Providing homes for families
and people leaving the armed forces and taking a tough stance on people who
cause anti-social behaviour – these are the top priorities of a new housing
policy from Wigan Council.
This month, Wigan Council is
introducing a new Housing Allocations Policy which sets out who gets a council
property. The policy was developed with tenants, Wigan Council and Wigan
and Leigh Housing, and gives...
Council staff are showing
'true grit' by giving their all to keep one of Britain's biggest boroughs
Since Friday evening's snowfall
workers have been out and about across the 77 square miles of Wigan Borough,
gritting, clearing and keeping the roads and footpaths as clear and safe as
The council's gritting policy
is to treat all major road and public transport routes. Grit bins have also
been placed at strategic...
Crisis in Leigh – a tanker has crashed and there has been a serious chemical
leak. Residents in the area have been evacuated and the council has set up a
rest centre for evacuees in the hall of Bedford High School.
Don't worry – it's only a simulation called 'Exercise Wristband'. The whole
scenario has been staged by council civil contingencies officers and partners,
including the PCT, Red Cross and Wigan...
The council's ruling cabinet has agreed to a new offer for free swimming for
the year ahead that will target those groups who will benefit most.
In 2009 Wigan Council and its partners Wigan, Leisure and Culture Trust and
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Primary Care Trust, led the way nationally by becoming
one of the first boroughs in the country to offer free-swimming for all.
Prior to the borough had piloted free swimming for the 16s...
The first new council homes in the borough for 25 years have been damaged by
The development of six two bed room bungalows on Etherstone Street in Leigh,
due for completion this month, were seriously damaged yesterday (15th).
The council's cabinet champion for housing, Cllr Kevin Anderson, says: "At a
time when money is tight and the pressure is really on councils not to neglect
vulnerable groups, acts of vandalism...
GARY LINEKER has decided to leave Twitter, saying it was because "it tends to take over". As frequent user of Twitter, the football presenter said he wanted to go back to life without the distraction of the popular website. "I left Twitter because it tends to take over and I thought I would try life without it. There is absolutely nothing sinister about the decision at all," the Match Of The Day host told The Sun....
CASH-strapped councillors are breathing a sigh of relief after a priceless piece of 18th century civic silverware crashed to the ground during a meeting. The historic Great Mace, which dates from 1776, is a symbol of the Lord Mayor of Hull's powers. By tradition, it is carried into the Guildhall council chamber and placed on a special wooden cradle before the start of monthly full council meetings, which are chaired by the Lord...
The Beaconsfield School has also just announced it will only open for students sitting public exams. They join St Mary's and Beaconsfield High on the list of closures. No word yet from Butler's Court but please go HERE for the latest updates.
A MOTHER says her 11-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he was horrifically burnt when playing with a lighter and an aerosol. The can blew up causing 45 per cent burns to Owen Shepherd's face, arms, hands and legs. Now he must undergo skin grafts to repair some of the damage. Speaking to the Mail from her son's bedside in hospital, Hayley Shepherd said he was saved only by the quick actions of a passerby, who rolled him in...
HULL KR coach Craig Sandercock admits yesterday's 28-18 derby win over Hull FC was soured by injuries to three key players. Centre Kris Welham and second rowers Con Mika and Cory Paterson are all now doubtful for the Super League season opener against Catalan on February 3. Vice-captain Welham, who has only just returned from seven months out with a broken ankle, was taken to hospital for x-rays, having suffered a suspected broken...