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Time for a story at Ramsbottom Library

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 16:14 BST

Little ones are invited to take part in monthly Story Time sessions at Ramsbottom Library.

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Sheer poetry from local musician Gerry O’Gorman

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 14:29 BST

Join the North West’s Gerry O'Gorman for a night of words and songs about writers and musicians, from Lord Byron and W.B. Yeats to Bob Dylan and Morrissey.

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Meet crime author Kate Ellis at Bury Library

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 11:55 BST

Crime author Kate Ellis will be coming to meet readers at Bury Library on Thursday 4 May at 7pm.

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It’s the season to love your brown recycling bin

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2017 15:02 BST

Residents throughout the borough of Bury are being urged to spring into recycling and give their brown recycling bins a bit of extra love.

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Woman fined for council tax discount fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2017 11:57 BST

A Radcliffe woman has been prosecuted for falsely claiming £642 in council tax single person’s discount.

Nicola Howarth’s fraud came to light when she made an application to buy her council house in Irwell Close, Radcliffe under the Right to Buy scheme.

She included her partner on the application and said he had lived there for at least 12 months. However, she told the council tax team that she lived alone, and her partner would be moving in within the next few days. A council investigation revealed that he had actually been living at the property for two years, during which time she had been claiming single person’s discount.

Howarth pleaded guilty to fraud on 5 April at Manchester Magistrates Court and was fined £166, plus costs of £250 and a victim surcharge of £20.

A Bury Council spokesman said: “Council tax fraud deprives Bury of money needed to fund local services, and is unfair on the vast majority of people who pay the correct bill. People who make fraudulent claims should be aware that we will prosecute where appropriate, and this could lead to them getting a criminal record.”

Anyone who suspects that fraud is being carried out can report it anonymously at www.bury.gov.uk/fraud or call 0161 253 7437.

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Press release issued: 11 April 2017.

A Radcliffe woman has been prosecuted for falsely claiming £642 in council tax single person’s discount.

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Candidates declared for Besses by-election

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2017 11:03 BST

Five candidates will contest the Bury Council by-election in Besses ward in Whitefield which takes place on Thursday 4 May.

The candidates are:

  • Janneke Calle – (The Green Party)
  • Stephen Morris – (English Democrats: “Putting England First!”)
  • Andrea Simpson – (Labour Party)
  • Satyen Sinha – (The Conservative Party)
  • Gavin Warnes – (Liberal Democrats)

The election was prompted by the resignation of councillor Alan Matthews who, with 38 years’ service, was the longest serving member of Bury Council. He was also Mayor of Bury in 1989/90.

  • Are you on the voters’ roll? Closing date to be on the register in time for this by-election is Thursday 13 April. Also, if you want a postal vote, you must apply by Tuesday 18 April. In both instances, email electionservices@bury.gov.uk or call 0161 253 5252.

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Press release issued: 5 April 2017.

Five candidates will contest the Bury Council by-election in Besses ward in Whitefield which takes place on Thursday 4 May.

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Pride of Bury comes to town this Saturday

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2017 09:57 BST

The very first Bury Pride will shine brightly this Saturday (8 April) with a colourful celebration of equality and diversity.

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Building control head wins Superstar award

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2017 13:46 BST

Bury Council’s head of building control has won a regional award from his peers in the industry.

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Major road improvements in Arthur Lane, Ainsworth

News   •   Mar 31, 2017 11:46 BST

Road works to improve Arthur Lane, Ainsworth will take longer than expected due to the poor condition of the road.

The works are part of a £1 million scheme by Bury Council to upgrade a number of main roads in the borough.

However, it has become apparent that Arthur Lane needs a lot more work than first anticipated.

A council spokesman said: “We had originally planned to replace the existing road surface and repair the drainage system.

“However, when we removed the road surfacing, we discovered that the actual structure of the road had failed, and we would have to dig down far deeper than expected. We therefore decided that the entire section of carriageway would have to be reconstructed. In addition, we will upgrade the drainage system and re-kerb the footways.”

The works are due to start in early April and take eight weeks to complete, during which the road will be fully closed to through traffic.

The works will be split into two phases. The first phase will involve the reconstruction of the carriageway between Bury Old Road and Arthur Lane Nurseries, with the second phase starting at Arthur Lane Nurseries and ending at Veterans Farm. During the road closure, access to Arthur Lane Nurseries will be maintained at all times.

Drivers heading from Ainsworth to the Hardy Mill Road area of Bolton will have to use the diversion route though Top o’ th’ Brow.

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Press release issued: 31 March 2017.

Road works to improve Arthur Lane, Ainsworth will take longer than expected due to the poor condition of the road.

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Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival - details of road closures

News   •   Mar 30, 2017 13:29 BST

It's nearly time for the hugely popular Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival, which will mean temporary road closures on Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 April.

Details as below:


Road closures:

Bridge Street - to traffic between Bolton Street and Crow Lane

Square Street - to traffic between Smithy Street and Bridge Street

Silver Street - to traffic from Bridge Street for a distance of 70 metres in a southerly direction

Union Street - to traffic, full length between Bridge Street and Prince Street

Palatine Street - to traffic between Bridge Street and King Street

Prince Street - to traffic between King Street and Union Street


Temporary No Waiting at Any Time:

Crow Lane - east side, between Church Street and Athol Street

Ramsbottom Lane - east side, from a point 118 metres north of its junction with Bridge Street to its junction with Factory Street

King Street - south side, between Palatine Street and Prince Street.


Temporary revocation of one-way working - Silver Street and allow traffic to flow in a northerly direction


Temporary revocation of weight restriction on Crow Lane


Diversion details:

For Bridge Street – via Crow Lane, Factory Street and Ramsbottom Lane and vice versa.

For Union Street and Palatine Street – via Railway Street and King Street and vice versa.

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Issued: 30 March 2017. 

It's nearly time for the hugely popular Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival, which will mean temporary road closures on Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 April.

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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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