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Local Liberal Democrat Councillors have called on the Conservatives running Bury Council to scrap proposed charges for the Fairfax Road. The planned charges will see motorists charged £1 for short-stay parking, and £2 for long-stay. Councillor Tim Pickstone, leader of the Bury Liberal Democrats, said “Lib Dems in Prestwich have opposed the Fairfax Road car […]

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Annual Council 2010

by timpickstone on 20 May, 2010

Labour’s Councillor John Beirne accepting his appointment as Mayor of Bury for 2010-2011. At yesterday’s Annual Council meeting of Bury Council, the Liberal Democrats have decided not to enter into a coalition with either party, and we remain a strong opposition on Bury Council. Group Leader Councillor Tim Pickstone said: “The people of Bury have […]

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CHANGE THAT WORKS FOR YOU

by on 15 April, 2010

THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT MANIFESTO This is a manifesto you can trust. We have stripped our priorities back to the essential, fundamental changes that Britain needs to make it fair: Fair taxes that put money back in your pocket A fair chance for every child A fair future, creating jobs by making Britain greener And a […]

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Bury Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for the General Election on 6th May. Long-serving local Councillor Vic D’Albert will be the party’s candidate in Bury South. Vic has been a Prestwich resident all his adult life, and has served as a Bury Councillor for Holyrood ward since 1991. In Bury North, Cllr Richard Baum […]

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Last Chance for Heaton Park?

by timpickstone on 16 March, 2010

Local residents campaigning against turning the St Margaret’s end of Heaton Park into a commercial soccer centre are fearful that a current request for review by the Secretary of State might be the “last chance” to save the park. Manchester City Council passed the controversial plans for artificial soccer pitches, tennis courts, car parking and […]

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Lib Dems launch general election plans on policing

by richardbaum on 5 February, 2010

Childrens Play at risk from dog mess

by richardbaum on 5 February, 2010

Children’s Outdoor play groups in the area are warning that dog fouling is threatening their future, making it unsafe for children to play outside. Local Liberal Democrat Councillors in Prestwich have called for the Council to fine offending dog owners and ask dog owners to be more responsible.   Cllr Andrew Garner, Sedgley ward Councillor, […]

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TORIES CAN’T BE TRUSTED ON CRIME

by on 20 January, 2010

Commenting on the launch of the Conservatives’ crime section of their draft manifesto, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Huhne said: “The Tories love to tell you they are the party of law and order, when in fact they are the party of crime. “Their disgraceful record in Government speaks for itself – crime nearly […]

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London Victories Bring Hope for Heaton Park

by timpickstone on 25 November, 2009

The campaign to stop an 8-acre private soccer centre being built in Heaton Park is in its final stages ahead of a decision by Manchester Council on December 17th. Campaigners to save the park have been encouraged by a wave of rejections for similar schemes in parks in London. Campaigners in Morden Park found out […]

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Lib Dems fight for better child care

by richardbaum on 7 November, 2009

Lib Dems across the country are coming together to fight for free childcare for every family. We all understand that juggling work and family life can be a struggle for parents. Current Government provisions make it difficult to raise young children and go back to work full or even part-time and the economic crisis means […]

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