The News from Wigan
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Record numbers at Leigh Community 10K
A record 750 people signed up for the second Leigh Community 10k, held on Sunday 13 August.
17 August 2018
Gordon (centre) with Cllr Chris Ready and Cllr Jim Moodie Click for full size image
Next stop Leigh for senior runner after reaching milestone
Age is just a number for one Wigan resident, who this month completed his 100th park run – and has now set his sights on this Sunday’s Leigh Community 10K.
10 August 2018
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Record numbers enjoy the Play at Haigh!
Haigh Woodland Park welcomed a record 14,000 visitors on Wednesday (1 August) for a festival of play.
03 August 2018
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Come to Haigh for a Day of Play!
Families are invited to a day of fun at Haigh Woodland Park as part of National Play Day celebrations on Wednesday 1 August.
31 July 2018
Elliot and grandad Click for full size image
Schoolboy takes on Leigh 10k for Grandad
A 15-year-old schoolboy from Leigh will run the Leigh 10K in memory of his grandad.
30 July 2018
Robin Park Leisure Centre reception area Click for full size image
Work set to begin on £6m revamp of Robin Park Leisure Centre and Arena
Robin Park Leisure Centre is to receive a facelift as part of a £6 million redevelopment of the sports complex.
03 July 2018
Kris Radlinski and Emmerson Boyce training with Lose Weight, Feel Great FOR MEN participants at the DW Stadium Click for full size image
Wigan clubs team up to tackle male obesity
Wigan’s great sporting institutions have teamed up in Men’s Health Week to kick start the fight against excess weight and obesity.
20 June 2018
Active Outdoors volunteers and cyclists and J. Hopkins’ director Noel Hopkins (second from right) and senior supervisor Neil Abbott (furthest right) Click for full size image
Bike Week cash boost for Wigan cycle programme
Wigan’s Active Outdoors cycling programme has received a £500 donation to mark National Bike Week and help keep wheels turning across the region.
15 June 2018
Record numbers for 2018 Believe Talent Fund. Pictured - Oliver Cope, James Smith, Emmie Rose, Charlotte Edwards, Adam Blezard of Inspiring healthy lifestyles, which manages the fund (rear), Cllr Chris Ready (front), and Danny Dawoud. Click for full size image
Record numbers for Believe Talent Fund
More talented athletes in Wigan and Leigh are being supported than ever before as part of the Believe Talent Fund.
30 May 2018
Left to right: Keith Bergman, General Manager for Destination Parks at Inspiring healthy lifestyles; Karen Lawrenson, Senior Project Officer at Lancashire County Council; and Karen Guest, Business Investment Manager at Wigan Council. Click for full size image
Funding boost for Haigh Woodland Park
A cash boost of more than £10,000 has been awarded to Haigh Woodland Park to support investment in future activities and events.
30 May 2018