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Heaton Park Bonfire 5 November 2019

by timpickstone on 29 October, 2019

Heaton Park is one of the largest bonfire night attractions int he North West. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm, followed by fireworks. Organisers are urging vistors to Stay safe: please do not bring your own fireworks, sparklers or alcohol. All bags will be checked and any such items confiscated on entry. Please wear appropriate […]

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Last month was the regular meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This month the meeting largely focussed on issues around the Fire Service. Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone is one of Bury’s representatives on the Committee, and is also the Committee Chair this year. Tim reports: Greater Manchester […]

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Reporting Back: Audit and Scrutiny Committees

by timpickstone on 1 October, 2019

Just to report back from two recent Council meetings. Last month the Council’s Audit Committee met. Councillor Steve Wright reports: At the previous meeting in late July the committee should have been presented with the final Audited accounts. The Councils Auditors (Mazars) were unable to sign the accounts because of problems with valuations.At this meeting […]

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Answers to Questions: A56, Gigg Lane and Reducing Smoking

by timpickstone on 24 September, 2019

At the last full meeting of Bury Council the team of Liberal Democrat councillors asked a number of formal written questions. Here are the answers to three of them: Councillor Michael Powell asked about congestion on the A56 through Prestwich: Now that the A56 works in Prestwich are complete, could the Leader inform members what […]

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Answers to Questions: Bury New Road

by prestwichfocus on 23 September, 2019

Or rather, no answer to questions…. Prestwich Liberal Democrat councillor Michael Powell took the opportunity of written questions at the last meeting of Bury Council to ask about congestion on the A56 through Prestwich: “Now that the A56 works in Prestwich are complete, could the Leader inform members what work, if any, is being undertaken […]

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Prestwich Roadworks September 2019

by timpickstone on 3 September, 2019

Details of roadworks for the month below – please note this includes some road closures – for the full list see the GM Roadworks site here The Major roadworks in September are:– Hilton Lane 10 September 2019 (at the bottom of Sandy Lane) – Multi-way signals (BT)– Bottom of Rainsough Brow (near the roundabout for […]

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Reporting Back – Cabinet Meeting

by timpickstone on 20 August, 2019

Last month was there regular meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet. Opposition Leaders are allowed to attend the meeting but not vote. Councillor Cristina Tegolo reports: Corporate Finance Monitoring ReportThe Leader and Cabinet Chair, submitted the Cabinet Financial monitoring report.  The report informs Members of the Council’s financial position for the period April 2019 to June 2019 […]

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Earlier this month was the regular meeting of Greater Manchester’s Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee – specifically focussing on the proposals from Greater Manchester Fire for changes in the fire service going forwards. Each of the three GM Scrutiny Committees consist of 15 councillors from across Greater Manchester (at the moment that is – […]

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Festwich in St Mary’s Park 27-28 July 2019

by timpickstone on 18 July, 2019

Just to let residents know that the “UK’s biggest free tribute act festival” returns to St Mary’s Park for the 8th time Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 July 2019. Two days of tribute acts including tributes to Prince, Coldplay and Duran Duran! Apparently tickets are sold out. More information here. Please let us know if […]

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Answers to Questions: Rubbish and Recycling

by timpickstone on 17 July, 2019

At the most recent full Council meeting of Bury Council, your Liberal Democrat team of councillors asked a number of questions regarding rubbish and recycling. Questions and Answers below: Councillor Cristina Tegolo asked about the number of households that have had their bins removed by the Council: “Could the Leader inform members how many households […]

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