My Wigan Borough Updates 5/11/2021

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Welcome to your weekly email newsletter from Wigan Council 

This week’s local vaccination data has been published
493,823 vaccines have been given out to Wigan Borough residents.

We’re calling on everyone over 16 to come forward for your first dose. You can go to any of the borough’s walk-in clinics without an appointment.
Click here to find your nearest walk-in clinic
This week’s Covid-19 tracker for the borough is now available It shows:The rate of new cases in Wigan Borough is lower than the previous week
 Wigan has the sixth highest rate of new cases in Greater Manchester for the latest complete week (23-29 October). Wigan currently has the 5th highest total rate in GM.
 The over-60s weekly incidence rate for Wigan is the fourth lowest of the 10 Greater Manchester areas.
 Wigan is higher than the Greater Manchester and lower than the North-West average for rate of new cases in the latest 7 days.
 As at 2 November, there were 27 COVID-positive patients in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospitals.There are some easy things you can do to help protect yourself and your family and friends against Covid-19 and other winter illness such as bad colds and flu:Wash your hands frequently with soap, especially when you come home
 Use sanitiser when you’re out and about
 Regularly clean frequently touched points in your home
 Wear a face covering in busy public settings and try to keep your distance from others if possible.
Click here to read the full tracker
Have your say on the Police and Crime Plan
Greater Manchester Police have launched a public consultation to gather feedback on their refreshed Police and Crime Plan.

You can help set the direction for policing and community safety across Greater Manchester by sharing your feedback.
Click here to have your say
Be Well highlights for November
Here are just a few things that are going on across our leisure centres this month.

Throughout November we are holding a special joining offer at our leisure centres!
Join our leisure centres for just £1 when you sign up between today and the 30 November.

GOGA HUSH Returns to Howe Bridge with Active Inclusive Wigan Tuesday 23 November!
Adventure Play and Climbing session open to all families, with the aim to get those with and without disabilities or additional support needs active together.
For all booking enquiries please contact activeinclusive@bewellwigan.org

Tuesday Twilight Paddles at Scotmans Flash  
Paddle out at dusk with our instructors and lights!

Our weight management programme is back open
A wide range of group and individual options are back running for anyone who needs support to lose weight and get active. We support people with individually tailored programmes working with a range of partners.
Contact lwfg@bewellwigan.org for more information.

 
Click here to find out about joining our leisure centres for £1
Click here to find out about Tuesday Twilight Paddles at Scotmans Flash
Click here to find out more about Be Well activities
New online checker for Greater Manchester’s Clean Air ZoneIn May 2022, Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will be implemented across the city-region to improve air quality now and for future generations.

From 30 November 2021, applications will be open for financial support to upgrade or retrofit non-compliant HGVs, and for all other affected vehicle types funding opens late January 2022.

Early application is encouraged to ensure applicants are well-placed to access the available funding.A new online checker is now available to enable vehicle owners to find out if their vehicle is affected by the Clean Air Zone and whether they are eligible for financial support.

If you need further information about Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone, please contact info@cleanairgm.com
 
Click here to access the checker
Have your say in the UEFA survey and get chance to win tickets 
A survey has been created to understand the economic and social impact of the UEFA European Women’s Championship 2022 (UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2022) in England and they would love to hear from you.

Any information you provide will be used only for research purposes and your answers are completely confidential and anonymous.
 
It should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to a UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 group game at a location convenient to you.
Click here to complete the survey
Bonfire night safety
This bonfire night enjoy fireworks in a way that is safe and respectful.

Fireworks are not for everyone. The noise and unexpected nature of fireworks can often leave some people feeling scared and anxious.

They can also frighten pets and wildlife leading to injuries.

It is always best to attend an organised display rather than hold a private function.
Click here to find out more
Frost Fest is back
FrostFest, our winter programme of festive family friendly events and activities is back for 2021.

Events will start from November 20 and will include Santa parades, Christmas light switch ons and Christmas markets.

Follow our This Is Wigan social media channels to keep up to date.
Or click here to see the full list of events
Preparing for Adulthood: Digital event for young people with disabilities and your families 
If you’re a young person with a disability, who’s thinking about what to do next in life, the Preparing for Adulthood digital event could be just what you need.
 
The 5 day digital event runs from 8-12 November and every day there will be 2 online sessions, where you’ll be able to get information and ask questions about lots of different subjects.
 
There will be 20 different speakers over 5 days on topics such as health, happiness, independence and education.
 
Young people’s sessions are 1.00-1.50pm and sessions for parents and carers are 6.30-7.30pm.
Click here to find the full programme and book your place
Click here to ask a question to be answered at one of the events
Covid-19 memorial survey
 Plans for Covid-19 memorials in Wigan Borough will be shaped by the results of a public survey.

Residents are being asked to give their feedback on proposals to create permanent spaces for communities to remember, reflect and recover.

Haigh Woodland Park and Lilford Park in Leigh have been identified as potential locations for the main focal points.

But there are also plans to have memorial trees planted to create places of remembrance in each area of the borough.
Please take part in the survey here