Code states a fine of £500

Leigh Journal: Bicycle shop conversion plan rejected

10:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

In reply to last week’s letter about cyclists riding on the pavement, I have looked in the Highway Code and it states that cyclists who do this should be fined a maximum of £500.

I was victim of pavement rider

Leigh Journal: LAW BREAKER: A cyclist passes a pedestrian on the pavement

10:28am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WITH regards to the letter about riding on the pavement.

Bicycles should have bells on

Leigh Journal: Code states a fine of £500

10:27am Wednesday 16th April 2014

REGARDING last week’s letter from a concerned lady, I can understand cyclists prefering to ride on the pavement, but wouldn’t it be safer for pedestrians if all bicycles had a bell?

Beloved town is in decline

Leigh Journal: lj-eedition

10:25am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN response to your front page headline ‘40 per cent of women paid below living wage’ dated April 3.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal: Mercedes

10:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

OUR pet of the week is one of three chicks hatched by a primary school pupil.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal: Ted

10:42am Wednesday 9th April 2014

OUR pet of the week is 18-month-old long haired chihuahua Ted whose owner Jessica Lee, a masters student from Leigh, sent in this picture.

Parking issue needs solving

Leigh Journal: Crossing a line: residents have been told parking restrictions will be in place today and tomorrow

10:38am Wednesday 9th April 2014

SORRY to read in the Journal that Mrs Cullen is still having problems with inconsiderate people parking their cars.

Cyclists put us all in danger

10:37am Wednesday 9th April 2014

I CAN assure people that cycling on the pavement is an offence under the Highways Act.

Name firms paying badly

10:34am Wednesday 9th April 2014

YOUR sobering front page article about low pay will come as no surprise to many readers.

Carers even worse off

10:32am Wednesday 9th April 2014

I HAVE just read your front page news item regarding Leigh being the fifth worst pay blackspot in the region.

Road junction is in bad state

Leigh Journal: lj-eedition

10:23am Wednesday 9th April 2014

I WOULD like to bring the road surface at the junction of Morley Street and Hamilton Street, Atherton, to your attention and ask whether there are any proposals to re-surface this section of road.

Story highlights pay problems

Leigh Journal: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

10:22am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THANK you for highlighting the pay problems women suffer with your story about how more than 40 per cent are not on the living wage in Leigh.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal: Alfie

11:28am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

OUR pet of the week gave up the sunny climate of Spain to come and live in Atherton.

Service to city needs change

11:25am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TODAY my wife and I travelled on a stopping train from Newton-Le-Willows to Liverpool Lime Street.

Road closure is ‘baffling’

11:24am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

I TOO am confused as to the closure of Hough Lane for the guided busway.

Still having parking issues

11:23am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WITH regard to the Lowton resident who suggested that I stop moaning and telephone the police 101 number.

Area is where new arrivals go

11:22am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SADLY for the residents of the Glebe Street area, Leigh West has been chosen as the place for new arrivals to this town.

Peril of riding on pavement

11:21am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

COULD you tell me if people who ride their bicycles on the pavement are breaking the law?

Pressmen help raise £1,320

11:17am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THANKS to all who took part in the Pressmen reunion concert on Saturday, March 22 at Leigh Masonic Hall. The £1320.27 from this event went to Macmillan Cancer Support the final total being.

Leaflet is not saving money

Leigh Journal: Ealing agrees council tax freeze for sixth year in a row

10:50am Wednesday 26th March 2014

WHY is Wigan Council telling us how hard up it is and how much we need to save?

Misleading views given on plans

Leigh Journal: lj-eedition

10:49am Wednesday 26th March 2014

I’D like to respond to several recent letters about the busway.

Councillors take issues seriously

Leigh Journal: Mosley Common

10:47am Wednesday 26th March 2014

IN response to the letter from Val Johnson, which gives a misleading picture of the work Mosley Common councillors have undertaken.

Lane blocked off for busway works

10:46am Wednesday 26th March 2014

RESIDENTS are rightly upset with TfGM’s announcement that Hough Lane will be blocked off for guided busway work for five months at least.

Councillors try to be full time

10:44am Wednesday 26th March 2014

I AGREE with the letter from Donna Hall, Wigan Council chief executive.

Pavement fall left me traumatised

Leigh Journal: lj-eedition

10:43am Wednesday 26th March 2014

WITH regards to the report on the pavement on Wigan Road facing the Royal Oak public house, I had a fall at Christmas, broke my wrist, bruised my ribs and was left traumatised.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal: Molly

10:40am Wednesday 26th March 2014

OUR pet of the week loves a bit of sunbathing.


Leigh Journal: PET OF THE WEEK

1:51pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

 Our pet of the week is a prize winner. Delilah is a 29in miniature horse who lives in Lowton with four other show miniatures locally and has qualified for The Royal International Horse Show in Brighton on many occasions. Owner Ashley Schofield said: “She is very playful and loves carrots.”

Remember the compassion

1:49pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

REGARDING the front page article relating to Catholic priest Stephen Cooper.

Guided bus stop success

1:47pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE Atherton Business Partnership together with the Atherton Win councillors have successfully persuaded Transport for Greater Manchester to relocate the stop for the guided busway to where they should be in the centre of Atherton on Market Street, with a final stop in Bag Lane.

We need to be on Metrolink

1:46pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

ADDING the Metrolink would benefit more people in the area who travel into Manchester. We need to reduce road traffic around Astley, Tyldesley and Atherton areas rather than waste the money on a busway.

Kind stranger handed wallet

1:44pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

HANK you to the honest, kind hearted person who handed in my husband’s wallet to Leigh police station after finding it on Mort Lane on Wednesday, March 5.

Area’s mess needs sorting

1:36pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

I DO agree with the letter from Mrs P Bates concerning the decline of the Glebe/Grasmere Street area.

Stop moaning and ring 101

Leigh Journal: WIMB GREEN BMW crushes parked car through garden fence

1:35pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

REGARDING WJ Cullen’s letter regarding inconsiderate parking of vehicles, if you are prevented from getting in or out of your drive without hitting an already parked vehicle, you can ring 101 and the police will come and see if you are being obstructed.

Elected officials need to help

1:32pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

ON behalf of the residents of Grasmere Street, Leigh, I wholeheartedly support the comments expressed in Mrs P Bates’ letter regarding the disgraceful ongoing physical and social deterioration of this part of Leigh.

Need another free school

Leigh Journal: Clr Norman Bradbury

10:04am Wednesday 12th March 2014

ON March 5, I put a motion to the council to put on record its congratulations to the community in Atherton who through their tenacity have achieved what at one point seemed the impossible.

A misguided bus route idea

10:03am Wednesday 12th March 2014

I HAVE just been reading the article on page eight of this week’s paper and see that Clr Mark Aldred has revealed the new busway service will call at both ends of Atherton shopping centre, which is mainly one street.

Be considerate of residents

10:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

CAN I please, through your paper, make an appeal to the people who use The Pelican Centre in Tyldesley and park their cars on Factory Street.

Council chief speaks out over 'aggressive, rude, inappropriate bullies'

Leigh Journal: Donna Hall

11:48am Monday 10th March 2014

RESPONSE from Wigan Council chief executive Donna Hall following the recent stories about a number of councillors who have either been or are in the process of being investigated by the standards board because of their behaviour: 

Let's support rail scheme

10:25am Wednesday 5th March 2014

AT last Ed Thwaite ( is going to get us a station at Kenyon and Andy Burnham will get his station for Leigh.

No need for restrictions

10:25am Wednesday 5th March 2014

REFERRING to the recent letter about parking past the hospital, I am writing for the greater majority not the selfish few, to get some justice for the sick and disabled.

Our streets are a no-go area

10:24am Wednesday 5th March 2014

I’VE been recently surprised by all the controversy surrounding Benefits Street on Channel 4.

Pigeon fine was traumatic

10:23am Wednesday 5th March 2014

ON the subject of feeding pigeons, a pensioner friend of mine mistakenly fed the pigeons in Leigh Town Hall square last Monday, with just one piece of crumpet.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal: Ruby

10:20am Wednesday 5th March 2014

OUR pet of the week is three-year-old Shih Tzu Ruby.

No need to cut speed limit

10:11am Wednesday 5th March 2014

I HAVE recently read the letter from Clr Susan Loudon, ‘20mph saves lives’.

Woman was a stool pigeon

11:40am Wednesday 26th February 2014

ALTHOUGH I understand the need to keep the pigeon population down and the nuisance these birds can cause, and although the lady who was issued with a penalty notice has had her penalty cancelled, I think it could so easily have been anyone else.

20mph is about saving lives

11:39am Wednesday 26th February 2014

I READ a letter in your newspaper questioning the need to reduce speed limits to 20mph across the borough.

My letter was misinterpreted

11:36am Wednesday 26th February 2014

IN reply to the ‘happy resident’ of the Avenue, you misinterpreted my letter.

Fight for your town

11:35am Wednesday 26th February 2014

EACH month we are given the news that we are losing services paid for in our council rates.

We have rights too, you know

11:34am Wednesday 26th February 2014

HOUSES, houses and more houses.

Will it take a serious accident?

11:33am Wednesday 26th February 2014

I WOULD just like to congratulate the Happy Avenue resident on now being able to park outside his home after the parking restrictions came into force.

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