Bolton Council is seeking a Public Spaces Protection Order to allow for lockable gates to be installed and maintained across Back Bar Lane, Astley Bridge. This is being pursued in response to repeated instances of crime and anti-social behaviour – primarily fly tipping, dog fouling and on-street substance misuse – occurring at this location.

Residents who occupy properties directly attached to the proposed gated route would be given keys to allow them to open the gates. The Council and emergency services would also hold keys.

The Council has to be sure that this is the right thing to do, so as a local resident, land or property owner, someone who works in the area, or other interested party, it's very important that you give us your views to help us decide whether to go ahead with this scheme or not.

Closing Date
Monday 1st November