Health bosses make bid to clamp down on car park use at night

HEALTH bosses have applied for permission to build a seven foot fence around a health centre — to halt “illicit activity” in its car park.

NHS Bolton wants to build a boundary fence and two security gates at Pikes Lane Primary Care Resource Centre in Deane Road, Deane.

Drivers are repeatedly using the car park at night when the health centre is closed.

A blaze has also been started on the cark park, which caused damage that had to be paid for by NHS Bolton. A spokesman for NHS Bolton said: “Without police involvement or surveillance we could not say for sure what is going on but they are certainly trespassing as they are not using the car park for the purpose of attending the health centre.”

And in a report to Bolton Council, which will make a decision on the proposals tomorrow, said the application had been made because of “continual anti-social behaviour problems”, with people using the car park for “illicit purposes”.

But a neighbouring business owner has objected to the plans, claiming the fence will make the area “look like a prison”.

Asif Patel, owner of the Spar store at the site of the old Gibraltar Rock Pub in Deane Road said in a letter to Bolton Council: “We strongly object. A 2.2 metre pallistrade fence will make this area look like a prison.

“It will make this part of the area look like it is a dangerous and unsocial area, giving the complete wrong perception and spoil the locality, we hope the application is refused.”Council planning officers have recommended the plans for approval.

A report to the council said: “Fencing of a similar height and colour is used along the Gibraltar Street boundary and railings are employed at the health centre on Board Street.

“The scale proposed is functional but not excessive and residents in Gilnow Lane will not be unduly affected.

“The fence design is open and it will not appear too industrialised or utilitarian, allowing natural surveillance and the proposed colour will blend in with existing landscaping.”

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9:12am Wed 9 Jan 13

georgethebrave says...

Wonder who is using this car park for illicit purposes? I think a very high fence should be erected all around Deane and Daubhill, to keep all the criminals in!
Wonder who is using this car park for illicit purposes? I think a very high fence should be erected all around Deane and Daubhill, to keep all the criminals in! georgethebrave
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9:28am Wed 9 Jan 13

Womble says...

The car park is at the back of the health centre and can't even be seen from the main road.
The car park is at the back of the health centre and can't even be seen from the main road. Womble
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9:45am Wed 9 Jan 13

danssoncabaret says...

I have been for an early appointments on two occasions at Deane health centre and seen families useing the central corridor as public thoughfare for taking children to school, both were on wet days. Friends attending the centre have also seen this happen and commented on it . This practice should be stopped as the floors are wet and filthy (Who pays to clean them?) and the noise of children and mothers clattering by on their way to school could be upsetting to some elderly patients. I don't know if this pracice happens at lunch times and at the end of the school day but I certainly know it happens in the mornings.
I have been for an early appointments on two occasions at Deane health centre and seen families useing the central corridor as public thoughfare for taking children to school, both were on wet days. Friends attending the centre have also seen this happen and commented on it . This practice should be stopped as the floors are wet and filthy (Who pays to clean them?) and the noise of children and mothers clattering by on their way to school could be upsetting to some elderly patients. I don't know if this pracice happens at lunch times and at the end of the school day but I certainly know it happens in the mornings. danssoncabaret
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12:36pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Replytohatersandscum says...

georgethebrave wrote:
Wonder who is using this car park for illicit purposes? I think a very high fence should be erected all around Deane and Daubhill, to keep all the criminals in!
standard uneducated scum response if you dont like bolton then leave u scum
[quote][p][bold]georgethebrave[/bold] wrote: Wonder who is using this car park for illicit purposes? I think a very high fence should be erected all around Deane and Daubhill, to keep all the criminals in![/p][/quote]standard uneducated scum response if you dont like bolton then leave u scum Replytohatersandscum
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12:39pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Replytohatersandscum says...

danssoncabaret wrote:
I have been for an early appointments on two occasions at Deane health centre and seen families useing the central corridor as public thoughfare for taking children to school, both were on wet days. Friends attending the centre have also seen this happen and commented on it . This practice should be stopped as the floors are wet and filthy (Who pays to clean them?) and the noise of children and mothers clattering by on their way to school could be upsetting to some elderly patients. I don't know if this pracice happens at lunch times and at the end of the school day but I certainly know it happens in the mornings.
you can use it as a corridor/public thoughhfare no where does it state you cant walk thourgh i suggest if u dont like it change clinics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also isnt it a PUBLIC place
[quote][p][bold]danssoncabaret[/bold] wrote: I have been for an early appointments on two occasions at Deane health centre and seen families useing the central corridor as public thoughfare for taking children to school, both were on wet days. Friends attending the centre have also seen this happen and commented on it . This practice should be stopped as the floors are wet and filthy (Who pays to clean them?) and the noise of children and mothers clattering by on their way to school could be upsetting to some elderly patients. I don't know if this pracice happens at lunch times and at the end of the school day but I certainly know it happens in the mornings.[/p][/quote]you can use it as a corridor/public thoughhfare no where does it state you cant walk thourgh i suggest if u dont like it change clinics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also isnt it a PUBLIC place Replytohatersandscum
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5:12pm Wed 9 Jan 13

danssoncabaret says...

Reply to'' Replytohatersandscum
' Who ever you are you are ignorant and certainly have no regard for others. I take it from your reply that you are one of the people who feel they have a right to do as they please however discourteous to others. I also really object to what your name implies to me, as I'm neither a hater or scum.
Reply to'' Replytohatersandscum ' Who ever you are you are ignorant and certainly have no regard for others. I take it from your reply that you are one of the people who feel they have a right to do as they please however discourteous to others. I also really object to what your name implies to me, as I'm neither a hater or scum. danssoncabaret
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12:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

MarkAllRead says...

danssoncabaret wrote:
I have been for an early appointments on two occasions at Deane health centre and seen families useing the central corridor as public thoughfare for taking children to school, both were on wet days. Friends attending the centre have also seen this happen and commented on it . This practice should be stopped as the floors are wet and filthy (Who pays to clean them?) and the noise of children and mothers clattering by on their way to school could be upsetting to some elderly patients. I don't know if this pracice happens at lunch times and at the end of the school day but I certainly know it happens in the mornings.
Giveover! Since when has the noise of children and parents been "upsetting to some elderly patients"? You're just inventing problems to try and justify your opinion!
[quote][p][bold]danssoncabaret[/bold] wrote: I have been for an early appointments on two occasions at Deane health centre and seen families useing the central corridor as public thoughfare for taking children to school, both were on wet days. Friends attending the centre have also seen this happen and commented on it . This practice should be stopped as the floors are wet and filthy (Who pays to clean them?) and the noise of children and mothers clattering by on their way to school could be upsetting to some elderly patients. I don't know if this pracice happens at lunch times and at the end of the school day but I certainly know it happens in the mornings.[/p][/quote]Giveover! Since when has the noise of children and parents been "upsetting to some elderly patients"? You're just inventing problems to try and justify your opinion! MarkAllRead
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7:32pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Bolton345 says...

I work in the NHS at another health centre which has a fence around it. I feel that if the car park is being used inappropriately, then a fence is a good idea. At the end of the day, the car park is for patients who are attending the health centre and staff working within in it to provide care for the patients, not for illegal activities to take place.
I work in the NHS at another health centre which has a fence around it. I feel that if the car park is being used inappropriately, then a fence is a good idea. At the end of the day, the car park is for patients who are attending the health centre and staff working within in it to provide care for the patients, not for illegal activities to take place. Bolton345
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