How could your local area be improved?

How could your local area be improved?

Wigan Borough residents are being asked for their views on how to improve their local areas.

Through The Big Listening Festival, Wigan Council is heading out across the borough over six weeks to understand residents' future hopes and ideas for borough.

This week (Mon 26 – Fri 30 July), questions will focus on what residents think about their district town centres.

Speaking with local residents, will help refresh the council’s plans for the borough as it looks to recover from the pandemic.

Leader of Wigan Council said: “Not only does this exercise give local people the opportunity to influence decision making, but it ensures that as a local authority, we’re really capturing and tapping into local knowledge, which is invaluable to ensuring we’re providing services that are fit for purpose.

“In 2018, we published The Deal 2030, which was our long-term plan for a prosperous and vibrant borough. We know a lot has changed since then, so we need to check our priorities and ambitions still match what residents need.

“The Big Listening Festival will help us to refresh and strengthen The Deal 2030 as we look to a new future.”

The Festival kick-started on 28 June with conversations about community safety as well as climate change.

District town centres is the third topic of the Festival with further weeks in September and October centred around culture and heritage, sustainable transport and children and young people planned.

Over the next few weeks, council employees will be stationed at various locations across the borough ready to speak to people face-to-face.

If you would prefer to submit your views online, please visit Big Listening Festival.

Posted on Monday 26th July 2021

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