Improve a street, greenspace or local area

Leigh McDonald's volunteers in partnership with the Greenspaces Team, planting the Turnpike Gallery, Leigh

Borough in Bloom

Leigh McDonald's volunteers with Greenspaces Team, planting the Turnpike Gallery, Leigh

The Wiend, Wigan town centre planted by the Greenspaces Team on staff volunteer day

Borough in Bloom

The Wiend, Wigan town centre planted by the Greenspaces Team on staff volunteer day

Shevington in Bloom with Deal in Action

Borough in Bloom

Shevington in Bloom with Deal in Action

Orrell in Bloom – planting with local residents

Borough in Bloom

Orrell in Bloom – planting with local residents

Aspull in Bloom working in partnership with local businesses

Borough in Bloom

Aspull in Bloom working in partnership with local businesses

Ashton Library Dementia Group

Borough in Bloom

Ashton Library Dementia Group

The Greensweepers Art in the Landscape Wigan town centre

Borough in Bloom

The Greensweepers Art in the Landscape Wigan town centre

Stubshaw Cross Heritage Garden with council staff volunteers

Borough in Bloom

Stubshaw Cross Heritage Garden with council staff volunteers

Do you want to improve a street, greenspace or local area?

There are over 30 environmental community groups in Wigan borough who may be able to support you with your activities and provide the tools needed to spruce up your neighbourhood or open space.

If you can't find a community group near you, contact us for advice and equipment - see below.

If the area you are trying to improve contains fly tipped material i.e. sofas, bags of rubbish, you can report it to us.

What can you do?

  • General cleanliness e.g. litter picking, fly posting and graffiti removal, washing street name plates and traffic signage
  • Nature conservation
  • Horticulture
  • Clean ups and painting
  • Health walks
  • Community events
  • Installation of In Bloom planters and plants
  • Planting up floral beds and landscaping areas with summer blooms (annuals)
  • Planting salad, vegetable and herbs (part of Incredible Edible planting)
  • Clearing away weeds
  • Removing moss growth from street furniture.

Request permission to improve a space

Before undertaking any environmental volunteering activity on council-owned land, you or your community group will need to request permission - we can advise you and potentially provide equipment.

If the space you would like to improve is privately owned, you will need to gain the land owner’s consent beforehand. 

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