Eyesore allotments set to be cleaned up

A MESS: June Molyneaux, Kim Snape and Peter Wilson at the Skew Bridge allotment site in Heath Charnock.
A MESS: June Molyneaux, Kim Snape and Peter Wilson at the Skew Bridge allotment site in Heath Charnock.
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A property company today vowed to take action over a plot of land which has given a village a “shanty town” look.

Representatives from Brooke and Co, met with tenants yesterday at allotments on Skew Bridge, Bolton Road, Heath Charnock.

Residents have complained about the site because of collapsed fences and the poor state of the land itself.

The Bolton firm has said it will ensure the eyesore land will be tidied up.

The decision came after councillors met at a development control committee meeting and approved action needed to be taken over 

Should the owners of the land failure to clean up the land, action will be taken by Chorley Council.

Glenn Brown, manager of Brooke & Co, said: “We are going to pay a visit to the land in Heath Charnock.

“We were made aware of the situation and we want the owners of the allotments to tidy up the land as soon as 

County Coun Kim Snape, who is also borough ward councillor for Heath Charnock and Rivington said: “It’s great news that the company has finally taken action over the site.

“The site started to make Adlington and Heath Charnock look like a shanty town.

“What we want is the fence panels to be erected properly, we don’t mind what is on the land but it’s the fences that need sorting.

“I’m pleased with the action that has been taken and it shows that people power works.”

Coun Dennis Edgerley, who oversees planning at Chorley Council, said: “We have had a lot of complaints that the area has been neglected and become a real eye sore on one of the main roads into Chorley therefore it is great that the land and allotment owners have now been given the push they need to clean up the site and I hope that this issue can now be resolved.

“As we are representing the North West in this year’s Britain in Bloom competition, it is even more important to ensure that everybody does their bit to keep the borough looking as tidy and attractive as possible so that we can have the best chance of achieving a top score from the judges.”

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