Wishing everyone in the borough a peaceful and happy Easter weekend.
|Live Q and A with the borough’s Director of Public Health|
If you have questions or concerns about anything related to Covid, here’s your chance to put them to the borough’s Director of Public Health, Professor Kate Ardern.
Professor Ardern will host a live question and answer session tonight (Thursday 14 April) on our Facebook page and everyone is welcome to watch and ask questions via the comments section.
Just go to our Facebook page at 6pm. The session will last approximately half an hour.
|Recycling centres open as usual|
Our recycling centres will be open as usual this Easter weekend, from 8am until 7.45pm.
|Register to Vote|
Local elections will be on Thursday 5 May.
If you’re not already registered to vote, you only have a few hours left to register as registration closes tonight (14 April).
Just five spare minutes, and you’ll be all set to have your say on the issues that matter to you.
Your Vote Matters. Don’t lose it.
|This week’s Covid-19 tracker for the borough shows:|
Office for National Statistics survey data suggests that the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 remained high and increased in the North-West, along with several other regions.
As at 11 April, there were 71 COVID-positive patients in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospitals, an increase from this time last week.
A message from our public health team:
Following the discontinuation of universal free testing as part of the national Living With Covid plan, we have removed the sections based on cases and rates for Wigan Borough as they no longer accurately reflect the incidence of Covid-19 in our communities.
Please continue to wash hands or sanitise regularly, wear a mask in crowded public places, sanitise frequently touched places in the home, and open windows occasionally to let in some fresh air.
These small actions will help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.
Being fully vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from the most serious effects of Covid-19.
|Dementia friendly activities reopen|
Our range of dementia friendly activities are starting to reopen.
The activities include walks and other outdoor activities, swimming and coffee mornings and would suit anyone living with dementia and their families and carers.
| Important Easter bin-formation|
Over the Easter break please remember that your bin collection day will change.
Week commencing 11 April your bin collection will be a day earlier, with collections back to normal week commencing 18 April.
|Easter parking – Wigan town centre |
Water Street Car Park in Wigan town centre will be operating reduced hours over Easter weekend.
15 April – Good Friday – 10.30am-17.30pm
Saturday 16 April – Normal hours
Sunday 17 April – Easter Sunday – Closed
Monday 18 April – Easter Monday – 10.30am-17.30pm
We’re still offering free parking on all council car parks in Wigan and Leigh town centres at weekends (only applies to Saturday and Sunday).