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Taking Action on Tax Avoidance

by burylibdems on 17 April, 2018

Liberal Democrat councillors on Bury Council have been successful in a a move to get Bury Council to play its part in tackling corporate tax avoidance. Lib Dem Councillors brought a motion on tax avoidance to the last full meeting of Bury Council. The motion was supported by other parties and is now the official […]

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NHS Bury announce cuts of £5.2 million

by burylibdems on 16 April, 2018

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has announced cuts of £5.2 million for the financial year just started, towards meeting an expected £7.3 million deficit for the year. The cuts agreed are: Primary Care (GPs etc) £1.1 million – the largest items being: – Terminating the Vulnerable Patient Scheme, saving c£0.1m. – Terminating the Clinical […]

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Don’t Persecute Honest Passengers!

by burylibdems on 15 April, 2018

Don’t persecute honest passengers, prosecute fare-dodgers is the message from the Opposition Spokesperson on Transport for Greater Manchester Committee. Investigations from the Lib Dem team of councillors here in Bury revealed that an estimated one in eight Metrolink passengers are fare-dodgers with T4GM confirming that they estimate that 12% of journeys are not paid for. […]

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Greater Manchester Housing Update

by burylibdems on 24 March, 2018

Two important announcements in the last month 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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