Leader's column

Welcome to the Leader's column

A monthly update from the Leader of Wigan Council, David Molyneux.

  • Nature Reserve news a boost for the borough
    Description
    We had cause for celebration last week with the official unveiling of the new National Nature Reserve that covers large parts of our borough.
    Date:
    Friday 14th October 2022
  • Paying our respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    Description
    The series of events over the past fortnight has been one that we were not expecting by the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's passing
    Date:
    Friday 23rd September 2022
  • Sporting success and a lookahead to RLWC
    Description
    Once again, it has been a wonderful few weeks of sporting success in our borough.
    Date:
    Tuesday 6th September 2022
  • Levelling Up, Lionesses and park success
    Description
    I would like to start with the European Champion Lionesses this week and congratulate the squad for inspiring an entire nation.
    Date:
    Monday 15th August 2022
  • Leigh awash with colour as the EUROs arrive
    Description
    There's only one place to start this week and it's with the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 tournament.
    Date:
    Friday 22nd July 2022
  • The UEFA Women's EURO 2022 tournament is here
    Description
    Showtime is nearly upon us. After an extended wait, next week we will see the UEFA Women's Euros kick-off in our borough, hosted at Leigh Sports Village.
    Date:
    Friday 1st July 2022
  • Jubilee celebrations and double cup success
    Description
    Last weekend we joined with the rest of the UK to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee – and our borough showed that we know how to celebrate in style.
    Date:
    Thursday 16th June 2022
  • Jubilee celebrations will soon be here
    Description
    It has been a busy period for elected members but now the election period has concluded for another year, the events and activities across the borough are coming thick and fast.
    Date:
    Friday 20th May 2022
  • Ukraine support, budget setting and Jubilee plans
    Description
    Wigan Council, along with all other local authorities in the UK, has moved swiftly to show our solidarity with those affected.
    Date:
    Friday 18th March 2022
  • New stars and Euro preparations
    Description
    It was an honour this week to unveil a Believe Star outside Leigh Town Hall to coaching duo Margaret and Joe Galvin.
    Date:
    Friday 25th February 2022
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