Online petitions (ePetitions)
An e-Petition is a petition which collects signatures online. This allows petitions to be made available to a potentially greater audience than a traditional paper based petition. Anyone who lives, works or studies within Bury can sign a petition.
You can sign an existing petition by accessing any of the active e-Petitions listed below or submit a new petition using the link:
We will use your wording, so please try to make it as clear and concise as you can.
E-Petitions are an important part of Bury Council's ongoing commitment to listening to and acting on the views of the public. If you submit an online petition, you will get more people signing if you tell people about it. Please note that the "number of signatures" is updated every few days.
Disclaimer: This Council accepts no liability for the petitions on these web pages. The views expressed in the petitions do not necessarily reflect those of the providers.
If you have any comments please contact us.
Current e-Petitions and those closed in the last 6 months
ePET051 - To suspend the consultation process until an independent review has taken place of Bury's Housing needs
The 20 year Housing requirement for the Metropolitan Borough of Bury as specified in the draft GMSF is wrong based on inaccurate population forecasts. If these figures are correct it would mean the largest local population increase since 1881.
We the people of Bury call upon Bury MBC to suspend their involvement in the Spatial Framework process until they have instructed independent experts to assess the housing need for our borough and that this process be supervised by a cross party committee of councillors.
Closes: 12 February 2017.
Number of signatures: 810.
ePET049 - Close single track road
Petition to close off Lowther Road where the road narrows to single track. People use the road as a pass through and subsequently the extra traffic makes this single track more dangerous.
Additionally the single track is staggered, you cannot see incoming traffic, highly dangerous with the regular speeders we have using the road.
Closes: 11 April 2017.
Number of signatures: 2.
ePET 048 - Make residential parking permits free
Residential parking permits in Bury now cost £30 per vehicle in each household, which all residents are required to pay, if they want to
park their car outside their house.
Why should residents have to pay to park their car outside their own house? Granted it reduces the amount of parking spots taken up
by those visiting Bury town centre, however, residents should not have to pay to avoid this, especially not such a high sum (which
initially started around the £20 mark, when the scheme was introduced). Based on people who have 2 or more vehicles in each
household, this comes to a sum of at £60 for a parking permit, and for those with more vehicles, it is dearer.
Residential parking permits should be free for those residents who own a vehicle and have proof of ownership and the car is registered
to that address, where the parking permits apply.
Those traffic wardens are paid a wage regardless plus the amount of money the council make by issuing tickets should also cover their
wage, so it is absurd as to why the residents have to pay this frankly extortionate amount, to simply park their car outside their house
without any cost.
Therefore we request for the residential parking permits to be available free, for all residents who have proof of ownership of the
vehicle and that it is registered to the address within the permit zone.
Closes: 15 March 2017.
Number of signatures: 3.
ePET050 - Residents only parking near Metrolink, Radcliffe
Residents of Haworth Street, Bridgefield Street and Barlow Street in Radcliffe cannot park near their homes or on their street due to people parking all day because the Metrolink car park is full by 8am.
Metrolink users are leaving their cars all day, double parking, parking on junctions and pavements. Residents propose a residents only parking scheme or an exclusion period through the day and that Bury Council and Metrolink seek expansion opportunities of the Metrolink car park or provide alternative parking by opening up the road at the disused site of East Lancs paper mill and Papermakers.
Closed: 3 January 2017.
Number of signatures: 47.
ePET 047 - Save Prestwich library
Prestwich Library and Adult Learning Services is the heart of our community. We the undersigned highly protest the possible closure of Prestwich Library. We urge the council to look to provide funding to keep our library and services available to the most vulnerable groups, including the elderly who use it every day as their only contact to a community currently facing dwindling public services. We need our library to keep literacy available to children and adults alike.
Our Heritage museum, educational services, free internet access, council information point, and employment training support services are essential. Do not rip the heart out from our community.
We also support the services provided to all libraries across the borough and don't believe that boroughs should be pitted against each other in a struggle to stay afloat. We urge central government to sustain public library services in Bury as they are a British value and an essential basic that should be provided for by tax payments.
Closed: 14 December 2016.
Number of signatures: 50.
ePET 046 - Save our library (Sunny Bank, Unsworth)
Bury Council is undertaking a comprehensive review of the borough's library service. The council has said that they remain fully committed to retaining a high quality library service, but anticipate that there will need to be changes, including the possibility of a reduction in the number of libraries.
Unsworth Library at Sunny Bank was almost closed in 2013, but saved at the last minute by a campaign involving residents and local councillors.
We the undersigned, petition Bury council to consider carefully the need and support that Unsworth Library gives to the residents of Unsworth and surrounding areas. Residents may not have access to books, internet and social clubs without this much needed resource. This Library is well supported by our residents young and old alike. Please do not close this much needed resource.
Please sign this petition to save Unsworth Library, otherwise existing users will be forced to travel to Prestwich or Bury.
Closed: 5 September 2016.
Number of signatures: 115.
ePET045 - Give Home Start their funding back
I wish to express my grave concern on hearing that the Charity Home Start (Bury) will no longer be able to to continue to provide it's invaluable service to those most vulnerable families in out local community after having had it's funding from Bury Council withdrawn.
I have been a childminder for 24 years and have been a volunteer for this Charity for the past 18 months - a role I chose as I consider it important to support others in society who may not have the same opportunities, help and support systems that enable them to get through life's hurdles as others such as myself have had.
I believe that the Home Start service offers a unique service to struggling families by training volunteers whom are then 'matched' with families they can best help and helping prevent the escalation of issues having to be dealt with by statutory agencies such as Social Care and Mental Health Services at a much greater cost to the public. It's ethos being one of a non prescriptive, empathic framework that is not time limited.
Briefly, this is an much needed, early interventions service for struggling families which prevents the need for much costlier interventions by social and healthcare agencies (already struggling under ongoing Government cuts). Worth noting is the fact that there are 7 of these services across Greater Manchester - non of which have had their council funding withdrawn.
Please support this petition to give Home Start their funding back.
Closed: 15 June 2016.
Number of signatures: 398.