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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.

Let’s Fix It – for our children

14th November 2023
You may have heard about our Let’s Fix It campaign to secure Bury a better financial deal from the Government. Please join our campaign and sign our petition.
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Let's Fix It Together

Creating sustainable transport for all

19th September 2023
Launch of the Greater Manchester Bee Network next week.
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Say yellow to the Bee Network

Lots to celebrate but dark clouds are on the horizon

12th September 2023
Big plans and investment in Bury’s future, but struggling to fund the everyday services that people rely on without making tough decisions.
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Prestwich market

It’s all about preparation

10th July 2023
Keeping you up to date with our regeneration plans for the borough’s townships.
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Regeneration plans for the borough’s townships

Past, present and future

20th June 2023
It gives me great pride to see Bury playing a full part in national Armed Forces Week.
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Armed forces flag raising

Moving forward, together

30th May 2023
This week, I’d like to tell you about a couple of things that Bury is playing an important in at the Greater Manchester level, alongside the other councils and the Mayor Andy Burnham.
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Delivering on our plans

17th May 2023
Thanks to everyone who voted. On the doorstep, people frequently raised the same issues. And we aim to tackle them all, using our LET’S Do It framework – Local, Enterprise, Together, Strengths.
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Bury Town Hall

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