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Bolton Council secretly sells historic Westhoughton buildings

110-112 Market Street

Bolton Council leader Cliff Morris has sold 110/112 Market Street in Westhoughton during a secret meeting. The council has refused to say who the new owners are or what they intend to do with the former health clinic and solicitors office. Westhoughton Liberal Democrats believe the sale of these buildings, which date back to the… Continue reading Bolton Council secretly sells historic Westhoughton buildings

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Tory councillor loses bid to AXE Westhoughton’s CCTV cameras

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

Costa cut down trees without permission to pave way for new Westhoughton coffee shop

Before and after of the trees at site of new Costa

Costa could be in hot water with Bolton Council after cutting down trees that the council wanted to protect as the coffee chain pushes ahead with plans for a new shop in Westhoughton. The national chain wants to open a new coffee shop in the former Westhoughton police post on Marsden Street. But a tree officer… Continue reading Costa cut down trees without permission to pave way for new Westhoughton coffee shop

Grants for new Westhoughton businesses SCRAPPED by Bolton Council

Christmas lights on Market Street are saved

Business grants to help new shops open in Westhoughton have been scrapped by Labour chiefs at Bolton Council. The start-up grants, worth up to £5,000 each, were designed to help encourage local people to launch new businesses in the town. But the scheme has been beset with problems, with many prospective entrepreneurs completely unaware that… Continue reading Grants for new Westhoughton businesses SCRAPPED by Bolton Council

Two new businesses to open in Westhoughton town centre

Blooming Flowers

Two new businesses are set to open in Westhoughton’s town centre. The former Blooming Flowers shop, on Market Street, and the Retro cafe, on Wood Street, are being fitted out in preparation for their reopening as new businesses. It is not yet clear what the new businesses will be. Westhoughton town councillor David Wilkinson said: “It is… Continue reading Two new businesses to open in Westhoughton town centre

Plans for ‘Vets 4 Pets’ at Sainsbury’s recommended for approval

Planned location for a Vets 4 Pets store on the Sainsbury's car park

Plans for a new ‘Vets 4 Pets’ pod in the Westhoughton Sainsbury’s car park – which some people are not happy about – are being recommended for approval by Bolton Council ahead of their meeting on July 28. What do you think about it? [polldaddy poll=9483478]

Plans for vets at Sainsbury’s refused by town councillors

Planned location for a Vets 4 Pets store on the Sainsbury's car park

Plans for a new ‘Vets 4 Pets’ pod in the Westhoughton Sainsbury’s car park have been refused by town councillors. The supermarket had submitted plans for the new ‘concession pod’ to be built in the corner, adjacent to Cricketer’s Way. Westhoughton town councillors voted against the plans at a meeting on Monday. Bolton Council will now… Continue reading Plans for vets at Sainsbury’s refused by town councillors