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Dole Queues in bury continue to grow

by richardbaum on 30 September, 2009

Bury’s dole queues have lengthened by over three quarters this year to over 4,000. Now Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Vic D’Albert says the Government must act fast to halt the rise in job losses and home repossessions in the borough. There are now 4,230 people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance in Bury, an increase of 78.9% […]

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Lib Dems slam Tories after CCTV pledge broken

by richardbaum on 27 September, 2009

Liberal Democrats in Bury have accused the Conservatives of breaking an election pledge after it was revealed that no new CCTV camera is being installed in the borough this year, despite the Tories promising an increase. Figures obtained by the Lib Dems show that since coming to power in May 2007, no new public safety […]

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The amount of bulky waste sent for recycling in Bury has slumped since the Conservative Council introduced charges for collection, say local Liberal Democrats. Information gathered by the Lib Dems shows that over 800 tonnes of bulky waste (excluding fridges) was collected in 2007/8. In 2008/9, the first year during which charges were fully operational, […]

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Lib Dems back shopkeepers in Besses parking row

by richardbaum on 27 September, 2009

Local Liberal Democrats have backed shopkeepers’ calls for the removal of new parking charges at the Bay Horse pub in Unsworth. Businesses and shoppers nearby have complained after brewers Joseph Holt introduced a £2 per day flat rate parking charge on land used by shoppers for free for years. Julie Baum, Liberal Democrat campaigner for […]

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Overcrouding on Local Trains Could Get Worse

by timpickstone on 25 September, 2009

“Overcrowding on Greater Manchester’s Trains could get worse,” says Transport Chief Keith Whitmore Overcrowing on Greater Manchester’s trains could get worse if Department of Transport (DFT) rules lead to five trains, currently used betweeen Oldham and Manchester, being mothballed next month,” says Cllr Keith Whitmore – the first-ever Liberal Democrat Chairman of the Greater Manchester […]

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Local roads “not fixed until 2084” reveal Lib Dems

by richardbaum on 15 September, 2009

Liberal Democrats in Bury have revealed that the Conservative-run Bury Council is set to take 75 years to repair the borough’s broken roads unless road repair policy is changed. Answering a written question from Lib Dem leader Cllr Tim Pickstone at the meeting of Bury Council on 9th September, the Conservatives disclosed that 426 roads […]

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Lib Dem fury after Tories block Council openness vote

by richardbaum on 15 September, 2009

Local Liberal Democrats have reacted angrily after Conservatives at the Town Hall blocked proposals which would have made it easier for members of the public to grill Councillors. The Lib Dems presented plans to improve openness and democracy at Council meetings to the Council on September 9th. Ideas included making it easier for members of […]

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Visitors to Bury should be able to park for free after 3pm, so says Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Bury North Cllr Richard Baum.   The proposal to allow free parking from 3pm on Bury’s streets is designed to increase the number of visitors to the Town Centre, and help local businesses struggling through the […]

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Prestwich Councillor stars in National Campaign

by richardbaum on 31 August, 2009

A Prestwich Councillor has been chosen to star in a national campaign aimed at recruiting more people to come forward as candidates as Councillors.  Donal O’Hanlon, Liberal Democrat Councillor for St Mary’s ward in Prestwich, is one of six Councillors from around the country to appear in a new guide called “People Like You Are […]

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Local Road Funding “Disgrace” say Lib Dems

by richardbaum on 5 August, 2009

Liberal Democrat Councillors in Prestwich have reacted with anger after details of the Council’s road maintenance package for the year were announced this week. The Conservative-run Bury Council has announced that Prestwich will receive just under £63,000 for road and pavement repairs for the coming year, despite a list of required repairs amounting to over […]

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