Council Archive

Unsworth and Whitefield Township Forums reduced by Bury Labour to once a year

Less than two years ago I blogged here about how Bury’s Labour-controlled council had planned to reduced the Township Forums across the borough from six meetings per year (on average, once every two months) to four meetings

Bury’s Budget Council 2017

At Bury’s recent ‘Budget Council’ Meeting the proposals from the majority Labour Group were voted through, which is a Council Tax increase from 1 April 2016 of 4.94%. Your Bury Liberal Democrat councillors voted against this budget.

Answers to Questions: Bulky Waste Collections

On 10 April 2016 the cost of a bulky waste collection increased from £15 for up to 3 items, with up to 2 additional items for £5 each, to £30 for up to 5 items – that

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

Reporting Back: Liberal Democrats work on Bury Council

Last Wednesday (1 February 2017) was the regular ‘Full Council’ meeting of Bury Council, the one meeting where all 51 councillors meet to discuss the main issues facing the area. This was a very busy meeting of

Increase in Missed Bins across Bury

Figures obtained by Bury’s Lib Dem councillors have revealed a noticeable increase in the number of reported ‘missed bins’ in the last few years. The figures identify the number of bins reported as not collected by bin

Public Meeting: Whitefield & Unsworth Township Forum 5 July, 6.30pm – plus PACT at 5.30pm

The next Whitefield & Unsworth Township Forum takes place on Tuesday 5 July, 6.30pm at Elms Community Centre. Agenda items include: ·         Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair ·         Advisory Board membership ·         New Health and Care

Save our Library

It looks like Library closures are a distinct possibility, with Unsworth Library possibly a victim of library services cutbacks that were originally proposed a number of years ago. At 5.20pm this evening Bury Council sneaked out the

Election results – Unsworth ward and council-wide

Unsworth 2016 local election ward results: Tony Clough UKIP 411 Nicole Haydock Green 66 David Jones Labour 1365 (elected) Steve Middleton Liberal Democrats 114 Bernard Vincent Conservative 885 Turnout 40% Thank you to everyone who voted for

Update: Fridays car accident outside Parr Lane Co-op store

I’ve written two letters today about the car accident that happened last Friday outside the Co-op store on Parr Lane. The first letter was to Bury Council’s Traffic Management Department, in which I asked them to do