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Bury covers an area of 10,000 ha with a population of over 183,000. It is made up of six distinctive townships - Bury East, Bury West, Ramsbottom, Tottington and North Manor, Radcliffe, Whitefield & Unsworth and Prestwich.

Although each town retains its own individuality, they still form an integral part of the Greater Manchester area, which is itself the regional centre of North West England and the UK's largest economic area outside of London. The area's rich industrial heritage helped shape the modern Metropolitan Borough. However, much reclamation of worn-out industrial land has taking place leading to a green and pleasant environment.

The borough is able to offer a high-quality lifestyle across varied rural, suburban, and urban locations, with good quality housing available at more affordable prices than in the south of the conurbation, combined with primary and secondary schools that enjoy a good reputation and excellent levels of attainment, that makes Bury an attractive destination for highly skilled people looking to get on and move up the property ladder.

One of the Council's corporate aims is to develop a competitive and diverse local economy. We aim to achieve this by implementing Bury's Economic Strategy 2011.

In this section:

  • Business and Street Trading Licences: entertainment, food, leisure, street trading, taxi and minicabs
  • Business Finance: business rates
  • Business Opportunities: council approved suppliers list, doing business with the council, housing and public building work subcontractors
  • Business Property: land and property owned by Bury Council, privately owned business properties
  • Business Support and Advice: business associations, business awards, business grants, business advice, chambers of commerce, starting a business
  • Economic Development: economic regeneration, the economic review
  • Health and Safety: health and safety at work
  • Markets: Bury's markets including trading opportunities
  • Trading Standards: Bury's trading standards service

The business end of policing...

Greater Manchester Police Authority is giving local businesses the chance to shape the future of policing across Greater Manchester. Your views will be presented to the police and crime commissioner when he or she is elected in November and will influence the policing plan for the coming year. From security and vehicle crime to identity theft and fraud, tell us about the issues affecting you. What do the police do well and how could they do things better? See the links on the right for the short online consultation survey and the GMPA web site to find out more about what they do. 

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Position of Bury in the North West
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