BOLLARDS to stop pavement parking will be installed on a busy road – as part of a raft of improvements to the roads.

Tonge with The Haulgh area forum was told that more than £115,000 from Bolton council’s highways fund was being spent on new schemes.

Area co-ordinator Idris Jeewa told residents that town hall chiefs had received numerous complaints about problem parking on Ainsworth Lane.

He said: “These bollards would go outside the shops to stop people parking on the pavement. 

“It’s dangerous on such a busy road and it’s something that’s been brought to our attention many times.” 

Other projects funded by the scheme include resurfacing on Ainsworth Court, the footpath on Connaught Square, and construction of a new footpath on Edditch Grove. 

The one-off funding also paid for a new car park at the end of Romer Street.

A right-turn filter light has already been installed for drivers turning onto Bradford Street from Castle Street to improve safety. 

Residents were also told of plans to install alley gates on properties in Norbreck Gardens to stop anti-social behaviour. 

Mr Jeewa said other alley gates in the area had been “very effective” at reducing crime

The meeting was also told the area forum had been refunded £2,900 from projects completed under budget. 

Part of this fund went to the Royal British Legion for giant poppies displayed on lampposts on Bury Road and Tonge Moor Road. The rest of the money will be spent on the area.