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Mayor of Bury recognises achievement of apprentice

Mayor of Bury recognises achievement of apprentice

The Mayor of Bury was delighted to meet a Bury College and Bury Council apprentice and join in celebrating an exceptional apprenticeship journey. Councillor Trevor Holt was pleased to meet ambitious Business Administration apprentice Shannon Wood who is working in the social development team at Bury Council. This was an opportunity to celebrate the progress…

Bury College welcomes the Mayor of Bury

Bury College welcomes the Mayor of Bury

Bury College was delighted to be selected as the venue of choice to host an evening of fine dining for the Mayor and Mayoress of Bury Charity Burns Night. Guests of the evening enjoyed reception drinks and a delicious four course meal which was prepared by highly-skilled Bury College catering students. Entertainment included the sound…

Bury’s Town of Culture – we’re up and running!

Bury’s Town of Culture – we’re up and running!

Bury is drawing up a packed programme of events to celebrate its year as Greater Manchester’s first ever Town of Culture. A packed audience at The Met was given a taste of what will be coming up over the next 12 months, enjoying performances from poet Steven Taylor, Bury Choral Society, Bury Footlights, actor Steve…

Tipping on the fly – residents caught out by council

Tipping on the fly – residents caught out by council

Two Rochdale residents have been fined after council investigations linked them to fly-tipping offences. The pair were ordered to pay costs for offences contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 17 January. Katie Lewis, 29, of Crown Street, Rochdale, pleaded guilty to dumping bags of waste on…

Adult care praised as innovative technology assists residents

Adult care praised as innovative technology assists residents

Rochdale Borough Council’s creative use of technology and state-of-the-art gadgets to support and care for elderly and vulnerable residents has been praised. The family of 85-year-old Rochdale resident Gillian Smith hailed the council’s pioneering approach that is ensuring she lives independently in her own home. Gillian, who is living with dementia, has been provided with…

Council workforce boosted by new apprentice intake

Council workforce boosted by new apprentice intake

This week seven new apprentices have taken up roles across the council and schools in a wide variety of departments. Amelia White is doing a business support apprenticeship. She will be undertaking a level three business administrator standard in our children’s services business support department. Olivia Tharby is doing an integrated commissioning administration apprentice. She…

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