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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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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. More details of the response below. Councillors in Bury will also have a chance to debate Bury leaving the GMSF at the Full Council meeting on 1 February 2017 with a motion proposed by the […]

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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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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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At the most recent meeting of Bury Council’s Cabinet, the main item of discussion was the ongoing consultation on the future of Bury’s Library Service. Anyone who took part in the consultation (and 3537 people did) may recall that the Council was consulting on five ‘principles’ : Principle 1 – To provide a Library Service across […]

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Government breaks Key Election Promise on our NHS

by burylibdems on 1 November, 2016

‘Liberal Democrat councillors in Bury have accused the Government of ‘Half truths and less than half the cash’ after it emerged that the Government is giving the NHS less than half of the £10 billion it pledged before last year’s General Election. Parliament’s own Health Committee has written to the Conservative chancellor to say claiming […]

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Green Belt Proposals – More Information

by burylibdems on 25 October, 2016

On Friday (28 October 2016) the ten Greater Manchester Council Leaders will meet to agree the draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. Broadly the document sets out how the Councils propose to use land over the next 25 years to allow the city region to develop. As a starting point they assume Greater Manchester […]

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