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Bury deserves a better deal. #LetsFixItTogether

Thank you for your support for fairer funding

Thank you to everyone who has signed our petition calling for fairer funding.

The next step in our campaign is to write again to the Chancellor ahead of the Spring Budget on 6 March about the financial challenges faced by Bury. Download a copy of the letter below.

Despite the welcome new funding announced in the local government finance settlement, a combination of sharply increasing cost and demand pressures mean we continue to be in a state of financial distress.

We’re calling on government to boost council funding and complete the promised and long-awaited review of council funding. This will sit alongside the efforts of the council and those of residents as we both do our bit to keep the borough and our communities flourishing.

But we know that budget pressures are not just having an impact on the council.

We know that the rising cost of living is having a huge impact on our residents. Our cost of living support, using money from the government’s Household Support Fund and our budget, is helping residents across the borough. We've also held events such as our cost of living showcase at the Mosses Centre to provide direct support.

This is why our LET’S Fix It Campaign is so important as we want to make sure that the council has a long future and can be there to support those who need it most, at times of crisis but also when people need on-going support from social care, education, housing teams and other operational services. 

Thank you for your support.