Local Councillors Councillor Yvonne Susan Wright “HELLO AFFETSIDE RESIDENTS!!!   “Congratulations on the launch of your village website! You really are a community  with commitment, and that makes me very proud to represent you all. My work as one of your 3 Ward Councillors is very diverse; from attending lots of Committee Meetings in the Town Hall (see my personal webpage) to membership of various local charities. Another important aspect of my role is supporting Resident Groups,Traders Groups and The Rural Inequalities Group (working alongside Joanne, the Affetside Society Chairman) and hopefully helping to improve day to day life by sorting out the issues which affect the lives of residents in the Ward. Believe me officers of Bury Council know that "Determination" is my middle name and you can depend on me to always fight the Affetside corner! With my colleagues Iain and Roger we hold regular Surgeries in Tottington Library. However, do remember if you wish to raise an issue with us, we hold public meetings several times each year in the form of The Local Area Partnership. Residents can air their views at the "Open Forum", which can be interesting with lively and robust debates! At present I am in the "Chair" and would extend a warm welcome to all Affetside residents who wish to attend. Finally, I am full of admiration for your exceptional community spirit and all the events you organise to bring the community together.   Keep up the good work and do remember I am here to support you!” Councillor Iain B Gartside “I find it a privilege serve the people of Affetside as their local Councillor and representative on  Bury Metropolitan Borough Council.  The area is of outstanding natural beauty and has an  excellent community spirit. I have always and will continue to do all I can to help protect that.      If any member of Affetside has any concerns or suggestions for the good of Affetside, I am always  available to assist.  My contact details are :- 0161 797 3312 and i.b.gartside@bury.gov.uk  My personal webpage can be found here  “ Councillor Simon Carter “It's a pleasure and privilege for me to represent the people of Affetside as Councillor for Tottington, and I'm always ready to chat to you to hear your concerns and issues in the area. I hold ward surgeries on the first Saturday of every month in Totty Library between 10.30 and 12.00. I live in Tottington, I'm married, run an IT business and I'm rather a fan of the Pack Horse! Obviously, for research purposes, etc... Other than that, I'm usually found wandering round my home ward, so if you happen to see me, please feel free to say hello - remember, I'm here to listen to you and take on board what you say to help do the best for Affetside. My contact details are Tel: 01204 880758 email: s.carter@bury.gov.uk I do look forward to hearing from you!”