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Greater Manchester Housing Update

by burylibdems on 24 March, 2018

Two important announcements in the last week about future housing construction in Greater Manchester. The first is the publication, by the 10 Greater Manchester Councils (the Greater Manchester Strategic Authority, GMSA) of a detailed map of land identified for future housing and employment developments. The Councils estimate that this is potentially enough land for an […]

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Reporting Back: Life after Walk-In Centres

by burylibdems on 13 March, 2018

The last month saw two opportunities for us to raise residents concerns about what will replace our Walk-In Centres in the revised package of ‘Urgent Care’ across the whole of Bury. The was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee, and also a meeting of the Liberal Democrat Council Group with the CCG […]

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School Reform Package Proposed

by burylibdems on 6 March, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have launched a package of education reforms that would inject greater parental and teacher trust in the English schools system. The education reforms proposed include: -Replacing Ofsted with a reformed independent schools inspectorate system that assesses teacher and pupil well-being, as well as results, and a focus on whether school leaders can […]

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JANE BROPHY, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester, is calling for the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework (GMSF) to be scrapped. The GMSF process will only go ahead if all ten councils in Greater Manchester and the newly elected mayor vote in favour of it. If any one of the eleven deciding vote […]

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Lib Dems call for £7m extra for NHS in Bury

by burylibdems on 8 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Government’s failure to provide enough extra cash for the NHS in today’s budget, warning that local services will struggle to cope with growing demand. Ahead of the budget the Liberal Democrats called for a £4 billion funding boost for NHS and care services this year. That would amount to […]

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Reporting Back: Bury’s Budget Council 2017

by burylibdems on 27 February, 2017

At Bury’s recent ‘Budget Council’ Meeting the proposals from the majority Labour Group were voted through, which is a Council Tax increase from 1 April 2016 of 4.94%. Your local Liberal Democrat councillors voted against this budget. The increase is made up of a basic increase of 1.94%, plus a further 3% ‘social care levy’. […]

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Bury’s Library Review – Formal Consultation

by burylibdems on 21 February, 2017

Bury Council is now formally consulting on its proposals to close 10 or 11 of our 14 libraries. Consultations run until 27 April. There are two options are: 1) to retain the following library buildings: Bury (plus Archives), Ramsbottom, and Prestwich; 2) to retain Bury (plus Archives), Ramsbottom, Prestwich and Radcliffe. You can read the […]

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Reporting Back: Full Council and the GMSF Debate

by burylibdems on 7 February, 2017

Last Wednesday (1 February 2017) was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting of Bury Council, the one meeting where all 51 councillors meet to discuss the main issues facing the area. This was a very busy meeting of the Council, with a full public gallery – mostly people concerned about the proposals in the Greater Manchester […]

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Save our Libraries – Sign the Petition

by burylibdems on 20 January, 2017

Bury Council’s Cabinet at its meeting on  Wednesday 25 January 2017 agreed to consult on proposals to close up to 11 of our 14 libraries. The Council has been consulting on library service for a number of months, though for everyone involved in the consultation (which never mentioned closures) these plans will come as a huge […]

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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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