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Town Centre

Church shop re-opened

ST George’s Church in Water Street will be opening the church shop again on Wednesday October 29, Thursday October 30 and Friday October 31.

There will be a variety of household goods, crockery, cutlery, bric-a-brac, clothes for all, toys, books, furniture and much more.

Anybody is welcome to browse at their leisure.


New Christian medication event

AN INTRODUCTION to Christian meditation will be held on November 5 at The Quaker Meeting House on 76 Swinley Road.

Starting at 12.30pm and lasting until 1.30pm there will be teaching of a universal practice which is also found in the Christian tradition.

For more information contact Roger on 01942 233465 or email


Artist hosts classes at community hub

SUNSHINE House on Vauxhall Road is welcoming back Robert Jackson for this one day Chinese painting workshop on Saturday October 25.

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. This is an opportunity to experience a very different type of art with a hugely experienced tutor. Materials are provided for this workshop.

The class will cost £10 and it will start at 10am and last until 4pm.


Folk acoustic group to perform at bar

FOLK roots acoustic duo The Huers will be performing at Docherty’s Hotel and Bar on Sunday October 24 at 5pm until 7pm.

There will be beer and a welcome before the band play two 45-minute sets.

The event also features special guest Louis Flamenco.

Admission to the evening is free of charge.



Charity night

A SPECIAL Get Ready for Winter and Last Dance of Summer night will raise money for Cafod on Saturday October 25.

Taking place at St Joseph’s Church Hall from 7.30pm there will be a special country concert with Ken Gibson.

There will also be a bar with refreshments. It’s expected to be a great event with top music.

Tickets cost £7 and all

proceeds will go to charity to help pay for food and water for developing counties.

For tickets, contact Mary on 0778 882 1984.


Last night of the Proms

THE Last Night of the Aspull Proms will be held in St Elizabeth’s Church, Bolton Road, Aspull this Saturday at 7.30pm.

A wide variety of music, but especially Proms favourites will be performed by The Greater Manchester Police Band who are returning for the second time.

The first concert provided a very large audience with a fantastic evening, so the church has invited them back for a repeat performance.

Tickets are priced at £7 and £4 pound for children which include light refreshments.

These can be obtained from Joan Atherton 01942 831395 or Ruth Atherton 01204 416463 or from any church member.

Tickets will be on sale on the night if there are any left, but they are selling very fast and guests are advised to but them now or at least ring up on the day before turning out and being disappointed.

The Common Land field alongside will be unlocked for car parking and people are asked to park on there to keep the busy Bolton Road clear.

Promenaders are asked to bring their union flags to wave during the concert. Fancy costumes are optional also.


Hallowe’en at the Hall

HAIGH Hall will celebrate Halloween on Thursday, October 30.

The family-friendly evening begins at 6pm with a haunted lantern walk through the woods. Guests will then step inside Haigh Hall for ghostly goings on! Halloween dress is encouraged for all.

The night includes ghost tour and stories of the Hall and its past plus Halloween themed food and children’s disco. Meet in Haigh Stables Café. For further information and to book telephone 01942 832 895.

Tickets are priced at £11 for adults, £6 children and £30 for a family ticket.


Temporary lights

UNITED Utilities will be carrying out water mains cleaning works along Chorley Road.

To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between until 7am tomorrow near to Fairhurst Lane and Greenways.

The temporary traffic signals will then be in operation between 8pm tomorrow and 7am on Friday near to Fairhurst Lane and Rectory Lane.


Delays for new service

UNITED Utilities will be carrying out works to install a new service near to the junction of Church Lane with Central Drive. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation until Monday.


Worsley Mesnes

Dance class open for new members

RESIDENTS are being urged to don their cowboy boots and call in at a new class starting at Worsley Mesnes Church Hall.

A fun-packed line dancing session has started on a Monday evening from 8pm to 10pm at the hall on Poolstock Lane.

For more information please contact class leader Stef Morley on 07545072709.


Disruptions to traffic for works

WORK has begun by engineers to install new cables near to the old police station on Old Road. The Electricity North West project will take place until Friday October 31 and temporary traffic signals will be in place.

Similar maintenance work is taking place on Booths Brow Road and the previously stated completion date has been put back to Friday October 24.

For more information on traffic issues contact the network management team on 01942 489302.


Appeal for witnesses to come forward

A WHITE Nissan Navara registration PF13NZM was stolen from a house on Newlyn Drive.

A Samsung television and mobile phone were also taken in the burglary which took place between 7pm and 10.30pm on October 17.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Wigan Police on 101.



Bring and buy sale

THERE will be a bring and buy sale at All Saints Parish Church in aid of Wigan and Leigh Hospice this Friday, October 24. It will feature a variety of stalls, a raffle and refreshments.

Meanwhile, Phil’s Cafe Church meets up on Sunday at Castle Hill St Philip’s School at 4.30pm. It is a fun event for all the family to enjoy with singing, Bible stories and a quiz.

The Open Door continues to meet every Wednesday morning, which offers a place to meet up and find a welcoming hand and a listening ear.

Platt Bridge

Temporary traffic lights

UNITED Utilities will be carrying out works in Liverpool Road near to the junction with Neville Street. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation from now until Friday October 24.


Artist showcase at pop-up gallery

THE Neighbours Project will present a pop-up gallery showcasing work by artists involved with Our Art Neighbourhood.

It is also the venue to collect a map of a temporary art trail through the streets of the area. More than 300 local people have taken part in graffiti, digital photography and crochet workshops over the summer, and from October 10 to 25 their creativity is on display as a “yarn bomb” trail and two billboards. It will run from 11am until 4pm each day.

For more information visit

Leigh and Golborne

Warning issued after thefts from cars

NEIGHBOURHOOD officers are warning motorists not to leave valuable items on display after a spate of thefts in the Leigh and Golborne area in recent weeks.

To report any incidents, contact the police non-emergency 101 number.



Pick up a bargain and get your car cleaned

BISPHAM Methodist Church in Crank Road is holding a bargain bucket and car wash event on Saturday October 25. Visitors can find cheap gifts from the toys, bric-a-brac and book stalls. The event is from 10am until noon.

Norley Hall

Open day to learn skills

PROCO North West will be holding two open days for 16 to 18-year-olds across its three sites: Montrose Skills Hub and Central Park, both in Montrose Avenue, Norley Hall, as well as its Skills Centre in Prescott Street, Wigan.

The first is tomorrow, with another on October 30, both from 1pm until 7pm.

The Central Park site will offer hair and beauty, art and design and business admin; Montrose Skills Hub will show off its animal studies and the Skills Centre houses motor vehicle and

construction workshops.


Grab a coffee and a chat

YOU’RE invited to a breakfast coffee morning at St Andrew’s Parish Centre in Woodhouse Lane on Friday October 24, from 10am until noon. All proceeds go towards Derian House Children’s Hospice.


Children’s Halloween party

YOUNGSTERS are invited to a Halloween party at Lamberhead Green WMC, White Street, on Sunday October 26 from 1pm. There will food and competition to find the best fancy dress and pumpkin. billinge

Gather for next Mother’s Union

THE next Mother’s Union meeting will take place at St Aidan’s Church, Main Street, tomorrow evening at 7.30pm.

Marlene Downey will talk to members about World War One. The Brick Homeless Charity is ongoing and donations of tinned, dried goods are always most welcome. Also, Sta’s4all - aimed at youngsters – is on Sunday at 10.30am in St Aidan’s School.