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Works to deliver new road begin
Tuesday 18th September, 2018
Works to relieve congestion and improve air quality along a busy Wigan road will begin this week as the planned A49 link road gets underway. Wigan Council is in contract with Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, who will deliver the new road and they anticipate completion to be in spring 2020 following the first spade in the ground on Wednesday 19th September. The new...More


DVLA PERSONALISED REGISTRATIONS’ GAVEL IS POISED TO FALL AS ITS AUTUMN AUCTION HEADS TO THE NORTH WEST
Tuesday 18th September, 2018
DVLA Personalised Registrations is bringing its live autumn auction featuring 1,250 personalised registrations to the North West in what will be the Agency’s first visit to Wigan. The three-day event gets underway on Wednesday, September 19, and will be held at the prestigious Kilhey Court Hotel featuring, as always, a broad blend of personalised registrations to s...More


Community fund hits £10m fundraising figure
Wednesday 5th September, 2018
The Deal for Communities Investment Fund is open once again ready to make a difference to projects across Wigan Borough and will this time reach the £10m mark. So far more than 450 schemes have been supported to offer support to a wide range of groups tackling everything from sports, gardening and support to foster happy healthy communities. This time round six is ...More


New future for Hindley Pool
Wednesday 5th September, 2018
The future for Hindley Community Pool looks bright as a commitment is made to keep the pool open. As part of The Deal, to keep the facility open and enhance its services, it is being transferred to Wigan Council later this month. A community group has been running the pool since 2013 but the group has now disbanded and a new direction for the long term sustainabili...More


Plan to score new pitches in Wigan Borough moves forward
Wednesday 5th September, 2018
A bid to score three state-of-the-art football hubs in Wigan Borough has moved one step closer. At its meeting on Thursday, Wigan Council’s cabinet agreed to commit to funding the second stage of the Parklife project which aims to create three new football hub sites within the Borough, constituting a total of eight additional third-generation (3G) pitches. Parklife...More


Looking after your bins
Friday 31st August, 2018
Residents are being reminded to look after their bins as the council reveals it has spent £300,000 in the last 12 months replacing bins across the borough. The council is currently receiving more than 30 requests for replacement or lost bins each day which is unsustainable. Residents are being urged to number their bins and bring them in as soon as possible after ...More


PopUp Business School to start one hundred new businesses in Wigan Borough
Wednesday 22nd August, 2018
Revolutionary start-up training company, PopUp Business School, aims to kick-start over one hundred new businesses in Wigan Borough. The PopUp Business School has teamed up with Wigan Council to offer people the opportunity to start up their own business, regardless of whether they have experience or money to do it. The free, two-week course will start on 1st O...More


Brand new apprenticeship programme launched in Wigan Borough
Tuesday 21st August, 2018
A new scheme encouraging businesses in Wigan Borough to provide training and employment opportunities for young people has launched. Earlier this year, the leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux, pledged funding that would help local businesses to create apprenticeship vacancies for Wigan Borough residents aged between 16 and 24 years old. The 2018 A...More


Walk to help tackle dementia
Tuesday 21st August, 2018
Take steps to help raise money for dementia and get fit at the same time by tackling a dementia walk. There will be walks taking place in the lush settings of Pennington Hall Park in Leigh and Haigh Woodland Park all aimed at raising funds and awareness of dementia and the work done by the Alzheimer’s Society. Wigan Council is supporting the walk along with a varie...More


Four star council website one of the best nationally
Tuesday 26th June, 2018
Wigan Council’s website is one of the best in the country for user experience a national independent survey has found. The survey of council websites is carried out annually by Socitm Better Connected. Out of 414 UK council websites, just 41 have been awarded 4 stars overall for “very good user experience”, including Wigan Council’s website. Wigan Council has ado...More


Wigan’s aspiring athletes in Talent Fund boost
Wednesday 30th May, 2018
A record number of 12 aspiring athletes from disciplines including wrestling, athletics and wheelchair rugby are being supported in the latest round of the Believe Talent Fund. The funding from Wigan Council supports talented youngsters from the borough with their development by helping to cover travel, accommodation, competition, training and equipment costs. Cllr...More


Marquees at the ready after park events funding boost
Wednesday 30th May, 2018
A cash boost of more than £10,000 has been awarded to Haigh Woodland Park to support investment in future activities and events. Thanks to partnership working with Wigan Council and Lancashire County Council, the park has been successful in applying for a slice of the EU’s LEADER Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) fund, which will be put towards buying ...More


Residents to share views on regeneration plan for Wigan housing estate
Tuesday 22nd May, 2018
Residents are to have their say on ambitious proposals to regenerate a Wigan housing estate. Worsley Mesnes is the focus of a redevelopment blueprint to bring in new investment, housing and estate improvements. A masterplan was developed by Wigan Council last year following on-going concerns from residents about the future viability of the estate. The masterplan c...More


Brighter Borough scores again
Tuesday 22nd May, 2018
A local girl’s rugby club has been awarded money from the council’s Brighter Borough pot so they can invest in brand new training equipment and kits. Councillor David Molyneux, new leader of Wigan Council and Councillors Janice Sharratt and Jim Moodie have pulled together to give Ince Rose Bridge rugby club girls’ team an impressive £1,000 to fund training tops, hoo...More


Recycling rates soar as spring begins
Tuesday 22nd May, 2018
As the temperature hots up in Wigan Borough so has its recycling rate. For the first time ever, Wigan Council collected more green waste than black waste one day last week, as residents are tidying up their gardens, recycling their food and putting less in the black bin. And in May the borough’s overall recycling rate has been hitting more than 50 per cent each day...More


Family encourages carers to foster siblings
Thursday 19th April, 2018
An inspirational couple who have fostered 37 children urges others to keep families together during the hardest time in their lives by caring for siblings and children with disabilities. Pat and Dave Walsh, from Ashton-in-Makerfield, who also have two biological daughters, have been foster carers with Wigan Council for more than twelve years and have been looking af...More


Shevington Youth Club reopens
Thursday 19th April, 2018
A popular youth club in Wigan Borough has reopened, offering activities and a safe space for local young people in the area. Shevington Youth Club closed over a year ago but has been given a new lease of life thanks to a partnership between the community, Wigan Council and Greater Manchester Police. It will initially be open every Thursday evening from 7-9pm and co...More


Primary school admissions success
Thursday 19th April, 2018
More than 97 per cent of pupils in Wigan Borough will be starting reception later this year at one of their preferred primary schools. Overall 97.8 per cent of pupils have had one of their preferences met, a slight increase from 97.7 per cent in 2017. 91.4 per cent of pupils have been allocated their first choice in school, the same figure as last year. 5.1 per...More


Sports Awards to shine a spotlight on local talent
Thursday 12th April, 2018
Nominations have opened for Wigan Borough’s 2018 Believe Sports Awards. The prestigious annual event is a chance to shine a spotlight on those volunteers, coaches and clubs passionate about local sport, as well as celebrating the achievements of local athletes - all wrapped up in a special ceremony organised by Inspiring healthy lifestyles on behalf of Wigan Council...More


Opportunity for local construction firms
Thursday 12th April, 2018
Key decision makers from a national property development company are giving Wigan Borough’s local trade businesses the opportunity to get involved in one of their upcoming schemes. Countryside, a residential housebuilder firm boasting schemes throughout the UK has been working in partnership with Wigan Council to host a ‘meet the buyer’ event at Wigan and Leigh Coll...More


 
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