Axing Westhoughton’s Christmas lights would be ‘bonkers’

Axing Westhoughton’s Christmas lights just to save some money would be ‘stark-raving bonkers’, a councillor has warned. The town’s Christmas lights have kept their £6,000 funding for this year, despite cuts to Christmas lights elsewhere. Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson said it was important that people still had something to look forward to, especially in hard… Continue reading Axing Westhoughton’s Christmas lights would be ‘bonkers’

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