If you want to change how our council is run and change the status quo, now is your opportunity. The Local Elections on May 3rd will give residents in Astley Bridge the opportunity to elect a new councillor.

“Last year I campaigned hard for the successful return of the £300,000 of our money that Bolton-Labour gave away in secrecy to rich law firm Asons. I will continue to fight to cut the number of councillors from 3 to 2 to save essential funds, and for investment in infrastructure to cut congestion on Blackburn Road. Vote for me and send them a message they can’t ignore.” Warren Fox

I will carry on fighting to tackle homelessness, fly-tipping / littering, dog fouling and asking for innovative solutions to improve road safety across Bolton.

MY TOP PRIORITIES FOR ASTLEY BRIDGE:

  • Cut the number of cllrs by a third from 3 per ward to 2 to save £300,000 per year
  • Cut the amount paid to cllrs in ‘Special Responsibility Allowances’ to save £60,000 per year
  • Fight to bring The Brierfield & Three Pigeons back in to public use
  • I will continue the fight to cut congestion on Blackburn Rd
  • Invest an extra £10 million in fixing Bolton’s broken roads
  • Campaign to reverse Tory cuts to local police numbers
  • Fight to save Horrocks Fold from THOUSANDS of houses being built on it
  • Fight to save the Chapel at Astley Bridge Cemetery from being demolished

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  • Cut the number of councillors by a third from 3 per ward to 2
    The functions of the council have been greatly reduced, we should therefore save vital funding by cutting the number of councillors in each ward across the town, saving about £300,000 per year.
  • Cut the amount paid to councillors in ‘Special Responsibility Allowances’
    Once again the Labour Council made no move to reduce the number of special responsibility allowances (SRA’s – that go mostly to Labour Councillors). Cutting the amount paid would save around £60,000 per year.


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  • Fight to bring The Brierfield & Three Pigeons back in to public use
    Despite many promises that development would start on the former Three Pigeons pub, no progress has been made. It’s been empty since 2011, and residents are fed-up with it looking like an eye sore. The Brierfield has become so run-down, and with continued exposure to inclement weather, it’s almost certain to be in danger of becoming un-repairable if left this way. Both have become an eye sore and are having a negative effect on the area.

I will carrying on fighting until both these buildings are sorted out.


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  • I will continue the fight to cut congestion on Blackburn Rd
    Residents are wasting their lives sat in traffic. An increase in pollution from vehicles is affecting residents health. Frustration is causing unsafe driving practices. We need action now! In 2016, I handed a petition into the Mayor of Bolton which was signed by 500 residents, requesting for action to be taken to cut congestion on Blackburn Road. In August, 2016 the council agreed to investigate possible solutions to the problem, but have since back-tracked on promises of action.

Read More:
Council agreed to reduce traffic on Blackburn Rd
Fighting to improve road safety


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  • Invest an extra £10 million in fixing Bolton’s broken roads
    A freedom of information request in January 2018 revealed the council spent just £137,000 on fixing potholes across Bolton for 2017, this is despite estimates it would take around £108 million to bring Bolton’s road up to a good condition. Since 2012 the council has paid a total of £126,000 in compensation for damage caused to vehicles.

Footpaths and roads are now in seriously poor conditions, at the hands of this council Bolton has suffered chronic underfunding.


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  • I will campaign to reverse Tory cuts to local police numbers
    We’ve seen a rise in crime in recent months. Bolton North has just a handful of police officers covering 6 wards and nearly 150,000 residents. The Tories have to realise that they can’t keep cutting funding to the police and expect them to keep our streets safe. A Bolton-Tory councillor said they didn’t need extra funding “they just need to strategise better”. I’m not sure that will be much comfort to all the residents in our area who have suffered at the hands of criminals.

If elected I will continue to fight to reverse cuts to police funding in our area & request that they re-open Astley Bridge police station.


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  • Fight to save Horrocks Fold from THOUSANDS of houses being built on it
    Bolton needs it’s own housing plan that works in the interest of residents in Bolton, not developers. Of course developers want to build on the more lucrative green belt sites, but that is not what we want. We have an ideal opportunity to regenerate our town centre’s, bring empty homes back into use, and rebuild eye-sore brownfield sites. We shouldn’t be hoodwinked into thinking we have to build on Green Belt.

Read more: Protect Bolton’s Greenbelt: Withdraw from the GMSF


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  • Fight to save the Chapel at Astley Bridge Cemetery from being demolished
    In 2016 I presented a petition calling on Bolton Council to convert the chapel at Astley Bridge Cemetery into a library and community cafe. Bolton-Labour rejected the idea, instead choosing to invest in a new library for Little Lever – despite already having now. NOW an Astley Bridge Conservative Councillor is calling for the chapel to be demolished. One suggestion made by the councillor was to demolish the building to three feet above the ground and use it as a reflective garden for mourners.

Don’t let Astley Bridge’s Tory Councillors Demolish the Chapel!



To send a strong message vote Warren Fox on May 3rd.

 

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