Voters' fury

Leigh Journal: site_logo

10:51am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WE were inundated with responses following last week’s front page story, ‘Is it time for you to resign?’ Here are some of your letters:

Time to go

Leigh Journal: site_logo

10:43am Wednesday 17th September 2014

LAST week, Clr Robert Bleakley, ward member for Tyldesley, caused outrage after he was found guilty of using his council-issued phone to call sex lines and send inappropriate text messages of a sexual and sexist nature.

Bin is needed

Leigh Journal:

10:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WHEN I saw a kind-hearted lady clearing the rubbish up on the footpath around Holy Family school I decided to get my complaints in print.

Busway fears

Leigh Journal:

10:32am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FOLLOWING the announcement in last week’s Journal regarding the extended closure of Hough Lane and proposed closure of Astley Street to facilitate the construction of the guided busway, I am writing to express my concerns over the total lack of consideration shown to the residents of Astley and Tyldesley, especially the shopkeepers and business owners located in Tyldesley town centre.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal:

10:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

OUR pet of the week had a traumatic early life.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

10:22am Thursday 11th September 2014

OUR pets of the week love cuddles from owner Matthew Padgham from Leigh.

Weed woes

10:19am Thursday 11th September 2014

MOSLEY Common Flowers in Bloom has made a big impact on Mosley Common, particularly as you drive here via the Texaco garage.

No logic

10:19am Thursday 11th September 2014

ONCE again we have a farcical situation through Tyldesley that defies logic.

Closure cost

10:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

IN LATE April, Hough Lane was closed to traffic for work on the bridge for the guided busway, and our local bus service was re-routed.

Thank you

10:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

THANK you to the generous independent shop owners and market stall holders of Leigh.

Busway blast

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10:08am Thursday 11th September 2014

I WOULD like to take the opportunity to comment on the ‘Busway’ aka 'misguided busway'.

Why is this an eyesore?

10:38am Thursday 4th September 2014

THERE is a council-owned property (I have checked) in my area which has been abandoned and unused for well over 10 years.

I'll never use library again

10:37am Thursday 4th September 2014

IN response to the letter ‘It is not rocket science’.

Let there be no lights

10:37am Thursday 4th September 2014

ON Tuesday, August 12, driving from Mosley Common through Tyldesley and Atherton to Bolton, I noticed every street light on both sides of the road was on.

Traffic system ruining town

10:36am Thursday 4th September 2014

WHAT is it about Wigan Council and its obsession to destroy Atherton with its traffic management systems?

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

9:33am Thursday 4th September 2014

OUR pet of the week is quite glad that the weather has cooled down a bit.

Group of otters spotted

9:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE certainly are otters in the Leigh area.

Lane benefits

9:11am Thursday 28th August 2014

WE ARE fed up reading letters every week about ‘the stupid bus lane nobody wants’.

Fine building demolition

9:12am Thursday 28th August 2014

WHEN the Tyldesley Conservation Area was extended but the former tech in Upper George Street was noticeably omitted it was clear its days were numbered.

Hospice gifts

9:11am Thursday 28th August 2014

I WOULD like to reply to the letter ‘Don’t ignore old furniture’.

Busway has easy access

9:09am Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE were several letters in last week’s Journal about the guided busway and, unfortunately, they included quite a bit of incorrect or misleading information, which I would like to address.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

9:06am Thursday 28th August 2014

OUR pet of the week is settling in with his family.

Fine them

8:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

IN reply to the letter ‘Do you want a safer Leigh?’

Old mistakes

8:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

WHEN is support in the community not what it purports to be?

What otters?

8:33am Friday 22nd August 2014

WHEN I read the item about a tunnel for otters and voles as part of the guided busway project I had to check that the date was not April 1.

Part of plan

8:32am Friday 22nd August 2014

I READ Glenn Woods’ letter in the Journal concerning the guided busway where he points out the glaringly obvious ‘oversight’ on the part of the planners that they ‘forgot’ to build bridges over the roads that the busway crosses and that it will cross at ground level with traffic lights on already heavily congested infrastructure.

Busway blues

8:31am Friday 22nd August 2014

REGARDING the busway letters, I agree with Christine — why do we need a busway from Leigh to Manchester via Atherton and Tyldesley?

Parking woes

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

WIGAN Council’s policy on cars parking on payments.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

8:28am Friday 22nd August 2014

OUR pet of the week is a ‘trusted companion’.

'It's not rocket science'

3:55pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MY grandson recently had his expensive bike stolen from outside Leigh Library, yet none of the cameras outside this high crime area captured it, amazingly.

Our say on tax spending

3:53pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THIS is the first time I’ve ever contacted a newspaper to give my opinion however I couldn’t believe your front page this week.

Stop cutting to miss lights

3:53pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ARE you chancing running someone over for the sake of one minute off your journey?

Worth considering don’t you think?

3:51pm Thursday 14th August 2014

I VISIT the Hub at Woolston and the one at Orford (Warrington) and I am very impressed with them both.

Votes aren't deserved

Leigh Journal:

3:48pm Thursday 14th August 2014

I FREQUENTLY read in this paper that nobody wants the guided busway, then why is it being built and at such a huge financial cost in a so-called ‘recession’.

Which party is he with?

Leigh Journal: Commitment matters - Leigh MP Andy Burnham

3:47pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WHAT is Andy Burnham thinking about trying to introduce a death tax?

Don't ignore old furniture

3:46pm Thursday 14th August 2014

I READ with interest the appeal for furniture from Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

3:44pm Thursday 14th August 2014

OUR pet of the week is ever so brave.

Developers are risking disruption

8:56am Thursday 7th August 2014

AFTER looking at this week’s Journal and the article regarding the new busway I would like to share my comments.

Busway is not needed in 21st century

8:54am Thursday 7th August 2014

WHY a busway?

Counting the cost of a vote for our MP

Leigh Journal: Andy Burnham

8:52am Thursday 7th August 2014

DO the people of Leigh know that their MP Andy Burnham wants to reintroduce plans for a death tax on every person, no matter how much their estate is worth?

Cut council pay to show ‘goodwill’

8:51am Thursday 7th August 2014

MAY I suggest councillors' pay and/or expenses should be cut including Lord Peter Smith, as a goodwill gesture to reducing costs.

When will our traffic woes be resolved?

8:49am Thursday 7th August 2014

WHEN, oh when does Wigan Council intend to address the gross problem of vehicles being parked on the roadside and footpaths throughout the borough?

Criticism did not reflect whole letter

8:48am Thursday 7th August 2014

WHAT a wonderful letter from Ian Corbett.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

8:45am Thursday 7th August 2014

OUR pet of the week is a bit of a celebrity.

‘Ludicrous’ to close centre

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12:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

WITH regards to your story about the possible closures of adult day centres, my 90-year-old mother actually uses one of these centres and, but for these centres, my mother would hardly ever get out of the house during the week.

Get a life or on your bike

Leigh Journal: site_logo

12:31pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

IN response to yet another thoughtless anti-cycling letter written by ‘concerned’.

Who wants a safer Leigh?

Leigh Journal: site_logo

12:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUR correspondent ‘Concerned’ shows that even after all the letters in the Journal a few weeks ago the people of Leigh are still worried about the antics of irresponsible cyclists.

Preserve our open spaces

Leigh Journal: site_logo

12:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE views of Leigh’s MP Andy Burnham in the Journal, ‘HS2 rail depot would be a monstrosity’, will surely have been welcomed by most readers, not only those in Lowton and Golborne who are convinced that the construction of a huge depot on their doorstep would be an inappropriate intrusion, but those from further afield.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal:

12:27pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

OUR pet of the week just can’t wait to be king.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

3:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Our pet of the week has travelled half way around the world.


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