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NHS Bury consulting on reducing funding for IVF

by timpickstone on 15 August, 2018

NHS Bury are asking patients and the public to share their views on proposals to review Bury’s current policy in relation to commissioning In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) services. The consultation will run for six weeks from Monday 6th August to Sunday 16th September 2018. Within the consultation document the CCG describes the reasons why it is […]

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Businesses and residents are invited to have their say on Bury Council’s gambling policy. By law, the council is required to have a policy and review it every three years. It is now consulting gambling premises such as betting shops, amusement arcades and pubs, but anyone is allowed to comment. The Gambling Act 2005 has […]

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Call for Double Council Tax on long term empty homes

by timpickstone on 24 July, 2018

Thousands of empty properties across England could be brought back into use if councils are allowed to double the rate of extra council tax on empty homes say local government leaders. The Local Government Association’s Liberal Democrat Group backed an amendment to the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill to […]

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Securing Clean Air Zones around our Schools

by burylibdems on 18 July, 2018

Liberal Democrat councillors on Bury Council were able to secure all-Party support last week for a proposal to introduce ‘Clear Air Zones’ around all of our local schools. In many parts of Bury, particularly near to our main roads, busy junctions and our high number of motorways, there are areas of  poor air quality and […]

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Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd has slammed the Government for failing to meet their deadline to ban cold calling by companies selling pension products. During debates on the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill, Treasury Minister John Glen committed to “ban pensions cold calling quickly” and promised to make a statement to Parliament if he failed […]

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GMSF Delayed, Again…

by burylibdems on 4 July, 2018

The next draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has been delayed again by the ten Labour Council Leaders in Greater Manchester. The second draft was originally meant to be published in June 2018, but was recently delayed to July – now we’re not expecting to see anything until much later in the year. […]

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Reporting Back: Health Scrutiny

by burylibdems on 26 June, 2018

Councillor Steve Wright represented the Liberal Democrats at last weeks meeting of Bury’s Health Scrutiny Committee. Fairfield Hospital Update Senior management from Fairfield Hospital gave a presentation on the ‘Improvement Journey’ Fairfield Hospital in the last couple of years.  The hospital was rated by the Care Quality Commission as  ‘Requires Improvement’ and now it is […]

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MP’s Victory in ‘Up-Skirting’ Law

by burylibdems on 19 June, 2018

Liberal Democrat MP Were Hobhouse, who was previously a LiB Dem Councillor in Rochdale, has declared victory her bid to make ‘upskirting’ a specific criminal offence. Ms Hobhouse had brought a Private Members’ Bill to make the practice a specific officen, but the Bill was blocked by a Conservative MP Christpher Chope (he also blocked […]

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Leading Liberal Democrats have written to the Chancellor calling for new, dedicated money from the Treasury to fund teachers’ future pay rises and are seeking cross-party support. The call comes amid fears that the Government will accept a pay rise for teachers, but won’t provide schools extra money to fund for it. The Liberal Democrats […]

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Public Meeting: Democracy Needs You!

by burylibdems on 5 June, 2018

Bury Liberal Democrats have organised a public meeting on the theme: “Democracy needs you: why you should get involved in politics today”. “Democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted” former USA President Barack Obama says. We will look at how democracy works, why sometimes it doesn’t and how you can be part of […]

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