Made in Bury – rewarding our community heroes

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2017 15:31 GMT

​Outstanding individuals and groups will receive a big ‘thank you’ in the 5th annual Made in Bury Community Awards.


New LGBT+ exhibitions at Bury Art Museum

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2017 14:27 GMT

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre is delighted to be the first museum to show LGBT+ exhibition Diary Drawings.


Family events to mark 20 years of World Book Day

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2017 10:31 GMT

Two events for young families are taking place at Prestwich Library to mark 20 years of World Book Day.

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Road improvement works in Ainsworth

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2017 14:17 GMT

A scheme to improve an important road in Ainsworth is about to start, which will mean diversions for a short period.

Work will begin on 27 February on Arthur Lane, from its junction with Bury Old Road to just past Davenport Farm.

Kerb and drainage works will take place for two weeks, during which there will be two-way traffic signals operating, Monday to Friday. Following that, the road will be closed (except for access) for one week while the carriageway is resurfaced. This means that drivers cannot use Arthur Lane to get to Hardy Mill Road, and will be diverted to that part of Bolton through Top o’ th’ Brow.

The Arthur Lane scheme is just one of nine roads to be improved under a £1 million investment by Bury Council.

Three of the main projects to come are:

  • Railway Street and Rowlands Road (up to Summerseat Methodist School) in Summerseat – an eight-week programme to resurface the roads and tackle drainage problems, scheduled to take place during the summer school holidays.
  • Lowercroft Road – resurfacing works between the junctions of Dow Lane and Ainsworth Road.
  • Church Street West, Radcliffe – resurfacing works between the junctions with Bridgefield Street and Seymour Street.

All these road works, and associated closures and diversions, will be publicised before work starts.


Press release issued: 16 February 2017.

A scheme to improve an important road in Ainsworth is about to start, which will mean diversions for a short period.

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Smokefree sports championed by parents in Bury

News   •   Feb 15, 2017 15:55 GMT

Maccabi sports and community club in Bury held its first smokefree football match to promote healthy behaviour to children, and was widely supported by parents asking for ‘more smokefree sports events to be smokefree for children’.


Monday afternoon reading groups at Ramsbottom Library

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 16:56 GMT

If you’re passionate about literature and meeting like-minded people, why not join one of Ramsbottom Library’s Monday afternoon reading groups?


German sound artist takes up residency in Bury

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 16:30 GMT

Sound artist Helmut Lemke is in Bury working on a project throughout 2017 called Listen Backwards to Advance (LBtA).


The Western Front, Remembered In Poetry

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 16:00 GMT

Local historian David Galloway will be looking at the events of the First World War at a new lunch club starting at Moorside Library.


Huge range of stalls at new Prestwich Artisan Market

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 13:02 GMT

Visitors to Prestwich’s new artisan market will find a huge range of stalls awaiting them.

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Free information session for people who are hard of hearing

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 12:36 GMT

People who are hard of hearing are invited to a free information session about how to use a loop system on Monday 6 March.

It is held at the 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


Press release issued: 14 February 2017.

People who are hard of hearing are invited to a free information session about how to use a loop system on Monday 6 March.

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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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