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Junction improvements alone will not solve congestion issues and road safety

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 2017 Bolton Council spent just 0.1% on potholes out of the total needed to fix Bolton’s broken roads

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

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

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

FRUSTRATION: Has planning permission expired on Three Pigeons pub on Blackburn Road?

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?