Speak your mind on the town centre


WIGAN residents and businesses are being asked what they think of the town centre.

They are being invited to voice their views as a part of a Greater Manchester project looking at how town centres are used and how people feel about them.

Wigan town centre is recognised as one of the most vibrant in the region and plans for a £60m transformation of the Galleries complex were recently unveiled.

Coun David Molyneux, deputy leader of Wigan Council and cabinet member for the economy, said: “At the moment, the town centre is coping comparatively well with the tough economic climate and changing retail habits but we’ve got to move forward.”

Special workshops are to be held in the conference room at Wigan and Leigh College, Parsons Walk, Wigan.

The workshops will be an open discussion and an opportunity for all to have their say.

They will be run by Marketing Manchester who wants to find out what people think of the town centre. The findings will be compiled into a report which will guide future marketing activity designed to promote Wigan.

Coun Molyneux said: “This is a great opportunity for the people and businesses of Wigan to voice their opinions to an organisation that’s charged with promoting Wigan town centre.

“I would urge anyone who has any opinion on the matter to attend the consultation workshops later this month.”

Residents wanting attend should contact Steve Thompson on 01942 489226 or email Steve.Thompson@wigan.gov.uk. Businesses wanting to attend should contact Mike Matthews at tcm@wigan.gov.uk as places are limited.