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

Westhoughton is at a crossroads. This is why your vote for David Wilkinson is so important

David Wilkinson

Westhoughton is at a crossroads – and you can decide which way it goes when you vote on Thursday. Our Labour councillors have a lot to answer for: spending £18m in Bolton while neglecting Westhoughton’s roads wasting £2m on unwanted slim bins approving new houses while allowing developers to escape paying £2m in community funding… Continue reading Westhoughton is at a crossroads. This is why your vote for David Wilkinson is so important

Revealed: How Labour knew about Central Drive potholes but failed to act

Councillor David Wilkinson wins repairs to Central Drive but Facebook shows how Labour were made aware of the problem back in February but failed to act

Labour councillors in Westhoughton were told about dangerous potholes on Central Drive in February but failed to act, it has emerged today. Social media posts show that one of the councillors, who is in charge of Bolton’s roads and footpaths, was told about the increasingly dangerous potholes on February 20. Despite a promise of action,… Continue reading Revealed: How Labour knew about Central Drive potholes but failed to act

Westhoughton must have ‘fair share’ of new pothole fund

David Wilkinson on Church Street

Westhoughton must have its fair share of a new £50million fund to fill potholes across the country, councillor David Wilkinson has demanded. Nearly one million potholes will be repaired in England over the next 12 months through the Pothole Action Fund, according to the Department for Transport (DfT). ​Local authorities in the ​North West will receive £6,411,000… Continue reading Westhoughton must have ‘fair share’ of new pothole fund

How Daisy Hill’s road and footpaths were left to crumble by Bolton Council

David Wilkinson has successfully fought for new 20mph zones, crossing facilities and the repair of hundreds of road defects. But there’s a lot more to do!

Roads and footpaths across Daisy Hill have been left to crumble by Bolton Council. David Wilkinson is campaigning for a fair deal for Westhoughton. He is calling for action on France Street, one of the main roads used by Daisy Hill residents. David has also called for improvements on Gellert Place, Eatock Way, Hindley Road… Continue reading How Daisy Hill’s road and footpaths were left to crumble by Bolton Council

Plans for new car park at busy Winifred Kettle junction

Winifred Kettle

Plans have been submitted by Bolton Council for a new car park at Winifred Kettle. Internal works to convert the 1960s building into a community health facility have already started. But the council needs permission to extend the car park amid concerns that it could impact on the junction of Washacre and Leigh Road. The… Continue reading Plans for new car park at busy Winifred Kettle junction

Bolton vs Westhoughton: how our roads have been left to crumble

How Bolton compares to Westhoughton

You can almost hear the collective cries of Westhoughton residents. We are all fed up with the state of our roads and footpaths. They are quite frankly SHAMEFUL and our town has been badly neglected by Bolton Council – especially when you learn of the eye-watering levels of cash spent on improving Bolton town centre.… Continue reading Bolton vs Westhoughton: how our roads have been left to crumble

Potholes in Central Drive on David Wilkinson’s hit list

It is hoped that dangerous potholes along Central Drive will be filled in and repaired soon after Westhoughton Councillor David Wilkinson reported them to Bolton Council.     The road is just one of many Westhoughton roads which have suffered badly from a lack of investment from the Labour council.  David Wilkinson is campaigning for Westhoughton… Continue reading Potholes in Central Drive on David Wilkinson’s hit list

Bolton Council fails to act on Church Street pothole

Pothole on Church Street

Bolton Council has failed to act one one of Church Street’s worst potholes. Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson asked for the dangerous pothole near the church to be repaired urgently. But the council’s highway bosses have said they check the road “every four weeks”. David said: “Why should we have to wait four weeks? With the amount… Continue reading Bolton Council fails to act on Church Street pothole

Potholes on Snydale Close to be filled

Snydale Close

Potholes on Snydale Close will be filled after Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson made repeated requests for action. Bolton Council’s highways team will carry out the works soon. David has asked that the road, which has been patched up many times, be put on the list for a full resurfacing project. Do you know of another pothole? Fill… Continue reading Potholes on Snydale Close to be filled

Developer of 106 new houses profits as Labour agree to less money for local services

Entrance to the Roscoes Farm site

A developer which will build 106 new houses off Bolton Road will pay LESS money to improve local services after the Labour council agreed to lower a deal with them. Before housebuilders get permission to build new homes they have to agree to give money to improve local roads, schools, health facilities and fund affordable homes… Continue reading Developer of 106 new houses profits as Labour agree to less money for local services