My Wigan Borough Updates 22/4/2022

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Cycle Three Sisters Racetrack
Our annual free cycling event is back at the popular Three Sisters racetrack in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Families from across the borough are invited to come along with or without a bike on Tuesday 3 May from 3-8pm.

There will be adult and children’s bikes and helmets available to borrow, balance bikes for the little ones, Wheels for All adapted cycles, E-bikes, cycling stalls, and other family activities including a climbing wall, face painting, bike maintanence and inflatables.

No need to book, please come along to Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 8DD.

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 Come and help create the Women’s EURO 2022 Tournament Anthem this Sunday
 Are you a player or supporter of women’s football?

Here’s a new opportunity to get involved in the Women’s EURO 2022 Anthem Project, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
 
We will be hosting a FREE participatory workshop at
the Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan
on Sunday 24 April 2022 from 2pm until 4pm.

You’ll get the chance to try out instruments, meet Royal Philharmonic Orchestra musicians, and develop lyric and musical ideas for the local anthem (no prior musical knowledge is needed).

We’d love to encourage women and girls who play or are fans of football (to ensure that their voice is represented in the anthem), as well as coaches, club members and supporters (including parent/carers). The session is open to all genders.
Click here to find out more and book your place
A national roadshow celebrating UEFA Women’s Euros 2022 will visit the Borough 
The family focused roadshow will showcase the best of football, fitness and music.

The roadshow will travel 800 miles across the country and will be in Wigan in Mesnes Park on Saturday 4 June.
 
Click here to read more
Care To Join Us?
Our reablement team, who work with residents in our borough to support their independence and to help maintain their ability to remain living safely and happily within their own homes, is holding a recruitment day in Hindley on 25 April.

If you’re a kind, communicative people person who would like to help people like Walter, why not come along, have a brew, and hear more about the opportunities on offer?
Click here to find out more and book your place
Visit Wigan
Our brand new Visit Wigan website has launched.

It’s showcasing the very best the borough has to offer, from heritage, arts and culture, great food and drink, to adventure play at Haigh.
Click here to visit the new website
This week’s Covid-19 tracker for the borough shows:
In the week ending 9 April 2022, the ONS estimate that around 1 in 14 people in England had COVID-19
ONS survey data suggests percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 remains high in some regions and has decreased in the North West.
As at 19 April, there were 59 COVID-positive patients in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospitals, a decrease 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. 
Click here to read the latest Government guidance
Click here to view the full tracker
Click here to read more about vaccinations and to book or manage a vaccination appointment online
Celebrate our blooming marvellous planet this Earth Day
 
Thinking about the scale of planet Earth, Wigan Borough makes up just a tiny part of it – but it is our part, and it is important that we look after it.

Each year on 22 April, millions of people globally gather physically and virtually to observe Earth Day.

The annual celebration, which has been running for over five decades, looks at the past, present and future of our planet.

This year, the focus is on investing in our planet to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.

While organisations have an important role to play, responding to the climate crisis is something we can all play a part in.
 
Click here to find some creative ideas for protecting the planet
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