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Liberal Democrats’ budget plan: £4m to fix broken roads and cut councillors by third

Bolton Town Hall

Westhoughton’s broken roads could be repaired quickly if Bolton Council accepts Liberal Democrat proposals to invest £4 million. Residents are furious that the Labour-run council has long-neglected Westhoughton’s crumbling roads. An alternative plan will be put forward by the Liberal Democrats at a meeting on Wednesday night. The idea would be partly funded by axing… Continue reading Liberal Democrats’ budget plan: £4m to fix broken roads and cut councillors by third

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Revealed: Map shows Asons was NOT eligible for £300,000 council grant

A map has revealed that Asons solicitors was not eligible for a town centre grant despite Bolton Council giving £300,000 to the rich firm. The firm’s offices in Churchgate fall outside of the area eligible for funding from the Town Centre Investment Scheme. It raises fresh questions as to why Westhoughton’s three Labour councillors backed the controversial… Continue reading Revealed: Map shows Asons was NOT eligible for £300,000 council grant

10 questions Labour must answer about Cliff Morris’s £300,000 Asons grants

Akram brags about his Lamborghini purchase

Cliff Morris might still be clinging on as Bolton Council leader despite secretly giving £300,000 of public money to rich law firm Asons, but there are still 10 serious questions that he and his Labour councillors must answer. The disgraced council leader dragged his three Westhoughton Labour councillors – Cllr Chadwick, Jones and Watters –… Continue reading 10 questions Labour must answer about Cliff Morris’s £300,000 Asons grants

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Revealed: Cliff Morris gives £2.2m to Peel, which wants to build 3,000 houses in Westhoughton

Cliff Morris and Logistics North

Bolton Council has handed a £2.2million pot of money to a firm owned by the rich mega corporation Peel, which wants to build 3,000 houses in Westhoughton. The money was given to Harworth Estates, which is wholly owned by the housebuilding giant, to help “incentivise” firms to come to their new business park Logistics North, in Over… Continue reading Revealed: Cliff Morris gives £2.2m to Peel, which wants to build 3,000 houses in Westhoughton

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£100,000 to launch Bolton Council TV

Bolton Town Hall

Voters will be able to watch Bolton councillors debate in the council chamber after it was agreed that cameras would be installed at a cost of £100,000.

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Westhoughton Labour plunged into crisis as Bolton Council leader faces calls to resign

Cliff Morris

Labour have been plunged into crisis after Bolton Council leader Cliff Morris was urged to resign. It follows what has been described as a “serious error of judgement” regarding a decision not to reveal the name of Cllr Ismail Ibrahim as the Labour member who twice failed to pay council tax on time. Councillors will call upon… Continue reading Westhoughton Labour plunged into crisis as Bolton Council leader faces calls to resign

Labour cover-up: Did Westhoughton taxpayers fund Bolton Council chief’s pay-off?

Former Chief Executive of Bolton Council Paul Najsarek

Labour councillors have refused to reveal whether Westhoughton taxpayers’ money was used to pay-off Paul Najsarek after he quit his £160,000 job as Bolton Council’s chief executive. They have been accused of a cover-up after ignoring requests to come clean by Liberal Democrat councillors and The Bolton News. It is thought that taxpayers may have footed a huge pay-off… Continue reading Labour cover-up: Did Westhoughton taxpayers fund Bolton Council chief’s pay-off?

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