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Wigan Market is Closing Down

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (9736)

Wigan Market is shutting down this year, this awful news was announced in Leigh Market this morning LINK




Started: 18th May 2022 at 18:13
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 18th May 2022 at 18:16:01

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1860)

Today the bread stall had a sign up ,,open till 2024,

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 18:34

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9736)

Of all the places to announce news like that, in Leigh Market, I mean talk about adding insult to injury, telling the Leythers about it first

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 18:46

Posted by: riocaroni (321)

Wigan market is open until 2024 and I will carry on using it til then!

Replied: 18th May 2022 at 23:53

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9736)

Riocaroni

Well if they close it this year, then that is going to throw a bloody big spanner in your plans to shop there till 2024

Replied: 19th May 2022 at 07:37

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

I passed the entrance to the Galleries on Tuesday, it's closed now but you can still see inside through a grill. All the lights were on and music playing, so I'm assuming that work on dismantling the place is underway.

Replied: 19th May 2022 at 09:28

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9736)

Jathbee

It is being closed down in stages, the escalators have now been fenced off, so the upstairs part must now be closed, and they are going to leave the route from Makinson Arcade to the Outdoor Market, and Market Hall, open for as long ass possible.

www.wigan.gov.uk/Wigans-130m-Galleries-redevelopment

Replied: 19th May 2022 at 11:48

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9736)

Wigan Council persuaded Sky News to keep out of Wigan Market Hall, because they knew the Market Traders would have been criticising Wigan Council, and the anger from those Market Traders, would have been very apparent, and it would have been broadcast all over the country on live TV.

So did the council tell Sky News that Wigan Market Hall was closing down soon, so Leigh Market was a better option, because that would better reflect the general situation in the area, as regards the cost of living, and wholesale price rises for the Leigh Market Traders etc, so in that respect choosing Leigh Market was probably the best thing to do.

But have Wigan Council let the cat out of the bag as regards Wigan Market Hall, because what about these rumours of the deal with the Chinese having fell through, if that is the case, then there will be no money to build a new Market Hall, and the Council yesterday announced in response to that Sky News report, that the Market Hall is staying open until 2024, so does that mean that they will demolish the Galleries around the present Market Hall over the next 18 months, even if the deal with the Chinese has fallen through, and then they will close the Market at the end of next year, hoping that by then, more Market Traders will have ceased trading there, so there will be less bother and possible compensation payments ?

There is something happening, I can smell the skulduggery going on ......

Replied: 19th May 2022 at 12:05

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)

Tommy Two Stroke

What, do you mean like the building of the apartment blocks by Modus on the Trencherfield Mill site and the deliberate running down of the Wigan Pier Tourist attraction to justify the sale?

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 08:26
Last edited by Owd Codger: 20th May 2022 at 09:34:37

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9736)

Yes

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 10:25

Posted by: PeterP (9410)

Do not know how long the market has got left but why do the council not do away with the defunct taxi rank at the back of the market and convert them into disabled bays

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 10:44

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9736)

PeterP

I have thought about that, but will that access road be used by the Market Traders for deliveries etc, because when they start demolishing the old Morrisons, Argos and Boots, I cannot see the underground service area, and it's entrance ramp on Market Street being left open, so I think that they will use that access road for the Market Hall, and then the demolition people may want to use that road too.

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 14:32

Posted by: annemarie (278)

Did you look at the the number of people who took the time to vote just over 20 percent you get what you vote for.You can have postal vote but cant be bothered

Replied: 20th May 2022 at 19:36

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)

Anne Marie

Anything to do with the majority of people knowing that most Councillors are only being interested in what they get in allowances and expenses.

I often wonder how many of them today would do it if they only got basic expenses for attending council meetings like they use to do a few years ago?

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 00:25

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Proof please.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 07:56

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)

And up pops one of them!

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 07:58
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Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

On the subject of things popping up......







Replied: 21st May 2022 at 08:14

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

So where have you been for the last 10 years?

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 08:15

Posted by: fossil (7325)

Owd codger, it's more than likely they don't give a toss about having a vote, and prefer to have a good moan about the council on social media.
Much easier to moan than vote!

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 09:05

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

"......Much easier to moan about the council on social media......"

What do you say Todge?

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 09:25
Last edited by Stardelta: 21st May 2022 at 09:33:09

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1435) 

Owd Codger... click on his name... scroll down and press IGNORE... you will find the site is a better place.... MANY have done similar

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 09:33

Posted by: lectriclegs (4864)

^^^^^^^^^^^^
"MANY have done similar

But you haven't.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 09:36

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

You mean MANY have claimed to BB?

[Why are you telling Todger to put me on ignore?
You don't know what I am saying to him......right?

For all you know BB I could be having a pleasant and friendly chat with him.

Boardy does the same too

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 09:43

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Anyway BB

If you think me, leccy and Baz are objectionable just wait till Todger gets back up to speed after his 10 year hiatus

You aint seen nothing yet

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 09:45

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)

fossil

You are correct when you say that many do not care a toss about voting but many others do not because they no longer see Councillors doing anything for them.

In my case, also seeing some of them that do not care a toss about the people who vote for them as I found out when working for the Council.

A reason, I no longer vote, as some of the Labour Councillors on Wigan Council are no different than the Tories where feathering their own nests is concerned!

But, the declining number of sheep are happy!

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 10:25
Last edited by Owd Codger: 21st May 2022 at 10:26:42

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

"In my case, also seeing some of them that do not care a toss about the people who vote for them as I found out when working for the Council"

What was your role at the council Todge?

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 10:41

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Will you ask him please Fossil?

He doesn't want to talk to me

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 10:53

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1435) 

What was that song by The Tremeloes "Silence is Golden"

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 11:32

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 11:40

Posted by: Platty (1373)

BB: "But my eyes still see"...

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 11:44

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 11:50

Posted by: fossil (7325)

Not up to me to ask him stardelta!
Owd codger,my view of councillors is totally different to you.
Every councillor is different. Some good ,some very good and some poor.
I emailed my three local councillors about a problem affecting my local community but not directly the councillors responsibility.
I asked for advice and if they had any knowledge about the problem.
I had replies from two of them within an hour and no response from the other,so I think you might realise that those two will get my vote as they were very helpful!
Incidentally my wife worked for the council for many years as a departmental manager and doesn’t share your opinion of the council.
My view is that if the 160 million the council was deprived of by the government during their austerity programme, we wouldn’t be moaning as much.


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Replied: 21st May 2022 at 12:13

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

C-mon Todge.....
Tell us all what your role and responsibilities were and what those councillors did that makes you think they couldn't give a toss?

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 15:55

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1860)

Spot on fossil

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 16:15

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1435) 

Platty... the fool can call me till the cows come home... I cant see his drivel.... The Bannermen are losing the battle

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 16:59

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

I can't see what he's contributing to this thread but he must be having a go at someone as that's all he ever does

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 17:02

Posted by: Platty (1373)

BB: Exactly. You can see he's trying to provoke because you can see the banner, but not what he says. He always pops up when the people ignoring him post.
But the threads have been much, much better without him.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 17:11

Posted by: lectriclegs (4864)

" You can see he's trying to provoke"

Can you?
How?

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 17:14

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

"The Bannermen are losing the battle"


What battle BB?

I didnt even know I was in one

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 17:51

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

But in saying that, you could argue that as long as you and the other clapping seals keep saying you are ignoring people, then go and do the exact opposite and mention them...............its a win for the other side

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 17:55

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

I mean......just because you lot have (supposedly) put us on ignore doesn't mean we have to ignore you...........does it

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 18:05

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

Are you sure you're not Bazzzil, because you are becoming as repetitive as he is.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 18:10

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Me? repetitive?


When it comes to being repetitive I have a lonnnnnng way to go before I catch up with certain others

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 18:23

Posted by: Platty (1373)

Leccy: simply by the fact that he appears when the ones who have him on the ignore post. He hopes that they will see the rubbish he posts and respond. He knows who has him on ignore, they have told him, and yet he pops up when they post. Why?

Haven't even you have noticed how nice it's been in this place?

Why don't you join us, you're not a bad lad. Baz isn't bad either, just a gossip.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 18:30

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Has the penny finally dropped **tty?

Have you now realised that you have lost the ability to reply to my comments without making yourself look daft and that just because you are (supposedly) ignoring me I may choose not to ignore you?

If you are going to ignore me just ignore me, no references whatsoever and no conversations by proxy.

Lets see if you actually do have the courage of your convictions ....... persona non grata.......an all that

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 18:44

Posted by: lectriclegs (4864)

"Have you now realised that you have lost the ability to reply to my comments without making yourself look daft "

That's his dilemma.
Replies to you, makes himself looks daft.
Replies to your comments without knowing what they are,makes himself look daft.
It's a no win situation.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 18:55

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

And don’t we know it.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 18:58

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1435) 

Touched a nerve Platty... a silent one from my view... ha ha

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 19:45

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Touched a nerve BB…..really?

Tell us more about this ‘battle’ you mentioned earlier.

Replied: 21st May 2022 at 19:55

Posted by: AngelWood (759)

Still being crude Stardelta. You and your playpals need to get out of the sandpit.

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 00:09

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Please refrain from further provocation Angelwood, it only inflames the situation.


There’s a good girl

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 07:20

Posted by: Bruce Asher (24) 

Bruce Asher

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 14:34

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

Please refrain from further provocation Angelwood, it only inflames the situation.


There’s a good girl

Stardelta. You are fast becoming the rudest, crudest, most patronising poster on WW.
Not nice traits at all. But being in the likeness of Bazzzil, we are to expect little else.

Now cease the bad behavior, there a good boy.

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 14:57

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

"You are fast becoming the rudest, crudest, most patronising poster on WW".

No no no, dear lady, au contraire, au contraire ................I believe I have a lonnnnnng way to go before I even come close to Mr Popular himself, everybody's favourite, the one and only........Terry W esq

He was in your gang too wasn't he, along with all the others? Must have been because I never saw you say a single word against him, even when at his most obnoxious, I did however see you `egg` him on several times when he was ripping into Baz

In fact now you come to mention it, I have NEVER seen you say a word to someone when they are ripping into Baz

Still, and I will say it again......its never what gets said that matters, its who says it, isnt it?

Proof indeed





Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 16:03
Last edited by Stardelta: 22nd May 2022 at 16:11:51

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9736)

Roobarb

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 17:38

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

Stardelta. I could same the same of you regarding Baaazil.. You seem to overlook the fact that he has been banned on numerous occasions for the very things you accuse TerryW of. He's a known trouble maker who has nothing at all to add to WW. And it seems you are following very closely in his footsteps.

I'm also rather long in the tooth to be involved in childish, gang membership. I am and always have been my own person, I have affiliations to no one. I make own mind up. And from what I have seen lately you have stepped right into his shoes.

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 20:06

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

"I'm also rather long in the tooth to be involved in childish, gang membership".

Yeah......I can tell

"I am and always have been my own person, I have affiliations to no one. I make own mind up"

Me too

Anyway.......say nowt bout me and I will say nowt bout thee

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 20:23
Last edited by Stardelta: 22nd May 2022 at 20:33:35

Posted by: First Mate (737)

Posted by: jathbee (11255)

"Stardelta. I could same the same of you regarding Baaazil.. You seem to overlook the fact that he has been banned on numerous occasions"

I have to ask the question, how do you know that "Baaazil has been banned on numerous occasions?

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 20:31

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

It doesn't take detective to spot his style of posting. He is after all very repetitive. He started life as Walshly and has had quite a few reincarnations after his frequent bannings. He was in evidence on these boards long before your time here, First Mate. And is well known amongst some on here for his constant stirrings. I hope this answers your question.

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 20:54

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

"And is well known amongst some on here for his constant stirrings"

Along with several others....... I might add



Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 21:00

Posted by: broady (18205) 

Five user names at least. Everyone new when he was knew on here.

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 21:23

Posted by: First Mate (737)

Posted by: broady (18062) View broady's page
Five user names at least. Everyone new when he was knew on here.

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 21:23

Did Admin not realise?

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 21:35

Posted by: broady (18205) 

No idea TBH.

Replied: 22nd May 2022 at 21:42

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1435) 

Sorry for repeating myself.... use the IGNIORE button..

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 08:05

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)

I was under the impression that the indoor market was to be moved to the empty Marketgate part of the Galleries.

Is that no longer the case?

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 08:37

Posted by: jathbee (11349)



Did Admin not realise?

I would think so, hence his bannings for constant trouble making.
He is now constantly playing the victim and of course some people who don't have the measure of him think he is the victim.

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 10:09

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

There will soon be an announcement .....I'm back have you missed me ?

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 10:48

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

In fact now you come to mention it, I have NEVER seen you say a word to someone when they are ripping into Baz

But yet she and nana would rip into people for saying anything to the 2 nastiest people that have ever been on here.


Still, and I will say it again......its never what gets said that matters, its who says it, isnt it?

Totally agree SD

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 10:55

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Dunno bout you Baz but I never heard any of them demanding that Terry gets banned, even when he was making crude references to onanism telling sick jokes about child abuse and comparing people to Fred and Rose West, Jimmy Saville and Rolf Harris.

I wonder why???

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 12:47

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

I would ask the question but I doubt I would get an answer.

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 12:48

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

or when nasty mac was making jokes about Jimmy Saville

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 12:49

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Do you remember when Terry finally got the chop Baz…….a certain someone kicked off and claimed it was all our fault.

I didn’t stop laughing for hours

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 13:18

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

I'm guessing the like "nasty uns"

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 18:32

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

Why don't you tell the nice 'uns on here Bazzil just how many times you have had the chop and pray tell them why you are disliked by the nasty 'uns.
Go on, I dare you.

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 18:44
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Posted by: tonker (25291) 

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 19:01

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 19:10

Posted by: bambam (2541)

Ha Ha that's funny Tonker.

Replied: 23rd May 2022 at 20:01

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)

By the absence of any reply to my question, it would appear that nobody knows what's happening to the market and if it is going to be re-sited in Marketgate.

It would appear that there is more interest in issues of stirring!

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 07:21

Posted by: PeterP (9410)

Owd Codger No matter what the thread is about normally the three stooges try to spoil it Some people have them on ignore others just bypass what they print and also dont' react to their s**T stirring

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 08:32

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

OC, ask 2 stroke, he seems to have all the info, true or not.

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 08:46

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)

PeterP

Perhaps, their user names should be Larry, Mo and Curley.

Question is, which one has got the bald head!

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 08:50

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

as I've asked before, who is number 3?

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 10:49

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

Who are number 1 + 2 please ?

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 11:32

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 11:44

Posted by: riocaroni (321)

The market is staying open until 2024! I hope this doesn't upset anyone or we'll lose track of the thread?

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 14:46

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

as I've asked before, who is number 3? Basil asked

I'm asking who are number 1 + 2 Basil ?

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 14:49

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

Ask the people who follow you around like lost puppies

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 15:43

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

That's the reason I'm asking you

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 15:45

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

I'm sure they'll be along shortly.

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 16:24

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 16:47

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1435) 

nan..
in 1st spot.... Stardelta
in 2nd spot... Lekkylegs
in third. spot... yon mon brush.

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:00

Posted by: AngelWood (759)

Goodness can't you just feel the teenage angst flowing from 1 & 3.

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:07

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

Thanks BB I was on the same page just needed it confirming Brush was number 3

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:11

Posted by: tonker (25291) 

There you have it, river mon and th'owd'un, nobody gives a toss about the market, shutting or not. And that includes me!

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:23

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

"Goodness can't you just feel the teenage angst flowing from 1 & 3"

All I can feel is a number of people desperately trying to get a piece of me, and failing miserably.......yourself included.

When you do finally give it up as a lost cause and decide you don't want to play anymore will you be putting me on ignore too...... like all the others who have tried and failed have?

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:24

Posted by: AngelWood (759)

No, you can be amusing sometimes. It's actually quite funny watching you rail against all your imaginary injustices

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:30

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

@SD

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:32

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

"It's actually quite funny watching you rail against all your imaginary injustices"

Well what can I say, I am stuck for words .......

Oh wait.......I have found one........`ditto`

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:35

Posted by: PeterP (9410)

Stardelta people do not put you on ignore because they have a laugh at your posts and don't take the bait any more

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:36

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Not wrong am I baz?

They always come out of the woodwork when you are about

All we need now is for Boardy to chip in and BINGO.......its a full house

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:38

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Well thats the whole crux of the problem if you ask me Peter.....Some people like to upstage others but they cant cope with being upstaged by others

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 17:44

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

boredy and fatty

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 18:04

Posted by: jathbee (11349)



All I can feel is a number of people desperately trying to get a piece of me, and failing miserably.......yourself included.

When you do finally give it up as a lost cause and decide you don't want to play anymore will you be putting me on ignore too...... like all the others who have tried and failed have?

My, my. You do have a very skewed idea of how much people give a hoot.
'A piece of you' ??? You also have skewed idea of your own self importance to this forum.
Peterp is quite right, you are laughable, in more ways than one.

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 19:01

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Thanks for the comments

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 19:02

Posted by: jathbee (11349)

You're welcome

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 19:16

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Baz?
Just thinking back.......
Did you ever find out exactly what it was that ***tty said about your missus a few weeks ago that caused the thread to get pulled?

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 20:17

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

No, and I doubt he's man enough to say it again.

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 20:23

Posted by: Stardelta (9831)

Funny how things like that get forgotten about isn't it.......no......wait......Its SAD how things like that get forgotten about

Replied: 24th May 2022 at 20:35

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

but very convenient.

Replied: 25th May 2022 at 08:24

Posted by: annemarie (278)

Been away at Lakes sorry I missed this we do have intelligent and passionate people in Wigan I love this town

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 22:16

 

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