Galleries car park closed

The Galleries car park

A town centre car park will be out of action this Sunday due to essential maintenance work.

Town centre shoppers will not be able to use The Galleries car park this Sunday 16 February while essential work is undertaken by contractors.

Following a structural survey in 2019, water leaks identified on the main access ramp meant that the area needed immediate repair. 

Dave Lyon, Wigan Council’s assistant director for environment, said: “This work marks the conclusion of the essential works identified at the Galleries car park. The council has chosen this date as a result of the forecast dry weather and in order to minimise disruption as much as possible. We apologise for any disruption caused by this essential works.

“Drivers and shoppers are being encouraged to still come into the town centre should they need to and can park free of charge at other locations. We thank people for their patience while the essential works are completed.”

Wigan Council’s free weekend parking offer in Wigan and Leigh is ongoing until March 2020 thanks to prudent financial planning and The Deal, which has helped the local authority stay ahead of the curve when it comes to its savings target.

For more information on where to park in the borough, visit