Yet another planning application for Unsworth Smile Clinic

Unsworth residents who live in and around Unsworth Pole may wish to be informed that the Unsworth Smile Clinic located at 57 Parr Lane have submitted yet another planning application. The last application I blogged about here in November 2016 has been withdrawn by the applicant and re-submitted under a new application number 61048. This…

Save our Libraries – Sign the Petition

Bury Council’s Cabinet will be considering a report at its meeting next Wednesday (25 January 2017) on the future of Libraries. The Council has been consulting on library service for a number of months, though for everyone involved in the consultation the proposals – which now recommend the closure of at least 10 of the 14…

Whitefield Police Station will close its public counter

Greater Manchester Police have written to me today to confirm that the public counter at Whitefield Police Station will close for good on 27th February 2017. Additionally, Bury Police Station will be reducing its opening hours to the new times of 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sundays.

Reporting back: Save our green belt protest march

Yesterday (2nd January 2017) I joined hundreds of people who walked from Elton High School to Elton Reservoir in Bury. The main aim of the walk was to raise awareness of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s plan to introduce their ‘Spatial Framework’ across all the Greater Manchester authorities, including Bury Council. This plan, should it…