New Planning Application: Demolition of houses on Manchester Road

A new planning application has been submitted to Bury Council by the owners of the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Whitefield. LSH Auto Properties (UK) Ltd via their Agent Terence O’Rourke Ltd have submitted a proposal to demolish two cottages on Manchester Road (numbers 853 and 857) which adjoin each other and are located next to the…

Missed bin collections on Rufford Drive

I wrote about the increase in missed bin collections across Bury here in September of last year and I am sorry to report that the problem does not seem to be getting any better. While new figures have not been released yet, I am hearing about some real problems on Rufford Drive and surrounding areas.…

Pothole update: Randale Drive

I am pleased to feed back that the pothole I reported to Bury Council two weeks ago on Randale Drive has been repaired. It looks quite a good job, so I am very grateful that the Council’s highways department has acted so quickly and professionally. Unfortunately, there are still many potholes across Unsworth ward that…

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Phase 2 DELAYED

GMCA have agreed to delay the Phase 2 consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework until September. The full report considered by the GMCA is here (it’s not very detailed). (Page 25) Highlights are: The report considered by Council officers says: “The current published timetable provides for consultation on the Publication Plan in June/July. In…

First Manchester cuts Unsworth bus routes to Bury and Manchester

There is worrying news from the First Manchester bus company which provides services to and from Unsworth. A press release published in this week’s Bury Times suggests that there are going to be timetable changes to our local bus services, including cuts to some of our routes. The 95 service will no longer run via…

Whitefield and Unsworth Home Watch Association – Wednesday 29th March 2017

All Unsworth residents and business owners are  invited to attend the next meeting of the Whitefield and Unsworth Home Watch Association 7.30pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017 in St. George’s Church Hall, Hollins Lane, Unsworth. The guest speaker will be: Mr Jim Battle, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester. AGENDA 1. Intros & Apologies. 2.…

Pothole report: Ventnor avenue and Randale drive

Today I have reported two more very deep potholes that have appeared on the roads in and around Unsworth. A pothole I reported on Randale Drive at the junction with Sandown Road last year has re-appeared (primarily due to a poor repair the last time around) and so this has been reported again to Bury…

Planning application update: Hathaway Road

The following planning application has been withdrawn. There were 8 public objections. It would not surprise me if the application was modified and re-submitted at some point. Detached games room/gym with external platform – 23 Hathaway Road, Bury, BL9 8EG Ref. No: 61116 | Received date: Thu 09 Feb 2017 | Status: Withdrawn | Case…

Council Starts process for Bury Development Plan

Bury Council has issued a Notice of Intention to begin the development (for the third time) of a development plan for Bury – this would replace the existing saved policies of the Bury Unitary Development Plan. A Local Plan is a plan that is drawn up to guide and manage future growth and development (such…

Pothole report: Ennerdale Drive

A large pothole has appeared on Ennerdale Drive at the junction with Borrowdale Drive in Unsworth ward. I have today reported this with Bury Council, however I also noticed that (like a lot of roads in Unsworth and Bury as a whole) that the surface is starting to wear down and come away in larger…

New Planning Application: 83 Hillsborough Drive

Just to let residents know about a new planning application in Unsworth. Please just let me know if you have any queries. Two storey extension to both sides and rear and demolition of existing garage – 83 Hillsborough Drive, Bury, BL9 8LF Ref. No: 61104 | Received date: Mon 06 Feb 2017 | Status: Application…

Public Meeting: Whitefield & Unsworth Township Forum 14 March, 6.30pm

The next Whitefield/Unsworth Township Forum takes place on Tuesday 14 March, 6.30pm at Elms Community Centre. Agenda items include: ·         Police Update ·         Presentation: Library Review – update on progress of review ·         Health Centre Development update with NHS officers ·         Updates – Uplands, Former Town Hall, Hickory Grange, Porada, Pilsworth (Park 66), Boz Park…

Planning application update: Unsworth Smile Clinic

Regular readers of my blog and weekly newsletter will remember that I have written several times about planning applications submitted by the Unsworth Smile Clinic currently located at Unsworth Pole next to the medical centre. I blogged about their latest attempt to secure permission for a third floor extension here at the end of January…

Issues raised at the last Unsworth and Whitefield Township Forum

A large number of issues were raised by Unsworth and Whitefield residents at the last township forum and attached are the responses from local councillors, Bury Council officers and the Police. Download PDF document for reading offline [pdf-embedder url=”https://res.cloudinary.com/eastlancs/image/upload/v1486931567/Whitefield_Issues_Raised_170117_ncuvqs.pdf” title=”Issues raised”]  

Tri-Golf classes starting for ages 5+ at Hollins

Mike Bennett, a golf coach at Bury Golf Club is planning on delivering “Tri-Golf” for children from the age of 5 at Hollins Community Centre. What is Tri-Golf? Tri-Golf is a miniature version of Golf that can be taken into almost any environment and is a perfect way for children to learn a new sport…

UPDATE: Sunny Bank Playground

In May of last year I highlighted the vandalised Playground on Sunny Bank Road here. I am pleased to report that the damage has been repaired and the equipment has all been replaced. I am grateful to Bury Council and in particular Team 6 of the Parks and Countryside service for working hard to return…

New Planning Application: Randale Drive

Just to let residents know about a new planning application in Unsworth. Please just let me know if you have any queries. First floor extension at side – 26 Randale Drive, Bury, BL9 8HZ Ref. No: 61092 | Received date: Thu 02 Feb 2017 | Status: Application registered | Case Type: Planning Application

New Planning Application: Hathaway Road

Just to let residents know about a new planning application in Unsworth. Please just let me know if you have any queries. Detached games room/gym with external platform – 23 Hathaway Road, Bury, BL9 8EG Ref. No: 61116 | Received date: Thu 09 Feb 2017 | Status: Application registered | Case Type: Planning Application