Four seriously injured in car crash outside Parr Lane Co-op

Residents who live near the Co-op on Parr Lane will be aware that there was a very bad road traffic accident right outside the store this morning, just before 8am. The Manchester Evening News reports that four people have been seriously injured, with one of the injured taken to hospital by the Air Ambulance which…

Planning application update: 247 Sunny Bank Road

Just a quick update to everyone know that the application to move the Unsworth Smile Clinic from its current Parr Lane location to 247 Sunny Bank Road has been considered by council officers and permission has been REFUSED. I’ve attached the council refusal notice, so you can have a look for yourself in case you…

Randale Drive leak still not fixed after a month

Last month I posted here about the leak under Randale Drive that has been flowing for quite some time. The leak continues to flow despite reporting to United Utilities. One can only imagine how much water is being wasted every single day. I’ve again contacted United Utilities, but if there is no sign of a…

Greater Manchester Councils publish ‘Call for Sites’ Map

Greater Manchester Councils, including Bury Council, have been asking developers, land owners and residents for ‘suggested site for future development. They have now published the first map of sites suggested. This is available here. The information will help to determine whether there are areas of land available for development that individual districts or Greater Manchester…

New planning application: Sunny Bank Road

A potential contentious planning application has been received in Unsworth ward, as detailed below: Application Number: 59780 Registration Date: 18/02/2016 Location: 247 Sunny Bank Road, Bury, BL9 8JU Proposal: Change of use from dwelling (Class C3) to dental surgery (Class D1) (relocation of existing dental practice from 57 Parr Lane); Single storey extension at front…

Randale Drive potholes finally fixed after months of delays

I am please to report the potholes I highlighted on Monday last have finally been fixed. It’s taken months of waiting for local residents, but for now, the holes have been filled in. A bigger problem is the leak under Randale Drive at the junction with Millom Drive. The biggest of the potholes was no…

Vandalism continues in Unsworth

Almost 4 months ago I reported the vandalised bin in Sunny Bank Wood, Unsworth to the Environmental Services Dept of Bury Council. It will come as no surprise to anyone who lives in Unsworth that Bury’s Labour-controlled council have not bothered to remove the offensive graffiti, nor repair the broken bin (or indeed, replace it).…

One month later and still nothing done to repair vandalised bin

Last month I wrote this post about the lack of maintenance to the parks in Unsworth and Whitefield. In particular, I noted that a vandalised bin in Sunny Bank Wood had not been repaired by Bury Council, even though regular grass cutting was taking place. I reported the vandalised bin to Bury Council on May…

Unsworth and Whitefield abandoned by Bury Labour

At the beginning of 2014 (more than 12 months ago), I began voicing my frustration at the lack of council maintenance in Unsworth and Whitefield. Broken paving slabs on pavements left unrepaired, the same graffiti on council bins for years and years and flooding in our parks and fields. I talked about these problems, tweeted…