Wigan Council’s Heritage Strategy
Thanks for posting this jo anne. Read and submitted.
Replied: 3rd Oct 2020 at 18:49
You’re welcome, Axcroft. I didn’t know of the consultation till seeing the banner in The Galleries yesterday.
Replied: 3rd Oct 2020 at 20:26
Sorry this is very last minute - happening now: www.wigan.gov.uk
Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 11:06
I read (quickly) through the Environment Strategy whilst having a cup of tea and a toast butty.
What a load of rubbish it is! Full of wrong information.
This is what you get with the sort of people involved in this type of thing.
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On Wednesday 4th November at Christies auction in London, there was bust in the auction of Queen Elizabeth 1st sculptured, in Cannell coal, by a prominent 18th cen. sculptor Robert Town who was active in Wigan 1756-1767 Estimated £1,500 £2,500
The local History Society contacted the council to see if they were going to bid on it, as the History shop have a similar bust of Henry VIII sculptured by the same man. The history society said that they could contribute around £500. The councils response "We cant afford it"??? O.K. £2000 is a lot of money to me and you but to the council, who have just ploughed millions into THE FIRE WITHIN project which is supposedly about Wigan's Heritage is a complete joke. Both busts together would have made a great display in the History shop. It sold for £2,,200 plus premium.
Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 16:16
You can say what you want It's what they say that gets done
Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 16:23
I heard there's a truck full of bullshit up for auction next week. The council have put in a £100,000 bid for it.
"It's important to us", said a council spokesperson, this morning!
Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 16:38
Leigh Journal (24th Feb):
The Historic Environment Strategy (HES) was approved at a meeting of Wigan’s Council’s cabinet members this week. (18th Feb, 4pm, Item 64 Link)
Cllr Terry Halliwell, the council’s heritage champion, said: “We had an overwhelmingly positive response in our public consultation which generated more than 440 responses with 95% of those saying they are on board with our vision.”
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