300 staff set to move as firm relocates to Wigan

ALMOST 300 workers are being relocated from Bolton to Wigan after a delivery firm’s decision to leave a historic mill.

Yodel XL is moving from the Beehive Mill in Crescent Road, Great Lever, to Martland Mill in Wigan in March.

Bosses insist there are no planned job loses — but staff, who work across three daily shifts, are concerned about how they will travel to their new place of work.

And Bolton Council bosses say they are “disappointed”

with the news.

The XL arm of Yodel specialises in delivering heavier items, such as furniture.

A spokesman said: “It is part of a continuing modernisation programme to improve our service capabilities for the long-term success of the business.

We will be closing its existing site in Bolton from March. We are working closely with the Unite trade union to ensure a smooth transition.”

Gary Monk, the firm’s chief executive, added: “This is positive news for all because the relocation will see us move to a more modern and better-suited building.

“Yodel XL does not plan to make any redundancies during this relocation and we are working closely with all staff affected to ensure a smooth transition.”

One worker, who did not want to be named, said: “Many of the workers here don’t drive. A lot of them live nearby so they are worried about being moved to Wigan, which is 10 miles away.

“We don’t know if the management will lay on any transport and, if they do, whether they will offer this for the three shifts through the day and night. The unions are looking at all the plans.”

Union representatives were unavailable for comment.

A Bolton Council spokesman said: “If the council had been consulted about the relocation we would have worked with the company to try identifying an alternative location in Bolton.

We would encourage the company to make every effort possible to secure the jo

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12:36pm Sat 15 Dec 12

wild one says...

its a chite hole is bolton..
its a chite hole is bolton.. wild one
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1:22am Sun 16 Dec 12

Reality50 says...

Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.
Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen. Reality50
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1:41pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Womble says...

Reality50 wrote:
Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.
Why isn't the MP doing anything? Maybe because no-one's told her. Have you?
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.[/p][/quote]Why isn't the MP doing anything? Maybe because no-one's told her. Have you? Womble
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3:10pm Sun 16 Dec 12

kieth57 says...

Womble wrote:
Reality50 wrote:
Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.
Why isn't the MP doing anything? Maybe because no-one's told her. Have you?
Surly as MP for that area she should be aware of whats going on in the area she represents
[quote][p][bold]Womble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.[/p][/quote]Why isn't the MP doing anything? Maybe because no-one's told her. Have you?[/p][/quote]Surly as MP for that area she should be aware of whats going on in the area she represents kieth57
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7:31pm Sun 16 Dec 12

hoboh2o says...

Womble wrote:
Reality50 wrote:
Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.
Why isn't the MP doing anything? Maybe because no-one's told her. Have you?
Well in my experience she dosn't read emails and I don't have her mobile no.
I wonder if she was parachuted into Palestine like she was into Bolton?
[quote][p][bold]Womble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.[/p][/quote]Why isn't the MP doing anything? Maybe because no-one's told her. Have you?[/p][/quote]Well in my experience she dosn't read emails and I don't have her mobile no. I wonder if she was parachuted into Palestine like she was into Bolton? hoboh2o
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8:03pm Sun 16 Dec 12

grimtown says...

Write to Yasmin " get your priorities in order"

60 St. George’s Road
Bolton
Near Palastine
Far away from the UK
Far away from local issues
Far away from reality in her london Office
Remember why you where elected
Move to palastine FFS

BL1 2DD

Tel : 01204 371202
Write to Yasmin " get your priorities in order" 60 St. George’s Road Bolton Near Palastine Far away from the UK Far away from local issues Far away from reality in her london Office Remember why you where elected Move to palastine FFS BL1 2DD Tel : 01204 371202 grimtown
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8:07pm Sun 16 Dec 12

grimtown says...

Yasmin get of your arse and support your residents. Its what you are paid to do answer emails and calls.
Yasmin get of your arse and support your residents. Its what you are paid to do answer emails and calls. grimtown
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10:00pm Sun 16 Dec 12

the big dog says...

I think you'll find you can get her on her mobile phone if she's driving.............
I think you'll find you can get her on her mobile phone if she's driving............. the big dog
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10:45pm Sun 16 Dec 12

I, Ludicrous says...

Womble wrote:
Reality50 wrote:
Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.
Why isn't the MP doing anything? Maybe because no-one's told her. Have you?
Shouldn't she already be aware of what's going on within her constituency?
[quote][p][bold]Womble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.[/p][/quote]Why isn't the MP doing anything? Maybe because no-one's told her. Have you?[/p][/quote]Shouldn't she already be aware of what's going on within her constituency? I, Ludicrous
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11:27pm Sun 16 Dec 12

macauley says...

the mps and council should have seen this coming.this is a bad place for h.g v.s.to be coming out on that road.
the mps and council should have seen this coming.this is a bad place for h.g v.s.to be coming out on that road. macauley
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11:45am Mon 17 Dec 12

The Bullet says...

This is purely a commercial decision by a large company. I dont really see what a local MP can do about it. She cant incentivise them to stay. Fact is that money talks. If this company can lower costs by moving, expand or become more efficient by moving, they should. Thats just the way it is.

For all those who see this as a stick to beat our local asian MP, it's pretty pathetic. In recent history, Bolton has had a number of commercial operations move out of its borders.

Hardly surprising given the lack of education standards, small minded attitudes amongst locals and a local council that is utterly deluding itself.
This is purely a commercial decision by a large company. I dont really see what a local MP can do about it. She cant incentivise them to stay. Fact is that money talks. If this company can lower costs by moving, expand or become more efficient by moving, they should. Thats just the way it is. For all those who see this as a stick to beat our local asian MP, it's pretty pathetic. In recent history, Bolton has had a number of commercial operations move out of its borders. Hardly surprising given the lack of education standards, small minded attitudes amongst locals and a local council that is utterly deluding itself. The Bullet
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2:17pm Mon 17 Dec 12

wsw69 says...

The Bullet says...
This is purely a commercial decision by a large company. I dont really see what a local MP can do about it. She cant incentivise them to stay. Fact is that money talks. If this company can lower costs by moving, expand or become more efficient by moving, they should. Thats just the way it is.

For all those who see this as a stick to beat our local asian MP, it's pretty pathetic. In recent history, Bolton has had a number of commercial operations move out of its borders.

Hardly surprising given the lack of education standards, small minded attitudes amongst locals and a local council that is utterly deluding itself.

I completely agree, but I'm afraid Yasmin Quereshi is a complete waste of time. Had she, could she or can she do anything about it? I hardly think so. Too full of their self importance I'm afraid.

And as for Bolton and Bolton Council, both are a total and utter disgrace. Sooner I can get out of this DUMP the better!
The Bullet says... This is purely a commercial decision by a large company. I dont really see what a local MP can do about it. She cant incentivise them to stay. Fact is that money talks. If this company can lower costs by moving, expand or become more efficient by moving, they should. Thats just the way it is. For all those who see this as a stick to beat our local asian MP, it's pretty pathetic. In recent history, Bolton has had a number of commercial operations move out of its borders. Hardly surprising given the lack of education standards, small minded attitudes amongst locals and a local council that is utterly deluding itself. I completely agree, but I'm afraid Yasmin Quereshi is a complete waste of time. Had she, could she or can she do anything about it? I hardly think so. Too full of their self importance I'm afraid. And as for Bolton and Bolton Council, both are a total and utter disgrace. Sooner I can get out of this DUMP the better! wsw69
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2:20pm Mon 17 Dec 12

wsw69 says...

The Bullet wrote:
This is purely a commercial decision by a large company. I dont really see what a local MP can do about it. She cant incentivise them to stay. Fact is that money talks. If this company can lower costs by moving, expand or become more efficient by moving, they should. Thats just the way it is.

For all those who see this as a stick to beat our local asian MP, it's pretty pathetic. In recent history, Bolton has had a number of commercial operations move out of its borders.

Hardly surprising given the lack of education standards, small minded attitudes amongst locals and a local council that is utterly deluding itself.
I completely agree, but I'm afraid Yasmin Quereshi is a complete waste of time. Had she, could she or can she do anything about it? I hardly think so. Too full of their self importance I'm afraid.

And as for Bolton and Bolton Council, both are a total and utter disgrace.

Sooner I can get out of this DUMP the better!
[quote][p][bold]The Bullet[/bold] wrote: This is purely a commercial decision by a large company. I dont really see what a local MP can do about it. She cant incentivise them to stay. Fact is that money talks. If this company can lower costs by moving, expand or become more efficient by moving, they should. Thats just the way it is. For all those who see this as a stick to beat our local asian MP, it's pretty pathetic. In recent history, Bolton has had a number of commercial operations move out of its borders. Hardly surprising given the lack of education standards, small minded attitudes amongst locals and a local council that is utterly deluding itself.[/p][/quote]I completely agree, but I'm afraid Yasmin Quereshi is a complete waste of time. Had she, could she or can she do anything about it? I hardly think so. Too full of their self importance I'm afraid. And as for Bolton and Bolton Council, both are a total and utter disgrace. Sooner I can get out of this DUMP the better! wsw69
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3:52pm Mon 17 Dec 12

davoovad says...

Reality50 wrote:
Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.
It's because Wigan and bury aren't over run with immigrants especially muslims who especially in Wigan you hardly ever see .
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Bad news for Great Lever and it will hit trade to the various shops on Crescent Road. Further evidence our town is going backwards while neighbouring towns like Wigan and Bury flourish. Why isn't the local MP Yasmin Qureshi doing anything about this issue? Beehive Mill is at the heart of her constituency. Maybe if she spent less time worrying about Palestine and concentrated on her own constituency then maybe things like this issue would not happen.[/p][/quote]It's because Wigan and bury aren't over run with immigrants especially muslims who especially in Wigan you hardly ever see . davoovad
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6:32pm Mon 17 Dec 12

hoboh2o says...

wsw69 wrote:
The Bullet wrote:
This is purely a commercial decision by a large company. I dont really see what a local MP can do about it. She cant incentivise them to stay. Fact is that money talks. If this company can lower costs by moving, expand or become more efficient by moving, they should. Thats just the way it is.

For all those who see this as a stick to beat our local asian MP, it's pretty pathetic. In recent history, Bolton has had a number of commercial operations move out of its borders.

Hardly surprising given the lack of education standards, small minded attitudes amongst locals and a local council that is utterly deluding itself.
I completely agree, but I'm afraid Yasmin Quereshi is a complete waste of time. Had she, could she or can she do anything about it? I hardly think so. Too full of their self importance I'm afraid.

And as for Bolton and Bolton Council, both are a total and utter disgrace.

Sooner I can get out of this DUMP the better!
I'll call a taxi for you!
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Bullet[/bold] wrote: This is purely a commercial decision by a large company. I dont really see what a local MP can do about it. She cant incentivise them to stay. Fact is that money talks. If this company can lower costs by moving, expand or become more efficient by moving, they should. Thats just the way it is. For all those who see this as a stick to beat our local asian MP, it's pretty pathetic. In recent history, Bolton has had a number of commercial operations move out of its borders. Hardly surprising given the lack of education standards, small minded attitudes amongst locals and a local council that is utterly deluding itself.[/p][/quote]I completely agree, but I'm afraid Yasmin Quereshi is a complete waste of time. Had she, could she or can she do anything about it? I hardly think so. Too full of their self importance I'm afraid. And as for Bolton and Bolton Council, both are a total and utter disgrace. Sooner I can get out of this DUMP the better![/p][/quote]I'll call a taxi for you! hoboh2o
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2:16am Tue 18 Dec 12

Reality50 says...

The previous MP Brian Iddon was the opposite to Qureshi. Although he was Labour and I hate Labour it was a fact he was a good local hard working MP who had no career ambitions in politics beyond that. Qureshi has been a disastrous MP for the area and certainly hardly ever comments on local issues and when she does it is on issues that affect a certain ethnic minority-soon to be a majority-.She is the worst MP Bolton has ever had and I include all three constituencies in that.
The previous MP Brian Iddon was the opposite to Qureshi. Although he was Labour and I hate Labour it was a fact he was a good local hard working MP who had no career ambitions in politics beyond that. Qureshi has been a disastrous MP for the area and certainly hardly ever comments on local issues and when she does it is on issues that affect a certain ethnic minority-soon to be a majority-.She is the worst MP Bolton has ever had and I include all three constituencies in that. Reality50
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12:45pm Tue 18 Dec 12

boltoncity says...

maybe she knows that a mosque is going to take its place?
im my opinion muslim mps will only ever look out for fellow muslims. But that said fair play to them , we can moan about it but not many will get off their butts and run for election instead and thats me included.
maybe she knows that a mosque is going to take its place? im my opinion muslim mps will only ever look out for fellow muslims. But that said fair play to them , we can moan about it but not many will get off their butts and run for election instead and thats me included. boltoncity
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5:12pm Tue 18 Dec 12

boltonnut says...

How did this become a racial subject? Surely ten miles is not the end of the world.Public transport or car pooling could solve the problem if you think the job is worth keeping.
How did this become a racial subject? Surely ten miles is not the end of the world.Public transport or car pooling could solve the problem if you think the job is worth keeping. boltonnut
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10:28pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Rocket_Scientist says...

All MPs are corrupt and councillors too. Very few do it for the love of the people they represent sadly. The whole of society is rotten from the top down and we all helped them do it.
All MPs are corrupt and councillors too. Very few do it for the love of the people they represent sadly. The whole of society is rotten from the top down and we all helped them do it. Rocket_Scientist
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8:18am Wed 19 Dec 12

Reed Lover says...

Rocket_Scientist wrote:
All MPs are corrupt and councillors too. Very few do it for the love of the people they represent sadly. The whole of society is rotten from the top down and we all helped them do it.
All...very few.

Are you familiar with the English Language?

He who generalises generally lies...
[quote][p][bold]Rocket_Scientist[/bold] wrote: All MPs are corrupt and councillors too. Very few do it for the love of the people they represent sadly. The whole of society is rotten from the top down and we all helped them do it.[/p][/quote]All...very few. Are you familiar with the English Language? He who generalises generally lies... Reed Lover
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9:38am Wed 19 Dec 12

Hough64 says...

macauley wrote:
the mps and council should have seen this coming.this is a bad place for h.g v.s.to be coming out on that road.
What school did you go to? Your grammar and spelling are terrible.
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: the mps and council should have seen this coming.this is a bad place for h.g v.s.to be coming out on that road.[/p][/quote]What school did you go to? Your grammar and spelling are terrible. Hough64
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11:51am Fri 21 Dec 12

WanderersIdiot says...

How is this an MP's issue?? A company relocates for the better of there business. If Bolton can't offer a reasonable alternative then move to a place that can, it's not a debatable issue. The staff involved will have there options, stay and travel to work or leave and find alternative work. Yes it's ten miles away, but that just means getting up earlier... It's the way of the world.

As for the MP abuse and ethnicity, it seems like a few ill educated folk are happy to use any excuse to come out with false "facts" without actually looking at the facts. Soon to be majority? Don't make me laugh...
How is this an MP's issue?? A company relocates for the better of there business. If Bolton can't offer a reasonable alternative then move to a place that can, it's not a debatable issue. The staff involved will have there options, stay and travel to work or leave and find alternative work. Yes it's ten miles away, but that just means getting up earlier... It's the way of the world. As for the MP abuse and ethnicity, it seems like a few ill educated folk are happy to use any excuse to come out with false "facts" without actually looking at the facts. Soon to be majority? Don't make me laugh... WanderersIdiot
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