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Reporting Back: Life after Walk-In Centres

by burylibdems on 13 March, 2018

The last month saw two opportunities for us to raise residents concerns about what will replace our Walk-In Centres in the revised package of ‘Urgent Care’ across the whole of Bury. The was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Health Scrutiny Committee, and also a meeting of the Liberal Democrat Council Group with the CCG […]

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School Reform Package Proposed

by burylibdems on 6 March, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have launched a package of education reforms that would inject greater parental and teacher trust in the English schools system. The education reforms proposed include: -Replacing Ofsted with a reformed independent schools inspectorate system that assesses teacher and pupil well-being, as well as results, and a focus on whether school leaders can […]

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More and more people are getting tired of the Conservatives mishandling of Brexit. It’s why we need a referendum on the deal. A survey by Kantar Public, published today (Sunday, 18 February), has found that 56% of the public judge the Conservatives’ handling of Berexit as poor or very poor. Whether people are for or […]

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Reporting Back: Budget Setting Council

by burylibdems on 27 February, 2018

Last week was Bury’s annual ‘Budget Council’. This is the meeting of all 51 councillors where the Budget for 2018-19 is set, including the all important council tax rates from April. The proposals of the majority Labour Group were voted through.  This is a Council Tax rise of 5.94% from 1 April 2018. The actual rise […]

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Bury Council Budget Liberal Democrat Group Statement

by burylibdems on 22 February, 2018

Liberal Democrat Council Group Leader, Councillor Tim Pickstone said: “With this 6% council tax rise (actually 6.35% when you include the increases from Andy Burnham) Bury’s Labour Council have put Council Tax up a shocking 17% in three years. At the same time they were asking Councillors to vote for cuts to jobs, services and […]

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More than 423,000 homes have been given planning permission but are still waiting to be built, according to new research published today by the Local Government Association. The study shows the backlog has grown by almost 16 per cent in the last year. The figures also show that developers are taking longer to build new […]

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NHS A&E waiting times have hit the worst levels on record. This is yet more evidence of the growing crisis in our health and social care services, where staff are being put under great pressure and quality of care for patients is suffering. When will the Government wake up to the fact that they urgently […]

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A new tax earmarked solely for the NHS and social care is among the recommendations from a panel of 10 experts in a report on healthcare reform commissioned by the Liberal Democrats. This heavyweight report, Health and Social Care: Delivering a Secure Funding Future, will form the blueprint of the Lib Dems’ ongoing healthcare policy. […]

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Yesterday marks the 100-year anniversary of female suffrage in the UK. Speaking on the centennial, President of the Liberal Democrats Sal Brinton said: In the last 100 years there have obviously been massive changes for the role of women in society. We are more equal, we are treated more fairly, and we face fewer obstacles […]

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Reporting Back: Bury Council Cabinet January 2018

by burylibdems on 6 February, 2018

Last week was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s ‘Cabinet’, the Committee of the eight Labour councillors who are Cabinet members. The two opposition leaders are allowed to attend but not vote, Councillor Tim Pickstone reports: The main items on the agenda included: Homelessness The Homeless Reduction Act comes into force in April 2018. The […]

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