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One-to-one help with your Big Ideas

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2017 20:34 BST

Budding entrepreneurs can talk through their Big Ideas with experts at Bury Library on Thursday 29 June.

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Springwater Mill photography exhibition at Bury Archives

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2017 20:33 BST

A photography exhibition on Springwater Mill in Whitefield can be viewed in the Archives at Bury Library.

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Road closures in Tottington

News   •   Jun 19, 2017 10:56 BST

Road closures in Tottington

On Tuesday 20 June, Chapel Street in Tottington will be closed from 1pm until approximately 2.20pm to accommodate the funeral of Olivia Campbell-Hardy who sadly lost her life in the recent Manchester Arena attack. Turton Road and Market Street will also close for approximately 15 minutes during this time.

Local traffic is advised to use Royds Street and parking behind Carmello’s restaurant will be suspended from 10pm on 19 June until 3pm on 20 June. During the closures, GM Police will be present to direct the traffic at the Booth Street and market Street junction.

On Tuesday 20 June, Chapel Street in Tottington will be closed from 1pm until approximately 2.20pm to accommodate the funeral of Olivia Campbell-Hardy who sadly lost her life in the recent Manchester Arena attack. Turton Road and Market Street will also close for approximately 15 minutes during this time.

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Need help looking for work?

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2017 10:38 BST

Bury Adult Learning Service is holding Job Clubs at local libraries for those looking to boost their employment chances.

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Bury flies the Purple Flag for third year running

Press Releases   •   Jun 14, 2017 11:32 BST

Bury continues to be the only town in Greater Manchester to fly the Purple Flag in recognition of its thriving night time entertainment.

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Have your say in national survey on roads and transport

Press Releases   •   Jun 14, 2017 10:45 BST

Local people are being asked for their views on Bury’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities.

Their answers will be compared with the views of other members of the public across England and Scotland, thanks to the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey.

Bury is one of 112 councils to sign up to a standardised survey that will ask members of the public exactly the same questions, whether they live in Bury, Bath or Brighton.This is the second year that Bury has participated and will, therefore, be able to compare responses to last year’s results.

The survey, which is being run for the tenth year, is the largest collaboration between local authorities offering the opportunity to compare results, share in best practice and identify further opportunities to work together in the future.

The questionnaire will be sent to a minimum random sample of at least 3,300 Bury residents from 19 June, followed by a reminder, with local and national results to be published in mid-October 2017. Since the survey is based on a sample, residents who receive a copy are being urged to take part.

Residents who receive the questionnaire can complete the survey online if they prefer; a short URL link will be printed on the front of the questionnaire and they will be required to enter a code before completing the questionnaire.

Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said: “The results will enable us to find out what people in Bury think about these important services, and which services we should prioritise and improve, so we can deliver the most satisfactory yet efficient results for local residents.”

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Press release issued: 14 June 2017.

Note to editors:

      • The National Highways and Transport (NHT) Network is a unique collaboration between local authorities across England and parts of Scotland with a common agenda – service improvement. The network provides an environment in which members can measure their own performance, compare with their peers and identify areas for improvement.
      • The NHT Network and the Public Satisfaction Survey are managed by performance management specialists measure2improve, the NHT Network administrators.
    • The survey is being carried out on behalf of the participating local authorities by market research specialist Ipsos MORI.
    • Participation in the survey is voluntary. It is believed to be the first survey of its kind to bring together a large number of separate highway authorities from all over England and parts of Scotland to carry out their surveys in a comparable format.
    • The survey questionnaire is 12 pages long and covers all aspects of local highway and transport services (e.g. from the condition or roads and footways to the quality of local bus services). The questionnaire should be completed in around 20 minutes.

  • Residents who receive the questionnaire in the post may opt to complete the questionnaire on-line if they prefer.
  • Last Year’s survey results and more information available via www.nhtnetwork.org

Local people are being asked for their views on Bury’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities.

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Car seat clinics – they could save your children’s lives

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2017 15:27 BST

Road safety experts at Bury Council are inviting parents to attend a series of free child car seat clinics during July.

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Community support for people with dementia

News   •   Jun 13, 2017 12:24 BST

Do you know someone who is living with dementia? Are you passionate about your local community? Then we need you!

Dementia Friendly Communities is a programme which makes sure that people living with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community. Our definition of ‘community’ is a place where people live, work or study. This includes schools, businesses, scout groups and residential care homes.

For everyone to enjoy their community we may need to make improvements to areas that others take for granted. Examples of this may include GP surgeries, shopping centres, parks and green spaces and housing. Dementia Friendly Communities will champion these changes for the benefit of people living with dementia, their family and the whole community.

To make this work, Dementia Friendly Communities needs wide ranging membership, so if you are interested in this area of work and are passionate about your local community, please come along to your local meeting:

  • Bury – Wednesday 14 June (2-4pm), at the Grundy Day Centre in Wellington Road
  • Radcliffe – Tuesday 20 June (10am to noon), at Asda Radcliffe
  • Whitefield – Thursday 22 June (1.30-3.30pm), Pinfold Lane Day Centre
  • Ramsbottom – Monday 26 June (10.30am to 12.30pm), at Persona Ramsbottom Centre, Bolton Road West
  • Tottington – Thursday 29 June (10am to noon), Tottington Library
  • Prestwich – Monday 3 July (12.30-2.30pm), Prestwich Library

For more information, or to confirm your attendance, please contact Shirley Allen on 0161 253 6302 (s.allen@bury.gov.uk) or Zena Shuttleworth on 0161 253 5272 (z.shuttleworth@bury.gov.uk)

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Press release issued: 13 June 2017.

Do you know someone who is living with dementia? Are you passionate about your local community? Then we need you!

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Memorial concert for Manchester Arena emergency fund

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2017 16:28 BST

A benefit concert for the Manchester Arena emergency fund will be held at Bury Parish Church on Sunday 16 July at 7pm.

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Bury businesses encouraged to attend Quick Wins for Energy Saving workshop

News   •   Jun 12, 2017 15:48 BST

Businesses in Bury are invited to attend a free energy saving workshop hosted by the business support service Business Growth Hub.

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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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