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Bury Council’s Budget Consultation 2016-17

by prestwichfocus on 17 December, 2015

Bury Council has started an online consultation with residents about the 2016-17 budget. Residents will be aware that the Chancellor, George Osborne MP, announced a further very difficult financial settlement for local government, which is going to mean extreme pressure on some of our local services over the coming years. The exact details of how […]

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Bury New Road Highway Proposals

by prestwichfocus on 17 November, 2015

As you may be aware Bury Council has just started a six week consultation on proposals to make significant changes to Bury New Road as it passes through Prestwich Village. Consultation ends on 23 December 2015. Some (Labour) councillors have been developing the plans for the couple of years, but this is the first time […]

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Report from Bury’s Full Council Meeting

by prestwichfocus on 27 October, 2015

Last Wednesday (21 October 2015) was the regular ‘full’ meeting of Bury Council – the only time where all 51 Councillors meet together. Here is a quick report from my Lib Dem colleagues Cllr Tim Pickstone and Cllr Mary D’Albert Missing Coucnillors The meeting was unusual because the shortly into the meeting the entire Conservative […]

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Bury Light Night – Tomorrow!

by prestwichfocus on 15 October, 2015

The fifth annual Bury Light Night is tomorrow – on Friday 16 October. There’s a focus on ‘busy bees’ this year, with a variety of interactive events on the theme of this most industrious and essential of workers Visitors can expect the usual wide range of dancing, storytelling, lights and music, bringing the town centre […]

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Support for Refugees

by prestwichfocus on 16 September, 2015

At meetings of Bury’s ‘Full Council’ the Liberal Democrat group of councillors normally only get once question answered by the the Council Leader at each meeting. Last week your Lib Dem team asked their one question about the role Bury can play in the current refugee crisis in Europe and in Syria. It has been […]

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