It’s going to be a scream

John Doherty who represents the Leigh Market traders [left] and Ayrton Westwood, centre manager of Spinning Gate shopping Centre [right] display the new Leigh Partnership 'Love Leigh' Logo
John Doherty who represents the Leigh Market traders [left] and Ayrton Westwood, centre manager of Spinning Gate shopping Centre [right] display the new Leigh Partnership 'Love Leigh' Logo

A JOINT initiative to promote the retail scene and town centre development which has grown substantially around the Bradshawgate and Spinning Jenny Way area following the opening of The Loom last year.

Launched just six months ago, the Leigh Town Centre Partnership Group, which which brings together the Loom Retail Park, Spinning Gate Shopping Centre, Leigh Market and Wigan Council’s Leigh Town Centre Management, displayed its new ‘Love Leigh’ logo this week in the run up to Halloween.

Ayrton Westwood, centre manager from Spinning Gate Shopping Centre who chairs the group said: “The role of Leigh Town Centre Partnership is to spread the message of what is on offer in Leigh town centre. The Loom has effectively extended entertainment for the whole family into the evening. The Town’s shopping experience has expanded to provide something for everyone to suit all budgets. It is our job to ensure that the people of Leigh can enjoy this experience safely and easily and I am delighted that Leigh business is joining together in this way.”

The partnership, which also includes Leigh Market and Cineworld, will be putting on a ‘fang…tastic’ three days of FREE Halloween Entertainment for all the family, the first time that such a joint participation has happened in Leigh, during half term between Monday and Wednesday, October 29 and 31 and will include face painting, witches and wizards mask and hat making, a witch hunt to win fabulous prizes, pumpkin lantern making, fun walkabout characters including gnomes, Frankenstein and a dragon!

Coun David Molyneux, Deputy Leader of Wigan Council and portfolio holder for regeneration said: “With all the main stakeholders working together it will result in a more co-ordinated approach in the marketing and promotion, providing added value to visitors and businesses and working towards a more prosperous town centre.”