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The sweet taste of home improvements
Monday 2nd November, 2009

When it comes to building new homes or looking after the one you’ve got... quality counts.

Which is why Wigan Council is encouraging homeowners and people working in the construction trade to take a walk down Quality Street next week and find out all about how to do it the old-fashioned way.

Quality Street is a special one-off trade fair-style event which takes place at the Wigan Investment Centre on Saturday November 14 between 10am and 3.45pm.

Organised by the council, delivered by Heritage Works and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the event will be a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions and presentations all about improving older style homes; how to become more energy efficient and what grants and funding are available.

Star attraction will be building industry expert and former director of Energy Action for Scotland, Bob Barnham.
The event is one of a series that has been organised under the banner of Wigan Awareness and Conservation Skills and is aimed at the region's house-proud householders.

Wigan Council’s Cabinet Champion for the Environment Cllr David Molyneux says: “In the current economic climate and the country still recovering from the down-turn in the housing market there really has never been a better time to find out more about improving your home and saving money at the same time.

“This event is open to everyone and will look at such things as how to enhance the character of your home and include plenty of money-saving tips.

“It is a free event but it could turn out to be one that you cannot afford to miss.”

Members of the public are free to drop into the Quality Street any time between 10am and 3.45pm on Saturday November 14. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information and for the full programme visit: www.wigan.gov.uk/qualitystreet

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