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Stay Safe!

by timpickstone on 2 September, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Bury remain well above the national average and our local NHS and Council are urging residents to continue to fight Covid-19 together. Full information on the current situation in Bury is here. Information on the local rules in place many parts of Greater Manchester (including Bury) are here. Information about the return […]

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The public consultation on the Simister Interchange proposals ends on Monday, 17 August 2020. Please do take the opportunity to have your say. The proposals are for two options, costing up to £340 million. Both options create a 10 lane motorway between Prestwich and Simister, and then two different options for making the Simister Interchange […]

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Stay Safe: New regulations for Greater Manchester

by timpickstone on 6 August, 2020

As you will have seen in the press, new restrictions are in place across the whole of Greater Manchester, along with parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Government has published a list of Frequently Asked Questions on what you can and cannot do: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/north-west-of-england-local-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do All other existing Covid-19 guidelines remain unchanged. Don’t forget that if you, […]

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Say No to a 10 Lane Motorway

by timpickstone on 30 July, 2020

There is still time to have your say in the consultation on making the M60 bigger as it passes Prestwich, Whitefield and Simister. Highways England are proposing to spend up to £340 million on: – making the M60 10 lanes (5 in each direction) between Junction 17 (Prestwich) and Junction 18 (Simister). This is by […]

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GMSF – Final consultation this Autumn

by timpickstone on 29 July, 2020

The schedule for the publication of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) proposals has been announced. The plans will be put before all ten Greater Manchester councils in October 2020 (the meeting date in Bury is 21 October 2020). If it is agreed by everyone then the final public consultation will be for eight weeks […]

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Bury New Road Cycle Lane

by timpickstone on 23 July, 2020

Bury Council are to introduce temporary cycle lanes on Bury New Road between St Mary’s Park and Singleton Road in Salford (Salford Council). Sadly, there has been no consultation with residents on these proposals. These will be 1.8m width in each direction. The lanes are part of a national initiative to provide alternatives to car […]

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Talk To Us, say Bury Samaritans

by timpickstone on 15 July, 2020

‘Talk to Us’ is the message throughout July for the Samaritans who are raising awareness of their round-the-clock emotional support services and to encourage people to get in touch if they need support.  Bury Samaritans has continued to provide emotional support throughout the pandemic at a time when listening to others has never been more important. […]

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Many of our great local shops and businesses have been able to re-open recently, and many more (pubs and restaurants) can open from this weekend. Covid 19 has hit most businesses very hard, so we would like your views on how we can help our local businesses survive and thrive in the future. This survey […]

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Highways England have now opened the public consultation on its proposals to significantly increase the motorway as it passes between Prestwich and Whitefield. The plans include making the Motorway between junctions 17 and 18 (Prestwich to Simister) 10 lanes (5 running lanes in each direction, with no hard shoulder) and two different options for increasing […]

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No certainty for future of Walk-In Centre

by timpickstone on 11 June, 2020

Following a consultation with residents NHS Bury and Bury Council have agreed to “move” the Walk-In Centre which was in Bury town centre at the Moorgate Health Centre to Fairfield Hospital. At the same time, no commitments were made over the future of the Prestwich walk-in centre, which is currently being used as a COVID […]

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