News of the Ward from Yvonne
September was a very busy month for me on all levels .
I continued collecting signatures on the petition each weekend to bring back to Council for another debate the decision which Labour voted through to build on our precious Greenbelt .
Each and every week in all parts of the borough 99% of those approached, supported us and signed the petition .
The Consultation on the decision to build on Greenbelt ( “Places for Everyone” ) proved very challenging to complete and begs the question ,why was this so ? Regardless I was sent copies of many excellent strong detailed objections and we must have faith that our comments get “ Places for Everyone “ well and truly rejected !
Here are some of the issues I have dealt with last month .
Requested ,road markings repainted on the roundabout near Pennine Vets …agreed !
Brown bins missed on Bury Road …reported , bin pick ups now improving in most areas.
Requested annual strimming of hedge on path from Rhode St to Sycamore Rd , sorted promptly .
Walshaw Park ,roads resurfaced …ongoing ,assured roads will take a few months before finished state .
Requested road markings be reinstated on Walshaw Park .
A Banner placed on Remembrance Gardens railing was promptly removed .
Closure of Footpath 19 at Bottoms Hall , new notices to be displayed , no progress to date .
Had dialogue with Police re young local boys being subjected to attempted robbery for their bikes in Ramsbottom ….ongoing .
Also have contacted new Inspector Kevin Wright for our area re crime in TOTTINGTON .
Reported debris on walkways on Walshaw Walk Boothway , little action taken .
Asked for update re lack of school crossing patrol for TOTTINGTON Primary .
Reported corroded sign on Bury Road ….promised replacement ASAP .
Given advice on several planning applications giving concern to residents .
Sunnywood Close has at last adoption status 24/9/21
New Brown bin requested …but residents have to pay .
Resident requested 20 mph zone for a safer Kirklees St and wider area
be considered .No funding available .
Passed on complaint re trees removed on Bellway Homes site ,no response .
Contacted Enforcement re Container , ongoing .
Requested repairs to poor road service on Pendle Close …to be patched .
Unadopted roads and nearby residents parking rights , unfortunately they have no rights .
Assisted bin service ….missed bins now rectified .
Several distressing cases regarding children with Special Educational Needs ,ongoing.
Blocked culvert Bury Road …ongoing .
Speeding traffic on Walshaw Rd, new signage on road safety coming to Walshaw soon .
Requested bushes cut on Market St as exiting Library car park ….assured will be cut back very soon.
Reported overgrown trees in various areas, letters sent to residents .
Our campaign for a crossing on Market St continues and Tottington Cllrs have arranged a site visit with the Portfolio Member responsible .
A new attraction for Townsmeadow Park …
“Active Floor Image “ which is also being rolled out in 13 Bury parks .
The Remembrance Parade will take place as usual this year in TOTTINGTON in the afternoon and Bury Town Centre in the morning on 14 th November .
I have pressed for Six Town Housing to arrange as promised a Consultation with residents who live surrounding the x Pigeon loft site off Scobell St .
Complaint re speeding cars in many areas led to a speeding operation recently by Police in Affetside and Turton Rd .
A national temporary shortage on small caddy bin liners ! Council suggest you still leave yellow tag on your bin and place food loose in your brown bin .Local stores do sell the bags .
Crimes in the Ward recently , offenders cause damage to back door locks Cotswold Close .
Vehicle stolen in Affetside .
Spring Vale ,Offenders enter house ,cars keys stolen and car then stolen from drive.
Boothway , break lock on Conservatory , take car keys and steal vehicle on drive .
Residents of Bradshaw Rd continue to work tirelessly for improved road safety on this road which has a record of many traffic accidents , some traffic calming measures planned .
A concerned resident submitted a petition with 88 signatures regarding speeding traffic in High St and Walshaw in general.
Do check local social media site for informative community info …lots of warnings of scams etc on…..”Whats on In Tottington Greenmount and Walshaw” with 13.6 k members .
We have a new Council Officer Tracey Coatman coveting our patch . Tracey operate a virtual Hub and will meet regularly with Cllrs and organise public meetings with interested residents …no dates as yet .A funding pot will be available for Groups and organisations to make applications ….no further details as yet .
Pleasure to help at two recent events with Ageuk …..on a stall at the Welcome Back Event and at The DISCO night….appropriately dressed in 60’s gear in my sixties !
I was in the Millgate a couple of weeks ago with Tottington based organisation Fightback4justice on their awareness day , pleasure to meet their staff and chat with residents.
I continue to volunteer in The Big Fandango on Tuesday afternoons in Bolton St Bury and organising a fundraising Dinner .
As a long standing Trustee of St John’s Church I will be working with the new Vicar Rev Anthony Roberts for the benefit of the community .An event is planned for next month in the church a “CRACKING CHRISTMAS MARKET” on Saturday 27 th Nov 10-4 …..stalls available at just £10 for Crafts, Vintage, Collectables ,Artisan Foods too ….contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form .
The Church wants the community to use the space so should you know of a Group who need a big space for such as …Dance classes…Keep Fit …Slimming Groups …Mum and Toddler Group or just a meeting room which is also available . There is a kitchen available too , please contact Rev Anthony Presbyter.StJohnsTottington@outlook.com
Or on 07383969264.
Health watch Bury are holding a drop-in surgery at The Tottington Centre on Tuesday 12 th October from 10am – 12 .This is a opportunity to express your views on Health and Social Care in Tottington.
Council meetings are again taking place in the Town Hall and I have attended a Council ,Licensing and Standards Meeting during September .Some other meetings are still held online .
Should you wish to speak to me on any issue ,I am in the TOTTINGTON Centre on Thursday afternoons so do pop in .
4th October 2021