This year’s elections to Bury Council will take place on Thursday 4 May – and residents are reminded that they will need photo ID to vote in person.
Following a recent review of neighbourhood policing, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is pleased to launch a new neighbourhood policing model, reinforcing the prevention and reduction of crime that matters the most to the residents of Bury.
Rochdale Borough Council is to provide further cost of living support to thousands of residents and families with an additional £4.6 million of investment.
Bury Council has launched a public consultation on its Local Transport Strategy which will set out a plan for transport investment in Bury for the next 20 years and beyond.
The next phase of Bury Council’s £5.5m street lighting improvements will get under way in April.
Tennis enthusiasts are invited to a free family Open Day on Sunday (26 Mar) to mark the major investment put into tennis courts across the borough.
This week Councillor Eamonn O’Brien and Chief Executive Lynne Ridsdale met with leading industry professionals.
Local charity Springhill Hospice has been chosen to receive a £12,000 cash boost thanks to a national scheme that recycles metals left over from cremations.
The Mayor of Bury is inviting young people (aged 4-19) to take part in a special creative competition celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6 May and commemorating Queen Elizabeth II.
The council’s cabinet will vote next week on whether to formally accept £30m of funds to boost transport across the borough.
Bury Council is to invest an extra £125,000 in tree management to help reduce a backlog of lower priority pruning and felling work on council-owned land.
Rochdale Borough Council’s environmental management service will now manage street cleaning and grounds maintenance in Langley, Middleton, after a decision by councillors to bring the service back in-house.
Bury Council has announced that rents on Bury Market will be frozen for a further 12 months to ensure that traders can keep their costs low to benefit customers.
Plans for a brand new solar farm in Heywood are powering ahead, with work beginning on site.
Bury Council is changing its Minimum Licensing Standards proposals in order to help drivers and owners of taxis and private hire vehicles.
Bury Council has appointed electric vehicle (EV) charging network Be.EV to install more than 30 new EV charging points across their land. The deal is worth upwards of £9m – fully funded by Be.EV.
Plans that will see over £8.5 million invested into arts and culture in the borough over the next three years thanks to Arts Council England funding are well under way.
Greater Manchester Police is celebrating having over 8,000 police officers for the first time in 10 years.
Thriving in Bury, along with members of Bury Youth Cabinet, have launched a new mental health campaign, with the creation of a children and young people’s mental health service directory.
Thousands of children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals can once again take part in free school holiday activities during the Easter break.
Foster carers are to receive increased payments and allowances in recognition of the valuable work they do in giving children a home.
The first of a new fleet of electric vehicles has arrived at Bury Council in the ongoing mission to cut the borough’s carbon emissions.
This International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Tuesday 21 March) Bury Council is reaffirming its zero-tolerance stance to racism and reminding people how to report hate crimes.
Following the announcement of Greater Manchester Police’s new neighbourhood policing model, GMP officers across Rochdale have been continuing the fight to prevent and reduce crime across the borough with increased activity this week.
Bury Council is showing its commitment to the borough’s ‘third sector’ by securing funding for the Bury Voluntary and Community Faith Alliance (VCFA).
Rochdale Borough Council has boosted pothole repair times by almost 20 per cent, nearly a year after the service was brought in-house to drive improvements.
Increased fees will be paid to providers of social care to help ensure that Bury’s most vulnerable people will continue to be well looked after.
Hundreds of shoppers were surprised with a free bunch of flowers whilst visiting The Rock Shopping Centre ahead of Mother’s Day.
Outstanding achievements and service to local residents by Rochdale Borough Council employees were recognised during The Ace Staff Awards held at Number One Riverside.
Greater Manchester Police is now the number one force in the country for answering emergency calls.
Community groups across Prestwich have been granted funding from the Parklife concerts to organise activities across the town.
Plans to improve the town centre of Whitefield have taken another step forward as part of moves to ensure that all parts of the borough are regenerated.
LAST WEEK Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service ran a large-scale exercise to test procedures for dealing with fires in a high-rise.
Bury Council is looking to bring around 135 new homes to a brownfield site next to the town centre.
Residents are reminded that they need to be on the electoral register if they want to vote in May’s council elections.
The 20 year-old man and 21 year old woman were detained at a property on Tower Street at 6am on Tuesday 14 March.
Digital donation points are to be installed at Bury Art Museum so visitors can help contribute to the financial upkeep of the historic building.
Rochdale Borough Council’s leader has called on the government to strengthen planning laws and provide councils with increased powers to stop the erection of telecom masts.
Another two offenders have been prosecuted after failing to pay fixed penalty fines for littering.
Latest details of the multi-million pound plans to regenerate Radcliffe town centre are being delivered to every home in the town.
The Build a Business programme has reached over 140 individuals at the various workshops and 1-2-1 support sessions over the last couple of years.
Alan Worthington (18/07/1960) of Fern Street in Bolton was jailed yesterday (Tuesday 7 March 2023) for 4 years and 2 months after being found guilty of 4 counts of sexual assault.
On Tuesday 14 February 2023, officers attended Clarendon Park in Salford over concerns for the welfare of a man.
On 7/4/22 PC James Stonehouse (dob: 13/08/1998) was arrested on suspicion of rape and was taken into custody for questioning.
Budding tour guides who would like to volunteer at Rochdale Town Hall once its multi-million pound restoration is complete are being invited to a special event later this month.
Bury Council’s first substantive female Chief Executive, Lynne Ridsdale, is leading from the front when it comes to International Women’s Day this week.
Residents are invited to apply for a free street party licence for the King’s Coronation. To ensure celebrations can be staged as easily as possible Rochdale Borough Council have waived road closure fees for the special occasion and will provide free signage as well as support for the event organiser.
At around 7:10pm on Saturday 4 March 2023, officers were called to a concern for welfare of a young man on Basten Drive, Salford.
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market – one of the biggest and most popular in Greater Manchester - returns for its 2023 season in April, with five extra dates added.
GMP can now confirm that human remains found in Salford on Saturday 4 March 2023 belong to Peter Baglin.
Thousands of families in the borough will benefit after a £9.4million spending boost for the council’s children’s services was agreed. The funding includes a £6million funding package to help recruit more social workers and foster carers, deliver a new safeguarding service, and provide further services for young parents, including mental health advice and support.
Officers from GMP’s Tactical Aid Unit made the discovery on Saturday 4 March 2023 at around 10:48am, following a further search of the area around the Bridgwater Canal in Boothstown, Salford.
At around 7:10pm on Saturday 4 March 2023, officers were called to a concern for welfare on Basten Drive, Salford.
Richard Graham (22/01/1990) of no fixed abode was sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court today (Friday 3 March) after he was found guilty of two counts of exposure offences and two counts of breach of Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO). He has been sentenced to three years and two months in jail.
On Thursday 2 March 2023 officers from Rochdale’s Neighbourhood policing teams received information that electricity was being bypassed at an address on Yorkshire Street, Rochdale. In the property and upon further investigation a substantial cannabis farm was found.
GMP yesterday (Thursday 2 March 2023) secured charges for 10 men linked to an investigation into child sexual exploitation between 2016 and 2018 in the Blackrod area of Bolton.
Essential water mains renewal works are required at the junction of Manchester Road with Radcliffe Road. Work will commence on 1st April for approximately 2 weeks.
A £600,000 extension to Balderstone Library that will provide vibrant new facilities for the local community has officially opened.
Kadar Ali, of Spring Gardens in Rochdale was advertising the supply of crack cocaine and heroin to vulnerable people who are addicted to the drugs, via a mobile phone.
The London-based retailer officially opened its doors on Friday (24th February) and the new store is home to the brand’s Blue Vanilla and Pink Vanilla labels.
Members of an organised crime group operating across Rochdale and Greater Manchester have been jailed today, Wednesday 1 March 2023, for a collective 49 years and two months following a serious assault which took place on the evening of Tuesday 5 October 2021.
The Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure scheme is hailing another bumper year, which saw footfall hit more than 1.5m, despite ongoing economic challenges facing the country.
The new chief Executive of Bury Council, Lynne Ridsdale, starts a busy first-day meeting council and NHS staff across Bury today, to hear more about how Bury can continue to strengthen services and work together with Bury people to improve their lives. She will use her first 100 days to formulate priorities by listening to residents, businesses, staff and partners to understand what it is like to receive services from, work for and interact with the council as an organisation.
Bury Council and its partners have helped more than 18,340 people across the borough during the current cost of living crisis.
Celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 2ndMarch by taking part in a competition organised by Bury Libraries and Bury Catering in primary schools.
Two more bike libraries have opened in Bury, allowing adults and children alike to borrow a bike for free, at Clarence Park and Openshaw Park.
Bury once again stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, on this the first anniversary of the invasion of the country.
Investigation by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Oldham Major Incident Team sees the killer of Abdikarim Ahmed (18) jailed.
With local elections taking place on Thursday 4 May, Rochdale Borough Council is reminding residents they’ll need to show photographic ID to vote at a polling station and to apply for free ID now if they need it.
Bury Council is allocating an extra £400,000 to help the borough’s most vulnerable through the cost of living crisis and show residents that it is on their side during these tough times.
Rochdale Borough Council’s trading standards team has disrupted a Greater Manchester criminal counterfeit goods operation worth up to £65million a year.
A brand new £10,000 outdoor gym is now in place at Clarence Park to support residents to achieve their fitness goals and boost their wellbeing.