Fight to keep war memorial in Westhoughton as NatWest closes

NatWest

A campaign to keep a war memorial in Westhoughton has been launched following the closure of the NatWest bank on Market Street. A plaque to remember the war dead is on a wall inside the bank. NatWest bosses planned to relocate the memorial to the Standish branch following its closure. Now it is understood they… Continue reading Fight to keep war memorial in Westhoughton as NatWest closes

Westhoughton fitness centre launches Christmas appeal to help homeless

BodyTORQ Fitness team

Westhoughton’s fitness centre BodyTORQ has launched a Christmas appeal to help the homeless. The business is encouraging Westhoughton residents to donate items such as gloves, hats, scarves and tinned food which will be packaged up into ‘rucksacks’ to be handed out to those in need. Lee Hill, owner of BodyTORQ Fitness and a serving member of… Continue reading Westhoughton fitness centre launches Christmas appeal to help homeless

Bolton Council gives £300,000 grant to law firm – but cuts children’s services and lollipop patrols

Cliff Morris gave £300,000 to failed solicitors Asons whilst threatening to cut lollil

Bolton Council has secretly awarded a £300,000 grant to a law firm to help them move into new offices whilst announcing cuts to children’s services and lollipop crossing patrols. At a secret meeting Labour leader Cliff Morris gave approval for the huge sum of money to be given to Asons solicitors, based in Bolton town centre, despite… Continue reading Bolton Council gives £300,000 grant to law firm – but cuts children’s services and lollipop patrols

Two Daisy Hill mums launch new private day nursery

Mucky Munchkins Childcare

Two Daisy Hill mothers are launching a new private day nursery later this year after huge demand for their services as childminders. Jennifer Francis and Clare Kennedy have just been granted planning permission to open the nursery at the Old Scout Hut, on St Helen’s Road, at Four Lane Ends. Clare said: “We are so… Continue reading Two Daisy Hill mums launch new private day nursery

Bolton Council spends £2million on firm 200 MILES AWAY to give you a ‘slim bin’

David Wilkinson opposes the slim bins

Bolton Council’s unwanted £2million bin replacement scheme – in which residents’ household waste bins are being swapped for smaller versions – is being carried out by a firm based in… Great Yarmouth! Jett Distribution, located more than 200 miles away from Bolton, is being brought in to remove and replace the 140 litre bins with… Continue reading Bolton Council spends £2million on firm 200 MILES AWAY to give you a ‘slim bin’

Westhoughton Children’s Centre shut down by Labour council

Westhoughton Children's Centre

What a disgrace that Westhoughton Children’s Centre, based at Washacre Primary School, is to be shut down and what’s left of it shunted into the Winifred Kettle centre. Meanwhile the Labour-run Bolton Council splash out on £1million for new saunas in Bolton town centre.

Westhoughton is at a crossroads. This is why your vote for David Wilkinson is so important

David Wilkinson

Westhoughton is at a crossroads – and you can decide which way it goes when you vote on Thursday. Our Labour councillors have a lot to answer for: spending £18m in Bolton while neglecting Westhoughton’s roads wasting £2m on unwanted slim bins approving new houses while allowing developers to escape paying £2m in community funding… Continue reading Westhoughton is at a crossroads. This is why your vote for David Wilkinson is so important

Vandals target Ditchfield Gardens benches

Benches at Ditchfield Gardens

Vandals have ripped benches out of the ground in Westhoughton’s Ditchfield Gardens. The town centre haven has been blighted by vandals in recent weeks. Westhoughton town councillor David Wilkinson has secured the repair of the benches and has reported the anti-social behaviour to the police. Bolton Council confirmed today that they would fix the benches. Councillor Wilkinson… Continue reading Vandals target Ditchfield Gardens benches

David Wilkinson backs Westhoughton youth project as Labour announce new cuts

House builders escaped from paying £2MILLION to improve the Westhoughton community when they won permission to build 106 new houses at Roscoes Farm, off Bolton Road. David Wilkinson wants to see our community benefit before more houses are built.

A growing Westhoughton youth project has been boosted by a town council grant after it emerged that Bolton Council is cutting youth provision in the town. Westhoughton town councillor David Wilkinson threw his support behind a £10,080 grant to the Bolton Lads and Girls Club’s new outreach project which will see qualified youth workers heading… Continue reading David Wilkinson backs Westhoughton youth project as Labour announce new cuts