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Changes to Parliamentary Constituencies Proposed

by burylibdems on 17 October, 2017

The Boundary Commission for England has today published its revised proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies. This is part of a review to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and to ensure all constituencies are the same size. Under the revised plans Bury borough is split three ways: a ‘Bury’ constituency consitsing of […]

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Anything you want us to ask Andy Burnham?

by burylibdems on 10 October, 2017

Bury’s Lib Dem Group Leader, Cllr Tim Pickstone is meeting ‘Metro Mayor’ Andy Burnham this week as a delegation of Lib Dem Group Leaders in Greater Manchester. Anything you want us to ask him? This is a summary of the GM Metro Mayor powers produced by the Centre for Cities. In Greater Manchester the Mayor […]

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Metrolink 6% Fare Hike Condemned

by burylibdems on 4 October, 2017

Metrolink Fares are to to rise by around 6% a year until 2020, the ten Greater Manchester Council Leaders have agreed. The decision was to rise fairs by ‘inflation + 2.33%’ on 1 January 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively. At todays inflation level that is an increase of 5.93% on 1 January 2018, and over […]

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Call for Safer Building Standards

by burylibdems on 22 September, 2017

The Liberal Democrats, at their annual conference held this year in Bournemouth called for significantly safer building standard in the light of the terrible Grenfell Tower tragedy. In a motion overwhelmingly agreed, the Party expressed its deep regret at the appalling Grenfell Tower fire. It called for the public inquiry to be full and as […]

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Time to Talk – Suicide Prevention Day

by burylibdems on 12 September, 2017

Last Sunday, 10 September 2017 was the 15th Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. The day was launched to raise awareness of, and take action on the 800,000 people who die each year globally as a result of suicide. Councillor Mary D’Albert represented us at an event in Bury hosted by Samirtans Bury to raise awareness on the […]

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37% of Bury’s Home Care Visits just 15 minutes long

by burylibdems on 4 September, 2017

At the last Full Council meeting of Bury Council the Lib Dem team of Councillors asked questions on the length of home care visits provided by Bury Council. These investigations have shown that a shocking 37% of Home Care visits is Bury are 15 minutes or less. Bury Council commissions care at Home services for […]

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Greater Manchester ‘Combined Authority’ has announced the ‘next steps’ in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework announced. This has been agreed by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, and the ten council leaders, including Bury’s. Residents will recall that the first proposals set out plans build significant numbers of houses across Greater Manchester – this was for 227,000 new […]

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Answers to Questions: Reducing Smoking

by burylibdems on 15 August, 2017

At Bury’s last Full Council meeting, Lib Dem councillors asked questions on how Bury was performing on reducing the rate of smoking in the borough. Local Councils have responsibility for public health, of which reducing smoking rates is an important part. We asked following the Public Health England report on smoking rates for 2016, which […]

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Council Starts Consultation on ‘Local Plan’

by burylibdems on 8 August, 2017

Consultation on Bury Council’s own ‘Local Plan’ started on 7 August. The Plan will set out housing and employment requirements of the borough for years to come and the need for new infrastructure. The above is strategic issues outlined in the GMSF.  The Issues Paper forms part of the Local Plan, which is being drawn […]

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Mental Health plan doesn’t go far enough

by burylibdems on 1 August, 2017

Health organisations and the Liberal Democrats have criticised the Government’s announcement on mental health NHS staffing shortages as inadequate. The Government announced plans yesterday to recruit an extra 5,000 staff into mental health services by 2020-21, but many have critised the existing crisis in filling jobs, and the lack of any new funding to pay […]

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