Wigan Council has introduced a new Housing Allocations Policy which sets out who gets a council property. The policy was developed with tenants, Wigan Council and Wigan and Leigh Housing, and gives high priority to people leaving the Armed Forces in recognition of the services they provide to our country. Further changes to the policy mean that housing staff will link closely with the police to identify those people likely to cause antisocial behaviour. Wigan Council has around 23,000 properties, which are managed by Wigan and Leigh Housing. For more information visit Wigan and Leigh Housing’s website: Wigan and Leigh Housing
Wigan Council children’s services officers have welcomed the latest assessment from government regulators Ofsted. Inspectors state Wigan is at level 3 and “performing well. “The very large majority of services are “good or better,” the report says. In national tests, the borough’s 11-year-olds achieve as well as their peers elsewhere, as do 16-year-olds taking GCSEs and the gap between most of them and those with special educational needs is closing. Absence rates have halved and the report noted that secondary school children’s behaviour was “good or outstanding.”
Wigan’s Active Women project has been selected as a partner in a new national project aiming to get 30,000 women playing “doorstep sport”. Active Women, which will be delivered in 47 of the most disadvantaged areas in England including Hastings, Wigan and Bristol, will offer 16 to 25-year-old women innovative and engaging ways to participate in sport.
Come and listen to the Ron Moore ‘Big Band’ at 8pm onwards every Wednesday evening at the Sacred Heart Club, Thorstlenest Avenue, Springfield. Leader, Ron Priestly who has worked with another local success Andy Prior, who incidentally was ‘Best Man’ at Ron’s wedding! Licensed bar and no charge for admission.