From youth and sports development to economy and employment, roads, bins, parks and open spaces, street cleaning, alley gates, child protection and support for vulnerable adults. Your council delivers and arranges services that affect the lives and livelihoods of everyone in Wigan Borough.
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Wigan Council is one of the largest local authorities in the country, with more than 139,000 residential properties and a yearly gross budget of over £740m.
The Comprehensive Spending Review announcement promised to give financial freedom to Local Authorities so they can decide themselves how to spend far more of their money but also delivered a 28% cut in council budgets over four years. Council leaders are now going through a rigorous process of identifying where the most severe cuts in a generation will fall.
We know that the people of Wigan Borough and those who work here care not only about the services we all see such as refuse collection and street cleaning but also about services for older and more vulnerable people, such as social care.
Whilst it will be Council leaders whose tough choices will determine how the cuts are made, we will do our best to provide information to the publc and Council staff as it happens. We also know there will still be questions about how and when the cuts are implemented locally.
This is why we are publishing an email address for anyone with questions and concerns about the cuts. The address we would like you to direct questions is: email@example.com
We will do our best to answer all queries as quickly as possible and once queries have started to arrive we will publish a frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet that will be kept regularly updated and linked to this page.