Places (Help with places, streets and buildings in Wigan.)
Ashton town centre, like many others, is too fragmented.
The clearing of the Town Hall to make way for a large clinic is a welcome development. If you look at the back of the town hall you can see rusted steelwork. It's either the remains of an earlier building or more probably an intended extension which was scrapped.Either way it's an eyesore.
It's part of a council strategy to examine the use of hundreds of buildings around the borough. A simple question for each is 'is it really necessary to spend huge sums of money keeping it open'. If the answer is no then it's for the chop.
Every one sold or demolished helps to meet budgetary constraints and in doing so eases the pressure on staff reduction.
Replied: 9th Oct 2011 at 17:29