Bolton Council says yes to new Westhoughton bypass – funded by 3,000 new houses

Bolton Council has given approval for a new Westhoughton by-pass – with the caveat that it will be funded by developers who want to build thousands of new houses across the town. Residents are dismayed that while their calls for a new bypass are being heard, the fact that it would be funded by new… Continue reading Bolton Council says yes to new Westhoughton bypass – funded by 3,000 new houses

Washacre road repairs to be carried out – at last!

Councillor David Wilkinson on Washacre

Washacre’s worst potholes are finally to be repaired after a long campaign by the Liberal Democrats. Motorists have complained about the appalling condition of Washacre. It is probably one the worst roads in Westhoughton. Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson said: “We have been pushing Bolton Council for repairs. We have now got a bit of good… Continue reading Washacre road repairs to be carried out – at last!

New link road proposed at Chequerbent

Proposed new link road

Proposals have been outlined for a new link road between the Orrell Interchange and Westhoughton’s Chequerbent roundabout – the old A5225 relief road – in a report commissioned by the Department for Transport. Westhoughton residents are concerned about increasing levels of traffic on the town’s roads and the threat of thousands of more cars if… Continue reading New link road proposed at Chequerbent

Winifred Kettle car park expanded – and council comes to its senses at last

The car park at Winifred Kettle

A new, bigger car park at the Winifred Kettle centre is being built at long last. Bolton Council initially thought that the original car park was big enough despite the centre now becoming the home of Westhoughton’s health services and children’s centre facilities following the closure of Westhoughton Clinic and Westhoughton Children’s Centre. Westhoughton town… Continue reading Winifred Kettle car park expanded – and council comes to its senses at last

Washacre traffic fears as Winifred Kettle car park still not built

David Wilkinson at Winifred Kettle

Traffic chaos could come to Washacre if the new car park for the revamped Winifred Kettle health facility is not built before it opens later this month, it is feared. The centre, which will offer a range of community health services, is set to reopen in May but work has yet to begin on its new, extended car… Continue reading Washacre traffic fears as Winifred Kettle car park still not built