New restaurant at former Wingates pub

The former Greyhound pub at Wingates

A new restaurant looks set to open in the former Greyhound pub at Wingates. The derelict pub, at the top of Church Street on the A6, is being converted into a new business thought to be a restaurant. The new Greyhound… Posted by Westhoughton Pictures Past And Present on Sunday, 17 May 2015 The conversion works have been ongoing… Continue reading New restaurant at former Wingates pub

Housebuilding on Church Street begins

Land between James Street and Wellington Street

Work to build new houses off Church Street has begun. The land between James Street and Wellington Street is currently under construction. 27 houses are to be built on the site after it was sold by Bolton Council. Interestingly, this is an historic picture looking down on the site, which used to be terraced houses,… Continue reading Housebuilding on Church Street begins

Major resurfacing for Wingates junction

A major road resurfacing programme is to take place in Wingates this month.  The A6 between the junctions with Church Lane and Dixon Street will be completely resurfaced.  Church Street from the junction with the A6 to Holden Lea will also be resurfaced.  Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson had called for action because the busy nature… Continue reading Major resurfacing for Wingates junction

Pub demolition halted by council bosses

Demolition team move onto The Windmill site

The demolition of the former Windmill pub in Wingates has been halted today. Bolton Council bosses discovered that the developers had not  sought the permission of the planning authority despite having agreed the plan with a building control team. Councillor David Wilkinson brought the issue to the attention of council officers and the work was… Continue reading Pub demolition halted by council bosses

New zebra crossing for Church Street

The new zebra crossing on Church Street near Westhoughton railway station has been installed. It is being used by large numbers of train passengers and pedestrains. The idea came from residents who use Church Street including parents who children go to The Gates School. Councillor David Wilkinson got the area forum to put £10,000 toward… Continue reading New zebra crossing for Church Street

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