Wigan Archives Service: is
open Tuesday-Thursday, 10.00-1.00
and 2.00-4.30, by appointment.
To view details of the collection catalogues,
please contact the Archivist,
look for information on our website at
or else consult the websites of
Access to Archives (A2A) or The Greater Manchester Past Finder.
We are sorry for the inconvenience caused during this unusually cold
- There will be a rubbish collection for bagged waste ONLY using smaller
vehicles on your normal collection day.
- Please help us by limiting your waste to 2 bin bags per household.
- Excess waste should be dropped off at any Household Waste Recycling
Centres (HWRC's) across the borough if safe to do so. Please refer to
your collection calendar for your day of collection.
- Please put your bagged waste out by 7am on your normal collection day.
If your waste has not been collected by 5pm, please take it back inside
and it will be collected on your nect collection day.
- Christmas tree collections have deen delayed. Residents should keep
hold of their trees until normal green waste collections resume from 15
February or take it to the nearest HWRC.
- There are no recycling collections at present, please keep hold of your
recyclables or take them to a HWRC or supermarket site if safe to do so.
- Updates will be posted on the council website and on the ES Helpline
phone message daily.
New Brown Bin:
Residents will receive a small leaflet explaining about the distribution
the new brown bins and the details of what it is to be used for. Should your bin not
be emptied then contact Environmental Services on 01942 404364. Brown bins are emptied every two weeks.If you have been given a large bin and wish to
exchange for a smaller bin please ring the above number.
The Wigan and Leigh Community Safety Partnership is made
up of representatives
from different council departments and external agencies from the public,
and voluntary sectors which work together to promote safer, stronger,
communities. We have piloted a community engagement approach called
and Communities Together (PACT for short) as a way of identifying and
to the issues that matter to local communities. We are currently in
the process of rolling
out PACT across the Borough. More information will be made available
is rolled out in your local area.
Working in partnership to bring down crime and anti social behaviour
has proved to
be very successful. Operation Treacle and Challenge are the largest
of our operations.
The Partnership will plan, deliver and evaluate positive action that
reduces crime, fear
of crime, drugs related harm and offending behaviour through multi-agency
alongside local residents - with the aim of creating safe, healthy and
Our local community will know that rates of crime, disorder and drugs
misuse have been
reduced substantially. They will know why and how this has been accomplished
live more secure and healthy lives as a result.
We aim to:
Reduce recorded crime
Increase Public confidence on crime and in the Police
Increase the number of successful drug treatments
Reduce the number of offenders who re-offend
Reduce the number of young people who start to offend
Narrow the gap between our most deprived communities and the average
on rates of crime
Increase the voluntary and community sectors participating in the Partnership
Produce cleaner streets and better green spaces
TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR ROAD WORKS QUERIES:
WIGAN COUNCIL STREET WORKS CO-ORDINATOR 01942 489306
WIGAN COUNCIL ASSISTANT STREET WORKS CO-ORDINATOR 01942 489308
BT 0800 800 150
ELECTRICITY NORTH WEST 0800 048 1820
VIRGIN MEDIA 0845 454 1111
NATIONAL GRID GAS (FORMERLY TRANSCO) ( ESCAPES) 0800 111999
UNITED UTILITIES WATER (INCLUDING DRAINAGE) 08457 462200
GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE 0161 872 5050
WIGAN COUNCIL (EMERGENCIES - OUT OF HOURS ) 01942 404040