Our Town - What's it about?

Following our Big Listening Project, it was clear that residents want to live in an area that they can be proud of.

Our residents told us that community was a really important part of day-to-day life. Knowing neighbours, keeping in touch with those nearby and being a friendly place to live was at the heart of this borough and key to its success.

The Our Town campaign aims to build on this sense of community and pride by bringing people together to share their stories and to celebrate our borough, its heritage, its beauty and the people that make it great.


It was clear to us that residents feel a deep sense of belonging to their individual wards rather than the wider borough which is where the #WeLove campaign comes in. Tailored to each ward, the #WeLove campaign will address the issues raised during the consultation.

A schedule of activity is coming soon so keep an eye on this page!

Have your say

To help us further understand how you feel about your local area, please fill in the Our Town survey.

The survey is anonymous and you do not have to provide your name or details apart from which area of the borough you live in. The data collected will be used for research purposes.

District centre improvements

During our Big Listening Project, residents said they wanted to see improvements in their local town centres.

The leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux, 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.

Improvement schemes in the borough
District centre Improvement Timescales 
Golborne  New fence to be erected next to Primus Accountancy, High Street September 2019

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