New mega industrial estate for Wingates

Plans for a new MEGA industrial estate in Wingates have emerged causing concern for residents. In 2016 Labour-run Bolton Council encouraged developers to submit sites for potential future development for housing and industrial units. Developers have suggested they would like to develop a huge swathe of land running from the current Wingates Industrial Estate along… Continue reading New mega industrial estate for Wingates

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

‘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