My Wigan Borough Updates 6/5/2022

VE Day 2022
VE Day was be marked within the Sunday service at Wigan Parish Church on Sunday, 8 May.

The Mayor of Wigan Borough will be layed a wreath at the cenotaph after the service to honour all those involved 
Local elections results
 Wigan Borough went to the polls yesterday and the results are in.
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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 
Find details of the free events here
Borsdane Woods will be part of ancient canopy to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 

Hindley’s Borsdane Woods has been chosen as part of a national network of 70 ancient woodlands to be dedicated to the Queen in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. 

The woodland is rich with history, a home to exotic tree species and unique daffodils – as well as welcoming more than 100,000 visits each year.
Read more about the project
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Good luck to everyone taking exams soon
SATs, GCSE’s and ‘A’ Level exams are starting soon.
A message from Councillor Jenny Bullen, Cabinet Member for Children and Families and Cath Pealing, Assistant Director (Education) at Wigan Council:

“We’d like to wish everyone taking exams and tests, the very best of luck!

“We know that exam time can often be stressful for children and young people.

“It’s important that you work hard and try your best but it’s also important to look after yourselves too.

“If you’re revising, make sure you take regular breaks, get some fresh air and exercise, give yourself some small rewards, and make sure you allow enough time for a good night’s sleep.

“The most important thing is to have confidence in your own abilities, stay calm, and don’t be afraid to ask for support if you need it.

Good luck to everyone taking exams and tests in Wigan Borough!”
All young people in Wigan Borough can speak to online counsellors at Kooth if you need support during the exam period or at any time.
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Get tips on coping with exam stress
Foster care fortnight
Monday will mark the start of this year’s Foster Care Fortnight.

Foster Care Fortnight (9-22 May) is recognised nationally and aims to spread understanding about the positive difference fostering can make to people’s lives.

Follow our social media channels from Monday (links at the end of this email) to find out more about what the borough’s foster carers love about fostering and how foster carers have helped local children and young people.
Find out more about fostering
This week’s Covid-19 tracker for the borough shows:

In the week ending 23 April 2022, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimate that around 1 in 25 people in England had COVID-19
ONS survey data suggests the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) decreased in all regions of England
As at 4 May, there were 54 COVID-positive patients in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospitals, an increase from this time last week.

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