Sportswomen acclaimed for their Northern Power

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 17:10 GMT

Bury-based Street Shakers have won national praise for their work in helping to encourage more women to succeed in sport.


Improving our woodlands for future generations

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 16:27 GMT

Bury Council and the Forestry Commission have worked in partnership since 2011 and are now jointly considering the future management of some additional woodland areas within Bury.


Celebrate as the Pride of Bury comes to town

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 16:16 GMT

The second Bury Pride takes place on Saturday 7 April and promises to be another fun-packed celebration of diversity.


Bury Art Shop shortlisted for national award

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 15:49 GMT

Bury Art Shop is making its name on the national stage after being shortlisted for a Museums & Heritage award.


Vote for your favourite projects to win ParkLife funding

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 12:32 GMT

Residents are invited to choose which local organisations can take advantage of funding raised at last year’s ParkLife concert in Heaton Park.


Wheels 4 All = opportunities for all!

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 14:00 GMT

Bury Sports and Physical Activity Service is working with Jigsaw to provide new fitness opportunities for all.


Feeling unsafe? Approach the bar and 'Ask for Angela'

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 13:53 GMT

An innovative safety campaign which allows people who feel vulnerable in pubs or bars to discreetly signal for help will soon be introduced in Bury.


Hollins volunteers take lead in Great British Spring Clean Up

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 12:46 GMT

Fire extinguishers, Christmas trees and a stolen purse – just some of the items picked up by volunteers during the Great British Spring Clean-up.


Changes to tennis court bookings – St Mary’s Park

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 11:33 GMT

Tennis fees at St Mary’s Park in Prestwich will be introduced from 1 April 2018 as part of the next stage in developing a sustainable community tennis facility at the park.

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​Second wave of road improvement works starts in Longsight Road

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 15:19 GMT

Longsight Road in Ramsbottom is the second main road to be upgraded under a £10 million programme of major road improvements in the borough.

Work will start on Monday (19 March) to resurface the carriageway and carry out footway and drainage repairs between Canon Lewis Hall and Holcombe Brook Primary School.

Preliminary drainage and footway works will be carried out Monday to Friday using temporary traffic signals outside peak periods (9.30am to 3pm). However, it will be necessary when undertaking the carriageway surfacing to extend the working period, from 7am to 8pm, and into the weekend.

The works are scheduled to last four weeks, and the road resurfacing has been planned to take place during the school Easter holidays (3 to 15 April) to minimise disruption.

Some sections of the road will need to be closed to traffic during the resurfacing works, and local residents are advised to make alternative parking arrangements during the day. The council will try to maintain limited access to all residential and business properties, and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Diversion routes:

Junction of Peel Brow with Bury New Road closure: Bury New Road – Eliza Street – Mayfield Road - Longsight Road and vice versa.

Junction of Eliza Street with Bury New Road: Bury New Road – Manchester Road – Peel Brow and vice versa.

The Longsight Road scheme is one of five major road improvements scheduled for the coming months. Work is already under way in Peel Brow, Ramsbottom, and other schemes are Tottington Road, Parkhills Road and Manchester Road.


Press release issued: 15 March 2018.

Longsight Road in Ramsbottom is the second main road to be upgraded under a £10 million programme of major road improvements in the borough.

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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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