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Benefits

Check if you are eligible for Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit, and find out how to apply.
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Check if you are eligible for Housing Benefit (and Council Tax Support), and find out how to apply.
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Help with your living and housing costs for working age people
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Births, deaths and ceremonies

Find out what information you need for your appointment to register a birth at Bury Register Office
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Find out how and when you can re-register a birth
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How to register a death that has happened in the Bury borough and what information you'll need
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A certified copy may be obtained on-line, and we will post them to you. There is a fee for each certificate you require. You can pay with a credit or debit card.
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How to register a stillbirth that happened in the Bury borough and what information you'll need
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Find out what you'll need to give notice at your local Register Office of your intention to marry or form a civil partnership
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Business

Find out if your business is eligible for a discount on Business Rates
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How to apply for a taxi licence for private hire vehicles, hackney carriages and minibuses, as well as information and advice for vehicle testing, fares and how to report an issue with a taxi
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Apply for a licence as a hairdresser, barber, acupuncturist, skin piercer, tattooist or electrolysis technician
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Find out how to apply for a permit to place a skip, scaffolding, hoardings or building materials on a public highway
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How to apply for a licence involving animals, including advice and regulations for kept animals
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Apply for street collections, street trading, car boot and house to house collections licences.
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Find out about contract opportunities with Bury Council, and how to apply for them.
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Bury offers waste and recycling collections for businesses in the borough
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Council and Democracy

You must register to vote in a local or UK held election or referenda and be recorded on the Electoral Register
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You can submit a Freedom of Information request for information or document that isn't found or published online
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A Subject Access Request allows you to request what information an organisation may hold about you
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Bury Council have teamed up with other public sector organisations from across the North West for a new career website and dynamic online recruitment system to improve your experience of applying for jobs.
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Why volunteering and giving something back is great for boosting our wellbeing and how we can help you find opportunities locally
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Apply to be a digital buddy volunteer and help local people improve their computer skills
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Council Tax

Check if you are eligible for Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit, and find out how to apply.
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You should inform us if you move home, people move in or out of your home or if someone dies, as this may impact your Council Tax amount
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Check if you're eligible for a discount on your Council Tax bill
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Housing

Apply to join the council Housing Register, renew your application or update an existing application if you're circumstances have changed
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Find out how you can report or request a repair or adaptation needed for your home
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Check if you are eligible for Housing Benefit (and Council Tax Support), and find out how to apply.
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How to apply for a Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence, including registering the property manager, proposed licence holder and the HMO properties
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Payments of Local Housing Allowance are normally made to the tenant. However in some cases we can make payments to a landlord. Use this form to request this.
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Libraries and archives

Find out how to join a library.
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The library service offers several courses and resources to help you learn a new skill.
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Details on room hire available at Bury libraries.
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Details of the service's virtual reading group.
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Local leisure and events

Find out about the current pay as you go prices for gym, swim and fitness classes if you don't have a leisure membership
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Information to help you plan an event on public land or on a residential street
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There are 20 allotment sites around Bury. Find out how you can rent one or to renew a plot you already rent
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Apply online to rent a garage from us
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Planning and Building Control

Information and guidance relating to Planning applications, Planning Enforcement, pre-application advice, heritage and protected trees
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Apply online for a Full Plans, Building Notice or replacement windows and doors consent, including application guidance
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Register your interest or intention to develop a self-build property in the Bury borough
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Apply for a S80 Demolition Notice, including guidance with demolitions and how we enforce the conditions of such notices
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How to apply for a new postal address for new developments or for converted premises
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Guidance on land searches and the costs to apply for a search. Land searches are usually submitted by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer on behalf of a prospective property buyer
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Apply for consent relating to works that affect an ordinary watercourse
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Roads, travel and parking

Who is entitled to a free bus pass? Replacing bus passes and other information about concessionary bus passes.
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Find out about and apply for Blue Badges, contract parking, resident only parking and exemptions from parking restrictions
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Restricted parking zones in residential streets close to town centres. Apply for a permit or tell us something has changed.
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A dropped kerb allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway.
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Apply for, or renew, a disabled parking permit 'Blue Badge'.
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Schools and Learning

Apply for a primary school place for your child
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How to apply to change which primary school your child attends
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How to apply for a secondary school place for children transferring from year 6
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How to apply to change which secondary school your child attends
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Get information about school meals and claiming free school meals.
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Information about whose eligible and how to apply for school and college travel assistance.
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Information and application form for prospective school governors.
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Social Care

How to access free nursery education, also known as Early Education and Childcare (EEC) for 2 year olds who meet certain criteria.
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Information on a number of areas relating to children including activities, support, childcare, safeguarding.
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How to ask for a social care assessment or to find local support options using the Bury Directory
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Bury recognise the importance of offering comprehensive support to foster carers. Details of what we offer, as well as practical support and regular supervision.
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Details of the Regional Adoption Agency which Bury Adoption Service is now part of.
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Apply for, or renew, a disabled parking permit 'Blue Badge'.
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Who is entitled to a free bus pass? Replacing bus passes and other information about concessionary bus passes.
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Waste and Recycling

How to request new, replacement or extra bins for your property
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You can request a bin to be removed if it's unused or has been abandoned
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Arrange a collection of large household items that you want to dispose of
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Bury offers waste and recycling collections for businesses in the borough
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