My Wigan Borough Updates 29th April 2022

Join Wigan Athletic for their end of season Party in the Park
We’re supporting Wigan Athletic’s end of season awards party, which will be Sunday, 1 May, 12-4pm, in Mesnes Park, Wigan, and everyone is invited to come along.

The event will be hosted by BBC Radio and Quest TV presenter, Colin Murray, with local bands, Rivver, Stanleys and Fletchettes.

There will be opportunities to have your photo taken with favourite players.

Wigan Youth Zone will also be running activities for young people.
Click here to find out more
Get involved in Wigan Pride 22
There are lots of opportunities for local community groups, businesses, and organisations to get involved in this year’s Wigan Pride.

Wigan Pride celebrates diversity and encourages equality for all.

There will be a free, family friendly event in Wigan town centre on 13 August featuring music, entertainment, speeches, and a community parade.

A range of sponsorship packages are now available to suit small or larger businesses, non-profit groups, and local partner organisations.

Local organisations are also now invited to apply to be part of this year’s parade, which will launch the event.
Click here to find out more about sponsorship packages
Click here to find out more about being part of the parade
Jubilee celebrations will be a weekend to remember
A series of free, family events are being held across the extended bank holiday weekend in June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – and everyone is invited.

With family-friendly entertainment, food and drink, activities, and games, we’d love to see you.

Join us at:
Thursday 2 June: Official Jubilee Beacon Lighting at Haigh Woodland Park, 6-10pm. 

This is a ticketed event – information to pre-book is in the link below.

Friday 3 June: Mayor’s Jubilee Gala at Pennington Hall Park, Leigh, 10am-4pm
Saturday 4 June: Party in the Park and UEFA Women’s Euros event at Mesnes Park, Wigan, 11am-5pm

If you’re planning to hold a street party to celebrate at home with your neighbours, friends and family, the deadline for applications and road closures is 6 May.
Find the street party application form and details of the free events here
Energy rebate update 
We are currently processing the £150 Energy Rebate payments for eligible residents who pay their Council Tax by direct debit.

Payments will begin to reach the bank accounts of those who are eligible in the next 5 – 10 working days.

If we cannot process your payment automatically or you do not pay by direct debit, more information on the application process is coming soon.

We will contact those eligible residents directly, in due course, to explain the application process.

Please note, we will never cold call or visit you asking for your bank details to process a rebate payment so if you are in any doubt regarding the identity of a caller, please hang up immediately and notify us. 
Click here to view the latest information on the £150 rebate scheme, including eligibility criteria
Tyldesley Library is reopening

On Tuesday 3 May at its new temporary location at Tyldesley Town Hall!

Come along and you will find:

 A safe and welcoming social space, free to join and open to all ages
 Free use of wi-fi and People’s Network computers
 A wide range of books and information
 Access to over 36,000 E-books and 20,000 Audio books plus e-magazines free of charge
 Regular events and activities
 Helpful and friendly staff

The library is open Monday – Wednesday from 10am to 2pm and Thursday – Friday 1pm to 5pm.
Click here to find out more
This week’s Covid-19 tracker for the borough shows:

For the week ending 16 April 2022, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimate that around 1 in 17 people in England had COVID-19
ONS survey data suggests the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 remains high in some regions and has decreased in the North-West.
As at 25 April, there were 49 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