Famous Horwich landmark Rivington Pike lit up red — to promote CHORLEY

UPDATED: Famous Horwich landmark Rivington Pike lit up red — to promote CHORLEY

Rivington Pike

Famous Horwich landmark Rivington Pike lit up red — to promote CHORLEY

Famous Horwich landmark Rivington Pike lit up red — to promote CHORLEY

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THE Mayor of Horwich has slammed Chorley Council for ‘hijacking’ Rivington Pike as part of a publicity stunt, without consulting the town’s residents.

The Lancashire council staked its claim over the historic tower by dousing it in red light as part of its campaign 'Choose Chorley' campaign, in a bid to attract more businesses to set up shop there.

The town’s leader Cllr Alistair Bradley said they wanted to put Chorley on the map, and chose Rivington Pike — six miles away from Chorley town centre —as a ‘landmark’ to show just how far the town spreads.

But Cllr Christine Root said she thinks Horwich residents will be ‘absolutely outraged’ to see the Chorley stamp on the Grade-II listed building.

She said: “The bottom line is I just don’t get it. I’m not sure what they are trying to do.

“I suspect people will feel it’s being hijacked by Chorley, lighting it up without any consultation with the people of Horwich.

“For me it doesn’t sit well. If you’re going to do anything up there during the centenary year of the First World War, I would have expected something better than a blatant advertisement.

“They have every right to do it, but it’s not seen by the general public as a Chorley landmark, simple as that. Nobody that sees that will associate it with Chorley.”


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The tower was completed in 1733, and was originally used as a watch tower and to accommodate grouse shooting parties.

In 1902 philanthropist William Lever gifted the land at Lever Park, Rivington to the people of Bolton, including the tower, but it was later transferred to Chorley in the 1970s.

As part of the campaign the Pike will be lit during the evening rush hour from 5pm to 9pm, Monday to Friday, for the next two weeks.

Yesterday also saw the launch of a new website choosechorley.co.uk and a new grants package for businesses looking to move to Chorley.

The website shows a map of the North West with Chorley — branded as a "city gateway" — at the centre of the map in bold, surrounded by the cities of Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Preston and Birmingham. Neither Horwich or Bolton feature on the map.

Cllr Bradley said Chorley Council hadn’t consulted with Horwich residents because the plans were being kept a 'surprise'.

“I can’t see why this is being described as silly when it’s about the council doing all it can to create new jobs for local people during what has been a very difficult time for those struggling to make ends meet", he said.

“Lighting the Pike has certainly got people talking about Chorley and that is what we set out to do.

“Although it looks impressive, there is a very important reason why we are doing it, and that’s to put Chorley on the map as part of our campaign to get people to Choose Chorley for business.

“The pike is Chorley’s most visible landmark and the dispute over where we are is exactly the kind of debate we wanted to strike up so that there is no confusion as to where Chorley starts and ends.

"We want people to know exactly where we are and what we offer and that when they are passing the Pike on the motorway or rail network they know they are in Chorley."

 

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10:23pm Mon 17 Mar 14

angelau4 says...

Rivington pike looked amazing tonight all in red when first saw it we wondered what it was it would be nice to keep it lite all the time
Rivington pike looked amazing tonight all in red when first saw it we wondered what it was it would be nice to keep it lite all the time angelau4
  • Score: 21

2:47am Tue 18 Mar 14

Delson says...

This makes absolutely no sense at all, lets attract attention to Chorley by lighting something in Horwich, WHAT?

I'd be less than impressed if I was a tax payer within Chorley.
This makes absolutely no sense at all, lets attract attention to Chorley by lighting something in Horwich, WHAT? I'd be less than impressed if I was a tax payer within Chorley. Delson
  • Score: 33

9:34am Tue 18 Mar 14

marco999 says...

Rivington Pike and the land that surrounds it was given to the people of Bolton by William Lever. It may be on the far extremities of the boundary of Chorley but most people in Bolton and Horwich regard the pike to be a Bolton landmark.
Rivington Pike and the land that surrounds it was given to the people of Bolton by William Lever. It may be on the far extremities of the boundary of Chorley but most people in Bolton and Horwich regard the pike to be a Bolton landmark. marco999
  • Score: 57

9:37am Tue 18 Mar 14

Undetectableman says...

Bolton Council been giving lessons to Chorley council in how to squander public funds
Bolton Council been giving lessons to Chorley council in how to squander public funds Undetectableman
  • Score: 36

11:05am Tue 18 Mar 14

Phil from Smithills says...

That 1974 Local Government Re-Organisation Act., has a lot to answer for.

It was obvious that Lever Park, which includes Rivington Pike, were bequeathed to Bolton by Lord Leverhulme. Unfortunately, that detested government Act., placed it under Chorley administration.
That 1974 Local Government Re-Organisation Act., has a lot to answer for. It was obvious that Lever Park, which includes Rivington Pike, were bequeathed to Bolton by Lord Leverhulme. Unfortunately, that detested government Act., placed it under Chorley administration. Phil from Smithills
  • Score: 24

12:06pm Tue 18 Mar 14

m.nealon says...

Rivington holds the postcode BL6 which is Bolton. Norwich is Bolton. Chorley does not even feature. Lord Leverhulme bequeathed it to Bolton. Surely Land records will legally prove this. Has Bolton Council not put up a fight?
Rivington holds the postcode BL6 which is Bolton. Norwich is Bolton. Chorley does not even feature. Lord Leverhulme bequeathed it to Bolton. Surely Land records will legally prove this. Has Bolton Council not put up a fight? m.nealon
  • Score: 8

12:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

adatherton says...

Delson wrote:
This makes absolutely no sense at all, lets attract attention to Chorley by lighting something in Horwich, WHAT?

I'd be less than impressed if I was a tax payer within Chorley.
Nevertheless it is actually in Chorley.
[quote][p][bold]Delson[/bold] wrote: This makes absolutely no sense at all, lets attract attention to Chorley by lighting something in Horwich, WHAT? I'd be less than impressed if I was a tax payer within Chorley.[/p][/quote]Nevertheless it is actually in Chorley. adatherton
  • Score: -20

12:12pm Tue 18 Mar 14

adatherton says...

I live in Blackrod, and I went to Chorley town centre the other week for the first time in my life (I am 56). It's ok, actually a lot less run-down than Bolton, and from where I live, it's actually nearer.
I live in Blackrod, and I went to Chorley town centre the other week for the first time in my life (I am 56). It's ok, actually a lot less run-down than Bolton, and from where I live, it's actually nearer. adatherton
  • Score: 14

12:16pm Tue 18 Mar 14

steverock6@sky.com says...

This is without doubt one of the daftest ideas I have ever heard does Chorley really think that people will say oh look the Pike is read so we have to invest in Chorley perhaps there is a reason why they don't invest!
If the Pike is to be lit up perhaps a neutral colour like many famous monuments have!
This is without doubt one of the daftest ideas I have ever heard does Chorley really think that people will say oh look the Pike is read so we have to invest in Chorley perhaps there is a reason why they don't invest! If the Pike is to be lit up perhaps a neutral colour like many famous monuments have! steverock6@sky.com
  • Score: -5

12:23pm Tue 18 Mar 14

filthy6 says...

Or Chorley look on it & say for a few hundred quid we can really cause a stir - just look at all the comments on here....

I'm still waiting for the bat signal though
Or Chorley look on it & say for a few hundred quid we can really cause a stir - just look at all the comments on here.... I'm still waiting for the bat signal though filthy6
  • Score: 9

1:03pm Tue 18 Mar 14

trotter1874 says...

To quote 'In 1902 philanthropist William Lever gifted the land at Lever Park, Rivington to the people of Bolton, including the tower, but it was later transferred to Chorley in the 1970s.' It is and always will be considered a Bolton landmark but perhaps Bolton Council could have done a little more to retain it when the boundaries were redefined in 1974??!!
To quote 'In 1902 philanthropist William Lever gifted the land at Lever Park, Rivington to the people of Bolton, including the tower, but it was later transferred to Chorley in the 1970s.' It is and always will be considered a Bolton landmark but perhaps Bolton Council could have done a little more to retain it when the boundaries were redefined in 1974??!! trotter1874
  • Score: 17

1:04pm Tue 18 Mar 14

atlas123 says...

steverock6@sky.com wrote:
This is without doubt one of the daftest ideas I have ever heard does Chorley really think that people will say oh look the Pike is read so we have to invest in Chorley perhaps there is a reason why they don't invest!
If the Pike is to be lit up perhaps a neutral colour like many famous monuments have!
The same thing could be said about horwich races around a tatty town centre which cost a fortune and cause mayhem for tax paying residents trying to go about their business.
[quote][p][bold]steverock6@sky.com[/bold] wrote: This is without doubt one of the daftest ideas I have ever heard does Chorley really think that people will say oh look the Pike is read so we have to invest in Chorley perhaps there is a reason why they don't invest! If the Pike is to be lit up perhaps a neutral colour like many famous monuments have![/p][/quote]The same thing could be said about horwich races around a tatty town centre which cost a fortune and cause mayhem for tax paying residents trying to go about their business. atlas123
  • Score: -10

1:36pm Tue 18 Mar 14

marco999 says...

Rivington is in Bolton and Bolton is in Lancashire and that's all there is to it. Anyone who disagrees can go and live in Chorley - the far side of Chorley, getting towards Leyland way.
Rivington is in Bolton and Bolton is in Lancashire and that's all there is to it. Anyone who disagrees can go and live in Chorley - the far side of Chorley, getting towards Leyland way. marco999
  • Score: 15

1:47pm Tue 18 Mar 14

vicric87 says...

She's right. Nobody is going to see Rivington Pike lit up red and think of moving their business to Chorley. I doubt there are many people who even associate the pike with Chorle. It makes no sense.
She's right. Nobody is going to see Rivington Pike lit up red and think of moving their business to Chorley. I doubt there are many people who even associate the pike with Chorle. It makes no sense. vicric87
  • Score: 13

1:52pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent says...

angelau4 wrote:
Rivington pike looked amazing tonight all in red when first saw it we wondered what it was it would be nice to keep it lite all the time
Why don't we use all our other listed buildings as well - looks nice? It looks stupid and tasteless!
[quote][p][bold]angelau4[/bold] wrote: Rivington pike looked amazing tonight all in red when first saw it we wondered what it was it would be nice to keep it lite all the time[/p][/quote]Why don't we use all our other listed buildings as well - looks nice? It looks stupid and tasteless! Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent
  • Score: -9

1:55pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent says...

trotter1874 wrote:
To quote 'In 1902 philanthropist William Lever gifted the land at Lever Park, Rivington to the people of Bolton, including the tower, but it was later transferred to Chorley in the 1970s.' It is and always will be considered a Bolton landmark but perhaps Bolton Council could have done a little more to retain it when the boundaries were redefined in 1974??!!
What could the council do to retain something which is now in another county? If you want to blame anyone blame the Tory government of the time.
[quote][p][bold]trotter1874[/bold] wrote: To quote 'In 1902 philanthropist William Lever gifted the land at Lever Park, Rivington to the people of Bolton, including the tower, but it was later transferred to Chorley in the 1970s.' It is and always will be considered a Bolton landmark but perhaps Bolton Council could have done a little more to retain it when the boundaries were redefined in 1974??!![/p][/quote]What could the council do to retain something which is now in another county? If you want to blame anyone blame the Tory government of the time. Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent
  • Score: 1

1:57pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent says...

marco999 wrote:
Rivington is in Bolton and Bolton is in Lancashire and that's all there is to it. Anyone who disagrees can go and live in Chorley - the far side of Chorley, getting towards Leyland way.
I totally agree in principal. Sadly the reality is that Rivington is still in Lancashire whilst we have been relegated to Gtr. Manchester.
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: Rivington is in Bolton and Bolton is in Lancashire and that's all there is to it. Anyone who disagrees can go and live in Chorley - the far side of Chorley, getting towards Leyland way.[/p][/quote]I totally agree in principal. Sadly the reality is that Rivington is still in Lancashire whilst we have been relegated to Gtr. Manchester. Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent
  • Score: 1

2:00pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Sensefield says...

Oh no, now all those millionaire businessmen being chauffeured along the M61/M62/M6 will be rapidly withdrawing their Bolton based investments.
"A red tower atop a northern hill" they'll be thinking, "That can mean only one thing - my money needs ploughing immediately into Chorley and its environs."
Parish-based jingoism at its absolute finest on here.
I'm off over to Blackpool later to attach a huge picture of Fred Dibnah on the top, claiming it on behalf of all Bolton.
Oh no, now all those millionaire businessmen being chauffeured along the M61/M62/M6 will be rapidly withdrawing their Bolton based investments. "A red tower atop a northern hill" they'll be thinking, "That can mean only one thing - my money needs ploughing immediately into Chorley and its environs." Parish-based jingoism at its absolute finest on here. I'm off over to Blackpool later to attach a huge picture of Fred Dibnah on the top, claiming it on behalf of all Bolton. Sensefield
  • Score: 19

2:15pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent says...

marco999 wrote:
Rivington Pike and the land that surrounds it was given to the people of Bolton by William Lever. It may be on the far extremities of the boundary of Chorley but most people in Bolton and Horwich regard the pike to be a Bolton landmark.
As I have mentioned on other posts. The land now belongs to United Utilities who inherited it when water was privatised from Liverpool Water Board. The land which belonged to William Lever was compulsorily purchased by them at the time but, being a determined and influential man, he made sure that it would be available in perpetuity to the people of Bolton. Sadly, when the boundaries changed, the land became part of Chorley as Bolton was no longer part of Lancashire. I do agree though, we Boltonians still see it as ours (that includes the people of Horwich by the way) and in principal it is ours but we no longer have a say in what happens to it. The Friends of Lever Park have been fighting Chorley Council and United Utilities for allowing Go Ape to build one of their facilities (for want of a better word) their. This has been going on for a few years now and despite proof being provided that part of Lord Leverhulme's legacy maintained that the land should not be used for commercial use, Chorley Council seem to be bending the rules in favour of Go Ape time and time again. Tree felling going on etc. etc. For anyone interested, this monstrosity is situated between the Bottom Barn and the Reservoir. Bolton News has reported this from time to time.
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: Rivington Pike and the land that surrounds it was given to the people of Bolton by William Lever. It may be on the far extremities of the boundary of Chorley but most people in Bolton and Horwich regard the pike to be a Bolton landmark.[/p][/quote]As I have mentioned on other posts. The land now belongs to United Utilities who inherited it when water was privatised from Liverpool Water Board. The land which belonged to William Lever was compulsorily purchased by them at the time but, being a determined and influential man, he made sure that it would be available in perpetuity to the people of Bolton. Sadly, when the boundaries changed, the land became part of Chorley as Bolton was no longer part of Lancashire. I do agree though, we Boltonians still see it as ours (that includes the people of Horwich by the way) and in principal it is ours but we no longer have a say in what happens to it. The Friends of Lever Park have been fighting Chorley Council and United Utilities for allowing Go Ape to build one of their facilities (for want of a better word) their. This has been going on for a few years now and despite proof being provided that part of Lord Leverhulme's legacy maintained that the land should not be used for commercial use, Chorley Council seem to be bending the rules in favour of Go Ape time and time again. Tree felling going on etc. etc. For anyone interested, this monstrosity is situated between the Bottom Barn and the Reservoir. Bolton News has reported this from time to time. Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent
  • Score: 2

2:18pm Tue 18 Mar 14

bigbob123 says...

lets think about this though, if you were a person who had some cash to put into a business that would be your livelihood and would depend upon it being a success to pay its rewards.... then would a little stone box lit up in red in the middle of a field be a deal breaker for you?
Leave Chorley Council to it guys, concentrate on more important matters to hand.
Anyway I'm sure vandals would soon have fun in smashing the lights out on it.
lets think about this though, if you were a person who had some cash to put into a business that would be your livelihood and would depend upon it being a success to pay its rewards.... then would a little stone box lit up in red in the middle of a field be a deal breaker for you? Leave Chorley Council to it guys, concentrate on more important matters to hand. Anyway I'm sure vandals would soon have fun in smashing the lights out on it. bigbob123
  • Score: 10

2:24pm Tue 18 Mar 14

hoping4peace says...

chorleys biggest knocking shop? maybe??
chorleys biggest knocking shop? maybe?? hoping4peace
  • Score: 10

2:32pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Phil from Smithills says...

Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent says...
" Sadly, when the boundaries changed, the land became part of Chorley as Bolton was no longer part of Lancashire."

Yes disgracefully Rivington was given to Chorley to administer in the 1974 Local Government Reorganisation Act., but that Act did NOT alter the traditional borders of Lancashire, it is a County Palatine, which Bolton and the Lancashire part of Gtr Manchester still belong.
Don't get confused with part of the county that is administered by Lancashire County Council
Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent says... " Sadly, when the boundaries changed, the land became part of Chorley as Bolton was no longer part of Lancashire." Yes disgracefully Rivington was given to Chorley to administer in the 1974 Local Government Reorganisation Act., but that Act did NOT alter the traditional borders of Lancashire, it is a County Palatine, which Bolton and the Lancashire part of Gtr Manchester still belong. Don't get confused with part of the county that is administered by Lancashire County Council Phil from Smithills
  • Score: 11

3:55pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Rememberscarborough says...

hoping4peace wrote:
chorleys biggest knocking shop? maybe??
Are you trying to say Chorley resembles a red light district....
[quote][p][bold]hoping4peace[/bold] wrote: chorleys biggest knocking shop? maybe??[/p][/quote]Are you trying to say Chorley resembles a red light district.... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 7

4:28pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Tbone1 says...

Who`s the Mayor of Choriey Mr Putin
Who`s the Mayor of Choriey Mr Putin Tbone1
  • Score: 10

4:29pm Tue 18 Mar 14

alois rock says...

angelau4 wrote:
Rivington pike looked amazing tonight all in red when first saw it we wondered what it was it would be nice to keep it lite all the time
How much did Chorley Council pay you for the comment above?
[quote][p][bold]angelau4[/bold] wrote: Rivington pike looked amazing tonight all in red when first saw it we wondered what it was it would be nice to keep it lite all the time[/p][/quote]How much did Chorley Council pay you for the comment above? alois rock
  • Score: 2

4:46pm Tue 18 Mar 14

mr.mark.c says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
hoping4peace wrote:
chorleys biggest knocking shop? maybe??
Are you trying to say Chorley resembles a red light district....
Its a dogging beacon ;)
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoping4peace[/bold] wrote: chorleys biggest knocking shop? maybe??[/p][/quote]Are you trying to say Chorley resembles a red light district....[/p][/quote]Its a dogging beacon ;) mr.mark.c
  • Score: 12

4:52pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

In Chorley you can park for 3 hours and pay £1,

In Bolton its £4 for 3 hours.

That's how you get people into the town.
In Chorley you can park for 3 hours and pay £1, In Bolton its £4 for 3 hours. That's how you get people into the town. Jim271
  • Score: 12

5:08pm Tue 18 Mar 14

HIGHTOWERescort says...

Who cares who "owns" it, it's there for all to enjoy and it's not going anywhere!
Who cares who "owns" it, it's there for all to enjoy and it's not going anywhere! HIGHTOWERescort
  • Score: 10

5:28pm Tue 18 Mar 14

BarryTrotter says...

Hello you!

would it be possible to put a colour changing bulb in instead of red!?!?
Hello you! would it be possible to put a colour changing bulb in instead of red!?!? BarryTrotter
  • Score: 5

5:30pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Oscar Poscar says...

Get a grip. I commend Chorley for lighting up our local landmark. Who cares which boundary it lies within, we all enjoy it. Stop moaning and get a life, a dog, some boots, maybe really push the boat out and get a job, and go visit the pike this weekend. I'm a Bolton lad but must admit my town is full of idiots these days. 1 in 5 with no qualifications as reported this week. Embarrassment
Get a grip. I commend Chorley for lighting up our local landmark. Who cares which boundary it lies within, we all enjoy it. Stop moaning and get a life, a dog, some boots, maybe really push the boat out and get a job, and go visit the pike this weekend. I'm a Bolton lad but must admit my town is full of idiots these days. 1 in 5 with no qualifications as reported this week. Embarrassment Oscar Poscar
  • Score: 3

6:20pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Welcometothedarkside says...

Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent wrote:
angelau4 wrote:
Rivington pike looked amazing tonight all in red when first saw it we wondered what it was it would be nice to keep it lite all the time
Why don't we use all our other listed buildings as well - looks nice? It looks stupid and tasteless!
I think it looked good too, could we not light it up like this for special days, holidays and events, and yes it belongs to the people of Bolton and surrounding areas but shouldn't be used for political gain.
[quote][p][bold]Anne Crompton, Community Correspondent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angelau4[/bold] wrote: Rivington pike looked amazing tonight all in red when first saw it we wondered what it was it would be nice to keep it lite all the time[/p][/quote]Why don't we use all our other listed buildings as well - looks nice? It looks stupid and tasteless![/p][/quote]I think it looked good too, could we not light it up like this for special days, holidays and events, and yes it belongs to the people of Bolton and surrounding areas but shouldn't be used for political gain. Welcometothedarkside
  • Score: 3

7:46pm Tue 18 Mar 14

bwfc58 says...

I know that i should not be saying this now some of you well Bolton people will agree with me but the non Bolton People will not agree with me but someone should go up there late at night and take it down as for one Rivington Pike is and always will belong to the people of Bolton and when the then Conservatives changed the Boundaries in 1974 they did it for there own good but then if anyone can remember Labour did say they would put them back when they got back in power well they were in office for three terms and guess what they lied no all they did was flood this once great Country with immigrants so once again Rivington pike belongs to the People of Bolton Lancashire and its surrounding towns within its borough so I say Chorley and it being such a little Town as it is should take a run and a jump because they will never own Rivington pike or anywhere up there and Bolton Council should do something about that and Rivingtons postcode is a Bolton one and always will be FACT.
I know that i should not be saying this now some of you well Bolton people will agree with me but the non Bolton People will not agree with me but someone should go up there late at night and take it down as for one Rivington Pike is and always will belong to the people of Bolton and when the then Conservatives changed the Boundaries in 1974 they did it for there own good but then if anyone can remember Labour did say they would put them back when they got back in power well they were in office for three terms and guess what they lied no all they did was flood this once great Country with immigrants so once again Rivington pike belongs to the People of Bolton Lancashire and its surrounding towns within its borough so I say Chorley and it being such a little Town as it is should take a run and a jump because they will never own Rivington pike or anywhere up there and Bolton Council should do something about that and Rivingtons postcode is a Bolton one and always will be FACT. bwfc58
  • Score: 5

8:08pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Brumas says...

Talking of things just over the boundary that would increase the investment in Chorley, how about Bolton MBC ask them to campaign for Junction 7 on the M61 incorporating Anderton services into the Junction. Better access to Adlington and South Chorley would increase investment and relieve some of the pressure on Junction 6 at Horwich. Anyway the Pike is in LANCASHIRE and so am I in Horwich despite what Greater Manchester thinks.
Talking of things just over the boundary that would increase the investment in Chorley, how about Bolton MBC ask them to campaign for Junction 7 on the M61 incorporating Anderton services into the Junction. Better access to Adlington and South Chorley would increase investment and relieve some of the pressure on Junction 6 at Horwich. Anyway the Pike is in LANCASHIRE and so am I in Horwich despite what Greater Manchester thinks. Brumas
  • Score: 12

9:18pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Ronnies27 says...

if Bolton council had done this people on here would be up in arms about what a waste of money it is and how the councillors( including everybody's favourite one) must be getting bribes of the electricity companies for using so much.
Chorley should be congratulated for brightening up our landmark because when people see it they will think of Horwich or Bolton.
if Bolton council had done this people on here would be up in arms about what a waste of money it is and how the councillors( including everybody's favourite one) must be getting bribes of the electricity companies for using so much. Chorley should be congratulated for brightening up our landmark because when people see it they will think of Horwich or Bolton. Ronnies27
  • Score: 8

9:23pm Tue 18 Mar 14

mr.mark.c says...

Money?
It will be a few battery powered portable floodlights, no real cost apart from the wages.
Money? It will be a few battery powered portable floodlights, no real cost apart from the wages. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

10:50pm Tue 18 Mar 14

orion6 says...

bwfc58 wrote:
I know that i should not be saying this now some of you well Bolton people will agree with me but the non Bolton People will not agree with me but someone should go up there late at night and take it down as for one Rivington Pike is and always will belong to the people of Bolton and when the then Conservatives changed the Boundaries in 1974 they did it for there own good but then if anyone can remember Labour did say they would put them back when they got back in power well they were in office for three terms and guess what they lied no all they did was flood this once great Country with immigrants so once again Rivington pike belongs to the People of Bolton Lancashire and its surrounding towns within its borough so I say Chorley and it being such a little Town as it is should take a run and a jump because they will never own Rivington pike or anywhere up there and Bolton Council should do something about that and Rivingtons postcode is a Bolton one and always will be FACT.
Some punctuation would help.
[quote][p][bold]bwfc58[/bold] wrote: I know that i should not be saying this now some of you well Bolton people will agree with me but the non Bolton People will not agree with me but someone should go up there late at night and take it down as for one Rivington Pike is and always will belong to the people of Bolton and when the then Conservatives changed the Boundaries in 1974 they did it for there own good but then if anyone can remember Labour did say they would put them back when they got back in power well they were in office for three terms and guess what they lied no all they did was flood this once great Country with immigrants so once again Rivington pike belongs to the People of Bolton Lancashire and its surrounding towns within its borough so I say Chorley and it being such a little Town as it is should take a run and a jump because they will never own Rivington pike or anywhere up there and Bolton Council should do something about that and Rivingtons postcode is a Bolton one and always will be FACT.[/p][/quote]Some punctuation would help. orion6
  • Score: 8

10:02am Wed 19 Mar 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

It's a good job that Chorley council has the Pike in it's borough as if Bolton Council and Cllr Cliff 'Hitler' Morris had their way then I'm pretty sure it would have been turned in to a house!
It's a good job that Chorley council has the Pike in it's borough as if Bolton Council and Cllr Cliff 'Hitler' Morris had their way then I'm pretty sure it would have been turned in to a house! FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 3

11:21am Wed 19 Mar 14

co13man says...

Is it not red because its Lancashire?? Bolton is Lancashire hence the red rose on the wanderers shirt for so many years regardless of what politicians boundaries may or may not think. the real question is....... does it really matter who or why its lit up? no one driving past will relate it to being lit up for Chorley and no one will think its lit up for Bolton, its just lit up! the church in Chorley has been lit up for years no one thinks anything of it just it looks impressive as im sure the pike does itself.
Is it not red because its Lancashire?? Bolton is Lancashire hence the red rose on the wanderers shirt for so many years regardless of what politicians boundaries may or may not think. the real question is....... does it really matter who or why its lit up? no one driving past will relate it to being lit up for Chorley and no one will think its lit up for Bolton, its just lit up! the church in Chorley has been lit up for years no one thinks anything of it just it looks impressive as im sure the pike does itself. co13man
  • Score: 10

12:28pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Glynbud says...

Great coverage last night on BBC look north west news it looked great
I have never been to the pike before but am now planning a visit
great idear
Great coverage last night on BBC look north west news it looked great I have never been to the pike before but am now planning a visit great idear Glynbud
  • Score: 1

12:52pm Wed 19 Mar 14

trotter1874 says...

Glynbud wrote:
Great coverage last night on BBC look north west news it looked great I have never been to the pike before but am now planning a visit great idear
A visit to the Pike or Chorley??!! I suspect the former!
[quote][p][bold]Glynbud[/bold] wrote: Great coverage last night on BBC look north west news it looked great I have never been to the pike before but am now planning a visit great idear[/p][/quote]A visit to the Pike or Chorley??!! I suspect the former! trotter1874
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Wed 19 Mar 14

orion6 says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

It's a good job that Chorley council has the Pike in it's borough as if Bolton Council and Cllr Cliff 'Hitler' Morris had their way then I'm pretty sure it would have been turned in to a house!

Or perhaps a Mosque.
FreedomOfSpeech1945 says... It's a good job that Chorley council has the Pike in it's borough as if Bolton Council and Cllr Cliff 'Hitler' Morris had their way then I'm pretty sure it would have been turned in to a house! Or perhaps a Mosque. orion6
  • Score: 2

10:53am Thu 20 Mar 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

orion6 wrote:
FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

It's a good job that Chorley council has the Pike in it's borough as if Bolton Council and Cllr Cliff 'Hitler' Morris had their way then I'm pretty sure it would have been turned in to a house!

Or perhaps a Mosque.
Hilarious aren't you
[quote][p][bold]orion6[/bold] wrote: FreedomOfSpeech1945 says... It's a good job that Chorley council has the Pike in it's borough as if Bolton Council and Cllr Cliff 'Hitler' Morris had their way then I'm pretty sure it would have been turned in to a house! Or perhaps a Mosque.[/p][/quote]Hilarious aren't you FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: -3

11:03am Thu 20 Mar 14

BoltonsBest says...

Have you seen this alternative view of Rivington Pike? one for the Boltonians - http://bit.ly/1g3XlP
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Have you seen this alternative view of Rivington Pike? one for the Boltonians - http://bit.ly/1g3XlP 4 BoltonsBest
  • Score: 1

10:43am Fri 21 Mar 14

thekilljoy says...

Here you go... Chorley all the way! http://www.choosecho
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Here you go... Chorley all the way! http://www.choosecho rley.co.uk/Documents /Map%20of%20employme nt%20sites.jpg thekilljoy
  • Score: -2

9:35pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Ernagy2 says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
It's a good job that Chorley council has the Pike in it's borough as if Bolton Council and Cllr Cliff 'Hitler' Morris had their way then I'm pretty sure it would have been turned in to a house!
Spot on. There'd be a housing estate and a Tesco's put on it (lol)
[quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: It's a good job that Chorley council has the Pike in it's borough as if Bolton Council and Cllr Cliff 'Hitler' Morris had their way then I'm pretty sure it would have been turned in to a house![/p][/quote]Spot on. There'd be a housing estate and a Tesco's put on it (lol) Ernagy2
  • Score: 1

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