Flood warnings in Bury now lifted

News   •   Mar 17, 2019 12:53 GMT

Following yesterday's rain, all flood alerts affecting Bury have now been lifted by the Environment Agency.

To keep up to date with local flood warnings, go to the Environment Agency at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings?location=Bury

Following yesterday's rain, all flood alerts affecting Bury have now been lifted by the Environment Agency. To keep up to date with local flood warnings, go to the Environment Agency at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings?location=Bury

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Closely monitoring water levels

News   •   Mar 16, 2019 14:19 GMT

We're closely monitoring river levels across the borough given the amount of rain we've had and current Met Office warnings.

We've also sent out extra gulley cleaning teams this weekend to alleviate flooding risks to local streets and parks.

We'll post updates here, but you can keep in touch with the latest information and advice about Bury via the Environment Agency website: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings?location=Bury

We're closely monitoring river levels across the borough given the amount of rain we've had and current Met Office warnings.

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Bury stands in solidarity with New Zealand following the Christchurch attacks

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2019 13:03 GMT

Civic leaders in Bury have voiced their solidarity with New Zealand and the victims of the attacks in Christchurch.

The flags outside the Town Hall have been lowered to half mast as a mark of respect.

Councillor Rishi Shori, leader of the council, said: ‘We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to all of those affected by the terrible events that took place in Christchurch last night. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand in decrying these abhorrent acts.

Terrorism is a scourge to humanity and the worrying increase in extreme far right attacks and rhetoric across the world, including in the UK, should act as a reminder for us all to double our efforts to challenge hate in all its forms and stand up to bigotry.

We are fortunate in Bury to have a diverse community where people of all backgrounds contribute positively to what makes our town a great place to live. We will continue to promote these ideals wherever and whenever we can.’

Civic leaders in Bury have voiced their solidarity with New Zealand and the victims of the attacks in Christchurch.

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Shop-front grants offered to Radcliffe businesses as part of scheme to drive town centre trade

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2019 18:28 GMT

Independent businesses in Radcliffe town centre are being offered grants of up to 80 per cent of the cost of improvements to the exterior of their premises, to help increase ‘kerb-appeal’ and drive new custom.

Councillor Trevor Holt to be next Mayor of Bury

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2019 17:14 GMT

​Bury East councillor Trevor Holt, who has spent nearly half of his life as a councillor, serving the residents of Bury, is to be the 2019/20 Mayor of Bury. He is the second longest serving member of the council and was born and educated in East ward, which he has represented for 36 years since being elected in 1983.

Improving Bury's roads

News   •   Mar 13, 2019 11:21 GMT

Bury Council is to adopt a new Greater Manchester-wide Highway Safety Inspection Policy as part of a range of actions aimed at improving maintenance of Bury’s 660km roads network.

The move compliments the £20m of extra local investment to improve and maintain Bury’s highways and follows the introduction in October 2018 of a new national Code of Practice called “Well Managed Highway Infrastructure”.

In recognition of this change in the Code of Practice, all GM districts and TFGM have co-produced an over-arching Greater Manchester Highway Safety Inspection Framework. The new Code of Practice sets out Bury’s practice in terms of highway network hierarchy, investigatory levels, frequency of inspection and repair response times. This will ultimately lead to improved standards of highway maintenance.

Councillor Alan Quinn, Cabinet Member for the Environment said:  “We’ve had a £40m shortfall in government funding for our roads since 2010, that’s why we’ve had to take advantage of low interest rates to borrow money to improve and maintain our highway network. This extra investment has seen over 11,000 potholes filled and 12km of road resurfaced at 30 sites across Bury.”

Bury Council is to adopt a new GM wide Highway Safety Inspection Policy as part of a range of actions aimed at improving maintenance of Bury’s 660km roads network.

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Ambitious proposals to clean up harmful air pollution

News   •   Mar 13, 2019 11:01 GMT

Bury Council's cabinet last night endorsed wide ranging proposals to tackle the urgent problem of air pollution. This proposal is a joint commitment from all of the ten Greater Manchester (GM) local authorities to make the City Region one of the healthiest, cleanest and greenest conurbations in Europe.

This initiative followed the defeat in 2018 of the government at the High Court by the environmental group, Client Earth who successfully proved that the government had failed in their duty to meet air quality standards. The government then instructed 60 councils across England to submit plans to improve air quality “in the shortest possible time”.

Poor air quality is now the largest environmental public health issue facing the UK. Pollutants, mainly Nitrogen Oxide (NOX) and particulates (tiny particles of dust, soot and liquid droplets) are linked to a range of serious health problems and reduced life expectancy. It’s been estimated that air pollution contributes to the equivalent of 1200 deaths per year in GM alone. Road transport causes 80% of NOX emissions at the roadside, mainly from diesel engines.

The published Outline Business Case (OBC) sets out a “GM Clean Air Plan” to tackle NOX exceedances, a proposed package of measures to significantly reduce harmful NOX emissions from road vehicles.

The OBC puts forward an unprecedented programme to clean up GM’sBus, HGV, taxi and van fleets, future proofing the road transport system and helping to make it and the environment fit for residents todayand for generations to come.

It proposes a Clean Air Zone covering the 500 square miles of Greater Manchester and its near 3 million people, the largest metropolis outside London. The zone will require owners of high polluting, non compliant HGVs, buses, taxis private hire vehicles, vans and mini buses: but not cars to pay a daily penalty to drive in GM.

The OBC concludes that considerable financial support will be needed from central government to help clean up GM’s air while supporting businesses to switch to cleaner vehicles and sustaining economic growth. A Clean Air Zone will not be introduced without the necessary government funding for these support measures. The Clean Air Zone would be implemented from 2021. From 2023 non compliant vans will also be included in the list of non compliant vehicles as the availability of compliant vans becomes more available.

Councillor Alan Quinn, Bury’s Environmental Lead said “Poor air quality kills hundreds of people every year in GM, we cannot simply do nothing. However we need the necessary funding and legislation from government to achieve this”.

Each of GM’s local authorities will be asked to approve the OBC for the proposals before they are submitted to government at the end of this month. A Final Business Case would be developed by the end of 2019 follwing public consultation and subject to further local authority approvals.

To find out more and to register for updates visit:

www.CleanAirGM.com

Bury Council's Cabinet last night endorsed wide ranging proposals to tackle the urgent problem of air pollution. This proposal is a joint commitment from all of the ten Greater Manchester (GM) local authorities to make the City Region one of the healthiest, cleanest and greenest conurbations in Europe.

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​Building community links at the Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 16:26 GMT

Businesses, community groups, faith leaders, council members and GMP came together for the Mayor of Bury’s Interfaith Breakfast today (Tuesday 5 March).

Final Greater Manchester Spatial Framework drop-in – Wednesday 6 March

News   •   Feb 27, 2019 12:41 GMT

The sixth and final Bury Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) drop-in event is at the Elizabethan Suite, Bury, next Wednesday (March 6) from noon to 8pm.

Gas escape investigation at Bolton Road West

News   •   Feb 22, 2019 13:01 GMT

Cadent Gas are investigating a gas escape at Bolton Road West and have located the leak. Repairs will be completed as quickly as possible but temporary 2-way traffic lights may still be in place on 25 February. If this is the case congestion is likely near to Roy Gardens/Woodhey High School. Please allow extra time for your journey.

Cadent Gas are investigating a gas escape at Bolton Road West and have located the leak. Repairs will be completed as quickly as possible but temporary 2-way traffic lights may still be in place on 25 February. If this is the case congestion is likely near to Roy Gardens/Woodhey High School. Please allow extra time for your journey.

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Bury Council consists of six towns, Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich. Formed in April 1974 as a result of Local Government re-organisation it was one of the ten original districts that formed the County of Greater Manchester. The Borough has an area of 9,919 hectares (24,511 acres) and serves a population of 187,500.

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