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Inequality is threatening our Future – Vince Cable

by burylibdems on 6 September, 2017

Vince Cable has made a major speech on tackling inequality: On the new, unequal Britain: “In modern Britain, there is something stirring around the idea of inequality: something new and worrying. This impression is based on the observation that inequalities of income, wealth and opportunity, between classes, regions and generations, are worsening, and that Britain […]

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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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The latest figures show that Britain just isn’t building enough houses to tackle the housing crisis – and it’s time for the Government to get their hands dirty and fix the crisis. Quarterly housebuilding statistics released today by the Department of Communities and Local Government show that just 40,310 were built in the last quarter […]

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Liberal Tour of Manchester

by burylibdems on 30 August, 2017

Have you always wanted to know more about Manchester’s Liberal Past? On October 21st, ALDC is hosting a Liberal Tour of Manchester meeting at 3pm in central Manchester. Our professional guide will show us around the city centre, giving you a taste of the history, architecture, and culture and showing you the major Liberal sights. […]

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Bury Lib Dems at Manchester Pride

by burylibdems on 23 August, 2017

Every year, volunteers from the Bury Lib Dems take part in Manchester Pride. The Lib Dems have the longest and proudest record of support for LGBT+ people, and so we have something to celebrate! You can join in – it’s an amazing experience, and you don’t need to be an expert on LGBT+ issues or […]

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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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3.6% rail fare rise is a bitter blow to passengers

by burylibdems on 16 August, 2017

Rail commuters in England and Wales will see their fares increase by 3.6% from next year, the biggest annual price hike in 5 years. This is a price rise too far for passengers. This steep hike to rail fares will be a bitter blow for passengers struggling with overcrowded and unreliable trains including residents in […]

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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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One elderly patient had to wait more than three years to be let out of a mental health unit after being declared ready to leave. These figures are a humanitarian disgrace. Figures on mental health delayed discharges released today are a “humanitarian disgrace”. The shocking new figures revealed that people have had to wait over […]

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