Councillor Steve Wright

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Holyrood Ward, Bury MBC Learn more

Early Bird reduced Metrolink Tickets

by stevewright on 14 November, 2018

A pilot Metrolink offer launched on Monday. These ‘Early Bird’ products are aiming to reduce congestion by encouraging travel at times where there is less overcrowding. The reduced prices are available every weekday until Christmas Eve but only on the ‘Get Me There’ smartphone app and must be purchased before 7am. There are two options: […]

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Early Bird reduced Metrolink Tickets

by stevewright on 14 November, 2018

A pilot Metrolink offer launched on Monday. These ‘Early Bird’ products are aiming to reduce congestion by encouraging travel at times where there is less overcrowding. The reduced prices are available every weekday until Christmas Eve but only on the ‘Get Me There’ smartphone app and must be purchased before 7am. There are two options: […]

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National School Meals Week

by stevewright on 14 November, 2018

This week (12-16 November 2018) is the 25th National School Meals Week, a week to celebrate the important role school means provide in keeping children healthy, well nourished and well educated. The event website features a resource page for parents with lots of great ideas around cooking with children. According to a national survey in […]

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​Victoria Wood, Bury Library – and her guilty letter!

by stevewright on 14 November, 2018

Pictures of the old Bury library that Victoria Wood visited as a child are now on display – alongside her letter ‘admitting’ book theft. Victoria was a regular visitor to the Junior Library when she was a Bury Grammar School pupil, and these images of the Junior Library and the Reference Library show how the […]

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St Margaret’s Christmas Fair

by stevewright on 14 November, 2018

St Margaret’s Church Christmas Fair takes place this Saturday, 17th November 10am to 2pm, St Margaret’s Road M25 2QB There will be a variety of stalls; a well stocked cafe; Father Christmas in his grotto. Admission 50p. accompanied children free. Please let us know if you have a community event that you would like us […]

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Reporting Back: Greater Manchester Scrutiny Committee

by stevewright on 7 November, 2018

Last week was the regular meeting of the Greater Manchester Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. Prestwich Councillor Tim Pickstone represents Bury on the Committee: This months meeting focussed on three issues: Kerslake Report Implementation Following the Manchester Arena attack, an Independent Review of the events and aftermath of the attack was conducted by five […]

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Just to let residents know about four recent planning applications in our area – note applications for change of use on Bury Old Road – former British Legion to Kitchen showroom and 478 Bury Old Road from shop to coffee shop (on the front of Polefield). Please just let us know if you have any […]

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Anti-Bullying Week 12 – 16 November 2018

by stevewright on 6 November, 2018

Anti-Bullying Week will take place this year between the 12th and 16th November. This year’s key theme is “Choose Respect”. The theme has been chosen to highlight the fact that bullying is a behaviour choice and that a positive example can be set by choosing to respect each other. There are two awareness days taking […]

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No fewer than 588 men and boys from Bury and the surrounding district were killed during the first 17 months of the First World War. (Information from Bury Art Museum) This dreadful fact underlies an event at Bury Art Museum as part of its commemorations for the Centenary Armistice. Paul Cliff from Manchester School of […]

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Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2018

by stevewright on 6 November, 2018

This Sunday, 11 November 2018,  the parade for remembrance will  leave from the back of the Longfield Suite at 10.40 to arrive approximately at 10.50 at the Cenotaph (junction of Rectory Lane and St Mary’s Road). After the ceremony there will be a further brief ceremony where an oak tree will be planted in St […]

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