Update at 12.30pm: All of our phone lines are back up and running again. We are experiencing a high number of calls so please bear with us.
There was a power cut in Bolton town centre last night. Although this has been fixed by Electricity North West, some of our systems are still affected this morning. We are working to fix the issues and plans are in place to reduce their impact.
The Access Bolton switchboard is affected. As there are a limited number of lines available, members of the public are being asked to only contact us by telephone if it is an emergency; otherwise we are encouraging them to use our website – http://www.bolton.gov.uk – or wait until this afternoon. The switchboard should be fully restored by noon.
Thank you for your patience and please bear with us while we resolve the outstanding issues.