Increasing numbers of Westhoughton residents fear crime and anti-social behaviour thanks to 2,000 Greater Manchester police officers being lost in Tory cuts.
Labour’s town council leader used a recent meeting to declare that there is “no massive crime wave” in Westhoughton and that “it is not the Bronx”.
A Tory plan to scrap Westhoughton’s town centre CCTV cameras was thwarted.
A crime meeting with Bolton councillors and local police representatives was attended by more than 160 residents on Wednesday night. For those that couldn’t make it, here are some of the highlights.
It’s fair to say that crime is the number one issue on the minds of Westhoughton residents right now. But is crime actually getting worse? We looked at the stats to find out.
More than 1,300 residents have backed My Westhoughton’s campaign to bring back our town’s axed police officers.
A survey of Westhoughton residents revealed a sharp rise in concerns about crime in the town.
It’s the latest in a spate of crimes across Westhoughton.
Westhoughton town councillor Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon has welcomed the new street lighting along the footpath from Manchester Road to Church Street.
An 84-year-old man was robbed of his 1950s watch given to him by his mother as a wedding present.
A Tory councillor has been criticised for attempting to scrap Westhoughton’s town centre CCTV system. The seven cameras, which cover the town centre including Market Street and Pavillion Square, cost Westhoughton Town Council just £6,568, a year. But councillor Phil Ashcroft attempted to block the renewal of the cameras for the next two years. He… Continue reading Tory councillor loses bid to AXE Westhoughton’s CCTV cameras
A man has been charged with murder after a 28-year-old was fatally shot in the head. Nathan Aaron Daniels, 27, is accused of killing Michael Blake, who was found with a gunshot wound to the back of his head and one to his leg in Bolton on Thursday November 3. Police were called to the… Continue reading 27-year-old man charged with murder of Westhoughton dad Michael Blake