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Electoral Register – Look out for a letter!

by prestwichfocus on 16 August, 2016

Bury residents will soon be receiving a form through their letter box asking them to confirm that their details on the electoral register are correct. The canvass is conducted every year to ensure that everyone who is entitled to vote is registered to do so. Throughout August, Bury Council staff will be delivering a household […]

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Made in Bury Community Awards – Winners

by prestwichfocus on 28 June, 2016

Last month at Bury’s Annual Council award the 2016 ‘Made in Bury Community Awards’ to individuals and community groups who had made a special difference in our communities. Bury’s Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Tim Pickstone, presented the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards to: Peter James-Robinson, Geeta Sarin, Gary Dawson and Elaine Valle-Jones. One of our […]

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Reporting Back: Annual Council

by prestwichfocus on 20 May, 2016

Councillors met last week for Bury’s ‘Annual Council’. The event elects a new Mayor every year, but this year councillors also elected a new Council Leader. Councillor Mike Connolly (Labour, East Ward) is the new Mayor of Bury for 2016-17. Councillor Rishi Shori (Labour, Radcliffe West) is the new Leader of the Council. We wish […]

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Bury’s Council Tax to go up 3.8%

by prestwichfocus on 25 February, 2016

Last night at Bury’s Budget Council Meeting the ruling Labour group of Councillors voted for an increase in Council Tax from 1 April 2016 of 3.8%. The increase is made up of a basic increase of 1.94%, plus a further 2% social care levy, together with Police and Fire increase of £5 and 1.99%. Council […]

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Be Online Event at Prestwich Library

by prestwichfocus on 17 February, 2016

Next week is ‘Be Online Week’, which aims to help people who are less confident about using online services make the most of the internet in their daily life. The session at Prestwich Library is on Wednesday 24 February 2015 10am-12noon. More information and help online at this great website.  

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Information Evening for Potential Adoptees 3 November 2015

by prestwichfocus on 27 October, 2015

Bury Coucnil is holding a special evening for is currently recruiting prospective adopters for children aged 4 years and above and for sibling groups. Their next information evening will be on Tuesday 3rd November 2015. Register your interest today and come along to find out about the benefits of adopting with Bury Council. On the […]

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Support for Refugees

by prestwichfocus on 16 September, 2015

At meetings of Bury’s ‘Full Council’ the Liberal Democrat group of councillors normally only get once question answered by the the Council Leader at each meeting. Last week we asked our one question about the role Bury can play in the current refugee crisis in Europe and in Syria. It has been impossible for anyone […]

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Reporting Back – Annual Council and Mayor Making

by prestwichfocus on 3 June, 2015

Last month myself and Councillor Mary D’Albert attended Bury’s Annual Council and Mayor Making. This is the annual meeting – part business and part ceremonial – that marks the beginning of the ‘municipal year’. It was great to be back as a Liberal Democrat ‘Group’ on the Council, even if there is only two of […]

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Reporting Back: Budget Council

by prestwichfocus on 4 March, 2015

Last week saw the annual ‘Budget Council’ meeting of Bury Council. Councillors are required (by law) to set a balanced budget each year so this is an important meeting. Council Tax Rise The first news many people want to know is what is happening to their Counci Tax bill. The GOOD news is that, thanks […]

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Prestwich – ‘Bury Gets Digital’ event for Businesses

by prestwichfocus on 18 February, 2015

A ‘Bury Gets Digital’ Event takes place at the Longfield on Thursday 26 February, 5pm. This event offers you the opportunity to explore how digital and creative services, including super-fast broadband, can make a profound impact on your business. Further reasons to attend: – Meet exhibitors showcasing an array of digital, technology and creative services […]

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