Councillor Steve Wright

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A new, innovative, ‘Red Bag’ scheme has launched across Bury to ensure care home residents receive quick, personalised and effective treatment should they be admitted to hospital in an emergency. The scheme, which launches this month, will see care homes for the elderly in Bury provide their residents with a Red Bag. The Red Bag […]

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Reporting Back: Heaton Park Parking Issues

by stevewright on 17 October, 2018

Earlier in the month your local councillors met with Heaton Park managers and representatives from Bury Council’s Highways team to look at some of the problems with parking in the residential areas around Heaton Park. The concerns we raised were around the significant parking problems that residents can experience who live near to the park. […]

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Bury Libraries and Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation, the UK standard for archive services. Throughout the UK there are 2,500 archives.141 archives have gained accreditation meaning that Bury has joined the top 5% of services to earn this prestigious award. Archives Service Accreditation defines good practice and standards and supports the development of […]

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Healthwatch Bury Public Meeting 22 October 2018

by stevewright on 17 October, 2018

Just to let people know about Healthwatch Bury’s upcoming public meeting to be held on Monday, 22nd October 2-4pm at Bury Unitarian Church, Bank Street, Bury, BL9 0ND The meeting will include updates on Fairfield General Hospital and BARDOC (the organisation which runs the current Walk-In centres).

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World Mental Health Day 10 October 2018

by stevewright on 9 October, 2018

This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on young people in a changing world. Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Depression is one of the most common diseases in teenagers and suicide is the leading cause of death for people between 5-19 years […]

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Military memorabilia sought for TV roadshow

by stevewright on 9 October, 2018

ITV’s Granada Reports WW1 Roadshow will be at Bury Market at 9am on Wednesday 17th October. To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, Granada Reports reporter Paul Crone, a camera crew and a team of historical experts will be on hand as part of a special show to be televised […]

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Heaton Park Parking Issues

by stevewright on 3 October, 2018

On Monday your local councillors are meeting with Council Officers and the Management of Heaton Park to discuss issues of parking on the residential streets near to Heaton Park (next Monday 9 October 2018). Issues that we would like to raise are: – impact of event and other ‘busy day’ parking on nearby streets (e.g. […]

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Commenting on the Government announcement that it will consult on greater transparency on parental pay, Jo Swinson, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: “I am delighted that the Government will be consulting on putting my parental pay transparency bill into law. “This is a simple regulatory change with great benefits for employers, employees and […]

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From October 2018, any new applications to seek funding for IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) services will be capped to one funded cycle for Bury patients. The decision to reduce provision in this area from the current offer of up to three funded cycles, to one, was made at the most recent meeting of the NHS […]

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​New rules to protect animals come into force

by stevewright on 3 October, 2018

Tougher new licensing rules to better protect thousands of animals are introduced this month (from 1 October 2018) as part of reforms to safeguard the welfare of Britain’s pets. These rules tighten up laws around selling pets, breeding dogs and the business of caring for animals. This information is provided by Bury’s Trading Standards team: […]

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