Horwich Advertiser Issue 547

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A D Callnowfora freesurvey andestimate (noobligation) HORWICH andWesthoughton are among four local town centres that will receive a cash boost of £12m. The money, which comes from the £100m set aside for the Bolton town centre masterplan, will benefit Horwich, Westhughton, Farnworth and Little Lever. Each township will need to create its own plan Town centres to get share of £12m cash boost Horwich town centre Westhoughton town centre showing how it will attract private sector investment in their town centre before the council will make “targeted interventions”. The funding has become available thanks to the speed at which investment in Bolton town centre has been delivered. Councillors approved the plans at a cabinet meeting at which Labour councillor Nick Peel praised the local authority’s success in attracting “major investment” into Bolton town centre. He said: “We’ve always been a council that believes in not standing by and making interventions where appropriate.” Opposition leader David Greenhalgh welcomed the move, describing it as “hugely important”, together with Cllr Martyn Cox who said he was “thrilled” at the speed at which investment was moving. The report lists a “retail hierarchy” which identifies Bolton town centre as an important sub-regional town centre within Greater Manchester, followed by Farnworth, Horwich and Westhoughton. It states that, although it is considerably smaller, Little Lever fulfils a crucial role in that part of the borough. Local centres, including Blackrod, Bromley Cross and Kearsley, would benefit from the council’s cap- ital programme. The Labour group were accused of buying votes in key target areas ahead of May’s local elections when the funding was announced. Referring to comments by Liberal Democrat coun- cillor David Wilkinson, Westhoughton South coun- cillor Anna-Marie Watters, said this funding was about investment, not bribery. She said: “This money means so much to these town centres because they do feel that sometimes they get left behind Bolton town centre.” “Taking on board a couple of the points, I think it’s very clear that the large majority of people did welcome this investment in the town centre. “It would be much better if some members of the town council who are also members of Bolton Council don’t look at it as bribery. This is about investing.” Cllr Peel added: “It’s not us saying, ‘here you are, have a few quid because we want to be nice to you’.” Town councils are expected to lead the way in developing each centre’s masterplan following Farn- worth’s model in creating its own masterplan. These masterplan proposals would be developed by a steer- ing group, which includes councillors, and would be subject to a public consultation when complete. Liberal Democrat leader Roger Hayes said: “I hope there’s going to be proper consultation with ward councillors and, where they exist, town councils because they are elected to know what goes on in their areas best.” LOCAL MP Chris Green has signed theHolocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, pledg- ing his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those whoweremurdereddur- ing theHolocaust. Mr Green said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Bolton West and Atherton and across the country to reflect on the tragic events.” Holocaust Book signed by MP