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Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

New Tests for Bury Licensed Taxi Drivers

by prestwichfocus on 28 June, 2016

New tests are being introduced from 1 July 2016 for future taxi drivers in Bury in order to drive up standards and ensure passenger safety. The Council’s Licensing Committee has agreed that people who want to drive a Hackney (‘black’) cab or private hire vehicle will have to show that their driving ability and communication […]

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Report from Bury’s Full Council Meeting

by prestwichfocus on 27 October, 2015

Last Wednesday (21 October 2015) was the regular ‘full’ meeting of Bury Council – the only time where all 51 Councillors meet together. Here is a quick report from my Lib Dem colleagues Cllr Tim Pickstone and Cllr Mary D’Albert Missing Coucnillors The meeting was unusual because the shortly into the meeting the entire Conservative […]

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Meeting Report: Supporting 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 your Lib Dem team asked their one question about the role Bury can play in the current refugee crisis in Europe and in Syria. It has been […]

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Budget Council: Report Back

by prestwichfocus on 4 March, 2015

Please see below the report of the Budget Council meeting from my Lib Dem college Cllr Tim Pickstone: 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 […]

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Adult Care Services Review – Have Your Say

by prestwichfocus on 12 August, 2014

Bury Council is currently reviewing a great deal of its adult care services with, we suspect, some very significant changes to come. The review, called ‘Future Service Options’ is reviewing the delivery of some adult social care services in the future in the light of reducing budgets. There will be a report to the Council’s […]

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Last Chance to Apply for a Postal Vote

by prestwichfocus on 29 April, 2014

Elections take place on Thursday 22 May 2014 for both local elections and European Parliament elections. These elections are later than normal (so that they are at the same time as the rest of the European Union), and I know this is moving into more of a ‘holiday period’ for some people. Any resident can […]

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Bury Council Budget – What are your views?

by prestwichfocus on 11 February, 2014

On Wednesday 19 February 2014 Bury Council will set its budget for 2014-2015. This is an important meeting where the level of Council Tax is determined, together with decisions about how much money to spend on different services, and how much money to invest in new projects. Like all public services there is very little […]

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October Half Term Children’s Activities at Bury Leisure

by prestwichfocus on 22 October, 2013

Information on Bury Leisure’s activities in Half Term: 28 October to 1 November 2013 The school holidays are the perfect time for children to learn to swim, learn to dive, take up a new sport or simply take part in fun and active activities. We can promise you plenty to keep your kids busy and […]

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Last Wednesday was the regular meeting of Bury’s ‘Full’ Council. A few things to note from my colleagues Councillors Tim Pickstona and Donal O’Hanlon who were at the meeting: Each councillor is allowed to ask two questions, but normally only the first 10 or so questions are answered within the time allowed. Councillor Donal O’Hanlon […]

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