Have your say at Big Listening Event

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Big Green Couch

Leigh residents will get the chance to talk about what they see for the future of the borough at a Big Listening Event next week.

Wigan Council will be hosting the session at The Turnpike as part of The Big Listening Project.

The Deal transformed the way the council works with communities across Wigan Borough, when it was launched in 2013, by creating an informal contract between the council and residents.

It led on to the Deal for the Future which continues this work of building strong, resilient communities up to 2020. Now the council is working with communities and partners to create a new vision together for the borough through the Deal 2030.

The Big Listening Project will capture residents’ views on what they imagine Wigan Borough will look like in the future to help shape The Deal 2030.

Leader of Wigan Council Councillor David Molyneux said: “The Deal has revolutionised the way we work with our communities and partners and through building closer ties with our partners we have fared better than many other councils despite being so heavily affected by government cuts.

“We now want to draw up plans for the next 10 years for Wigan Borough and want it to be a collaborative vision that works for everyone. We know Leigh residents are passionate about their community and we have been listening to what you have been telling us which has led to action between us and our partners to make a difference. Come along and tell us what you think can continue this important work.”

For those who cannot attend the event on Monday 15th October there will be plenty of chances to take part with a big green sofa touring the borough. Follow Wigan Council on Facebook and Twitter to see a full list of venues where the big green sofa will be visiting.

The Big Listening Event will run from 5:30pm to 8pm at The Turnpike, Leigh on Monday, 15th October.