Views sought in bid to ‘Level Up’ Ashton town centre


Views are being sought on proposed plans to apply for a Levelling Up Fund bid to improve Ashton town centre.

The proposals include improved shop fronts, upgraded streets and public spaces and exciting changes throughout the town centre. It is hoped this will complement the existing offer of the town centre, creating opportunities for more events and providing a more attractive destination for the town’s residents and visitors of all ages.

The Leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molyneux, said: “We want to create town centres that serve our residents’ needs and that’s why we are so keen to hear people’s views. Levelling Up provides us with a great opportunity and we are looking forward to meeting stakeholders to help shape the bid for Ashton town centre to help it grow and thrive for generations to come.”

Wigan Council is submitting bids for all three constituencies in the borough and has backing from local MPs.

The Levelling Up Fund is designed to invest in projects that strengthen local economies across the UK. The £4.8 billion fund will support town centre and high street regeneration, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets.

The consultation begins on 7 June and is open until 17 June.

Residents can also shape the bid by viewing project proposals and submitting their views online from 7 June: