Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Bryn Road South - new connection into drainage system

Monarch Homes have recently asked for a connection from one property in Bryn Road South into the existing drainage system.

Naturally given the problems with flooding residents have experienced over the past few years I have expressed grave concerns about this proposal. As a result Wigan Council has contacted Monarch Homes advising them that they will need a report on the condition of the existing drains and a statement from a qualified drainage Engineer about the impact the connection would have on the system before they can go ahead.

620 bus - proposed withdrawal of the service

I have received an enquiry from a resident about the 620 bus which runs through Ashton to Bolton - I quote his enquiry below.

I would like to hear from other members of the public who use this service and would be similarly inconvenienced.

GMPTE have recently announced that the 620 bus service between St Helens and Atherton is to be withdrawn and replaced with additional 320 services between St Helens and Ashton.

Whilst it may look that the PTE have taken steps to reduce the impact on passengers, this now leaves no direct service between Platt Bridge > Hindley (although the 320 will run to Platt Bridge then into Wigan).

This essential public service will now leave several people who rely on this service for work and other activities out of pocket by having to use other operators and have a serious time impact as this would now mean having to travel into Wigan to get a further outbound service to Hindley. With the traffic congestion on routes into Wigan these days, be this through Warrington Road (Marus Bridge), or via Ince (i.e. by going via Platt Bridge), this, I have figured will add around an extra hour to any journey.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Stubshaw Cross summer activities for young people

The photo above shows Ian McCartney opening the Stubshaw Cross annual summer activities event for young people which has been organised by Ken Barston and the Stubshaw Cross residents group. Also taking part are Rock FM, Mobile Media Partners, and Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust.

Activities over the two weeks include arts and crafts, football, face painting, general sports and canal side activities.The children will also be able to do a pod cast on the media bus.

All ages are welcome and the events take place on Golborne Road park

Town Green progress

August 2008

February 2007

The photographs above show the progress that has been made on the Town Green. The residents committee must be very happy now that the contractors are on site and transforming it

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Gerard Street - work outside the Red Lion

No doubt some of you will be wondering what is being done outside the Red Lion in Gerard Street.

This area will eventually be treated with street furniture to restrict parking as the Council have done in Phases 1 and 2 of the footway improvement works. The sort of street furniture planned for this area includes flower basket stands, bollards, cycle parking and benches.

One of the problems I see with this renovation is that motorists are parking illegally in Gerard Street. This is especially bad by KFC opposite where the pavement has been widened. I have therefore asked for a more vigilant service in Gerard Street to prevent this.

Beat it team 2

Thanks to those who have suggested grot spots to be cleaned up. They should be done this week. Please contact me if they are not cleaned up.