Cleaner, Greener Works

Painting railings in Aspull

Banner

Cleaner, Greener works

Painting railings in Aspull

Painting railings in Aspull

Banner

Cleaner, Greener works

Painting railings in Aspull

The team in Ince with the Leader

Banner

Cleaner, Greener works

The team in Ince with the Leader

Pruning flowers in Lowton

Banner

Cleaner, Greener works

Pruning flowers in Lowton

We launched the Cleaner, Greener project in response to residents who told us they wanted to see improvements in their local town centres during the Big Listening Project.

Improvement works took place over a 6 month period across 12 districts, between May and October 2021, and was a huge success for Wigan Borough.

The project was made possible after Councillor David Molyneux, leader of Wigan Council, committed £1 million to fund the improvements.

What did we do?

Spanning public realm, street-scene and environmental projects, works included:

  • 10,000m2 of jet washing
  • 176 new bins installed
  • 24 miles of roads and footways swept
  • 28 "grot spots" cleaned
  • 45 tonnes of litter and fly tipping removed
  • Over 40,000 linear metres of road markings
  • 1,700 items of street furniture painted
  • 1,400 items of street clutter removed
  • Engagement with over 1,000 local businesses
  • 94 volunteers with over 280 hours of litter picking
  • 7 Our Town Live events held.

We hope to continue the Cleaner, Greener project in the future and will be listening to all the feedback we receive in order to ensure Wigan Borough remains a place we all want to live and work.

Programme of works

The 12 district centres were: Hindley, Golborne, Ince, Orrell, Aspull, Lowton, Standish, Pemberton, Ashton, Atherton, Platt Bridge and Tyldesley.

Wigan Council teams were on site at each district centre for approximately three weeks. Schedule of works:

  • Ince - May
  • Golborne - May
  • Atherton - May / June
  • Pemberton - June
  • Ashton - June / July
  • Lowton - July
  • Hindley - July / August
  • Aspull - August
  • Orrell - August / September
  • Platt Bridge - September
  • Tyldesley - September / October
  • Standish - September / October

© Wigan Council