who want to improve their neighbourhood or local environment often start
a Residents Association.
Hindley Green Residents Association (HGRA) is a group
of ordinary people who care about Hindley Green.
The objectives of HGRA is to safeguard and promote the interests of
the residents in the area on matters concerning the environment.
To help improve living conditions, community facilities and services
for residents living in the groups area.
In order to do this, HGRA is committed to representing
the views of residents in the area of operation and acts as a pressure
group to help bring about these goals.
HGRA upholds equal opportunities and works towards good
relations amongst all members of the community, specifically prohibiting
any conduct which discriminates or harrasses on grounds of race, religion,
disability, political belief, sex or sex orientation.
Hindley Green is a parish (C.E.) and local council ward (Wigan).
HGRA would like to express our thanks to all
those members that use EasyFundraising to raise funds on behalf
of the Association.
To Date £120.69 has been raised. Click for More Information.
NOTICE to HGRA MEMBERS If your contact details have changed
Address, Telephone, Email address.
Or if you acquired an Email address since joining HGRA.
Tel: 01942 254831 email@example.com
Next General Meeting
July 2015 7.00pm Bethel Community Centre
Atherton Rd, Hindley Green
Next Committee Meeting Tuesday 16th June
( No joining fee )
You can still become a member even if you are unable to attend
the meetings as with a larger membership quorum we have greater
strength in fighting our corner on whatever the issue may be? Click here to Join HGRA Today
Election of HGRA Committee took place at the AGM
6th May 2015. See Committee
Citizens Advice in the Borough of Wigan offering
Pension Wise appointments across Wigan & Leigh to help
people plan for their future.
It lies to the east of Hindley, Greater Manchester,
Lancashire. It follows the main A577 Atherton Road to its boundary with
The Hindley Green Ward includes the areas of Hindley Green and The Hollins.
The ward has an overall population of 10641 spread across 4162 households,
It comprises four churches (St.John the Evangelist CE, Sacred Heart
RC & The Family Church at Bethel & Hindley Green Methodist Church),See Churches
It has three primary schools, (Hindley Green CP, St John's CE Primary
& Sacred Heart RC Primary). See
HGRA has been a constituted organisation since 2008
and has been active in the local community.
By listening to residents and working along side of ward councillors,
HGRA's aim is to improve conditions and community facilities.
Below are some of the projects that HGRA have been actively involved
in. See Projects Page
If you live in Hindley Green please get involved Together
We CAN make a difference.
The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity for the elderly and terminally
ill and their pets. We seek to keep owner and pet together for as long
as possible with the help of a national network of volunteers who assist
when day to day care poses a problem.
We have a resident of Hindley Green asking for our support to walk their
dog but not enough local volunteers to be able to help them, so wondered
if you have a community newsletter or notice boards on which we could
publicise our need for more help in the area.
Our aim is to relieve the owners of any worry concerning the welfare
of their pets both during and after their own lifetime making us unique
All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them. Teams
take it in turn to visit housebound owners to take the dog for a walk,
they offer help with cat care, volunteers foster pets as one of their
family when owners face a spell in hospital, they take pets to the vet,
even clean out the budgie's cage. We take any problem posed in day to
day care of pets. Contact Sally direct on 01736 758707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any help you are able to give will be very gratefully accepted.
The Cinnamon Trust
St Johns Church Hindley Green ............................St
Johns Flower Festival
Saturday 28th June 2015 7.30pm...........................23rd
- 28th June 2015
HERE FOR PICTURES
Ashton, Leigh & Wigan
Osteoporosis Support Group
Meeting at Bethel Community Centre, Atherton Rd, Hindley Green.
Wednesday 26th August 2015at 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Speaker from the Pensioners Link.
Free Addmission, All Welcome, No need to book, Tea & Coffee provided.
Further meeting on Wednesday 21st October 2015 at the same venue, same
Includes Medical Updates with new medical information and developement
from the 2014 National Osteoporosis Conference.
Lead Speaker: Christina Heaton from the Ashton, Leigh & Wigan Falls
Service & Fracture Liasion Service
If anyone would like to make a donation of imperishable
goods. Please bring them to any of the HGRA Meetings held at the Bethel
Meetings held the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm.
OR You can take them to St John's Church, After Service on Wednesdays,
Sunday morning 9.15 - 10am. 11.15 - 12.00.
In recognition of the work done by Hindley Green Residents
Our bees are in danger again. Toxic chemical
companies are trying to get their banned pesticides back on UK fields.
An application was just submitted to the government asking them to lift
the ban on bee-killing chemicals for some crops planted this autumn.
The powerful pesticides which Europe banned
last year are called neonicotinoids - and they pose a huge risk to bees.
Last month an influential group of scientists concluded that these banned
pesticides dont just kill bees, they wreak havoc with
other insects and plants in the countryside too. 
A huge petition will make it clear to the
environment minister that she still needs to protect our bees, not the
toxic profits of bee-killing chemical companies.
PS: Bees pollinate apples, cucumbers, strawberries,
tomatoes, cauliflowers, onions, cabbages, broccoli, carrots and many
many more of our fruit and veg. Without bees, we wouldnt last
very long! So please help stop this new threat to their survival - sign
the petition now: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/keep-the-ban
Allotments are available to interested
Hindley Green residents to work plots of land Opposite the Dray
Anyone who maybe interested in having
an allotment in Hindley Green, Please write or phone
ward councillor, Bob Brierley to express their interest.
67 Thomas St, Hindley Green, Wigan,
( No joining fee )
You can still become a member even if you are unable to attend the meetings
as with a larger membership quorum we have greater strength in fighting
our corner on whatever the issue may be? Click here to Join HGRA Today
The Aim is to HELP
The hidden working poor
People on low incomes
People with social difficulties
People with mental health issues
Next Beat It Team visit: 13th - 17th April 2015 The Beat it Team will be out and about
cleaning up Grot Spots in the Hindley Green area.
If you know of any areas that need attention, please contact one of
Hindley Greens local councillors at:
Councillors K Stitt:
01942 486857 B Brierley
01942 736259 F Carmichael
St Johns CE
01942 255396 Police
0161 872 5050
Local Police Team
0161 856 7436
0800 555111 Wigan MBC
01942 255287 Emergency
Email: email@example.com Domestic Violence Emergency 999
Non Emergency 101 National Helpline (24 Hours)
0808 2000 247 Greater Manchester
Domestic Abuse Helpline
0161 636 7525 Respect Helpline ( Male Victims )
0808 801 0327 Respect Helpline ( Perpetrators )
0808 802 4040 Broken Rainbow (LGBT )
0300 999 5428 Victim Support
0845 303 0900 Wave ( Women against Violence, Drop In Centre )
01942 262270 Dias ( Drop In & Share, Domestic Violence Centre
01942 495230 Your Housing Group ( Domestic Abuse Centre )
Leigh Walk in Centre
0844 477 1844
Hindley Green Surgery
Bus & Rail
0161 228 7811
Hindley Green Residents
Association Tel: 01942 254831
22 Colwyn Drive
Citizens Advice Bereau
0844 826 9713 or 01942 267967
Text: Help Finance to 87023
Credit Unions Unify Credit Union ( Wigan Branch )
01942 701706 Leigh Branch
01942 607002 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome Credit Union ( Wigan )
01942 828702 or Email: email@example.com WIAC
Wigan independent Advice Centre offers advice and information about
welfare rights, bebefits, advice and help with reviews and appeals.
01942 489984 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit: www.wiganfis.org.uk and search for 'WIAC'