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Bury Liberal Democrats

  • 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:

  • Article: Oct 20, 2019

    This week the Care Quality Commission published its annual 'State of Care' report. This report covers the financial year 2018-19. The report concludes that there are more inpatient services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism that were rated inadequate, and more child and adolescent mental health inpatient services rated inadequate.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2019

    Liberal Democrats are renewing calls for the Vagrancy Act to be scrapped following the publication of new ONS statistics revealing a rise in the deaths of homeless people in 2018.

    The ONS data shows that there were an estimated 726 deaths in 2018, an increase of over 20% on the previous year. In the North West alone region 103 homeless people are estimated to have died.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2019

    Liberal Democrats have committed to ambitious plans for fight against our climate crisis.

    Our planet is in crisis, balanced on a knife-edge at the point of no return.

    Due to man-made climate change, global temperatures are soaring, the polar ice caps are melting faster than ever before, and whole nations are already facing the existential crisis of rising sea levels and extreme weather. Whole species of animals are being wiped out month by month, and global famine is a very real threat.