wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Hobbies / Books
  History of Wigan
  Wigan ex-pats
  Wigan genealogy
Leigh gets the cash (again)
Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (2786) Report abuse
Leigh as been awarded the cash again

Lord Peter Smith of 'Leigh' (boss of council)


Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2786) Report abuse
Backlash !!!

Stuart Gerrard

"Wigan Council stands accused of being poised to snub Atherton after neighbouring Leigh was nominated for assistance by Greater Manchester’s mayor.
Stuart Gerrard, chairman of Atherton Residents Association, and the town’s MP Chris Green have both called foul on the controversial proposal for Andy Burnham’s Town Centre Challenge initiative. Mr Gerrard, who is behind online and paper petitions which have generated more than 1,200 signatures so far, said he was “flabbergasted” at the choice that town hall chiefs look set to approve. He added: “Leigh doesn’t even fit the criteria for what the mayor’s challenge is trying to achieve. You can’t say Leigh is a ‘forgotten’ town, after all the millions spent on the sports village, retail park along the bypass, built with private investment, and all the town centre improvements. “To be quite honest, if Leigh is going to be nominated then there will be an outcry. We’re going to continue with our petitions and try to get this overturned. They always invest in Wigan and Leigh rather than anywhere else in the borough”


Posted by: tomplum (4807)  Report abuse
To be honest Leigh deserves the cash, When you go to Leigh, its like going back to the seventies, Busy market, streets full of good shops, rows of terraced housing with a bubbling community, friendly pubs selling cheap and good beer, honest working people walking about smiling and enjoying normal life without travelling out of town, A proper duel carriage way joining Leigh to Atherton and the east lancs connection to the northwest, Why should they have it so good,

Go on smiffy ruin their town too, like you have Wigan,

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2786) Report abuse
Classic !!!!

Brilliant tomplum

Posted by: peawapp (4956)  Report abuse
It's about bloody time we geet summatt in Leyth ,top men Lord Peter and Mester Burnham

Posted by: builderboy (1991) Report abuse
You geet relegated - what more do you need?

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3032)  Report abuse
Afternoon ( tomplum) Whilst i agree with you completely ,the only thing i ask you is when you commented (("" THE SEVENTIES")) did you mean the 1870's?????

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2786) Report abuse


Note: You must login to post a reply.
If you haven't registered, why not join now?. Registration is FREE!
 © 2018 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.