For each other - reflecting on 2020

Christmas message from Councillor Eamonn O'Brien, Leader of Bury Council

Councillor Eamonn O'Brien wishes everyone a peaceful festive season as we head towards 2021.


This year has been like no other, and like everywhere the people of Bury have experienced loss, pain, worry and made huge sacrifices to face the challenges of coronavirus pandemic.

But even at the most difficult times we can look back on many positives. The way we all came together to look after the most vulnerable, to re-connect with our neighbours, to appreciate the things we have rather than have not and the way we celebrated key workers, some of whom were previously unrecognised.

We can't thank the people of Bury enough for their continued support and encouragement. And as we head into the festive season, we thank you for continuing to follow the rules, and for doing the the simple things you need to to look out #foreachother.  


Message from Councillor Eamonn O'Brien, Leader of Bury Council

Councillor Eamonn O'Brien, has a message to all of our wonderful keyworkers and Bury residents - thank you for protecting one another, keeping each other safe and for your continued support throughout 2020. Together our actions can and will stop the spread of coronavirus.

To mark how far we've come together we took our magic Santa hat around Bury to ask some of our amazing public services workers to reflect on their year. Here is what they said:

Mary, Liz, Luke and Sharia, Emergency Department, Fairfield Hospital

Find out what has made them proud this year.


Ian, Firefighter

Firefighter Ian tells us about his most touching moment this year - and it got a bit emotional!


Leanne, Healthcare Assistant and Debbie, Practice Nurse

Leanne and Debbie from Whittaker Lane Medical Centre in Prestwich tell us about their most touching moment this year.


Natasha, Occupational Therapist

Natasha tells us what has kept her going this year.


Simon, Community Hubs

Simon explains how his job role has changed this year.


Christie and Karen, Teachers

Christie and Karen from Butterstile Primary School tell us what has kept them going this year.


Graham, Six Town Housing

Graham is proud of his colleagues and the way they have pulled together during coronavirus and also thanks the tenants for helping them.


Carl, Bury Council Waste Collection Service

Carl was touched by the reaction of the public as crews continued to collect bins during lockdown.