Bolton solicitors to give away 100 devices to assist dementia sufferers

Fieldings Porter has committed to purchasing 100 Guardian Angel Devices to be given free of charge to those suffering with Dementia or Alzheimer’s in the Bolton area. Developed by the Good Deeds Trust, the Guardian Angel Devices are worn by Dementia sufferers to provide the contact information of their designated emergency contact. They come in the form of… Continue reading Bolton solicitors to give away 100 devices to assist dementia sufferers

Winifred Kettle car park expanded – and council comes to its senses at last

The car park at Winifred Kettle

A new, bigger car park at the Winifred Kettle centre is being built at long last. Bolton Council initially thought that the original car park was big enough despite the centre now becoming the home of Westhoughton’s health services and children’s centre facilities following the closure of Westhoughton Clinic and Westhoughton Children’s Centre. Westhoughton town… Continue reading Winifred Kettle car park expanded – and council comes to its senses at last

Washacre traffic fears as Winifred Kettle car park still not built

David Wilkinson at Winifred Kettle

Traffic chaos could come to Washacre if the new car park for the revamped Winifred Kettle health facility is not built before it opens later this month, it is feared. The centre, which will offer a range of community health services, is set to reopen in May but work has yet to begin on its new, extended car… Continue reading Washacre traffic fears as Winifred Kettle car park still not built

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

Petition calling for new health centre for Westhoughton gathers pace

David Wilkinson is fighting for Westhoughton to have its own purpose built health centre like other areas of Bolton enjoy. Labour axed plans for a health centre on Pavilion Square.

A petition calling for Westhoughton to have its own purpose-built health centre has quickly gathered pace. Westhoughton lost out on its chance to have a new health centre on Pavilion Square when Tony Blair’s Labour government pulled the plug on the scheme in 2000. It would have replaced the health facilities based in the 1860s… Continue reading Petition calling for new health centre for Westhoughton gathers pace

Plans for new car park at busy Winifred Kettle junction

Winifred Kettle

Plans have been submitted by Bolton Council for a new car park at Winifred Kettle. Internal works to convert the 1960s building into a community health facility have already started. But the council needs permission to extend the car park amid concerns that it could impact on the junction of Washacre and Leigh Road. The… Continue reading Plans for new car park at busy Winifred Kettle junction

Developer of 106 new houses profits as Labour agree to less money for local services

Entrance to the Roscoes Farm site

A developer which will build 106 new houses off Bolton Road will pay LESS money to improve local services after the Labour council agreed to lower a deal with them. Before housebuilders get permission to build new homes they have to agree to give money to improve local roads, schools, health facilities and fund affordable homes… Continue reading Developer of 106 new houses profits as Labour agree to less money for local services

Labour close vital Westhoughton respite centre

Winifred Kettle

While Labour councillors in Bolton decided to close Winifred Kettle’s respite care facilities, the Labour town councillors in Westhoughton disgracefully backed them up. It was left to David Wilkinson to passionately defend the facility. He said: “Westhoughton is growing and it is shameful that our healthcare facilities are actually shrinking.” Now that Liberal Democrats’ John Ainscough… Continue reading Labour close vital Westhoughton respite centre