Youth Zone latest by Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
The new Youth Zone on Mesnes Playing field taking shape.
Comment by Lee Layland on 23rd April 2012 at 05:54
Happy St. Georges day!
Comment by Rocket on 23rd April 2012 at 06:56
Another Council cock-up!!
Comment by wcml on 23rd April 2012 at 08:49
a good photo,all be it of a pile of dirt.
Comment by Dave Marsh on 23rd April 2012 at 10:44
You can't put a price on an pleasant open space in any Town.Space should be a major part of any planning.So sad to see happy days become just memories in your head.
Comment by Cyril on 23rd April 2012 at 11:26
All I see is a future premium site office block for rent from Whelcough Holdings PLC, Wigan Academy my a***!
Comment by Alan H on 23rd April 2012 at 11:35
Sheer vandalism,probably some Roman remains being destroyed as well.
Comment by tricia on 23rd April 2012 at 14:22
I totally agree.. vandals the lot of them. They will not be happy until the have ruined every green area the town ever had.As for 'planning' , they do not know the meaning of the word.They would be better suited to somewhere like Milton Keynes where they could install more plastic animals amid the rubbish buildings they would cover the landscape with.
Comment by danny d on 23rd April 2012 at 15:08
Why couldn't they just use the old army recruitment place on the opposite side of the field, theres loads of space in it and the field could have been uses sports,
Comment by Mac on 23rd April 2012 at 15:30
My sentiments exactly, Cyril.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 23rd April 2012 at 19:57
I think it`s scandalous siting it there, but Cyril, it`s not an Academy, see http://www.wiganyz.org/
Comment by rebian on 23rd April 2012 at 21:03
My old school field, shocking
Comment by Al C. on 24th April 2012 at 10:20
There are many empty places in Wigan that would have done for a youth centre, the lower level of Marketgate has been virtually empty for years and only a short walk from the field.
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 24th April 2012 at 22:15
Dare I send this picture to my 81year old brother I wonder?! He was at the grammer school in the 40`s and loved playing cricket there.......
Comment by Alan H on 25th April 2012 at 10:13
Jean F (Wales) If you want your brother to have a heart attack send the photo, if you love him, Don't
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 26th April 2012 at 20:41
Alan, thats exactly what I meant,think it would upset him too much.
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