon

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

Volunteers from Bury Samaritans walked the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) in July to raise funds for the much used local charity. The volunteers walked through all six of Bury’s towns on the ‘Samarathon’ top raised funds, and also to raise awareness of the important work that the Samaritans do to support people in […]

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Summer Scarecrow Festival and Competition

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

The local Prestwich area Police Team have organised a summer ‘scarecrow’ festival and competition to run over the summer as a family event. They say: “We have had a lot of community events cancelled this year due to COVID so the Prestwich team have put their thinking caps on and we are organising a Prestwich […]

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Safe 4 Summer

by timpickstone on 21 July, 2020

Safe4Summer is an annual partnership campaign which takes place over the summer months – involving Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), local councils, plus others – with the ultimate aim to keep the young people safe and provide information to their parents and carers. The partnership work aims to protect young […]

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Grants – Standing Together Fund

by timpickstone on 21 July, 2020

Applications are now open for the 2020/21 Standing Together Fund. The main focus of the Fund is to support Community Safety. Awards of up to £5,000 are available, with awards of up to £10,000 available for exceptional or partnership projects The full criteria are here and all applications must be made using the form which […]

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Discover Bury’s Self Led Walks

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2020

Residents are to be helped to discover the beautiful countryside and nature on their doorsteps through a new book of 13 guided walks [https://www.gmwalking.co.uk/bury-self-led-walks]. Bury Council has worked with local walking group leaders to compile two recommended routes for each of Bury’s six townships.  There is also an additional town centre walk around heritage and […]

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Recruiting for Census 2021 Jobs

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2020

The first phase of Census 2021 recruitment in England and Wales has started and is looking to recruit local people. Local people make the census, and the census team will be hiring thousands of people over the coming months.  Anyone who is interested in any of the roles can register now atwww.censusjobs.co.uk.  The first adverts […]

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All Household Waste Recycling Centres now Open

by timpickstone on 30 June, 2020

The remaining Household Waste Recycling Centres (e.g. Every St in Bury and Cobden St in Salford) are now open 7 days a week. Greater Manchester Waste are still asking people to only visit if it is essential. All recycling containers will now be available apart from the textile banks as the reprocessor is still not […]

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Bury urgently needs more foster carers to come forward after the number of people looking to become foster parents in the borough plummeted by nearly two-thirds during the Coronavirus pandemic. Figures from Bury Council’s fostering service Foster with Bury show that from 1 March to 31 May this year it had 53 enquiries from people […]

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