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

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

Kid's Sport Teams Fundraiser

Local parents have arrranged a Kid’s Sport Teams Fundraiser. They are raising funds to support; Winstanley Wizards Football Team, Winstanley St Judes Under 11s. Parents have arranged thea Race Night and at St Aidan’s club on Saturday 20th November. Come along and relieve the winter gloom with a fun nightContinue Reading

Electric Trains get Green Signal

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has recently confirmed rail travel improvements from Wigan to Manchester. The changes will benefit both passengers and the environment. Once complete electric trains will replace diesel from Wigan North Western to Manchester via Bolton. Ultimately the work is due to finish between 2024 and 2025. FromContinue Reading

Wigan Spatial Framework

The long delayed plans to create a business and distribution park at Junction 25 of the M6 has moved another step forward. It is part of a masterplan for housing, jobs and the environment in Greater Manchester known as the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. You can see the full planContinue Reading

Drive In Movies Safe Cinema

Arguably the safest way to enjoy a comfortable family trip to the cinema in the current climate. Although not an exhaustive list, we focus on two of the closest venues, Liverpool and Manchester. Currently the showings in Liverpool are in late August only. However those in Manchester extend to October.Continue Reading