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First luxury homes built in Westhoughton development after council sells land

Woodvale development

Bolton Council has been criticised for selling off land for exclusive homes as the first of the 28 new houses off Church Street were built. The new homes are being constructed on a site bounded by James Street, Wellington Street and Church Street. Westhoughton town councillor David Wilkinson said it was wrong that Bolton Council had sold the land for luxury homes… Continue reading First luxury homes built in Westhoughton development after council sells land

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

‘Smelly brook’ thing of the past

Councillor David Wilkinson at the brook

Smelly and discoloured water will hopefully be a thing of the past for a brook in Westhoughton. Pennington Brook, which runs from Church Street to Dobb Brow and into Daisy Hill had suffered from the problem for a year. Councillor David Wilkinson raised the issue with the Environment Agency who have since investigated what the cause is.… Continue reading ‘Smelly brook’ thing of the past