Horwich Advertiser Issue 549

Page 2 The Advertiser April 3rd 2019 Email: news@horwichadvertiser.co.uk Advertiser No part of this publication may be used or reproduced without the express permission of the publisher. Every effort is made to ensure that the articles and advertisements that are carried are authentic, however the publisher of the Tha Advertiser accepts no responsibility for claims made. Investors in Publishing Ltd 2019. The Advertiser is published monthly by Investors in Publishing. Publishing House, 3 Bridgebank Industrial Estate, Taylor Street, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7PD. Tel. 01204 478812 Fax. 01204 667345. Editor: MIKE HULME Mike@independentnewspapers.co.uk PublishingManager: JAYNEMEADOWCROFT Tel: 01204 478812 Email: jayne@independentnewspapers.co.uk Advertising Sales: JAYNEMEADOWCROFT Tel: 01204 478810 or 07703 045189 Email: jayne@independentnewspapers.co.uk Classifieds: JAYNE Tel: 01204 478810 Email: jayne@independentnewspapers.co.uk Website: www.horwichadvertiser.co.uk Twitter: @HAdvertiser Facebook: www.facebook.com/horwichadvertiser Horwich, Westhoughton, Blackrod, Adlington and Leigh EMAIL: dtstreecare@gmail.com DTS TREE CARE YOUR LOCAL TREE SURGEON • Tree felling and removal • Crown lifting and thinning • Dangerous limbs removed • All hedge work undertaken • Free advice and quotations • Fully qualified and insured • All waste removed and recycled • OAP discount • Site clearance • Big tree specialists ANY GENUINE QUOTE BEATEN EVENING TEL 01204 561380 MOBILE 24 HRS 07979 746230 ATHERTON TREE SERVICES Tel. 01942 884611 Mob. 07811 323167 email: jlrdhicks@hotmail.co.uk Tree Pruning Crown Reduction, Raising & Thinning Tree Felling Fully Insured Always recycle waste Stump Removal Hedge Trimming No Tree Too Tall, ~ No Job Too Small! TRAINED MARK HURST Plastering And Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiling Telephone: “The Dolls House”, Chorley on 01257-270101 or Mobile: 07767-416797 FREE ESTIMATES & ADVICE Objections against demolition of iconic Loco Works building OBJECTIONS have been raised after it was revealed that an historic workshop building on the Hor- wich Loco Works development is set to be demolished tomake way for a roundabout. The new plans for the road, submitted to Bol- ton Council for approval, comes after years of debate over the potential construction on the 150- acre site. In 2015, the housing proposed for the Loco Works site received out- line planning permission for 1,700 new homes, retail and leisure facili- ties. The suggested road will link the £262 million Rivington Chase scheme to Middlebrook Retail Park, Horwich Parkway railway station and junc- tion six of the M61. It will be funded from a national government grant, which the council bid for and funding was approved last year. Horwich Heritage Society has objected to the road plans, as they will result in the demo- lition of the erection and repair workshop for a NEWS IN BRIEF roundabout, part of the ‘historic core’ of the site. In his objection, chair- man of the society Stuart Whittle said: “Although generally supportive of the highway and open space aspects of this application, we wish to object to the proposed demolition of the remain- ing section of the erecting and repair shop.” Among the reasons for the objection, Mr Whit- tle said: “This building is part of the ‘heritage core’ of buildings designated for retention as part of the Rivington Chase develop- ment. There has therefore to be an exceptional rea- son for its demolition.” Mr Whittle also argues that the workshop is the most interesting of the area iconic because of its association with the construction of steam locos. He added: “This is the most iconic building of the whole Loco Works development. We all real- ise it will take money to restore, but it’s definitely premature to consider demolition because we’re at the early stages of the development. WESTHOUGHTON Town Mayor’s Charity Ball will be held at Brookfield Hall, Peel Street, Westhoughton on Saturday, April 13. Dinner and dancing to Mark Paul. Tickets, priced £35, are available from Cllr Arthur Price, 01942 790497 or email arthurprice54@icloud. com. All proceeds to go to Mayor’s charities – Breast Cancer, Firwood School and St Bartholomew’s Church Tower Rebuilding Fund. WIGAN Road’s broken road surface is being repaired after a long-running campaign by Westhoughton Liberal Democrat councillors Deirdre McGeown and David Wilkinson. The potholes from the Wearish Lane traffic lights to the boundary will be filled in during March, while the entire road surface will be skimmed in June. FOOTPATHS around the Old Vicarage estate are being repaired after a long-running campaign by councillors Deidre McGeown and David Wilkinson for extra cash for Daisy Hill’s broken pavements. The work is expected to finish in early April. The Horwich LocoWorks site