More Council Cuts on the way

Bury Council have announced that they need to save an additional £8.7 million during the next two years.   This comes on top of the £9.8 million in budget cuts already identified for 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Labour-controlled Bury Council has confirmed that this means additional savings of £6,446,000 for 2013-14 and £2,295,000 for 2014-15.

burylogoAmong the potential savings are:

  • Loss of three social care posts from children’s services;
  • Reducing funding for children’s centres (including Ramsbottom)
  • Reductions in highway maintenance
  • Additional car parking charges including removal of 15-minutes free parking and the introduction of a £1 fixed fee for Sunday parking.
  • Removal of the Ranger service (including Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom)
  • Reduction in street cleansing including personnel and vehicles.
  • Reducing swimming pool opening hours and review of lifeguard provision

Residents can have their say on the proposals throughout the consultation period which finishes on January 10.   

View the proposals online and submit feedback on or email planforchange@ or let me have your views as your local Councillor.