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8.38pm Friday 22nd November 2013
Hundreds line streets for Fusiliers' homecoming parade
10.21am Friday 22nd November 2013
Cherry picker blaze in Radcliffe
10.17am Friday 22nd November 2013
Piglet found dumped near animal sanctuary
1.51pm Thursday 21st November 2013
Cheers to festival
1.42pm Thursday 21st November 2013
Cheers to pub’s change of fortune
12.16pm Thursday 21st November 2013
What a relief! New toilets plan for market
12.09pm Thursday 21st November 2013
XX Fusiliers wrote:
How dismayed and sickened I was to see that David Nuttall,MP for North Bury, voted with the government and against the amendment to the Defence Bill which would have had the effect of delaying the disbandment of our fine Lancashire Fusilier Battalion. He did this in spite of a huge amount of letters and emails from constituents asking that he support the amendment to save our local soldiers. In doing this he acted against the wishes of those who elected him and he should therefore be voted out in 2015..Captain Joe Eastwood BEM CQSW
9.26pm Friday 15th November 2013
Plain clothes blitz on school parking
Local mum bury wrote:
I'm glad to see the authorities are trying to take action to tackle school traffic issues. However, the council and police need to seriously tackle the parking problems in partnership with the schools and parents and all actively plan how to manage individual schools. There are many schools and councils who have successfully tackled traffic problems so why are we not learning from what has worked elsewhere. There will be individual issues at each school which may require different approaches but the principal is the same and there are already a range of solutions that have worked.
One school near me is situated at the end of a close/ cul-de-sac has managed to stop all parents from parking on the close - how did the head teacher manage this when a school only round the corner in the same position is failing miserably to manage the traffic? Some schools have implemented park and stride schemes, others walk to school day. My point is there are various options and schools should be working together, sharing their success and advising others who are struggling.
Yes the police and council need to tackle changing parents current habits but this won't work in isolation without providing alternative options also. Some parents genuinely do need to drive to school but that doesn't mean they should park directly outside the school, walking for 2-5 minutes is not a big deal! Parents should recognise they are responsible for not giving themselves enough time and that leaving the house 5 minutes earlier would make such a difference. However, some schools areas just can't accommodate the traffic as even if they reduced parent parking by 50% there would still be too many cars and nowhere to park. Even if the 50% of parents parked 5 minutes away...where do they park? It's just a different road they will congest and this is why the council need to work with schools to plan and provide individual and realistic solutions.
Many schools are expanding and taking on more pupils with double intakes for each year, yet the impact on traffic and parking isn't considered. For example, some of these schools would benefit from one way systems on the roads around school.
Sorry for such a long rant but my point is the authorities and parents need to work together and plan tangible and realistic solutions or we will never get anywhere!
9.10pm Friday 15th November 2013
Emergency services called to 30 stone woman tragedy
How is this news? People die every day, you don't run a 'story' for everyone?! Have some decency and consider the feelings of the family.
6.26pm Friday 15th November 2013
Ref times have changed?
Not really people are just too idle to walk to places that are within easy distance. It is no wonder we see so many obese people . I am not for one minute saying children should walk or get the bus to school if parents think they may be in danger but many live on the doorstep and are still dropped off and picked by cars. I know this as I lived near a school for many years. Parents could walk to and from school with these children if they wish and avoid causing nuisance and congestion.
5.34pm Friday 15th November 2013
Traffic warden caught parking illegally
10.13pm Thursday 14th November 2013
Businessman arrested for putting sign up outside shop describing vandal as 'dirty pervert drug dealing grass'
Hamish Macbeth wrote:
I gather there may be a lot more to this story than what you have said ..
Something about possibility of an unstable situation getting worse with this sign going up.
BT - have you sought an explanation from the police before posting this ?
10.08pm Thursday 14th November 2013
£50k to ease changes to electoral register
9.54pm Thursday 14th November 2013
Volunteers help keep rangers going strong
9.43pm Thursday 14th November 2013
Bury FC signs largest commercial deal in its history - and renames Gigg Lane the JD Stadium
3.54pm Thursday 14th November 2013
On the right track for taches
12.15pm Thursday 14th November 2013
8.54am Thursday 14th November 2013
School parking has for many years been a problem and speaks volumes of the idle society we now live in. Many others like myself would have got the bus or walked to school in our day but it now seems this is a thing of the past. The way forward is to make streets around schools resident parking only and this would force people to either walk or get the bus. I know people will say that they sometimes have quite a distance to travel but we then need to get back to sending children to the schools nearest to where they live and not let parents pick and chose.
5.37am Thursday 14th November 2013
5.01pm Monday 11th November 2013
Town hall joins fight against loan sharks
4.59pm Monday 11th November 2013
Lisa Riley signs copies of her new book in her home town
4.57pm Monday 11th November 2013
Ann Widdecombe waltzes into Bury with her new autobiography
2.43pm Monday 11th November 2013
Icy cables cause commuters chaos on Metrolink
2.36pm Monday 11th November 2013
8.15am Friday 8th November 2013
Pod scoops top prize
11.32am Wednesday 6th November 2013
'Tache for cash: The Bury Times and Bolton News boys grow facial hair for Movember
5.25am Wednesday 6th November 2013
52-year-old woman loses £2,000 in dating con
5.22am Wednesday 6th November 2013
Hotel boss lost £600,000 in 'rate swap' scandal
1.22pm Saturday 26th October 2013
Don't panic! Poisonous false widows in Bury are nothing to worry about, says spider expert
1.15pm Saturday 26th October 2013
Knitters’ fury at plan for library
The council should provide facilities for me and my mates to get together and play darts and eat pies
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