| Every Wigan bounce counts
WIGAN residents are being asked to join in with a charity initiative to get one million people bouncing on the same day next month (June, 2013).
Individuals from the town are being called upon to take part in National Get Britain Bouncing Day on June 27 to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Super Tramp...More
| Civic Sunday
The Mayor of Wigan, Councillor Billy Rotherham, and Mayoress, Janet Lumley will lead the annual Civic Sunday celebrations this Sunday 26th May.
Each year, soon after the annual mayor making ceremony, the new mayor attends a Civic Sunday Service at a church of their choice.
Cllr Billy Rotherham, who took over Mayoral duties from Cllr Myra Whiteside today, Wednes...More
| Team Spirit
'Team True Spirit was formed in 2011 by local lad Mark Airey. At the time Mark was working at the military rehabilitation centre in Headley Court with wounded servicemen. He wanted to set a 'challenge' for the guys so he entered a team in to the Bolton ironman triathlon. Team true spirit was born!
Since the 1st event the team have participated in numerous long ...More
| Town comes together to celebrate Wigan’s Wembley wonders
A homecoming to mark Wigan Athletic’s historic FA Cup victory will be one of the biggest parties the town has ever seen.
That’s according to Wigan Council who are encouraging fans to celebrate with the players in the town centre this Monday (May 20th). Festivities will start at 4 pm in Market Place. At around 5:15 pm the team will arrive on Standishgate on an ope...More
Supporters invited to nominate charities for Schumacher UK
SUPPORTERS of charities in Wigan are this month (May, 2013) being invited to nominate their organisations to be considered for a donation from a national firm.
Schumacher UK plans to select the charity or charities with the most votes to receive donations and will discuss the next steps with them regarding promoting their organisation.
Ian Garwood, Director a...More
| Zombie iPad reading, origami and drum lessons!
TO celebrate Adult Learners’ Week Wigan and Leigh Libraries are on a mission to get people to try something new.
There are scores of activities going on from Saturday 18 May until Friday 24 May but the main focus of attention will be on Wednesday 22 May at Leigh Library (10.30am - 3.00pm) and Wigan on Thursday 23 May (10.30am – 4.00pm). These have been designated...More
| Sport zones project awarded £178,000
A COMMUNITY project to develop sport zones at fire stations in Wigan has been awarded a share of £1 million funding from Sport England.
Wigan Borough Sports Council will receive £177,826 from the National Lottery-funded Community Sport Activation Fund to establish four new sports zones in partnership with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
The sites ...More
Bunting buzz at The Galleries
The Galleries Shopping Centre is launching a bunting buzz and want shoppers to join in!
On Saturday 1 June, the shopping centre are launching their own sewing bee – inviting shoppers to join in and sew their very own bunting flag! The triangles will be sewn together and the bunting will be displayed around the centre during the summer!
The Galleries are provid...More
| Warmth scheme raises dementia awareness in Wigan
To mark Dementia Awareness Week (19 – 25 May), a warmth scheme working with vulnerable people in Wigan is raising awareness of the help on hand.
npower Health Through Warmth helps vulnerable homeowners, such as people with dementia, by installing or repairing heating and insulation. The scheme is encouraging people who have family and friends with the disease to ...More
| Wigan to celebrate FA Cup victory on Monday
Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup heroes will celebrate their historic victory alongside their fans in the heart of Wigan on Monday evening.
The club’s players and manager will parade the cup from an open top bus that will travel the length of Standishgate, before disembarking in Market Place where they will take to a stage to thank Latics’ fans for their amazing support d...More
Now’s the time to set your stall out in Wigan
Ever wanted to run your own market stall but not had the support to make it happen? Now could be the time to take the opportunity to set up stall on Wigan outdoor market thanks to a new initiative launching during the national ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign this month.
Wigan Council is working with local community partnership, Hindley Market Limited, to offer d...More
| Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
IT'S time to get physical!
Keeping fit and taking regular exercise may be great for your heart, lungs and joints but it can also help to keep you in tip-top mental shape as well.
To prove it, WLCT’s (Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust) Active Living Team are inviting everyone in the borough to find out more about how to train for a fit and active mind at a special...More
| Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust joins national programme to improve health services for gay people
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust (Bridgewater) has joined Stonewall’s Health Champions programme, receiving free advice and expertise on health services from the gay equality charity.
The programme, funded by the Department of Health, supports 20 health organisations across Britain to improve health services for lesbian, gay and bisexual people
| Bridgewater calls on local people in Wigan to talk about dying
As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week (13-19 May 2013) staff from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s (Bridgewater) District Nursing Teams will be in Wigan Town Centre on Monday 13 May to encourage people to talk openly about dying.
The District Nurses will be onboard a Key 103 bus parked in Standishgate outside Wilkinsons from 10am to 4pm and will be ...More
Yvonne Fovargue MP calls on local schools to take part in My Money Week
Yvonne Fovargue, MP for Makerfield, has called on local schools to take part in My Money Week (3 to 9 June), giving pupils the chance to learn more about money and personal finance. Every primary and secondary school in Makerfield is being given the chance to take part for fre...More
Better Bathrooms MD short listed for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
As the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs, Better Bathrooms Founder and Managing Director Colin Stevens has been successfully short listed in the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year programme.
Attracting a record number of nominations, 137 outstanding bus...More
| Preparing for adulthood
An event designed to prepare young people, with learning difficulties or disabilities, for adulthood will be held next week.
The annual Transition Event is open to pupils aged 14 -19 who have additional needs, along with their parents and carers and anyone else who would like to find out about the support available.
Taking place next Tuesday (14th May) between ...More
| Fans invited to wave Wigan Athletic off on their way to Wembley
Fans of Wigan Athletic will be able to wish their team an FA Cup Final farewell from Wigan North Western train station this Friday (May 10).
The club has joined with Wigan Council and Virgin Trains as part of the ‘Believe in Wigan’ campaign to give fans the chance to wave their heroes off as they begin their journey to Wembley and the biggest game in the club’s hi...More
| MP calls for one last push in campaign to Winstanley’s green belt status
The campaign to retain green belt status at Winstanley has received a major boost today with news that the independent inspector examining Wigan Council’s planning blueprint to 2026 is minded to refuse the development of land at M6 Junction 25 for commercial/warehousing and retain the site as designated green belt.
Winstanley’s MP, Yvonne Fovargue has today given ...More
| Wigan children asked to knit for charity
WIGAN youngsters are being asked to learn the art of knitting and join in with a charity challenge from this month (May, 2013) to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Children are being invited to join forces with their parents or grandparents for a knitting project to help fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and its work.
Chris Prentis, Managing...More