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Businesses and residents are invited to have their say on Bury Council’s gambling policy. By law, the council is required to have a policy and review it every three years. It is now consulting gambling premises such as betting shops, amusement arcades and pubs, but anyone is allowed to comment. The Gambling Act 2005 has […]

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Call for Double Council Tax on long term empty homes

by timpickstone on 24 July, 2018

Thousands of empty properties across England could be brought back into use if councils are allowed to double the rate of extra council tax on empty homes say local government leaders. The Local Government Association’s Liberal Democrat Group backed an amendment to the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill to […]

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GMSF revised timetable – next proposals in October

by timpickstone on 24 July, 2018

Greater Manchester’s Council Leaders are set to agree a revised timetable for the publication of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework plans. The next set of proposals, a Consultation Draft, will be agreed by the GM Combined Authority at its meeting at the end of October, followed by a 12 week consultation. Consultation on the next […]

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Summer BBQ Sunday 29 July 2018 – All Welcome

by burylibdems on 18 July, 2018

The Bury Liberal Democrats would like to invite you to join us for our summer BBQ, taking place on Sunday 29th July at 17 Prestwich Park Road South, M25 9PE from 5pm onwards. All members and supporters are welcome, and please bring family and friends. Tickets will be priced at £10.00 for adults and kids come free! […]

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Securing Clean Air Zones around our Schools

by burylibdems on 18 July, 2018

Liberal Democrat councillors on Bury Council were able to secure all-Party support last week for a proposal to introduce ‘Clear Air Zones’ around all of our local schools. In many parts of Bury, particularly near to our main roads, busy junctions and our high number of motorways, there are areas of  poor air quality and […]

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David Davis, Boris Johnson and Brexit Chaos

by burylibdems on 11 July, 2018

Tom Brake MP: I’m running out of words to describe what a mess this Government is in. Chaos, dissaray, shambles, omnishambles. Bluntly, the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson on Monday makes it clear: this government is up shit creek without a paddle. It is obvious to all – Brexiters and Remainers alike – […]

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Black Pride

by burylibdems on 11 July, 2018

Secretary of the newly formly Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality talks about her experience as someone who is BAME and LGBT, and why events like Black Pride are so important. Sunday was UK Black Pride, a day to hear from and celebrate those of us who live in the BAME-LGBT intersection. I am one […]

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Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd has slammed the Government for failing to meet their deadline to ban cold calling by companies selling pension products. During debates on the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill, Treasury Minister John Glen committed to “ban pensions cold calling quickly” and promised to make a statement to Parliament if he failed […]

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The Pankhursts: Suffragette City Tour

by burylibdems on 4 July, 2018

You are invited to this professionally led walk is in memory of the Pankhursts – Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia – fierce campaigners, resolute radicals, recalling their city centre haunts and outlining their struggle. Starting at St Ann’s Church at 17:30, the tour will last approximately 2 hours. To RSVP please go here: https://www.libdems.org.uk/clairehalliwell/the_pankhursts_suffragette_city_tour

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GMSF Delayed, Again…

by burylibdems on 4 July, 2018

The next draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has been delayed again by the ten Labour Council Leaders in Greater Manchester. The second draft was originally meant to be published in June 2018, but was recently delayed to July – now we’re not expecting to see anything until much later in the year. […]

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