Six Town Housing Launch Annual Gardening Competition

SIX Town Housing are inviting green-fingered residents to show off their gardening efforts in their annual competition. The competition aims to celebrate the hard work of residents living in homes Six Town Housing manage across Bury. The judges are looking for attractive gardens and impressive hanging baskets belonging to tenants, along with schools, youth clubs…

Unsworth library building update

Several  months after closing both Unsworth and Whitefield libraries, taking a whole bunch of community services with them when they went, Bury’s Labour party are patting themselves on the back and telling residents they’ve “saved” the buildings. In fact, the buildings are likely to be sold to the Elms Bank School and Elms Bank Specialist…

Bury Pride 7 April 2018

The second Bury LGBT Pride event takes place on Saturday 7 April and promises to be another fun-packed celebration of diversity. Pop icon Toyah Willcox is the headline attraction on this colourful occasion which features music, food, entertainment and a walking rainbow through the town centre. Tickets for Bury Pride are free and are available…

Volunteers Needed – OASIS Whitefield

There are exciting times ahead at OASIS – the following information is provided by OASIS: We are looking to extend our opening hours and activities and have lots of great ideas for families, including after school groups, family film sessions, lunches and more. But in order to make these plans a reality, successful and affordable…

Gritting Map

I must admit,  until recently, I did not know that Bury Council published a helpful map and list of routes across Unsworth and Bury that they have gritted. Given the recent bad weather, this may prove useful. Simply click on the map below to be taken to the Council’s website, where a updated and scrollable…

Could you represent Bury in the International Youth Sports Festival?

Young people aged 14 to 18 could enjoy the trip of a lifetime and represent Bury in the International Youth Sports Festival. The event gives talented boys and girls the chance to compete against those from Bury’s twinned and friendship towns in European countries, and experience new cultures and make lifelong friends. This year’s festival…

We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

On Monday evening, 22 people were tragically killed and dozens more injured after a bomb exploded at the Manchester Arena. Many of them were children. Manchester City Council has launched the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, an appeal in partnership with the British Red Cross, to support those affected by the attack and their families.…

Update: Castlebrook High School planning application submitted

I recently attended the consultation event held at Castlebrook High School where the plans for a rebuild of the new school were showcased. The Shaw Education Trust have now submitted their planning application to Bury Council and the plans can be viewed by following the link below. I would be interested to hear what local…

Hollins Conservation Group needs your help

Posted on behalf of the Hollins Conservation Group: Hollins Conservation Group would like the support of the whole community. Over the past twelve months we have been working hard to improve Hollins Village. Clearing litter, removing weeds, planting flowers and shrubs in public spaces. Our new sponsored green litter bins have been springing up everywhere.…

Castlebrook High to be re-built, public consultation event details

Proposals have been announced by Castlebrook High School that they intend to re-build the school main building on a new, adjacent site and demolish the current building. Citing the need for newer and more modern facilities, the plans include a new building, new car parking but retaining the existing sports block, construction centre and all-weather…

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.…

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…

Funding available for Sports Clubs & Community Organisations

  Sports clubs and community organisations can now apply for funding from our new Community Asset Fund  Sport England have opened their Community Asset Fund which is aimed at breathing life into the spaces and places in your community.  “We really want to hear from all kinds of sports clubs, community organisations and social enterprises”…

Made in Bury Community Awards 2017

As part of the Council’s ‘Made in Bury’ campaign we want to recognise the good work of many of our residents and community groups throughout the borough. If you know an individual or community group that is making an outstanding contribution to a community in our borough, please show your appreciation by nominating them for…

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…

WANTED: new Trustees & Chair of Trustees at Creative Living Centre

Do you have the skills to help support an amazing local charity that supports over 250 local residents? Creative Living Centre is seeking new Trustees and a new Chair of Trustees The Creative Living Centre, is a charity supporting adults experiencing mental health problems through an integrated set of activities, therapies and support. They are…