Labour’s town council leader used a recent meeting to declare that there is “no massive crime wave” in Westhoughton and that “it is not the Bronx”.
The comment is likely to raise eyebrows with residents following recent reports of armed robberies and thieves breaking into family homes.
Concerned residents will also be alarmed to learn that a Tory councillor tried to scrap Westhoughton’s vital town centre cameras.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Westhoughton campaigners Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon and David Wilkinson have put crime at the top of the agenda. Now, with the support of our White Horse by-election candidate Deirdre McGeown, there is a fresh voice for our town.
Residents have been able to quickly alert their neighbours to criminal activity through our popular Facebook page My Westhoughton, while the team are campaigning for Westhoughton’s policing numbers to be restored. If you agree, add your name to the campaign.