Shop Front for Services (30/09/2009)
The top brass from Wigan Council are heading out to Wigan and Leigh Markets to hear from residents about public services and local issues. Senior officers and councillors, including the council’s deputy chief executive Sue Johnson, will be on market stalls during Customer Services Week, ready to discuss people’s concerns.
Wigan’s Tourism Triumph (29/09/2009)
WIGAN’S Tourist Information Centre is the best in the North West! Staff at the centre on Wallgate, Wigan were named Tourist Information Centre of the Year at a glitzy awards ceremony at Blackpool’s famous Tower Ballroom on Monday night.
Getting ready for the switch over (29/09/2009)
Borough residents are being offered help and advice in the run-up to the digital television switchover. The Granada region will switch to digital between November 4 and December 2 this year and Wigan Council’s Trading Standards team is urging people to be aware of what is involved.
Power to the (older) People! (28/09/2009)
Generation gap…what generation gap? Growing old may be a fact of life but as a special celebration day is about to prove, it doesn’t have to change your life. So when Wigan Council and Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust were planning a day to celebrate older people it was obvious what activities they should put on…video games, mystical chop-sockey moves and dance workshops!
Educational advantage – Multi-million pound project for new Beech Hill Primary School (24/09/2009)
Beech Hill Primary School has been a focal point for the local community for the best part of a century. And it now looks set to continue to be at the heart of the area for many years thanks to a Wigan Council plan to build a new school for the future.
New Homes for Wigan (23/09/2009)
52 new homes for rent are coming to Wigan. A partnership of Wigan and Leigh Housing, Wigan Council and the Homes and Communities Agency will be bringing new apartments and houses to Scholes.
Find The Time To Rhyme! (22/09/2009)
WIGAN'S Bookstart Team are on a quest to find out the borough’s favourite nursery rhyme. Voting boxes have been placed in libraries and Children's Centres across Wigan and Leigh in a bid to find out if people think Humpty Dumpty is a real cracker or whether Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a shining example of a classic nursery rhyme.
Good hair day or bad hair day? (18/09/2009)
Are they fake or real? Dangerous or safe? These are the questions you might want to ask yourself if you’re thinking about buying top brand hair straightners off certain internet websites.
Orrell Comes Clean (18/09/2009)
There’s a new look to the centre of Orrell and it’s all thanks to the local residents and business staff rolling up their sleeves and making the place look its best.