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

New Westhoughton wine and cocktail bar gets go-ahead

Cocktail bar plans for Market Street

A new wine and cocktail bar for Westhoughton has been given the go-ahead by planners. Bolton Council has granted planning permission for a former barbers in Market Street, which has been vacant for several months, to be converted into a town centre bar. Plans were submitted by Scott Rothwell to convert the former Kal’s Barbers shop on Market… Continue reading New Westhoughton wine and cocktail bar gets go-ahead

Aldi ‘finalising’ contracts to open Westhoughton store

How Aldi will look

After months of delays by Bolton Council, we are told they are now “finalising” contracts with Aldi which will allow the supermarket to be built off Bolton Road. The plans were given permission last year but nothing has happened since. Are you looking forward to it opening? Share your views below. The store Aldi stores… Continue reading Aldi ‘finalising’ contracts to open Westhoughton store

Cliff Morris makes £285,000 from Westhoughton buildings sale

110 and 112 Market Street

Cliff Morris today sold the former Westhoughton Clinic and a solicitors office for £285,000 – yet it is expected that not a penny will be spent in Westhoughton. The sale of the clinic for £145,000 and the former Nightingales office for £140,000 happened by telephone at an auction today. The buildings are expected to be restored… Continue reading Cliff Morris makes £285,000 from Westhoughton buildings sale

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Westhoughton land sold as Bolton Council funds £6.5m Bolton office block

Bolton Central

Bolton Council is selling off land and property across Westhoughton, whilst funding a new £6.5million office block in Bolton. The multi-million pound office block was later taken by the University of Bolton. Meanwhile, the Labour-run council is planning to sell: Westhoughton Clinic 110 Market Street Westhoughton Market Former council yard off Park Road The mass… Continue reading Westhoughton land sold as Bolton Council funds £6.5m Bolton office block

Stylish new cocktail bar for Westhoughton

Cocktail bar plans for Market Street

A stylish new cocktail bar is set to open in Westhoughton. Plans have been submitted by Scott Rothwell to convert the former Kal’s Barbers shop on Market Street into an “elegant” new wine and cocktail bar. The proposed opening hours would be Monday to Friday 4pm until 1am and Saturday and Sunday 12pm until 1am. The… Continue reading Stylish new cocktail bar for Westhoughton

Westhoughton town centre grants scrapped as £3m spent on Bolton

Newport Street

Grants to support new Westhoughton town centre businesses have been scrapped in order to pay for a £3 million redevelopment of Newport Street in Bolton town centre. Labour-run Bolton Council splurged funds on the town centre street, improving shop fronts and installing fancy new footpaths. Meanwhile, grants for small start-up firms in Westhoughton have been axed… Continue reading Westhoughton town centre grants scrapped as £3m spent on Bolton

Labour claims Westhoughton has its ‘fair share’ of funding from Bolton Council

110-112 Market Street

Labour councillors have refused to agree to spending the money from the sale of 110 and 112 Market Street on Westhoughton. Westhoughton Liberal Democrats have demanded that the council reinvests the money in Westhoughton after the town has long been neglected by Labour-run Bolton Council. But a Westhoughton Labour councillor has insisted that the town… Continue reading Labour claims Westhoughton has its ‘fair share’ of funding from Bolton Council