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Traffic disruption - Bury New Road, Prestwich

News   •   Oct 18, 2017 15:54 BST

A large hole has appeared in the carriageway on Bury New Road in the vicinity of M & S food hall.

The carriageway has been taken down to one lane in each direction while investigations take place and the road is made safe.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area where possible as heavy traffic congestion is expected.

A large hole has appeared in the carriageway at Bury New Road and traffic flow is restricted to one lane in each direction.

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Enlighten Festival - 20 and 21 October - road closures

News   •   Oct 18, 2017 15:43 BST

Road closures and parking suspensions in Bury town centre

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Looking to the Future of Burrs Park!

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2017 17:07 BST

You have to look no further than Burrs Country Park for a flagship green space in Bury...in fact the North West! And it’s set to get even better! Bury Council’s Burrs Strategy outlines the Council’s vision to create a regional destination park in Bury and forms a key element in the town’s burgeoning tourism portfolio.

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Bury secures funds to transform health and social care in Bury

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2017 18:16 BST

Health and social care services in Bury are to be transformed by 2021, improving services and individual experiences, with help from a cash injection of £23 million. £19.2m has been secured from Greater Manchester Transformation monies, and a further £4m will be locally invested to radically transform health and care services in Bury

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Bury Council backs Government plans to give Care Leavers the best start in life

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 14:45 BST

Bury Council backs Government plans to give Care Leavers the best start in life

Bury Council supports the Children’s Society recommendations in their recent ‘Keep on Caring’ report which sets out recommendations to give Care Leavers the best possible start in life. The report outlines that Care Leavers are known to be at a higher risk of becoming homeless when living independently, and Bury Council is committed to offering Care Leavers support in establishing a decent quality of life.

In the Government’s Care Leavers’ strategy, published in July 2016, they encouraged councils to consider the role of a corporate parent ‘through the lens of what any reasonable parent does to give their child the best start in life’. In relation to this, local authorities were encouraged to consider exempting care leavers from council tax using the powers already at their disposal.

Specifically Bury Council is pushing forward plans to give 100% council tax exemption for Care Leavers to help them avoid debt.

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, Cabinet Member for Finance and Housing, said: “For many Care Leavers their lives have already involved a lot of difficulty and uncertainty before they come to taking their first steps into an independent life.”

“What we want to do is make sure they know that, while they may have left the Care system, there are still plenty of things we can do as a council to help make their lives easier.”

Councillor Rishi Shori, Leader of Bury Council, said:“This will not affect a large number of people in the Borough, but by putting money back into the pockets of some of our most vulnerable residents, we hope to make a real difference to the next stage of their lives.”

Bury Council supports the Children’s Society recommendations in their recent ‘Keep on Caring’ report. The report outlines that Care Leavers are known to be at a higher risk of becoming homeless when living independently, and Bury Council is committed to offering Care Leavers support in establishing a decent quality of life.

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Public Health England urges Bury residents to take up the offer of the free flu vaccine

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 00:01 BST

Public Health England and the NHS’s joint Stay Well This Winter campaign launches today in Bury with the national flu vaccination programme now available nationwide to all eligible people.

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Prestwich park tennis scheme has record start

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 16:24 BST

A new free tennis coaching scheme in St Mary’s Park, Prestwich has beaten other similar schemes across the UK for the biggest launch of 2017.

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Brownfield first - affordable housing to be built on former garage sites

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 10:05 BST

New affordable homes look set to be built on brownfield land on the site of a derelict garage colony in Radcliffe.

Eight two-bed homes to get people on the housing ladder are earmarked for the former Mayfair Avenue plots, which have long lain vacant.

The properties would be for shared ownership, where a resident buys a share of the property and pays rent on the proportion they don’t own. They can then buy further shares in the property in the future.

The proposal will beconsidered by the council’s cabinet next Wednesday (18 Oct), and depends on the council winning a bid to the Homes and Communities Agency for part of the development costs. If approved, work could start in January next year and be completed by October 2018. Planning permission was granted in May 2016.

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, cabinet member for finance and housing, said: “One of our top priorities is to increase the supply of affordable housing in the borough. It’s also our priority to see new houses built on brownfield sites first.

“People need homes, and there is a strong demand for all types of accommodation here, in particular for affordable housing.

“This is a great use of two adjacent former garage colonies to provide much needed affordable homes for shared ownership, and it will also help in the ongoing regeneration of Radcliffe.”

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Press release issued: 11 October 2017.

New affordable homes look set to be built on brownfield land on the site of a derelict garage colony in Radcliffe.

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Speedy rates relief for small businesses

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2017 10:00 BST

Nearly 700 small to medium sized businesses in Bury are set to receive rate relief totalling £650,000.

Bury Council is looking at automatically granting eligible firms the money instead of asking them to apply for it.

The new business rates discretionary payments aim to help companies whose rates were increased following revaluation in April this year.

It will apply to 694 businesses in Bury whose rateable value is £100,000 or less. For the financial year 2017-18, the amount of discretionary relief will be 60% of the increase in the amount of business rates charged between 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Smaller percentage payments will apply over the following three years, as the amount of Government money available to Bury over the four years of the discretionary payment scheme is frontloaded, with the lion’s share (£380,000) in the first year.

The council’s cabinet is being recommended to approve the payments when it meets next Wednesday (18 Oct). If approved, relief payments would be introduced immediately and backdated to 1 April 2017.

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, cabinet member for finance and housing, said: “Business, jobs and investment are vital to the success of our borough, and we want to ensure they get all the support we can give them.

“That’s why we are proposing, under this scheme, to identify eligible businesses from our database and award discretionary rate relief automatically, without the need for businesses to apply for it. This will simplify administration and provide value for money, and ensure that as many businesses as possible benefit from the scheme.”

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Press release issued: 11 October 2017.

Nearly 700 small to medium sized businesses in Bury are set to receive rate relief totalling £650,000.

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Finalists announced for 2017 Bury Sports Awards

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2017 11:58 BST

Local sporting heroes have been shortlisted for the 2017 Bury Sports Awards which will be held on Wednesday 1 November at the Elizabethan Suite.

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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 187,500.

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