May makeover promised for former Crompton Baths site in Shaw Town Centre

In response to repeated representations by Shaw Liberal Democrat Councillors, a makeover of the Crompton Baths site has been promised by Council officers before the end of this month.

Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, newly re-elected to represent Shaw Ward, said: “The baths site is just a disgrace and there has also been fly-tipping on adjoining land behind the new Pound Bargains shop.

Howard Sykes at the former Crompton Baths site

“Having an eyesore in the heart of our town centre does nothing to attract shoppers or businesses to our high street, and it is clearly an irritant as my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I have relayed plenty of complaints from our constituents to council officers, and repeated called for some urgent action.”

Councillor Sykes has now received the promise that the area will be strimmed, and litter picked and that a fresh overseed of wildflower mix will be sown by the end of May. Potential enforcement action has also been scheduled to tackle fly-tipping on the adjoining private land.

“I am glad that some action will now finally be taken as it just needs sorting,” added Councillor Sykes, “But the long-term solution would be to use this land as part of the location of a new modern health centre for the people of Shaw and Crompton, something which local Liberal Democrat Councillors have been campaigning for over many years and a campaign that we shall continue until we succeed.”

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