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Councillor Eamonn O'Brien
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Hello everyone,

I'm Eamonn O'Brien, councillor for St Mary's ward in Prestwich, and it's an honour for me to be the leader of Bury Council.

I was born here, educated here, and have lived here all my life. That's how I know that this is a great place in which to live, work and study, and I will do everything I can to ensure it continues to be so.

The coronavirus crisis has shown us just how important teamwork is, and I will be working with all our partners - in health and public services, with businesses, and with volunteers and community groups - to take on the challenges ahead and make Bury prosper and flourish.

Looking to the future

8th March 2023
To celebrate International Women’s Day, a range of events is taking place across Bury.
I am still optimistic and ambitious for this borough. We’re going forward on two fronts – supporting those who are most in need, and to transforming our town centres to create jobs and prosperity for the future.
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Strong Manchester Women - Lynne Ridsdale

Budget choices mean difficult decisions

7th February 2023
It's nearly that time of year when we have to set the annual budget and the council tax. As the old saying goes, it's like déjà vu all over again. But make no mistake - this will be one of the toughest budgets we've had to set in a long time.
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Piles of coins and coin jar

Make sure you have ID to vote

24th January 2023
This week I want to remind you that you will need photo ID to vote in person at this year's local elections.
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Polling station

We're on your side - let's work together

11th January 2023
We've just released new images of the plans to revitalise Bury Market including a new flexi-hall - and we want you to have your say on these transformational proposals.
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Artists impression of the new Bury Market

Adieu to 2022

16th December 2022
We began with the fight against COVID, headed into a dreadful war in Ukraine, and an internal battle at government level which has given us three Prime Ministers in as many months
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All we want for Christmas is... a fair deal

1st December 2022
We will not allow austerity to distract us from ensuring our borough strives for generations to come.
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Coins in a jar and in piles

We will remember them

14th November 2022
I'd like to pay tribute to all those who took part in the magnificent Remembrance services across the borough. Bury has a long and proud military history, and so many of us will have had relatives and loved ones who took part in the world wars and other conflicts across the globe
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Remembrance Day Award Presentation

Only action will dispel the doom and gloom

5th September 2022
We launched our new strategy to help people - especially those most in need - with the cost of living and to stave off poverty
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Gas ring

Summer highs and lows

1st August 2022
We're determined to ensure that those most in need do not have a summer of discontent. That's why we've put half a million pounds into providing food vouchers over the school holidays to around 6,500 families whose children receive free school meals
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Suitcase with stickers