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Life Guides: coming to a town centre near you
Saturday 27th March, 2010

We all know how fantastic Wigan Borough’s town centres are and from April something new and exciting is happening!

The borough’s three main town centres of Wigan (including Wigan Pier Quarter and Robin Park), Leigh and Ashton will soon be home to 15 Life Guides.

The Guides will act as town centre ambassadors and be on patrol to help residents and visitors find out where to go, what to do and what events are taking place, as well as generally promoting our borough.

Wigan Council’s Cabinet Champion for Regeneration and the Environment, Cllr David Molyneux says: “The Life Guides will be based in the town centres to provide information on the local area and upcoming events. They will be an extension of our town centre management function and will help to make the areas more accessible to visitors and residents alike.”

The Life Guides are funded by the Department for Work and Pension’s Future Jobs Fund. They will be employed by Groundwork Lancashire West and Wigan and will receive full training in health and safety, first aid, stewards’ training and training from the North West Tourist Board.

Groundwork Lancashire West and Wigan’s Employment Manager Vivienne Horrocks says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to be involved in promoting Wigan Borough as a place to visit, shop and enjoy.

“We are looking for people who are friendly, outgoing and like working with the public. Wigan Life and the borough’s town centres are a real success story and we want people who can represent the drive and ambition behind the campaign.

“We have already begun to interview for these exciting new positions but there are still opportunities available.”

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