Standish Neighbourhood Forum

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Can Standish Voice ask you a favour, please?

We have been the Neighbourhood Forum for Standish for five years – a designation that gives us a greater chance to influence what happens in our village and enhances our ability to apply for grants and to stage events, like Standish Christmas Market.

However, our designation as a Neighbourhood Forum is coming to an end and we have applied to have it extended.

Please email Wigan Council to tell them that you want Standish Voice to be the Neighbourhood Forum for Standish. All it takes is a quick email to this address – [email protected] – to tell the council that you want Standish Voice to continue to be a Neighbourhood Forum.

Over the last five years, our committee, all volunteers, has tried to be a voice for our community, organising events, including four hugely successful Standish Christmas Markets, creating a Neighbourhood Plan that 94.5% of voters backed in a referendum, informing residents about news and events and answering questions through our popular Facebook page, supporting organisations throughout the village, leading and helping campaigns, including the one to save The Crown pub, planting a living Christmas Tree and building a membership of more than 1,200 residents.

Standish is a great place to live in but faces many challenges, so help us to continue our work by giving one minute of your time to support us by emailing the council to say you want us to continue as a Neighbourhood Forum.

For more information about us, including details of our constitution, minutes and accounts, please go to our website –

Please give us your support. Thanks very much!