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Reporting Back GM Combined Authority Scrutiny

by burylibdems on 16 January, 2018

Just to report back from the last two meetings of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This is one of three Scrutiny Committees that have been set up to have oversight of the work of the GM Elected Mayor and other issues that happen at a Greater Manchester level. Bury […]

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Your views sought on Policing Priorities

by burylibdems on 9 January, 2018

Greater Manchester’s Labour Mayor, Andy Burnham, is running a consultation on his plan for policing and the Lib Dem team are urging people take the survey. The proposed policing priorities are: Keeping people safe Protecting and caring for people who live, work, socialise and travel in Greater Manchester. Protecting those who are vulnerable and those […]

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11,000 homes empty for more than 10 years across UK

by burylibdems on 2 January, 2018

Over 11,000 homes across the country have been sitting empty for ten years or more, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. Vince Cable has said it is a “national scandal” that so many homes are being left empty when the country is in the midst of a worsening homelessness crisis. The figures, uncovered through […]

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114,000 Tonnes of Plastic in the Bin this Christmas

by burylibdems on 20 December, 2017

114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will end up in the bin, and not recycled, over the festive period estimate a group of environment charities including Friends of the Earth, the RSPCA, the National Trust and the Wildlife Trusts. Their recently launched beach litter report revealed the tide of plastic has risen to a whopping 70% […]

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Calls for Public Sector Pay Cap to End

by burylibdems on 13 December, 2017

Bury’s Councillors have backed calls from the Liberal Democrats group for the 1% pay cap for public sector pay rises to be ended, and to be properly funded by Government. Liberal Democrat councillors proposed a motion on Public Sector Pay to the last full meeting of Bury Council. This was agreed by Councillors and is […]

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Hands-up if you voted for a 19% Metrolink fare rise

by burylibdems on 6 December, 2017

Metrolink Fares are to rise by around 6% a year until 2020, Greater Manchester Council Leaders have agreed. The decision was to raise fares by ‘inflation + 2.33%’ a year for three years. That’s an increase of 5.93% on 1st January 2018 and over the three years a fare rise of 19%. Railway companies announced […]

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Reporting Back: Overspends and Road Repairs

by burylibdems on 28 November, 2017

Last week Councillor Steve Wright attended the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Council Finances Current estimates are that the Council is heading for an overspend of £3.491 million in the 2017-18 financial year. The reasons for for the overspend are largely: – demand for services being higher than the budget were either demand pressures (mostly […]

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Reporting Back: Health Scrutiny

by burylibdems on 21 November, 2017

Last week was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s ‘Health Scrutiny’ Committee. Councillor Mary D’Albert reports: Delayed Discharge from Hospital Delayed discharge is a high profile issue within the health service with significant knock on effect to other hospital services (e.g. lack of beds to transfer people from A&E). There is also a cost implication. […]

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World Diabetes Day 14 November 2017

by burylibdems on 14 November, 2017

1 in 10 adults across the world will have diabetes by 2040 if current trends continue. Including 313 million women. That’s why this year the theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes. The campaign is designed to share the importance of affordable access for all women at risk for or living with […]

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Reporting Back Greater Manchester CA Scrutiny

by burylibdems on 6 November, 2017

Last month saw the second meeting of the new Greater Manchester Combined Authority Scrutiny Committees. A scrutiny process is established in the laws which establish the city region Mayor (Andy Burnham), and in Greater Manchester these are just now taking shape. Three Scrutiny Committees have been established, each is made up of 15 councillors from […]

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