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Meet David Ebsworth, author of The Assassin’s Mark

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2017 12:57 BST

A stimulating evening for history lovers interested in the Spanish Civil War takes place at Prestwich Library on Monday 24 April.

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Registration reminder as Mayoral Election countdown commences

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2017 16:30 GMT

The official countdown to the election to choose the first ever Greater Manchester Mayor has begun.

The formal notice of election has been published for the historic vote to choose who fills the post, created as part of the region's pioneering devolution deals.

Voters across Greater Manchester will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May, with the count and result declaration taking place on Friday 5 May.

And people in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote.

Eamonn Boylan, Combined Authority Returning Officer for Greater Manchester, said: “The Mayor of Greater Manchester will be a significant figure in the political life of the region.

“People will be hearing a lot more about the mayoral contest in the weeks ahead. It’s essential that no one who wants to have a say in choosing who is voted into office misses out because they are not registered.”

To be able to vote, people will need to be on the electoral register by Thursday 13 April.

If you are already on the electoral register at your current address, you don't need to take any further action to ensure you can have your say.

But if you are not registered, and want to take part in the vote, you are encouraged not to put off registering.

Registration is a quick and easy process. You can visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to download a registration form. You will just need your date of birth and national insurance number. If you need to update your details (for example if you have moved house, or changed surname through marriage) you should contact your local council: in Bury, call 0161 253 5252.

Details of all confirmed candidates for the mayoral election will be published on Wednesday 5 April.

For more information about the Mayor's role and powers, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the mayoral election visit www.gmelects.org.uk

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Press release issued: 24 March 2017.

​The official countdown to the election to choose the first ever Greater Manchester Mayor has begun.

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Damaged trees in Radcliffe being replaced

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2017 11:35 GMT

New trees are on their way to Festival Gardens in Radcliffe in time for the summer.

During Storm Doris, three tall poplar trees were blown down at the back of the gardens. These were removed and a detailed survey was carried out at the remaining trees. This revealed that a large number of the poplars had white rot fungus, some were unstable due to the strong winds, and trees were nearing the end of their life expectancy.

A council spokesman said: “For safety reasons, we took the decision to remove all of the remaining poplar trees. Work on this should be completed in the next week and, after this, the remaining stumps will be ground down.

“We are planning to replace the poplar trees with a more suitable species of Hornbeam tree that will enhance the appearance of the gardens, and we hope this will be done before summer.”

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Press release issued: 24 March 2017.

New trees are on their way to Festival Gardens in Radcliffe in time for the summer.

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Funding support for Bury’s new start-up businesses

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2017 10:11 GMT

After a successful 12 month pilot scheme, Bury Council is proud to sponsor the Made in Bury Business Academy 2017/18, delivered by thebestofbury.

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Community groups win £5,000 of funding

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2017 13:55 GMT

Six local groups have a won a total of £5,000 from a public ‘dragons’ den’ to improve green spaces and people’s health and wellbeing.

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Free information session for people who are hard of hearing

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2017 13:36 GMT

Free information on the maintenance of NHS hearing aids will be offered on Monday 3 April.

A session is being held at Green Room, Textile Hall (next to Bury Library) and anyone can drop in between 2.30pm and 4pm. Professionals will be on hand to answer any questions about hearing loss.

For more information, call 0161 253 7512 or email sensory.lib@bury.gov.uk

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Press release issued: 23 March 2017.

Free information on the maintenance of NHS hearing aids will be offered on Monday 3 April.

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Road works notice - British Gas on Rochdale Old Road

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 12:38 GMT

Please be aware - British Gas are about to start work to replace a high pressure gas mains in Bury, which means road works at the junction of Rochdale Old Road/Jericho Road/Rough Hill Lane.

The work will take place from Monday 27 March to Monday 10 April, and will involve 24-hour temporary traffic signals at the junction which will be manned at peak periods.

British Gas say the work is necessary due to the demand for gas within the grounds of Fairfield Hospital, and point out that the gas pipe was laid more than 100 years ago.

Contact Martin Kilduff on 07817 999 163 with any queries.

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Issued: 23 March 2017.

Please be aware - British Gas are about to start work to replace a high pressure gas mains in Bury, which means road works at the junction of Rochdale Old Road/Jericho Road/Rough Hill Lane.

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​Raising the flag for the Commonwealth

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2017 11:49 GMT

Bury’s civic leaders joined communities across the land in flying the flag for the Commonwealth.

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​Work begins on £8.5m extra care scheme

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2017 10:48 GMT

A development to provide much needed housing for older people in Bury has started on site this week following a ground-breaking ceremony.

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Road improvement works in Radcliffe

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2017 14:55 GMT

A scheme to improve a main road in Radcliffe starts next week, which will mean diversions for a short period.

Work will begin on Monday 27 March on Church Street West, between Barlow Street and 46 Church Street West, and last for one week.

Drainage and footway works will take place from Monday to Friday during the off-peak hours of 9.30am and 3pm, when temporary two-way traffic signals will operate. Following that, the road will be fully closed at this location (except for access) on the weekend of 1 and 2 April (8am to 6pm) while the carriageway is resurfaced. Diversions will be signed.

The work will depend on the weather, and will be followed by putting down new road markings.

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Press release issued: 21 March 2017.

A scheme to improve a main road in Radcliffe starts next week, which will mean diversions for a short period.

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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 186,000.

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