Wigan Council’s Heritage Strategy

Started by: jo anne (33694) 

We have the chance to have a say on the draft! (Link)

View the strategy & fill out the survey HERE (Closes Mon 9th Nov)

Started: 3rd Oct 2020 at 15:53

Posted by: Axcroft (203)

Thanks for posting this jo anne. Read and submitted.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2020 at 18:49

Posted by: jo anne (33694) 

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

Posted by: jo anne (33694) 

Another banner, this time in the Museum of Wigan Life - well worth a visit! (Link)

Survey Link (Closes Mon 9th Nov)

Replied: 11th Oct 2020 at 09:13

Posted by: jo anne (33694) 

Sorry this is very last minute - happening now:

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 11:06

Posted by: tonker (23931) 

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.

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 12:13
Last edited by tonker: 6th Nov 2020 at 12:13:58

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7840)

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 13:30

Posted by: admin (978)

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

Posted by: peter g (2751) 

You can say what you want It's what they say that gets done

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 16:23

Posted by: tonker (23931) 

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

Posted by: jo anne (33694) 

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.”

Replied: 24th Feb 2021 at 07:55
Last edited by jo anne: 24th Feb 2021 at 07:58:38


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