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. You can choose for your petition to run for a period of one, two or three months.
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.
Occasionally, a paper version of the same petition will be running at the same time as the online one. The number of signatures of the paper petition will be added to the total for the online petition, once they have been verified after the petition closing date.
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.
Online petitions - Add your name to a current e-Petition
Please note that the "number of signatures" is updated every few days:
Last updated 23 November 2020.
ePET077 - Local Plan
We the undersigned demands that Bury MBC withdraws from the GMSF (Greater Manchester Spatial Framework) and adopts a Local Plan based on current population figures, the reasoning behind it is that the Borough of Bury is unique in its size and land availability, so given that, we ask that all options are used before the release of any greenbelt.
Closes: 31 January 2021. Number of signatures: 2505.
ePET076 - Build a skate park in Bury
Children and teenagers are always wondering on their street with bikes, skateboards and scooters. Many times, there have been cars almost crashing into them.
Bury council should build a safe environment to both keep children and teenagers out of harms way and encourage them to become more active
Closes: 31 January 2021. Number of signatures: 18.
Online petitions closed in the last 12 months
ePET075 - Stanley Road (M45) - Speed restriction measures
We would like to ask the council to put in vehicle speed restrictions (e.g. speed bumps, chicanes etc.) along Stanley Road between Bury New Road and Moss Lane in order to safeguard the local residents and protect the recreational users of Whitefield Park, plus members of the local scout group.
Within the last 18 months there have been at least two serious road accidents which resulted in the emergency services being called, due to vehicles crashing at speed at the mini-roundabout to Mather Avenue. Both these incidents resulted in damage to residential homes (car crashed into a boundary wall) and local businesses (car crashed into the scout hut opposite Mather Avenue).
Souped up cars regularly speed along Stanley Road at all hours which, along with the potential risk of accident, causes noise nuisance.
Closed: 4 November 2020. Number of signatures: 4.
ePET074 - Request for street signs for the safety of all residents
We would like to request street signs displayed along our street for the safety of our children and residents. There are a lot of children that play on this street, cars and vans sometimes speed down Wingate Drive and its only a matter of time before an accident will happen. There is also a blind spot when turning left out of Wingate Drive, again blind spot when turning into the street. We could do with a mirror fixing to the post so we can see cars coming and going around the bend. This would prevent any children and residents getting hurt by 2 way traffic.
This street has a large percentage of children living here, we are all concerned for their wellbeing by cars and delivery vans coming and going and children playing. A few signs would really help alert people for the health and safety of all families on Wingate Drive.
Closed: 30 September 2020. Number of signatures: 36.
ePET061 - Bury Council to come out of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
Bury Council to come out of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and submit a local plan based on housing need and not housing targets.
- We need a local plan that is fit for the purpose of Bury residents and not that of the Greater Manchester Council Authority.
- We need a plan using the latest household projection data available not data that is 5 years out of date. Bury's original 20 year local plan using 2016 ONS data required 6,500 homes not 11,500 as outlined in the redrafted GMSF.
- We need a local plan for Bury that adopts a brownfield first approach for housing to ensure better protection of the greenbelt. There was enough brownfield on the register for 4,700 dwellings.
- We need to ensure as best as possible that all vacant properties are occupied before approving planning for more houses. Currently 1000 homes lay vacant.
- All housing completions and future house building plans since the beginning of the GMSF must be included in overall housing figures when a plan is finally agreed and approved. Plans have been submitted in the last 12 months for over 1,100 new homes in Bury.
- It is now clear central government targets for housing are not mandatory requirements and a local plan only needs to withstand a government inspection. For example Bury could submit a 15 year plan for inspection and state exceptional circumstances to prevent the loss of any greenbelt. However, Goodworth Clatford in Hampshire submitted a 10 year local plan in March 2019 that was approved by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government!
Closed: 24 June 2020. Number of signatures: 1933 (adjusted figure).
(710 duplicates were removed after the verification process).
ePET071 - Dangerous junction at Bury New Road, Kings Road and George Street intersection
The intersection between Kings Road, George Street and Bury New Road (53.5188117, -2.2718860) has recently become an unmanaged public safety concern. It has rapidly become congested from large delivery vehicles travelling to a neighbouring construction site and business park. Around rush hour traffic spikes from the large amount of local
road users going to and from work and school.
As everyone is aware, Bury New Road is an artery road, and therefore has an increased amount of traffic especially around rush hour. Kings road is also widely used, linking Bury Old Road and Bury New Road. At the south side of the intersection there is a collection of shops, businesses and eateries that have an elevated level of pedestrian traffic. There is however only a single pelican crossing at the north end of the intersection - there is no safe crossing area at any other side. Additionally because of the lack of traffic lights, the intersection as a whole is uncontrolled. This leads to cars creeping into the road then waiting to emerge in middle of the road, disrupting traffic and causing general confusion. There have been collisions involving both vehicles and cyclists (including young riders) which necessitated the intersection's closure.
The petition therefore requests:
- Repainting the road markings in and leading up to the named intersection, including cycle lanes throughout
- The council should consider the repainting of road markings continuing to the Salford border
- The installation of pelican crossings across all sides of the intersection
- A yellow box junction to keep traffic clear and flowing.
As mentioned this is a highly used intersection and will therefore be difficult to make the much need changes while in use. While this is a certain concern, the need for the above changes is urgent and should therefore concluded in the most expedient manner without causing unnecessary hassle.
Closed: 2 January 2020. Number of signatures: 61.
ePET072 - Traffic calming on Meadway
We would like to ask the council to put in speed bumps or chicanes on Meadway between Hampson Mill Lane and the end of Meadway in order to protect the wildlife, pets and children that use the area.
Closed: 31 December 2019. Number of signatures: 44.
ePET069 - Greenbelt
Save our greenbelt.
Closed: 6 December 2019. Number of signatures: 112.
ePET068 - Obstructing pavements in residential areas
There are many more vehicles on the roads, with many households having 2 or 3 cars, residents and their visitors are parking on the pavements.
This not only causes difficulty for pedestrians but also could lead to possible car damage.
I'm asking the council to put an end to this and insists householders, where they can to park on their driveways / forecourts, do so.
Closed: 6 December 2019. Number of signatures: 10.