Council project to spend two weeks in Leigh

Lord Peter Smith
Lord Peter Smith

Two week-long initiatives are on their way to Leigh as part of a programme encouraging residents to collaborate with the council to save money.

Wigan Council’s Deal In Action will come to an end with two stops in Leigh.

As a proud Leigh resident myself I’m passionate about the town and would like to see residents feel more engaged with the council and playing a part in The Deal.

Lord Peter Smith

The first visit is scheduled for Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 9.

And with so many activities to pack into the week, the council has decided to hold a second week in January.

Lord Peter Smith, leader of Wigan Council, said: “There’s so much going on in Leigh and it covers such a big area that we felt it only right to have two weeks of action to ensure we cover everything and everyone.

“We do these weeks to bring everyone together and now it’s time for Leigh to see how important they are to the borough. As a proud Leigh resident myself I’m passionate about the town and would like to see residents feel more engaged with the council and playing a part in The Deal.

“After Leigh, we will have visited 19 places as part of The Deal In Action and I’m very proud to end this ground-breaking programme in my home town. I hope residents have learned more about the council and the services we offer since we started the programme in 2015.

“I’d like to thank them for coming along and taking part and for giving us feedback and ideas about how we can improve their local area. Through the Deal In Action we’ve been able to turn some of their ideas into a reality, like extra parking for Standish.”

Next week residents will be able to find out how they can get involved in local activities and how they can work with the council to improve their communities.

There will be activities including a health walk led by Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, which starts at 10am on Monday on Pennington Flash.

There will also be a community speed watch demonstration at 10.30am on Tuesday, December 6 on Wigan Road, near the junction with Hulme Road, and a Greater Manchester Spatial Framework drop-in session will take place on Thursday, December 8 at 4pm at the Turnpike Gallery.

The second week will take place in January on a date yet to be decided.

It will feature a “have your say” session, where people can ask questions and find out more about plans for the area.