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.
ePetitions 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 or share a link to this page on social media etc. Please remember to sign your own petition once it has been set up.
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.
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Online petitions - Add your name to a current e-Petition
Please note that the "number of signatures" is updated every few days: Last updated 13 September 2021.
ePET097 - Speed bumps on Bury Road (Tottington)
Please could we have traffic calming measures such as speed bumps on Bury/Tottington Road.
I moved to Bury Road on 25 June and have witnessed three different road traffic accidents all involving cars crashing in to buildings. The first was a car speeding that drove into somebody's garden wall, the second was a car that lost control and drove straight through a bus stop and completely destroyed it, and the third was a car that drove directly in to a house.
I hear on a daily basis of people driving past unsafely and/or speeding and I feel it is just a matter of time before another accident occurs.
Please add speed bumps to the road.
Closes: 1 December 2021. Number of signatures: 3.
ePET096 - Volume of traffic
I am proposing that the area around the Elton Liberal Club, in particular Allen Street and New George Street should have some sort of traffic control measures put into place.
The club has now reopened the large function room to be hired out seven days a week. The bakery on New George Street is also open seven days a week, and at times, the flow of traffic is similar to a main road at times. This also has attracted speeding cars using the area as a race track and the addition of heavy goods vehicles using Allen Street as a cut through has significantly increased.
It is only a matter of time until a serious incident happens. The roads on the side streets are not designed to have the amount of traffic using them.
Closes: 23 November 2021. Number of signatures: 2.
ePET095 - Re-open Whitefield Library as a community library
I am 11 years old and I live in Whitefield. I love books.
Without a local library some children will not learn to love books because they don't have enough money to buy them. If the library was re-opened with volunteers running it, it could also host crafts and storytelling during school holidays. It would also be a good place for older people who are lonely to socialise.
If you agree, please sign my petition.
Closes: 11 November 2021. Number of signatures: 225.
ePET094 - Speed breakers on Redvales Road
We, the undersigned, want speed breakers to be installed on Redvales Road.
Drivers do speeding on Redvales Road. It's residential area.
Closes: 4 November 2021. Number of signatures: 12.
ePET092 - Save our greenbelt
We the undersigned deplore the decision taken at Bury Council on 28 July 2021 to approve the Places for Everyone plan.
We demand that the matter is brought before Bury Council again for a debate and a vote to reverse the decision and not proceed with the Places for Everyone plan.
Closes: 3 November 2021. Number of signatures: 5,054.
ePET090 - Stop speeding in Walshaw
Something really needs to be done about the amount of cars speeding up Walshaw Road and on High Street. There are cars and often motorcycles travelling well over the legal speed limit at all hours but especially at night.
This is extremely dangerous for residents of the area and their pets, we personally have had two cats killed by speeding motorists on High Street in the last year and I'm sure there are others.
It is only a matter of time before another pet or even a person is injured or killed by these irresponsible and reckless motorists!
It is time something was done about this. Traffic calming methods need to be brought into the area as soon as possible.
Closes: 26 September 2021. Number of signatures: 87.
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ePET093 - Traffic calming on Ainsworth Road
Following numerous road traffic incidents on Ainsworth Road, please consider traffic calming measures before the individuals using the road like a race track seriously injure someone.
Closed: 7 September 2021. Number of signatures: 118.
ePET091 - Dog waste bin installation
To consider adding a new dog waste bin to middle of the path which starts at Geoffrey Street and ends on the B6214, Lumb Carr Road.
There is a sign halfway about dog waste fine which could house the new dog waste box. This would avoid people leaving as much dog waste on path on hard floor and grass edging.
Closed: 7 September 2021. Number of signatures: 18.
ePET087 - Stop fly-tipping in Bury
Fly-tipping is out of control in Bury. It is ruining our countryside and streets. Those responsible for fly-tipping need to be held to account.
All reported fly-tipping should be investigated and fines issued every time where an identity is known.
Fly-tippers are taking money from unsuspecting people who pay them and undercutting reputable waste removal companies.
Moving rubbish which has been fly-tipped is not enough! There needs to be a joined up action plan involving the police and other measures, if necessary, to put a stop to it and catch culprits.
The general public are willing and able to help with photos and videos of offenders. Don't let them down. Act on and use the information to put an end to the worrying increase in fly-tipping and restore some confidence to your tax paying and hard working constituents.
Closed: 7 September 2021. Number of signatures: 96.
ePET088 - Culling of mink
The canal in Radcliffe is overrun by mink. These may look cute but are very aggressive and destructive. They have attacked chickens and killed a swan who was sitting the nest on the canal. They have decimated the moorhens and ducks alike and their numbers are increasing exponentially.
Unless action is taken they will become a risk to the residents and public in this area. It is widely used by dog walkers, ramblers and children. They have moved into the feed store at Newbank Garden Centre and are chasing staff out. They have also been seen in gardens on Farcroft Avenue and Hinds Lane.
Closed: 8 August 2021. Number of signatures: 32.
ePET089 - Create a zebra or pelican crossing by Top Park on Bolton Road West
As the council may be aware, there have been several pedestrian injuries out the park over the years. Many children and dog walkers use the park and cannot cross safely, leading to dangerous actions for both pedestrians and motorists.
As we know, the park near two schools, Woodhey and Hazlehurst. The park is also used for children's football matches.
Closed: 25 July 2021. Number of signatures: 518.
ePET086 - Lack of residential parking
I am aware that some residents have voiced their concerns over residential parking on Sykes Avenue and North Avenue. I am petitioning on behalf of the residents and myself to gain better parking conditions and will go onto explain the reasons why.
Residents are getting parking tickets for parking on faded and broken yellow lines on Sykes Avenue. Firstly residents believe this to be unfair and unjust. You are fining people for parking on a road that you have failed to upkeep with clear road markings as legislation requires and secondly, there is no purpose for yellow lines to be there. We have been told in the past that that this is so emergency vehicles can get through but we and other residents who have lived here for many years have never seen emergency vehicles struggle to get down Sykes Avenue. In fact, we have seen lorries twice the size being able to get down the street when cars have been parked at the sides. If these broken and faded yellow lines were to be removed then that in itself would create an enormous resolution and would be the most cost effective way in gaining parking spaces. In accordance to The traffic Management Act 2004, the local authority has a duty to not impose inappropriate parking rules and over-zealous enforcement which is definitely happening on Sykes Avenue.
Another proposal which has already been put to Bury council but had no response to is the big green area in between North Avenue and Hunters Hill. With the right planning to what residents have already proposed previously, this would be able to allocate 4-6 parking spaces.
Residents on Hunters Hill appreciate that you expanded the parking on that street however, residents on Sykes Avenue and North Avenue are having to park there due to the lack of spaces on their residential streets and when residents have visitors this then increases demand. Sykes Avenue and North Avenue were left out of the parking renovations for some reason and we have begged and pleaded with Bury Council to address the issues but have been continuously ignored.
On North Avenue there is a tree on the verge that has a huge amount of roots exposed which has damaged the footpath right next to it. The damage that this will be doing to the two private houses next to it is going to become costly to Bury council if it is not removed sometime soon. We have requested on many occasions that this tree is removed to protect residents property for one and secondly, it causes the footpath to be a danger to members of the public. Removing this and
removing the verge to make it wider is just another option of creating much needed extra parking.
Something really needs to be done. Residents are becoming increasingly frustrated with each other and there have been occasions where police have been involved in altercations which has been down to parking disputes. The community spirit that was once something we were proud of has been diminishing slowly but surely and Bury Council have the means and the ability to rectify this increasingly frustrating situation.
Closed: 7 July 2021. Number of signatures: 50.
ePET084 - Green belt land
Stopping building on land that shouldn't be built on.
Closed: 6 July 2021. Number of signatures: 345.
ePET083 - Climate friendly, plant-based food in schools
We the undersigned petition Bury Council to implement a carefully managed transition to at least 2 plant-based days in all state-run schools as soon as is practically possible. We also request that all council run events be plant-based, (post pandemic) plus any other council run establishments (e.g. day centres etc ) in order to reduce food emissions.
Food production alone is set to push Earth past 1.5°C of warming according to an Oxford University meta analysis in 2018. "If we don't change what we do with food, we would miss the 1.5°C target within 30 to 45 years," says Professor Michael Clark. He adds, "The most effective one seems to be transitioning to a plant-based diet". He adds:
"Animal agriculture and fishing industries are leading causes of deforestation, ocean dead zones, water pollution, biodiversity loss, and species extinction. Not only that, intensive animal farming poses has a significant threat for the development of new pandemics, and for furthered antibacterial resistance to emerge."
When Bury Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 your motion stated:
"Unless action is taken at every level of government to do much more to drive cuts in emissions, the battle to tackle climate change will be lost."
Closed: 23 May 2021. Number of signatures: 100.
ePET085 - Speed limits, Parr Lane, Unsworth
Speed control on the speed limits on Parr Lane in Unsworth.
There are cars speeding up and down Parr Lane witnessed on numerous occasions, cars racing at top speeds and it is very dangerous. We need police actions and speed controls to be put in place before a serious accident happens.
Closed: 6 May 2021. Number of signatures: 354.
ePET080 - New pedestrian crossing and island in Tottington Village
We the undersigned instruct Bury Council to install a new pedestrian crossing and island in the vicinity of the newly opened petrol and retail premises on Market Street, Tottington.
Closed: 22 April 2021. Number of signatures: 207.
ePET082 - Blueball Lane, Simister - Litter and Fly-tipping
We would like some action to be taken regarding the constant fly-tipping on Blueball Lane and the accompanying fields as well as the dirt track part of Simister Lane leading to Heywood Old road. This has been a significant and continued problem in the area with regular occurrences over many years and no sign of this stopping.
We would ask that council provide the community with a strategy that will prevent this continuation of law breaking and disrespect of the local environment.
We would ask that an investigation is undertaken to identify and apprehend the individuals responsible or measure put in place to deter further tipping.
I understand that on many occasions this fly-tipping would need to be removed at a cost. This has happened on many occasions and will continue to do so if no action is taken. If some budget is provided then this would reduce the need for funds to be spent in the future to remove the litter.
Closed: 23 March 2021. Number of signatures: 1.
ePET078 - Stop building
No building in Bury.
Closed: 2 March 2021. Number of signatures: 4.
ePET081 - Removal of useless double yellow lines
On George Street, outside number 48, there are useless double yellow lines. They serve no purpose and Councillor Alan Quinn has been to see them and admits they are ridiculous. After contacting the council and being told different excuses they then told me as an individual I can do nothing.
Please help by getting the council to remove the excessive unnecessary double yellow lines.
Closed: 21 February 2021. Number of signatures: 10.
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.
Closed: 31 January 2021. Number of signatures: 2657 (adjusted figure).
(601 duplicates and 43 with address either not given or not within the borough were removed as part of the verification process).
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
Closed: 31 January 2021. Number of signatures: 20.
ePET079 - 20 mph restriction
Please can we reduce speeding in this built up area Hutchinson Way, Radcliffe, to reduce risk of accidents.
Closed: 5 January 2021. Number of signatures: 0.