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Billinge - near Wigan or near St Helens
Started by: i-spy (14509)  Report abuse
Anybody know where one begins and the other ends

Posted by: PeterP (7504) Report abuse
Where's Tonker

Posted by: tonker (20620)   Report abuse
Here I am!

None of Billinge is in Wigan. However, most of it is in St.Helens with part being in Wigan Borough. This means, no more, no less, that Billinge is governed by two local authorities. It's a bit hard for Wiganers to understand.

Posted by: tuddy (1023) Report abuse
I'll tell you what I can't understand.----------

Posted by: i-spy (14509)  Report abuse
So where do the two local authorities meet to divide Billinge

Posted by: Anne (3710)  Report abuse
One boundary post is along the A571 travelling from Windy Arbour towards St. Helens just before the junction with Upholland road.

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
When I worked at Wigan council I remember going as far over the hill to Kings Moss and as near to Billinge centre to Coultshead Avenue, but only part of the road was within the boundary, they re-arranged that meandering boundary in the early 1990s with Wigan MBC ending at Longshaw and also part way up Crank Road.

It was the same at the other side of the borough with part of Worsley within Wigan MBC, that boundary was re-arranged also.

Posted by: tonker (20620)   Report abuse
Even though the 'Welcome to Wigan Borough (twinned with Angers!)' sign is about 200 metres along Upholland Road, before the row of semis on the left (on the right if you're coming from Orrell), that row of semis are in St.Helens. So they mustn't have moved the signs yet.

If you ask me, it's logical to use the M6 as a boundary between Wigan Borough and St.Helens, and the M58 as a boundary between St.Helens and West Lancashire.

Although, on second thoughts, no! I think these 'boroughs' are too big. The outlying areas all suffer to the more centrally situated areas, especially in Wigan Borough.

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
Aye, places were a lot better with their own local Rural, Urban and Parish councils, things tended to get done a whole lot quicker.

Posted by: MarieM (5563) Report abuse
Does it matter.

Posted by: tonker (20620)   Report abuse
It does if you have to walk it and want to know where's closest!

Posted by: i-spy (14509)  Report abuse
It does if you want your bins emptying


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