IT IS a big year for customer services in our borough.
We’re on the cusp of the opening of the borough’s biggest and most ambitious public service construction projects as the new Wigan Life Centre prepares to open its doors.
THEY’VE stayed true to their roots, dug deep and never thrown in the ‘trowel’.
The army of volunteers who make Wigan Borough look beautiful as part of the annual ‘In Bloom’ event really do deserve a pat on the back.
WIGAN Borough’s biggest business event is back and it promises to be bigger and better than before!
TWO years ago Sarah Lucas decided to go out for a jog.
The mother-of-two was a former Leigh Harrier so knew her way round a pair of running shoes.
If you want one, yes. If you don’t, that’s okay. A trial of blue bins for paper in various locations around the borough has been a huge success and it’s to be expanded to reach everyone by next spring.
Work on the first part of the new Life Centre in Wigan town centre is reaching its climax.
It is now just a matter of weeks until the south site of the new Life Centre in Wigan will be ready.
Mesnes Park’s magnificent restoration will enjoy a number of landmark moments during 2011.
As government health reforms gather pace, Borough Life explains what the abolition of the Ashton, Leigh & Wigan Primary Care Trust (PCT) and the shift of its responsibilities to GPs and the council means for the borough – and you.
GETTING a leg-up on the first rung of the career ladder is important - especially for young people.
The end of year American Prom-style event for high school leavers need not break the bank.
One group of girls from Hindley has come up with a solution for young women who may be feeling the pressure of finding an expensive and lavish dress.
The Rugby League World Cup ‘belongs’ in Wigan Borough.
WHEN it comes to getting to grips with the very latest technology, all you really need is a bit of pensioner-power!
Two thirds of the borough is countryside – and the urban third has many buildings of note and places to visit too. We asked some local experts and dedicated residents to tell us about their favourite affordable and accessible places which deserve to be shared.
Transport connects people to places – places where we work, shop, study, access services and socialise. But the borough’s ageing transport network was never designed to cope with 21st century travel. Narrow and sometimes congested roads, overcrowded trains, and too few bus and cycle lanes…if we were starting our journey again we wouldn’t start from here. Or would we?
ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR... It’s a relatively new term for a very old set of problems. From noisy neighbours and dog-fouling to young people causing annoyance, ASB can come in many forms and they all make life pretty miserable for those on the sharp end.