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Save our Libraries – Sign the Petition

by burylibdems on 20 January, 2017

Bury Council’s Cabinet will be considering a report at its meeting next Wednesday (25 January 2017) on the future of Libraries. The Council has been consulting on library service for a number of months, though for everyone involved in the consultation the proposals – which now recommend the closure of at least 10 of the 14 […]

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Bury and Prestwich Walk-In Centres to Close

by burylibdems on 20 January, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) met on Wednesday (18 January 2017) to consider the outcome of its own ‘consultation’ on the future of our two Walk-In Centres, in Bury and Prestwich. The result of the public engagement undertaken included over 1,000 survey completed by residents and showed: 90% thought that the Walk-In Centres serve […]

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Lib Dem Group Response to GMSF

by burylibdems on 18 January, 2017

Bury Council’s Liberal Democrat Group has submitted its formal response, and objection, in the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The full response is below, with the key points being: – We do not want to see any building on green belt land, certainly not before brownfield sites and existing planning permissions have been used […]

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If you were hoping for a clear and sensible plan for Brexit Britain from Theresa May youíll be disappointed. Theresa Mayís 12 point speech contained no plan for Britain. The one thing we did learn is the Conservatives have ditched their 2015 manifesto promise to stay in the Single Market and have now decided to […]

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One Week to have your say on Green Belt proposals

by burylibdems on 8 January, 2017

Just before Christmas Greater Manchester councils added a few weeks more to the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the new deadline is 16 January 2017. We only have a few days left to get our voices hear before so much of our precious Green Belt land will be lost for ever. Please: Sign […]

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Tim Farron responds to the resignation of Ivan Rogers

by burylibdems on 4 January, 2017

Responding to the shock resignation of the British ambassador to the EU, Ivan Rogers, Tim Farron said: “It is damning when our own top people are slamming this Conservative Brexit government for using ill-founded arguments and muddled thinking. “This is the biggest decision by the UK Government in modern times and Theresa May is marching […]

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Volunteers needed!

by burylibdems on 4 January, 2017

We’re looking for volunteers to join the Focus delivery team in St Mary’s and Holyrood wards. Getting our message out there to voters is really important. One way we do this is by delivering regular mailings to residents to make sure they are kept up to date with our campaigns. If you can spare some time (as little […]

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Two massive decisions affecting our local area are to see delays over the Christmas period. Bury CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) have decided to defer a decision on the future of Prestwich and Bury Walk-In Centres to it’s January meeting (15th January 2017).  Hopefully this will give it time to consider the massive public opposition to […]

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AGM and Committee 2017

by burylibdems on 14 December, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to the AGM last night where we had an excellent presentation from the Liberal Democrat Greater Manchester Mayoral candidate Jane Brophy. 2017 Executive Committee President – Stephen Stokes Chair – Wilf Davison Vice-Chair – Samantha Stretch Secretary – Michael Powell Treasurer – Jacob Royde Membership Development Officer and Data […]

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Figures show full scale of Bury’s Green Belt Betrayal

by burylibdems on 13 December, 2016

Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrat Councillors on Bury Council have revealed to what extent Bury has been betrayed in the proposals to remove ‘Green Belt’ land in the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. Across Greater Manchester, just 8.2% of Green Belt land is proposed to be destroyed. However, Bury Council’s Labour-leadership have signed-up to […]

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