The Leader Column
IT’S BEEN 10 years in the making. A journey that began with a desire on behalf of the council and its partners to transform the face of public services in our borough and provide modern new facilities for residents to enjoy.
Decision-makers shape borough's future
WIGAN Council’s Cabinet is the main policy and decision-making body for the authority. The Cabinet – also known as the ‘Executive’ – is responsible for major decisions concerning such things as spending, allocation of resources and the future direction of services provided by the authority.
£6m youth centre given green light
The council has given the green light to a £6 million youth zone for children and young people, which will be the best of its kind in Europe… if not the world.
Citizen support - at your service
Putting people first is the ethos behind a new council team that is aiming to improve how the authority does business by putting your needs at the heart of everything we do.
Public help write NEW CHAPTER for library service
A TRIP to the library could soon be as easy and convenient as a visit to the local supermarket. New technology could allow readers to be ‘fully-booked’ online thanks to pioneering plans to preserve the borough’s library service.
Quality parks fly the flag
MORE of the borough’s parks have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status... a mark of top quality for visitors. Alexandra Park, Newtown, Pennington Hall Park, Leigh and Jubilee Park, Ashton, have all been awarded the accolade, showing they are well-maintained and managed, with excellent facilities.
Save money by saving the planet
Major changes to refuse collection and recycling services are on the way...
Meet the Hindley Bluebells!
Meet the Hindley Bluebells – lively ladies who have come together to sing the praises of the humble recycling bin.
On the move
THE bicycle… the train… the car, bus and on foot… It was a race to the finish, but who won?
Golden Years - Sure Start past, present and future
JAZMIN Smith is a big fan of Sure Start! She’s a happy and confident three year old who is bursting with life when she’s taking part in the activities at nearby Westfield Children’s Centre.
Women back the bid
MEET the first ladies of Rugby League. These Leigh locals like nothing more than scrumming down and getting to grips with a game that is traditionally seen as an all-male affair.
Biting back at THE SHARKS
“IT SOUNDS crazy now but when the washing machine packed in, it felt like the final straw,” said Shirley*.
Posters send out ASBO warnings
Whilst pricey designer labels are a must-have for most teenagers, there’s one label that’s best to avoid at all costs.
A Bigger Splash
The story of our Life. WIGAN Borough’s new Healthy Living Zone is ready for business.