By Peter Smith, Leader, Wigan Council.
A massive investment in play facilities for the borough’s children is heading our way. The council has won £2 million of government money to develop 28 public play areas across the borough in the next two years, including one large adventure playground.
Graduation Day could be on its way for Wigan as the borough sets out to create its very own university centre.
It’s best foot forward and eyes front as the borough gets ready to honour its heroes from the armed forces as part of a new national celebration day.
Over 1,300 Wigan children who qualify for a free school meal are missing out, according to the latest figures.
Susan Crook has got what it takes. After responding to an advert for passenger assistants, she’s now a popular and familiar face with the council’s adult services team helping elderly people get around.
The future’s looking bright for one of the borough’s best loved parks.
This summer the council and police are joining forces to try and end the misery and mayhem that can be cause by off-road riders – and they want you to get involved and help TARGET off-roaders.
The council has overhauled the way it deals with complaints to make sure they are used to improve services.
Many people know the first motorway was the M6 Preston bypass, and then the Chiswick Flyover… but before either, there was the East Lancashire Road.
Bird hide named to honour our father of conservation.
Last year Wigan Council and its partners gave a total of more than £1 million to over 600 voluntary and community groups and organisations who work in the borough or for the benefit of people in the borough.
Wigan has a fine and varied musical tradition. Now the borough has added Brazilian drum music to its repertoire, thanks to a group of youngsters called The Maracatooligans.
Building work on the £23m new Abraham Guest complex in Orrell is now halfway towards completion and is right on track to hit the opening deadline of early next year.