The polling stations will be open at 7am on Thursday 3rd May and will close at 10pm Below you will find the details for all the polling stations in Astley Bridge, and where you can vote in this years local elections. You have the opportunity to elect a new councillor for Astley Bridge and change … Continue reading Where to vote? Polling stations for Astley Bridge
An Astley Bridge Councillor has come in for critiscm and has been accused of playing political games with what’s been described as a ‘deliberately’ poorly worded Council motion, ‘just so Labour could vote against it’. Residents fear it could now scupper any chances of relieving congestion on Blackburn Road. Local campaigner Warren Fox, said if … Continue reading New call for Blackburn Road relief road
On Thursday 19th April, there were several serious accidents in and around the junction of Blackburn Road and Moss Bank way, one involving a police car. In 2016 it was reported that Bolton Council employs one part-time road safety officer for the borough. Road safety campaigner Warren fox said; “Junction improvements alone will not solve … Continue reading Junction improvements alone will not solve congestion issues and road safety
In Aug 2017, Bolton Council rejected an application by SHARPLES SERVICE STATION to demolition the existing petrol filling station and residential dwelling and erect a new petrol filling station with ancillary retail store together with drive-thru coffee shop, car parking, access and landscaping details. In Dec 2017, Sharples Service Station decided to appeal against the … Continue reading SHARPLES SERVICE STATION TO APPEAL
In March, it was revealed that Bolton was £108 million short of the money it needs to bring its roads up to a good condition. In 2017 spent just £137,000 filling potholes, which is around 0.1% of the total estimated to fix the borough's broken roads. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by campaigner Warren … Continue reading In 2017 Bolton Council spent just 0.1% on potholes out of the total needed to fix Bolton’s broken roads
Over 120 potholes from Andrew Lane to Lakenheath Drive - and that is not considering the rest of Thornham Drive, or Astley Bridge. Warren Fox said, 'This has to be the worst stretch of road in the whole of Bolton. It is pretty poor going considering two councillors live on this estate. Some of these … Continue reading 120 potholes recorded From Andrew Lane to Lakenheath Drive
In 2016 I raised concerns with the council stating the building was open to the elements via a sky light at the rear of the building, and if left that way it could cause the building to become unsafe and unrepairable. The council inspected the building and advised the owners, since then little has changed. … Continue reading Brierfield in shocking state of repair
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 … Continue reading Do you want to change how Bolton-Council is run?
Don't let Astley Bridge's Tory Councillors Demolish the Chapel at Cemetery says local Astley Bridge campaigner Warren Fox. Two weeks ago an Astley Bridge Councillor angered residents after he called 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 … Continue reading Don’t let Astley Bridge’s Tory Councillors Demolish the Chapel at Cemetery
A question has been raised with the Council’s planning department regarding the status of planning permission for the former Three Pigeons pub on Blackburn Rd. A document on the council’s planning portal: ‘STATEMENT DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS v1.2’ dated DEC 2012 reveals ‘The development hereby permitted shall begun before the expiration of 3 years from the … Continue reading FRUSTRATION: Has planning permission expired on Three Pigeons pub on Blackburn Road?