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Bolton West MP Julie Hilling, Westhoughton Councillor Chris Peacock and Labour Council Candidate Anne Graham have said plans for 300 Homes in Westhoughton would cause chaos on local roads

Following the proposed development of 300 new homes on Lee Hall off Chequerbent Roundabout and Platt Lane in Westhoughton Ms. Hilling has joined Councillor Peacock and the local Labour party to campaign against the plans.

 

The campaign is now being taken to the doorsteps of Westhoughton and a petition has been launched online against the development with hundreds supporting it already.

 

Ms. Hilling said, “These proposals make no adequate provision for the increase in the number of cars which will add to Westhoughton’s already packed roads.  We all accept the need to build more homes and Bolton Councillors have done a good job in allocating the necessary land across the Borough.”

 

Cllr Peacock said, “I do not have a problem with suitable developments which have considered the needs and limitations of the area they are being built in.  But this proposed development is completely unsuitable for Westhoughton and I will do everything in my power as the Ward Councillor for Westhoughton North to oppose it.”

 

Anne Graham said, “Our roads are already packed with cars and we don’t need potentially 600 more cars clogging up Westhoughton’s roads. We must do all we can to stop this development taking place. It isn’t wanted.”

 

Ms. Hilling MP added “The plans do not address issues such as schools for the children of the families who will live there nor do they address access to a GP that adding 300 new families to Westhoughton will have.  Lee Hall is not in the Council’s “Allocations Plan” and I congratulate Cllr Peacock and Anne Graham in taking the lead in opposing this unsuitable development.”

 

If you would like to sign the petition please visit the link:

 

If you do not have access to the internet but would like to sign, share the petition or display a #NoLeeHall300 poster in your window please contact Cllr Peacock and he will ensure you receive a copy. 

MP and Westhoughton Councillor Say No to 300 Homes Due to Lack of Facilities

Bolton West MP Julie Hilling, Westhoughton Councillor Chris Peacock and Labour Council Candidate Anne Graham have said plans for 300 Homes in Westhoughton would cause chaos on local roads

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Our NHS is being torn apart by the Tory and Lib-Dem Coalition with £3 billion wasted on their unwanted top down reorganisation which is allowing our Health Service to be privatised through the back door.

In 2010 David Cameron said the NHS was “safe in his hands”, over the past few years we have seen that he clearly cannot be trusted.

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Only this month the Royal Bolton Hospital has declared a ‘major incident’ as the hard working staff struggled to cope, partly due to people not able to be discharged because home care simply isn’t there due to massive cuts, and with people waiting up to 12 hours for a bed. Figures that were published by NHS England show that every major A&E unit in the North West failed to meet targets for waiting times over the Christmas period.

We have already lost our Walk-in Centre at Lever Chambers in Bolton and 2,300 district nurses have been axed in the region since 2010. This means many people in our local area are struggling to access vital heath care.

It is getting more difficult more difficult to get a GP appointment and we need the Government to take action now.

You have told me the NHS is a huge concern to you. The lack of services in our towns is forcing people to trek across to the other side of Bolton or Wigan, making it really difficulty for them to get dressings and other treatments. A future Labour government will repeal David Cameron’s NHS changes.

I promise as your MP, I will continue to prevent further erosion of our local health services, and I will back Ed Miliband’s pledge that patients can see a GP within 48 hours.

 

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Our NHS is being torn apart by the Tory and Lib-Dem Coalition with £3 billion wasted on their unwanted top down reorganisation which is allowing our Health Service to be...

New Year is a time to reflect and make pledges to help our friends, our family and improve our lives.

As the MP for Bolton West my focus is always on improving the lives of residents in my constituency and I work hard with my staff and my Labour colleagues to do all we can to help people in these difficult times.

In 2015 everyone is going to have to make a choice over who they want to run our country. We have a choice between a Tory-led Government that has presided over the slowest recovery since the second World War and a promise to reduce public spending to levels last seen in the 1930s before the National Health Service was founded and a Labour Party which is pledging to build a strong economic foundation by setting sensible and credible goals to reduce our national deficit without putting public services at risk.

It is a disgrace that in the sixth richest country in the world we have working people relying on food banks, elderly people who cannot get the care they need and hard working families facing a cost of living crisis. I know that we can only have good public services if we have a strong economy where all businesses pay their taxes and people are paid a decent wage. We must get rid of the blight of zero hour contracts and help all businesses to implement a living wage.

George Osborne and David Cameron have proved that they do not have the answers for the people of Bolton West with their broken promises, tax cuts for the rich and devastating cuts for the rest of us. Ed Miliband and I will deal with the deficit by tackling the cost of living crisis and making sure that those with the broadest shoulders bear the greatest burden

I promise I will continue to work hard for the residents here in Bolton West, taking up local issues and continuing to work on campaigns like tackling dangerous dogs, making every school leaver a life saver, decent rail and bus services, defending services for young people and proper care for older people.

I wish you all a happy and peaceful 2015.

 

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New Year is a time to reflect and make pledges to help our friends, our family and improve our lives.


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