About this site

Help and guidance

To assist you as much as possible when using our website we have provided a range of helpful features and tools.


You can return to the home page from any page on the web site by clicking on the "Bury Council" logo at the top of the page or the "Home" on the breadcrumb trail.


This feature will help you to locate the information or service that you are interested in. By entering a key word in the search box this feature will search for all related pages using key words associated with various pages and display these pages in order of most suited.

A to Z of services

The A-Z of services is displayed at the bottom of all our pages. Look under "R" for Recycling, for instance.

Breadcrumb trail

The breadcrumb trail is located below the "Bury Council" logo. It helps you to identify which part of the website you are in. It will read for example, "Home > Council and democracy > Elections and voting". Clicking on "Council and democracy" would return you to the Council and democracy main menu. Clicking on "Home" would return you to the home page.

PDF attachments

Some information on the site is available as PDF documents. To view these files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can download for free from Adobe - PDF Reader.

Browser compatibility

Our website uses functionality which doesn't work in some older versions of web browsers (particularly early versions of Internet Explorer). If our site does not display properly, please try updating your browser or using an alternative.

The "Contact" area

Many pages have "Contact" details. These change depending on which web page you are on and are usually found above the banner area at the bottom of each page. If the service is open to the public, then there will be a "Visit us" link. Clicking this will show the opening times.

The "Contact" area shows details appropriate to the service that the page relates to.

If there are no contact details, it may be because the page relates to a service provided by another organisation for which we cannot answer your questions - you would need to contact them direct.

Please note: To complete the "Contact us" form, you must allow all cookies (if you do not, you will be unable to submit the form).

Ease of use

We have made every effort to make this site accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.

We are working towards making all our web pages conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level "AA".

The site's layout takes into account users who are visually impaired or have difficulties using a mouse. It is compatible with popular screen reading software and can be navigated using only a keyboard.

Links on the website should open in the same window, unless stated otherwise in the link.

Plain English

We aim to make this site easy to understand. If you have difficulty understanding any of the content, please contact us.

Making your computer work for you

There are many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you. The web sites below offer useful advice and help on how to customise your computer in a way that suits your needs.


Whilst we don't provide versions of our website in other languages, there are plenty of online tools that can help.

Translate (Google) - Translate our website into other languages - Google translate can provide translations of each page of our site into a range of languages.


First and foremost Bury Council is a public service provider and so we have to provide information that is accessible to all sections of our community, regardless of ability. But accessibility is not just about ensuring that disabled people can access information. It is also about ensuring that the wide variety of users and devices can all gain access to information.

An accessible web site does not exclude anybody due to:

  • their abilities, or
  • the method they choose to access the web.

See Accessibility.