Why Deirdre McGeown can win White Horse by-election

When Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon decided to stand for Westhoughton Town Council in Wingates last year she won decisively after local residents backed her campaign. Now you have the chance to elect DEIRDRE MCGEOWN in the White Horse by-election on Thursday 8 March. This by-election has been caused by Tory infighting and will cost taxpayers thousands of… Continue reading Why Deirdre McGeown can win White Horse by-election

Robotics firm’s plans to expand Westhoughton premises

White Horse Sawmills

A robotics firm based in Westhoughton has plans to expand its business. UK Robotics, based at the old White Horse Sawmills, on Bolton Road, plan to replace the current workshop with a new building of a similar size. The firm currently employs two people at the site, but an extra full time job will be created if… Continue reading Robotics firm’s plans to expand Westhoughton premises

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

Former Westhoughton mayor quits council

Chris Peacock

A Labour councillor has quit Westhoughton Town Council after landing a new job in London which left him unable to attend meetings. Chris Peacock, the former Mayor of Westhoughton, sent a resignation letter to colleagues on Friday, which was revealed at Monday’s town council meeting. A by-election is likely to be held in the White Horse ward of… Continue reading Former Westhoughton mayor quits council