Events Local and Around Wigan Galleries - Visit Santa and his Elf

Wigan Galleries – Visit Santa and his Elf Date: Saturdays and Sundays 4th to 18th December 11 am – 3pm. Location: Wigan Galleries – Woodcock Square Possibly the last chance to see in the Galleries. Plenty of different, festive activities taking place during the month. Don’t forget to hand deliverContinue Reading

Little Acts of Kindness

Carrying out little acts of kindness to others is clearly good for them. Of course we can get something from it too. Giving also connects us to others. We can create stronger communities and towns for everyone. It doesn’t have to ba about money. We can also give our time, ideasContinue Reading

Northern Transport Broken Promises

Now the government will provide a diminished Trans-Pennine Link. In addition, they will no longer construct the HS2 section from the Midlands to Leeds. Northern transport broken promises indeed. Nearly every media report we read or hear, focuses on the improved journey time or ballooning costs. However as this articleContinue Reading

Poppy Appeal Then and Now

This year sees the return of Remembrance Day services following postponements due to Covid-19 in 2020. As Covid restrictions ease Royal British Legion collectors have been out our towns to raise vital funds to support the Armed Forces community. Their collectors have been at the heart of the Poppy AppealContinue Reading

A carbon-neutral Mars bars hit shelves by 2023 in what its manufacturers hail as “bold action” to save the environment. Mars Wrigley claims it will be the first carbon neutral chocolate bar “on British and Irish shelves that is produced by a top five confectionery company”. Others have laid claimContinue Reading

Wigan Town Centre Tough Times

No doubt it is with much constroversey. After voting by the planning committeee on 2nd November the Wigan Gelleries Redevlopment Approval has the go ahead. The committee councillors approved the application by 10 votes to 4. Wigan Council took over the Galleries Shopping Centre back in in 2018. Construction isContinue Reading