Bolton Council has been accused of ‘dropping the ball’ after it emerged it missed the deadline for submitting an £16m levelling up funding bid.
An application for the town centre Crompton Place development was supposed to be entered by June 18. Bosses have blamed the complexity of the project and ‘technical issues with an IT system’ for a gaffe which saw them miss this Government cut-off.
The revelation has led to the council’s Conservative led administration being deemed ‘incompetent’ - and its failure to process the bid in time has been branded ‘disgraceful’ by opposition politicians. READ MORE:Tributes paid to Bolton dad and 'thoughtful gentleman' stabbed to death The council said they had yet to find out whether the late submission ‘hadRead more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk