Following this consultation it is anticipated that a draft version of the GMSF will be consulted on later in the year. I attach a link to the GMSF website, where I understand comments from the general public are still welcome.
Bury’s Local Plan will follow once the GMSF has reached an advanced stage on understanding the appropriate level of growth to be accommodated across GM.
So as I say – It is still possible for anyone to put forward their views and make comment on the GMSF and Call for sites. The contact details are contained on the GMSF Web site (above).
- We are trying to make some progress on an eyesore of a near derelict property on Boothway, this is on going.
- Now almost a year since we had some success after campaigning for speed reductions on Turton Road and still we are waiting for the new signage which has not been erected…. even though I do keep pressing Council Officers.
- Potholes in Affetside have been repaired due to the determination of a Watling Street resident who would not give up !
- The issues on Sunnywood Lane have yet to be resolved. We are still waiting for assistance from Council Officers.
- A resident of Walshaw Park has complained re several issues connected with the new build of Elton High School, on going.
- My thanks to a good citizen living near Towns Meadow Park who despaired about the litter near the tennis courts, so has cleaned it up. The Council acknowledged this help and hopefully will ensure it stays clean now.
- St Johns Church refurbishment is progressing and is starting some low key fundraising, collecting bags of clothes to be weighed in.
- Complaints again of irresponsible residents who live in large properties in Walshaw and are leaving bins and rubbish outside of their curtilage. Warnings from the Council will follow if you do not clean up and act responsibly !
- Illegal parking on Kirklees St is causing a problem for wheelchair users…be warned Parking Enforcement is issuing tickets !
- I attended the Gallipoli service of 17th April remembering all those young local boys who died for us. As always a very touching service.
- My voluntary sessions at the Blind Society continue, many fundraising events in the pipeline. An “Attic Sale” and Afternoon Teas from noon on 14th May at the Society at 4 Tenterden St when I will be waitressing. Lots of bargains on sale !
- We have started to plan for a DAZZLING DINNER AND AUCTION at The Red Hall in October and now sourcing good prizes.
- The “Vintage Fashion Show and Ladies Day” I organised for Age uk Bury was a great success and fun…raising almost £3000 .
- Finally I was very sorry to hear of the death of Chairman of Tottington Bowling Club Cryril Kitchen after his battle with cancer. Cyril was a real gent who ensured the club was efficiently run and a great hub for senior local gents. A privilege to have supported Cyril with grants and to be invited by Doreen his wife to the scattering of his ashes on the Bowling Green on what would have been his 80th birthday.
- Dispute regarding fees for respite at a care home, ongoing.
- Complaints from neighbours re the untidy former site of Woodbury at Wesley St. I have contacted the Agent and St Vincent’s who are to develop the site and made them aware of residents views.
- Information received re irresponsible dog owners on Boothway. Owners have had a visit from Council Officers and warned that not cleaning up after their dogs will result in a heavy fine.
- Blocked grids I reported on Booth St have at last been cleaned .
- Victims of the Boxing Day floods at several Tottington Ward locations are disappointed in the time it is taking for the Council to investigate, ongoing.
- Complaint received regarding outstanding debt owed by Six Town Housing to a local business, now resolved.
- Complaints received re Planning Officers of current planning legislation in Bury Town centre.
- Complaints received re near derelict house on Boothway. This is most unfair on neighbours who have to look at this eyesore. Tottington Cllrs are pressing for action.
- A resident contacted me re a national investigation regarding end of life care. I passed on contact details of a local GP who is dealing with this issue.
- Complaints received re privacy and flooding on residents from the impact of the new Elton School.
- Complaint received regarding overhanging trees onto gardens in Rhine Close from the Kirklees Trail. Now resolved.
- Complaints received re the missing bollards which has resulted in Claybank Drive being used as a rat run. Lockable drop down bollards are now to replace the bollards left by Council staff in the bushes.