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Bury Council
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Welcome to Bury Council

Bury is an historical place with a strong industrial heritage that is embracing the future.
The Borough is made up of six distinctive townships: Bury, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington and Whitefield.  It has an area of 24,511 acres and a current population of over 185,000.  There are breathtakingly beautiful landscapes sweeping down from the West Pennine Moors leading to the River Irwell and it’s pretty wooded river valleys, which pass through suburban landscapes to the commuter suburbs of the south that lie just four miles away from Manchester City Centre.
The town is famed for being the birth place of Sir Robert Peel along with a plethora of celebrities including Victoria Wood OBE, the band Elbow, footballers Philip and Gary Neville and film producer Danny Boyle.  It is the regimental home of the Lancashire Fusiliers and Bury Market is a regionally noted award winning open air market, famed for the Black Pudding.
Bury is well positioned within the North West transport network; making it an ideal location to get to Manchester, Merseyside and other parts of the region; nestled between the M60 east-west and the M66 north and south to Manchester, and the M62 east to Bradford and Leeds. The regular Metrolink Tram connects Bury to Manchester, Altrincham, Salford Quays, Eccles, Rochdale, Droylsden and East Didsbury as well as to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station where regular services to London can be found.  The airport is about a half-hour drive away.
Large investment has been made in Bury, particularly with the Rock Development which includes many new cafes and restaurants, flagship stores, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer and leisure facilities including a Vue Cinema, and bowling alley. 
Schools in Bury are amongst the best in the country with 63 Primary schools, 13 High schools and two outstanding colleges.  There are also three special schools for children with extended needs.
Find out more visit Bury Local Authority Schools 
Bury is a great place to work, live and learn.