Next steps in Greater Manchester Spatial Framework announced

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2017 13:37 BST

A timeframe for the development and publication of the second draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial framework has been discussed by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Salford City Mayor and the leaders of Greater Manchester’s councils. The framework is a huge part of securing the future success of Greater Manchester as we build a powerhouse of the North which reaches its full potential.


Will the judges’ verdict be blooming brilliant?

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2017 15:40 BST

Gardeners, volunteers, and council staff are awaiting the verdict after judges from RHS North West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom came to the borough.


Vote now for Bury’s sporting heroes and heroines

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2017 12:42 BST

Nominations are being sought for Bury’s annual celebration of sporting excellence, the Bury 2017 Sports Awards.


Vintage Fair raises money for Mayor’s charity

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2017 17:14 BST

A Vintage Fair at Bury Transport Museum has raised £1,812 for Bury Hospice, one of the Mayor of Bury’s chosen charities.

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The voters’ roll – are your details correct?

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2017 17:04 BST

Bury residents will soon be receiving a form asking them to confirm that their details on the electoral register are correct.

This canvass is conducted every year to ensure that everyone who is entitled to vote is registered to do so.

Throughout August, Bury Council staff will be delivering a household enquiry form to 84,000 homes across the borough.

It only takes a few minutes to confirm the details on the form. If all the information is correct, you can reply through one of the following options:

  • Complete the form online using the security code provided
  • Call the automated service using the security code
  • Text the automated service using the security code
  • Post your signed form back in the prepaid envelope

If new electors need to be added, or names removed, you should make the changes on the form and post it back in the envelope provided.

Local elections will take place in May 2018, and returning your details means that you will be able to vote in them.

Pat Jones-Greenhalgh, electoral registration officer for Bury, said: “It is important for you to know that you can only vote if you are on the electoral register. Please also remember to include anyone in your home who is 16 or 17 as we can register their details ready for when they are 18. I urge all Bury residents to check the form and confirm their details as soon as possible to ensure they are correctly registered.”

Anyone with any queries can ring the elections office on 0161 253 5252.


Press release issued: 3 August 2017.

Bury residents will soon be receiving a form asking them to confirm that their details on the electoral register are correct.

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Man’s £1,000 bill for fly-tipping thanks to housing staff

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2017 17:02 BST

Vigilance by housing staff has led to a Bury man being handed a £1,000 bill for fly-tipping.

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Consultation on new Bury Local Plan starts

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2017 15:17 BST

Residents and businesses are being urged to have their say when consultation on Bury’s new Local Plan starts on 7 August.

The consultation Issues Paper identifies a range of issues, including the need to address the housing and employment requirements of the borough for years to come and the need for new infrastructure.

The Local Plan will also develop policies to safeguard land for leisure and recreation and protect other sites from development. It will also consider how the planning system can improve health and wellbeing and promote renewable and low carbon energy generation to improve air quality.

The Issues Paper forms part of the Local Plan, which is being drawn up within the context of both national planning policies and policies developed at the Greater Manchester level, including a rewritten Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. Together they will form the key planning documents that will shape sustainable growth and control development for the next decade and beyond.

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, cabinet member for housing and finance, said: “The Local Plan will set out a long-term framework to guide and control growth in the borough. It is important to note that it will only deal with local issues relating to Bury. This is different from the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, which deals with more strategic issues across the conurbation. Fundamentally, we need to deliver sustainable growth – including our priority to increase the supply of affordable housing - and concentrate efforts on brownfield sites to meet local needs and help regenerate the urban area.”

The deadline for comments is 2 October, but residents will have further opportunities to have their say on the details of the new Local Plan as it progresses next year.

Details of the Local Plan Issues Paper, including how you can make comments, can be found at


Press release issued: 2 August 2017.

Residents and businesses are being urged to have their say when consultation on Bury’s new Local Plan starts on 7 August.

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Have you signed up for your free childcare?

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2017 12:58 BST

Parents are urged to take advantage of extra childcare and help with costs when a new system starts in September.


Breast for baby - best for you?

News   •   Jul 28, 2017 10:57 BST

Free advice sessions are being held in Bury next week during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week.


Cash for Kids the winner in Key103 sale on Bury Market

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2017 12:00 BST

Bury Market shoppers snapped up a bargain when Key103 breakfast show present Mike Toolan came to raise funds for the station’s Cash For Kids 1,000 Faces campaign.

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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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