Bolton Council shocking behaviour over Leverhulme Park

This was printed in the Bolton News on Friday.

There are huge issues with this, as follows:

Leverhulme Park is a charity, Charity number 521039. The trustee for this charity is….

MR Nigel HARTLEY
MAYOR STREET DEPOT
ELLESMERE STREET
BOLTON
BL3 5DT

The trustee is a Bolton Council employee who handles the financial side of the annual charity returns. He has been spoke to and he stated he has no involvement beyond the finances.
Bolton Council are required by the covenant to consult ‘Leverhulme Park’ charity trust, which would be Nigel Hartley.
He also claimed no involvement or copies of the covenant. Yet due to charity status he is required by law to submit all documents such as a the covenant to the Charity Commission.

How can the trustee claim to uphold the covenant when he has stated that he has no access to the covenant?

Basically, Bolton Council have asked the trustee, themselves, for permission to build on the park, and the trustee, a council employee, has said yes giving permission to build the cycle track. Ignoring the covenant

CONVEYANCE DATED 14TH APRIL 1916. Leverhulme was gifted to the people of Bolton and as such surely the conditions under which it was gifted should be upheld.

So, in summary, although your article implies that someone independent from the council representing the Leverhulme Charity has given the OK for this track, that is not the case, and the reason I am writing this is to inform others of this fact to balance out the printed article.

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