Our Town - What's it about?

In 2018, Wigan Council spoke to more than 6,000 residents in 83 locations across the borough to find out what matters to them in the Big Listening Project.

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.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation and following national health advice we have decided to postpone some elements of the Our Town programme. This includes temporarily closing the events fund and delaying the start of our cleaner greener works. We will update this page with further information as and when we’re able to restart the programme.


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 #OurTown campaign comes in. Tailored to each ward, the #OurTown campaign will address the issues raised during the consultation.


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