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Millions to be reinvested into local communities

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Residents in Standish, Golborne and Lowton are being asked for their views on schemes aimed at improving traffic flow, cycling and walking facilities, park conditions and community spaces.
Date:
08/03/2021

Wigan Borough gets ready to mark International Women's Day

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Influential female leaders – including local democracy internet sensation Jackie Weaver – will spearhead Wigan Council's International Women's Day (IWD) plans.
Date:
05/03/2021

Pioneering approach to culture praised by community

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A Greater Manchester town's pioneering approach to positioning the area as a hub of culture has been hailed as 'exemplar' and offering a 'sense of belonging' by local artists and members of the community.
Date:
04/03/2021

Recovery fund forms major part of budget plans

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A £2m Community Recovery Fund, 100 new apprenticeships and significant investment to create social housing have been approved as part of Wigan Council's plans to build back fairer.
Date:
04/03/2021

Wigan Council applauds community efforts a year since first Covid-19 cases

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Wigan Borough's remarkable community spirit and resilience in response to the coronavirus pandemic has again been praised.
Date:
03/03/2021

Rail plans 'catastrophic' for borough

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Plans to slash the number of train services in Wigan Borough have been labelled 'catastrophic' by the Leader of Wigan Council.
Date:
02/03/2021

Members of the LGBTQ+ community are being encouraged to consider adoption and fostering to grow their family

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The initiative comes as part of a national awareness week, promoted by Wigan Council, aimed at dispelling concerns that gender or sexual orientation could stand in the way.
Date:
01/03/2021

New board established to drive improvement in children's services

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An independently-led board is bringing a "brilliant at the basics" approach to children's social work practice in Wigan Borough.
Date:
01/03/2021

Further rapid test sites open

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Additional venues are now open across Wigan Borough as part of the targeted testing at scale programme.
Date:
26/02/2021

Call out to landlords to bring unoccupied homes back into use for those most in need

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Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local landlords to refurbish homes which could ensure some of the most vulnerable people continue to have a roof over their heads.
Date:
25/02/2021
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