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Bury Liberal Democrats

  • GMCA Logo
    Article: Nov 21, 2019

    There are three Scrutiny Committees to scrutinise the work of the Greater Manchester Mayor and other Combined Authority functions in Greater Manchester.

    Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstone represents Bury on the Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee, and is this years chair of the Committee. Tim reports from the last meeting:

  • Bury Town Hall
    Article: Oct 29, 2019

    Earlier in the month was the regular meeting of the Council's Cabinet. This is the meeting consisting of the eight Labour Cabinet members. Opposition Group Leaders are invited but cannot vote. Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor Tim Pickstonereports back:

    Prestwich Regeneration
    Residents will be aware of the VERY longstanding discussions about regenerating the Longfield area in Prestwich 'village' centre. A couple of years ago the Council announced that it was working with a developer - MUSE Developments, but is now reporting that this company, although it is still interested in being involved, is not interested in being the 'lead developer'.

  • Richard and Gareth smaller
    Article: Oct 28, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats in Bury have announced their candidates for the forthcoming General Election.

    In Bury South, the Party will be represented by Councillor Richard Kilpatrick. Richard is the Deputy Leader of the Manchester Liberal Democrats. 27 year old Richard is an account manager for a communications company, a school governor and a Trustee of his local Civic Society.

  • Article: Oct 21, 2019

    Earlier this month was the first meeting of Bury's 'Strategic Commissioning Board'. This is a completely new meeting which brings together Bury Council and NHS Bury in one decision making structure to make sure that the work that both organisations are doing in Bury is fully integrated. Significant steps have already been taken to achieve this, for example we now share a single Chief Executive and single Director of Finance, and there are more joint workings to follow.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2019

    Last month was the regular meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Corporate Issues and Reform Scrutiny Committee. This month the meeting largely focussed on issues around the Fire Service.

    Prestwich councillor Tim Pickstoneis one of Bury's representatives on the Committee, and is also the Committee Chair this year. Tim reports: