Golborne is to get a thorough spruce up with deep cleaning, tree planting, new bins, lighting and floral displays.
The work is now underway as part of Wigan Council’s ‘Our Town’ initiative which will see £1 million spent on improvements and cleanups in 12 of the borough’s district centres, including both Golborne and Lowton.
In Golborne, you can expect to see new public litter bins installed, new trees planted and flower containers put out, enhanced road maintenance and deep cleaning taking place in the coming weeks. There may also be new street signs, public benches for seating and new or improved street lighting.
The aim is to inject some comunity pride in where we live, whilst also making those areas greener, safer and more attractive to visit. The council also hopes the work will give a boost to businesses as they look to recover from the impact of the lockdowns.
Golborne’s work is underway right now, having been postponed earlier in the year due to the impact of the pandemic. Lowton is due to get its makeover this July.
Councillor David Molyneux, leader of the council, said: “I am extremely proud to see the Our Town Cleaner, Greener Works getting started.
“This is about improving the areas where we live and work and it is also about helping local high streets get back on their feet after the challenging times brough on by the pandemic, which is why we agreed to commit an extra £400,000 to the project.
“That funding will be earmarked for public realm, street-scene and environmental projects, such as better street signs, more litter or recycling bins and more attractive shop fronts.
“I am really looking forward to seeing the results in the coming months.”
New trees will also be planted in each district as part of the council’s Climate Change strategy which will see one million trees planted by 2030 to support the ambition to become carbon neutral by 2038. New flower planters will also make district centres more welcoming.