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ISSUE 127 • APRIL/MAY 2019 ALSO COVERING ROCHDALE • HEYWOOD AND SURROUNDING AREAS FREE YOUR LOCAL Inde endent BOLTON BURY Follow us on Facebook: yourlocalindependent Education ––– PAGE 8 ––– FOOD AROUND THE WORLD ––– PAGE 13 ––– Health and Beauty ––– PAGES 16 & 17 ––– Spring Bank Holiday Special ––– PAGES 19-21 ––– SPORT ––– PAGES 27-28 ––– Seeded Lawn Turf Indian Stone Paving Railway Sleepers Decorative Gravels Building Sand Concrete Flags Border Soil Decorative Bark KILN DRIED HARDWOOD LOGS PORCELAIN PAVING & GRANITE PAVING OLD HOLTS FARM, ROADING BROOK RD, HARWOOD, BOLTON BL2 4JD 01204 883733 / 01204 888555 Turf, IndianStone &Landscape Supplies Follow us on @OldHoltsTurf OldHoltsTurf Business matters in association with see page 6 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: J2 M66 Tel: 0161 253 6520 BL9 OBJ Over 350 stalls open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday “Traditional shopping in a modern environment” New team to get tough on town centre rules TOUGH new rules to tack- le antisocial behaviour in Bolton town centre will be enforced by a team of trained officers. Uniformed Town Centre Enforcement Officers will work alongside Greater Man- chester Police and other coun- cil staff to enforce the new Public Spaces Protection Or- der (PSPO). The PSPO, which came into effect last month, grants the council additional powers to clamp down on inconsider- ate and unsafe behaviour. The new team will now be onpatrol throughout the town centre, making people aware of the rules and enforcing themwhen necessary. The order bans street drinking, open drug use, graf- fiti and aggressive begging. As well as anti-social be- havior, the PSPO also pro- hibits cycling in pedestrian- count for their actions.” Chief Inspector Mike Rus- sell from GMP’s Bolton dis- trict said: “Working alongside our partners the introduction of the PSPO in Bolton Town Centre seeks to primarily engage, support and educate individuals, addressing their needs and getting them the best support by referring them to the most appropri- ate service. “There will however be occasions when partner and police enforcement is deemed necessary to reduce anti-so- cial behaviour and to make the town centre a safer place for everyone.” Michael White, manager of the HSBC UK branch in Victoria Square said: “It only takes one or two people act- ing in an anti-social way to significantly affect the atmo- sphere and workings of the town centre.” ised areas and unauthorised street trading. Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Envi- ronmental Services, Cllr Nick Peel, said: “In the first instance, we will engage with anyone act- ing irresponsibly to make them aware of the impact their behaviour has on others and to educate them about the PSPO. “But we will back this up with strict enforcement and real consequences for those who deliberately ignore the rules. “The PSPO is designed to make Bolton town centre a safer andmore pleasant place for everyone. “Be in no doubt, persistent offenders will be held to ac- Sergeant Pete Crowe (GMP), Kevin Juste (Specsavers store manager), Michael Berry (Town Centre Enforcement Officer), Cllr Nick Peel, Julie Ball (Town Centre Enforcement Officer), Nigel Hutchinson & Mick White (HSBC) LEE LANE PETS Lee Lane, Horwich. Tel: 01204 692938 FOR ALL YOUR PET NEEDS PAGE 18: WIN £100 IN OUR BRIDAL COMPETITION