Tonge Moor and The Haulgh residents asked how to spend £1 million

Cllr Nick Peel

Cllr Nick Peel

First published in Politics The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A COMMUNITY is being given the unique chance to decide how £1 million can be spent improving its area.

A meeting has been organised tomorrow night after Tonge with The Haulgh was allocated the cash by the Big Lottery.

Residents ranging from schoolchildren to pensioners are encouraged to attend the event, which is being chaired by a Big Local Steering Group and supported by Bolton at Home.

After compiling a profile of the area and conducting a wide public consultation, the group has identified five broad areas to invest in.

It now wants the public to come forward with specific suggestions as to how the money can be spent over the next 10 years, with the first projects to be rolled out early next year.

Bolton Council applied for the funding for Tonge with The Haulgh because of the area’s proactive residents’ groups.

Dave Morgan, a resident and member of the steering group, said: “It is very idealistic and a great idea but untried.

“This is how it should be — I have a very strong personal commitment to people trying things for themselves.

“I do believe that people will not be told what to do, particularly by people better off than themselves.”

The group discovered Tonge with The Haulgh has among the highest levels of respiratory illness and asthma in Bolton, and Mr Morgan said health and encouraging people to exercise more was a big priority.

Cllr Nick Peel, Bolton Council’s executive member and Labour councillor for Tonge with The Haulgh, said: “The great thing about the Big Lottery is it’s not council-led or police-led, it’s residents-led.

"The £1 million that has come from the Big Lottery is just the start and it tends to bring on additional funding.

“People and organisations might match-fund the initiatives to make them better.

“It is brilliant for the area and there will be some really good projects.”

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

The event is at the Fusion Centre, Connaught Square, Tonge Moor between 5.30pm and 7pm, with refreshments including hotpot and chilli available.

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10:04am Tue 27 May 14

Wolfie190 says...

Id say hard drugs and alcohol round there.
Id say hard drugs and alcohol round there. Wolfie190
  • Score: 3

10:30am Tue 27 May 14

thomas222 says...

Of course this has nothing to do what so ever with UKIP nearly taking your seat, just missing by a couple of hundred votes has it Nick. Disgraceful.
Of course this has nothing to do what so ever with UKIP nearly taking your seat, just missing by a couple of hundred votes has it Nick. Disgraceful. thomas222
  • Score: 0

10:49am Tue 27 May 14

nigella farrage says...

Thomas,

The money is coming from The Big Lottery of which Bolton Council, nor its councillors have anything to do with.

It is money from a 2rd party source, that was basically requested/applied for, by the residents, over a year ago and is not a result of pathetic Peel keeping his seat.

You really are scared on my papa's lack of success.
Thomas, The money is coming from The Big Lottery of which Bolton Council, nor its councillors have anything to do with. It is money from a 2rd party source, that was basically requested/applied for, by the residents, over a year ago and is not a result of pathetic Peel keeping his seat. You really are scared on my papa's lack of success. nigella farrage
  • Score: 3

10:53am Tue 27 May 14

Jim271 says...

A big ten foot wall around it,
A big ten foot wall around it, Jim271
  • Score: 2

11:06am Tue 27 May 14

thomas222 says...

nigella farrage wrote:
Thomas,

The money is coming from The Big Lottery of which Bolton Council, nor its councillors have anything to do with.

It is money from a 2rd party source, that was basically requested/applied for, by the residents, over a year ago and is not a result of pathetic Peel keeping his seat.

You really are scared on my papa's lack of success.
Your Papa is going to a great grand papa soon.. many many more children and grandchildren now you see.
[quote][p][bold]nigella farrage[/bold] wrote: Thomas, The money is coming from The Big Lottery of which Bolton Council, nor its councillors have anything to do with. It is money from a 2rd party source, that was basically requested/applied for, by the residents, over a year ago and is not a result of pathetic Peel keeping his seat. You really are scared on my papa's lack of success.[/p][/quote]Your Papa is going to a great grand papa soon.. many many more children and grandchildren now you see. thomas222
  • Score: -5

11:14am Tue 27 May 14

Balboa says...

Bulldoze it.

But the council's architects will want £900k for "managing" the work.
Bulldoze it. But the council's architects will want £900k for "managing" the work. Balboa
  • Score: 0

11:19am Tue 27 May 14

Changing times says...

Every time I see a picture of Cllr Peel it reminds me how he and his cronies have turned Bolton into a disaster zone that is still in decline.

Still, well done to all those who voted for him to continue with this mess.
Every time I see a picture of Cllr Peel it reminds me how he and his cronies have turned Bolton into a disaster zone that is still in decline. Still, well done to all those who voted for him to continue with this mess. Changing times
  • Score: 7

12:32pm Tue 27 May 14

thomas222 says...

Changing times wrote:
Every time I see a picture of Cllr Peel it reminds me how he and his cronies have turned Bolton into a disaster zone that is still in decline.

Still, well done to all those who voted for him to continue with this mess.
Why is his Photo even attached to this article when this Lottery money has nothing to do with him giving or getting it. ?
[quote][p][bold]Changing times[/bold] wrote: Every time I see a picture of Cllr Peel it reminds me how he and his cronies have turned Bolton into a disaster zone that is still in decline. Still, well done to all those who voted for him to continue with this mess.[/p][/quote]Why is his Photo even attached to this article when this Lottery money has nothing to do with him giving or getting it. ? thomas222
  • Score: 7

12:35pm Tue 27 May 14

thomas222 says...

Why has the Bolton News decided to put Peels photo with this news. The Lottery money given has nothing to do with him. He didnt give it and he didnt get it for the area.
Why has the Bolton News decided to put Peels photo with this news. The Lottery money given has nothing to do with him. He didnt give it and he didnt get it for the area. thomas222
  • Score: 11

2:03pm Tue 27 May 14

mr.mark.c says...

Jim271 wrote:
A big ten foot wall around it,
Then fill it with water
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: A big ten foot wall around it,[/p][/quote]Then fill it with water mr.mark.c
  • Score: -1

6:34pm Tue 27 May 14

atlas123 says...

Im sur they have been banging on about this for 4 years... Wasn't it a Tory election pledge (ironic Peel is now championing it)?

Someone, somewhere has had 4 years of a good wage out of it.
Im sur they have been banging on about this for 4 years... Wasn't it a Tory election pledge (ironic Peel is now championing it)? Someone, somewhere has had 4 years of a good wage out of it. atlas123
  • Score: 0

7:03pm Tue 27 May 14

nigella farrage says...

thomas222 wrote:
Why has the Bolton News decided to put Peels photo with this news. The Lottery money given has nothing to do with him. He didnt give it and he didnt get it for the area.
for once I give the thumbs up!
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Why has the Bolton News decided to put Peels photo with this news. The Lottery money given has nothing to do with him. He didnt give it and he didnt get it for the area.[/p][/quote]for once I give the thumbs up! nigella farrage
  • Score: 3

9:28pm Tue 27 May 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

Get rid of the drug dealers in The Haugh! RIFE!
Get rid of the drug dealers in The Haugh! RIFE! FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 2

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