How to spend £1 million: Tonge Moor and The Haulgh residents want better parks and more jobs

The Bolton News: How to spend £1 million: Tonge Moor and The Haulgh residents want better parks and more jobs How to spend £1 million: Tonge Moor and The Haulgh residents want better parks and more jobs

BETTER parks and more job opportunities are top of a wishlist drawn up by residents who have been given £1 million of lottery cash to spend.

The money was allocated to Tonge with The Haulgh two years ago — but is yet to be spent.

Residents met on Wednesday to earmark priorities for the cash. They also called for more training opportunities and better facilities for youngsters.

People of all ages gave their ideas on how to create a lasting legacy with the Big Lottery cash.

But there was also frustration at the speed at which things are being done — with organisers saying that residents now need to see “something happening with the money”.

No final decisions were made but the Bolton Local Steering Group said it was hoping to start spending on projects soon.

The meeting was held at the Fusion Centre in Tonge Moor, home to many residents’ groups.

Carol Furnley, chairman of Big Local, said: “People have been full of enthusiasm and ideas about how they want to see the money spent.

“But I think residents are getting to a stage where they need to see something happening with the money.

Resident Brian Trainer, aged 68, of Furnis Square, said: “I run a club for people who live on their own but I think the money should be spent on something for the younger people in the area.”

The Big Local Steering Group have earmarked five objectives for the cash which include more jobs, improved parks, promoting healthier lifestyles, better facilities for young people and extra community groups.

Dave Morgan, a resident and member of the steering group, said: “The most important thing we have to do with this money is create a legacy for Tonge with The Haulgh.

“Whatever we choose to spend the money on, it has to be able to survive in the future.”

The project has to be community-led with guidance from other agencies such as Bolton at Home.

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11:30am Fri 30 May 14

SleepingThunder says...

Dig a hole fill with water & course fish & charge £3:00 for the day.Should tick all the boxes to jobs,parks & promoteing healthier lifestyle you can have that idea for free.
Dig a hole fill with water & course fish & charge £3:00 for the day.Should tick all the boxes to jobs,parks & promoteing healthier lifestyle you can have that idea for free. SleepingThunder
  • Score: 6

11:55am Fri 30 May 14

MrUpton says...

Lets hope there's no more stupid art projects that benefits no one.
Lets hope there's no more stupid art projects that benefits no one. MrUpton
  • Score: 5

12:25pm Fri 30 May 14

SleepingThunder says...

While in Darcy lever near Darcy lever gravel pits which a lot of the community have put a lot of work into & many people enjoy the council are trying to sell land adjacent to this please object

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While in Darcy lever near Darcy lever gravel pits which a lot of the community have put a lot of work into & many people enjoy the council are trying to sell land adjacent to this please object http://www.pugh-auct ions.com/Lot/Manches ter/20140612/061 SleepingThunder
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Fri 30 May 14

MrUpton says...

Is that the contaminated land that was used for disposing of Chromium XI a site where there was an old chemicals works and where the council tarmacd over at the back of little lever school ?
Is that the contaminated land that was used for disposing of Chromium XI a site where there was an old chemicals works and where the council tarmacd over at the back of little lever school ? MrUpton
  • Score: 3

10:09pm Fri 30 May 14

Wolfie190 says...

Free needles and free vouchers for the Balmoral.
Free needles and free vouchers for the Balmoral. Wolfie190
  • Score: 3

10:54pm Fri 30 May 14

calvin street says...

get Peel on the case, he is an ex maybe still tonge moor man. I suggest some one ask him what his father got up to. Something never mentioned by the Bolton News, Bolton Evening News.
get Peel on the case, he is an ex maybe still tonge moor man. I suggest some one ask him what his father got up to. Something never mentioned by the Bolton News, Bolton Evening News. calvin street
  • Score: 2

11:55pm Fri 30 May 14

doogle1965 says...

better parks sounds great but sadley are soon destroyed and burnt by kids with nothing better to do,so a waste of money in my eyes, no one appreciates anything anymore..behind Matalan the lovely country walks were lots dog walkers, family and kids enjoy .tonge moor primary did a lovely pathway of bushes and arches full of lovely flowers and plants and chairs made out of trees its all destroyed apart from the chairs..the park near by is left with only 2 items after being destroyed and set on fire evan the rubber flooring is all wripped up,burnt this was destroyed not long after being finished...kids want these parks but other kids destroy its such a shame..
better parks sounds great but sadley are soon destroyed and burnt by kids with nothing better to do,so a waste of money in my eyes, no one appreciates anything anymore..behind Matalan the lovely country walks were lots dog walkers, family and kids enjoy .tonge moor primary did a lovely pathway of bushes and arches full of lovely flowers and plants and chairs made out of trees its all destroyed apart from the chairs..the park near by is left with only 2 items after being destroyed and set on fire evan the rubber flooring is all wripped up,burnt this was destroyed not long after being finished...kids want these parks but other kids destroy its such a shame.. doogle1965
  • Score: 3

10:17am Sat 31 May 14

MrUpton says...

I've got a map from the council of the contaminated area somewhere, ill see if I can dig it out and if that Land mass overlaps it, I know if it no its on its border and wouldn't go near it with a barge pole, The Chromiun 6 yellow cake is very dangerous, it can blow with the wind when exposed only small amounts of this in the lungs causes lung cancer , this is fact, anyone walking, or exercising around there and over towards smiths brow is putting themselves in danger.
I've got a map from the council of the contaminated area somewhere, ill see if I can dig it out and if that Land mass overlaps it, I know if it no its on its border and wouldn't go near it with a barge pole, The Chromiun 6 yellow cake is very dangerous, it can blow with the wind when exposed only small amounts of this in the lungs causes lung cancer , this is fact, anyone walking, or exercising around there and over towards smiths brow is putting themselves in danger. MrUpton
  • Score: 1

10:18am Sat 31 May 14

MrUpton says...

SleepingThunder wrote:
Dig a hole fill with water & course fish & charge £3:00 for the day.Should tick all the boxes to jobs,parks & promoteing healthier lifestyle you can have that idea for free.
Cracking idea
[quote][p][bold]SleepingThunder[/bold] wrote: Dig a hole fill with water & course fish & charge £3:00 for the day.Should tick all the boxes to jobs,parks & promoteing healthier lifestyle you can have that idea for free.[/p][/quote]Cracking idea MrUpton
  • Score: 2

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