Workmen caught on camera at Bowlands Hey as housebuilder eyes up 1,000 houses

Workmen caught on camera at Bowlands Hey

Workmen were spotted testing the ground at Bowlands Hey just days after Bellway had plans for 129 houses rejected. The fields off The Fairways are part of a plan to build a 1,000 house mega estate which would extend as far as Dobb Brow and Green Meadows. The proposal, submitted after a call by Labour-run Bolton Council… Continue reading Workmen caught on camera at Bowlands Hey as housebuilder eyes up 1,000 houses

Revealed: Labour’s plan to build 5,000 houses on Westhoughton’s open spaces

Westhoughton’s last-remaining open spaces could be sold off to housing developers under plans prepared by Labour council bosses. Up to 5,000 houses could be built if the all the plans go ahead. Say NO to the 5,000 houses [av_mailchimp list=’782a5754bf’ double_opt_in=’aviaTBdouble_opt_in’ on_send=” sent=’Thank you for showing your support. Westhoughton’s open spaces are important and we can’t… Continue reading Revealed: Labour’s plan to build 5,000 houses on Westhoughton’s open spaces

Two new areas set to join Westhoughton’s 160 Home Watch schemes

Two new areas in Hart Common and Summerfields are to join Westhoughton’s extensive Home Watch scheme. The project, which sees residents looking out for each other’s properties and their neighbourhood, now has 160 schemes in Westhoughton. A new monthly newsletter for residents who act as Home Watch co-ordinators is also set to launch. A new Twitter… Continue reading Two new areas set to join Westhoughton’s 160 Home Watch schemes

‘Smelly brook’ thing of the past

Councillor David Wilkinson at the brook

Smelly and discoloured water will hopefully be a thing of the past for a brook in Westhoughton. Pennington Brook, which runs from Church Street to Dobb Brow and into Daisy Hill had suffered from the problem for a year. Councillor David Wilkinson raised the issue with the Environment Agency who have since investigated what the cause is.… Continue reading ‘Smelly brook’ thing of the past

Recycling rates at shocking 29% low

Campaigner Derek Gradwell with waste bins

Labour bosses in Bolton have admitted the Lib Dems were right all along on bins. They have been slammed for having one of the worst recycling rates in the North West, crawling in at just 29%. When the Lib Dems ran Bolton Council recycling was up to 35%. Since then it has just got worse… Continue reading Recycling rates at shocking 29% low

Anger at 3.5% council tax hike

Hard working taxpayers have been dealt a 3.5% council tax increase by Bolton Council. The massive, above inflation hike was strongly opposed by Lib Dems including Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson. It’s funny how Bolton’s Labour-run council hikes up your council tax bills in the year that there are no elections. The coalition government offered councils… Continue reading Anger at 3.5% council tax hike