During our Big Listening Project, residents said they wanted to see improvements in their local town centres.
Councillor David Molyneux, leader of Wigan Council, has committed £600k to fund these improvements. The money has been reserved for 12 district centres, not including Wigan and Leigh, the borough’s two main towns.
The funding will be earmarked for public realm, street-scene and environmental projects, such as better street signs, more litter or recycling bins and more attractive shop fronts.
The package includes replacement bins and additional bins, repainting and replacing street signs and benches, new or improved street lighting and repainting road markings.
Each area will get a deep clean, including jet-washing, weeding and pruning to tidy up the streets. New trees will also be planted in each district and new flower planters installed.
Programme of works
Due to the current Covid-19 situation and following national health advice we have decided to postpone the Our Town programme. This includes temporarily closing the events fund and looking to reschedule the cleaner, greener works which were due to commence in Ince later this month.
As soon as the situation allows we will look at rescheduling the programme and rolling it out across our district centres.