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|First UEFA Women’s Euros match in Leigh is just one week away|
The start of the UEFA Women’s Euros tournament is just a few days away and there’s just over a week to go before the first match at Leigh Sports Village Stadium on Saturday 9 July with Portugal v’s Sweden.
Tickets are available from £10.Leigh Civic Square will also host free fan parties on match days (9, 13, 17, and 22 July), with food and drink, live music, puppet shows, and other family friendly activities.
|New programme of cultural events|
Next week we will be launching a three-month programme of cultural events tied with the UEFA Women’s EURO tournament.
From Tuesday until the end of September we will be hosting a variety of events and exhibitions across Wigan Borough.
From art exhibitions to unique one-day only holographic portraits, there will be something for everyone.
The series of fan parties will include an array of performances including the brand-new Women’s EURO Anthem performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
|Free military band concert in Mesnes Park next Sunday|
Mesnes Park, Wigan, will welcome the combined bands of the Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Band and the Band of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, next Sunday, 10 July, at 2pm.
No booking is needed, just come along and enjoy the music.
|Wigan Jazz Festival|
The popular Wigan Jazz Festival is back for 2022 featuring some of the biggest names in jazz and big band music.
The event will run from 7-10 July at Village on the Green in Aspull.
|Youth Climate Summit|
Wigan and Leigh Youth Cabinet are running a Youth Climate Summit on 28 September in partnership with us.
Young people aged 9-18 are invited although tickets are limited with 5 places available for each school and college.
The event is free and will include workshops, panel discussions and special guest speakers (to be announced).
|Queen’s Baton Relay event at Haigh Woodland ParkT|
he Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to Wigan Borough as part of the countdown to this summer’s Commonwealth Games.
The arrival of the Queen’s Baton, which has been all around the globe in the build-up to this summer’s games (28 July – 8 August), will cap a fun-packed day of free family entertainment at Haigh Woodland Park on Sunday, July 17.
There will also be an artisan market (10am-4pm) and children’s activities (2pm-4pm) plus a full programme of live music with the return of the always popular ‘A Summer Serenade’ event (10.30am-5pm) hosted by Wigan Music Service.
|Safety marshals are here to help in town centres at night|
If you’re planning a night out this weekend, keep your eye out for our safety marshals who will be out and about in Wigan, Leigh and Atherton town centres.
Safety marshals are there to offer advice on your night out.
They can help if something doesn’t feel quite right but if you are in immediate danger, always dial 999.
|This week’s Covid-19 tracker for the borough shows:In the week ending 18 June 2022, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimate that around 1 in 40 people in England had COVID-19.|
The ONS survey suggests that the percentage of people in England testing positive increased in all age groups. We advise taking caution in over-interpreting any small movements in the latest trend.
As at 29 June, there were 69 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.
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