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Council set to retain four libraries following review

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2017 16:09 BST

Bury Council is set to retain four main libraries across the borough following a comprehensive review of the service.

A report will be presented to members of the council’s cabinet tomorrow night (Wed 28 June) which proposes that Radcliffe Library will remain, along with libraries in Bury, Ramsbottom and Prestwich.

The review attracted 2,693 responses from the public during the latest consultation period, which asked residents whether they wished Radcliffe to join the other three in being kept open. Of those who responded, some 71% said that they did.

The libraries review was carried out to develop a sustainable library service which needs the needs of current and future service users, against a backdrop of budget reductions. If approved, it will mean the closure of the remaining branches in the borough.

The cabinet meeting starts at 6pm at Bury Town Hall and is open to the public. The library review report can be read online here: http://tinyurl.com/y7e645fc

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Press release issued: 27 June 2017.

Bury Council is set to retain four main libraries across the borough following a comprehensive review of the service.

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“The Beauty of Bury” - photography exhibition at Ramsbottom Library

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2017 11:56 BST

Ramsbottom Photography Group will be exhibiting some of their members’ work from 3 to 15 July at Ramsbottom Library.

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Free help and information for those who are DeafBlind

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2017 10:58 BST

Information and advice on issues related to hearing loss and sight loss are being offered at a free afternoon session in Bury town centre on Monday 3 July.

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Don’t be a muggle – read Harry Potter on eBook

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2017 10:46 BST

This week marks 20 years since “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was published in the UK – and Bury Libraries are joining in the celebrations.

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Popular artisan market shows that We Love Manchester

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2017 10:21 BST

The second Prestwich Artisan Market brought in 2,500 visitors and raised more than £420 for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

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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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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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