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Lego at the library

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2017 16:03 GMT

Bury Library’s monthly Lego Club will be starting again in the new year from Saturday 4 February (2-3pm).

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Let’s read together and inspire our children’s imagination

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2017 14:21 GMT

Parents are invited to share the joy of reading with their young children at a session held at Prestwich Library on Monday 13 February.

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Church Street West - latest update

News   •   Jan 16, 2017 17:12 GMT

Church Street West in Radcliffe could be re-opened on Thursday morning following a further two days of safety work on the former Radcliffe Times building.

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Update - Church Street West to remain closed for public safety reasons

News   •   Jan 11, 2017 14:25 GMT

Church Street West in Radcliffe is still closed to motorists, and may remain closed for some time, after part of the former Radcliffe Times building fell down in the early hours of today.

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Council launches healthy living campaign to stem rising obesity rates

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2017 11:10 GMT

With New Year’s resolutions still fresh in the mind, Bury Council is launching a healthy living campaign to encourage people to consider the health impacts of being overweight.

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Internet, email and universal job match course

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2017 11:04 GMT

Residents can sign up to a course offering help with job searching, using the internet and running an email account.

The course is being run by Bury’s adult education service, and takes place on six consecutive Mondays (starting 16 January, 10am to noon) at Topping Fold Community Centre and Library.

The cost is £45: for more details, call Bury Adult Education Centre on 0161 253 7501, quoting course code CTFL100.

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Press release issued: 11 January 2017.

Residents can sign up to a course offering help with job searching, using the internet and running an email account.

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Road closures in Radcliffe and Bury

News   •   Jan 11, 2017 10:00 GMT

Please note that Church Street West in Radcliffe and Bell Lane in Bury are currently closed to motorists.

Church Street West has been closed because the former Radcliffe Times building has been declared unsafe.

The road has been closed to through traffic from Spring Lane to Seymour Street. Traffic will be diverted via Spring Lane – Water Street – Pilkington Way – Dale Street and vice versa.

Currently pedestrian access is being maintained on the north side of Church Street West (on the side of the health centre) but this will be reviewed on a half-hourly basis should the wind again increase.

The building's owners are aware of the problem and we have been informed that a contractor is en route and they will erect Heras fencing and inspect the building.

Also, Bell Lane in Bury has been closed due to a serious road incident involving a car and a cyclist.

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Issued: 11 January 2017.

Please note that Church Street West in Radcliffe and Bell Lane in Bury are currently closed to motorists.

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One week left to comment on homes and jobs masterplan

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2017 11:09 GMT

Bury residents have one week left to have their say on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

The official deadline for comments is Monday 16 January, and there are several more opportunities to view the plans and speak to planners before the closing date.

Around 100 attended the third public drop-in session in Bury on Friday (6 Jan), on top of the 300 who attended the two previous drop-in sessions.

Before the consultation closes, the plans can also be viewed at this week’s regular round of Township Forum meetings. These are held as follows:

  • Radcliffe – 10 January, from 5pm, at Radcliffe United Reformed Church
  • Ramsbottom, Tottington and North Manor – 10 January, from 6pm, at Tottington Methodist Church
  • Prestwich – 12 January, from 5.30pm, at the Longfield Suite
  • Bury East – 12 January, from 6pm, at the Peel Room, Bury Town Hall

The plans can also be inspected at two further Township Forum meetings:

  • Whitefield and Unsworth – 17 January, from 12pm, at the Elms Community Centre in Whitefield
  • Bury West – 17 January, from 6pm, at the Elton Centre in Bury

Residents from any part of the borough are welcome to attend any township forum meeting they wish.

Councillor Sandra Walmsley, cabinet member for strategic housing and support services, said: “The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is a huge issue; it sets out how to meet the region’s employment and housing needs for the next 20 years and beyond. I encourage everyone to view the proposals and have their say.”

Copies of the GMSF can be viewed at www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/GMSFwebsite, and in Bury at local libraries, at the council’s planning department reception in Knowsley Place, Bury, and at Bury Town Hall reception.

Responses to the consultation should be made:

  • Online at http://gmsf-consult.objective.co.uk;
  • Email to GMSF@agma.gov.uk; or
  • By post to: Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team, PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester M60 2LA

    For more information, call the Greater Manchester Planning Team on 0161 237 4636.

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    Press release issued: 10January 2017.

Bury residents have one week left to have their say on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

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Go West – to the Township Forum

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2017 10:58 GMT

Council budgets are top of the agenda when Bury West Township Forum meets on Tuesday 17 January.

Residents are invited to give their views after hearing a road show on how the local authority needs to save £32 million over the next three years.

Also on the agenda: Persona Care and Support are inviting people to join a ‘stakeholder forum’ to help shape the future of social care.

And Rob Trueblood, ranger with the cycle charity Sustrans, will be seeking volunteers to take part in a clean-up of the Daisyfield area.

There will also be updates from the forum’s advisory group and the funding available to voluntary and community groups.

The meeting is at the Elton Centre in Alston Street, Bury and starts at 7pm. The usual open forum and public question time is also on the agenda.

Before the meeting, from 6pm, there will be a ‘market place’ event where residents can view the proposals for housing and jobs contained in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

Further details: Christine Maksymowski, Bury West township co-ordinator, 0161 253 7941.

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Press release issued: 9 January 2017.

Council budgets are top of the agenda when Bury West Township Forum meets on Tuesday 17 January.

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If forums be the food of love, play on!

Press Releases   •   Jan 05, 2017 11:53 GMT

The twelfth night of 2017 promises to be a busy occasion for Bury East Township Forum.

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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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