Demand that the destruction of Wigan Town Centre is Stopped

Friends of Wigan Town Centre started a petition to Wigan Council

Demand that the destruction of Wigan Town Centre is Stopped
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The plan for the Wigan Town Centre development has been developed by people who don't live here and intends to demolish our heritage and replace it with concrete.

The ideas in the plan have not been developed by the people and are based on out of date and dubious consultation.  (More of a con and an insult to our intelligence)

The Council is making it difficult for people to comment on the plan - the system used is not fit for purpose and overly complicated - so we need to get our voices heard this way.

Whilst the consultation officially closed on the 19th July 2021 because the Council portal is not fit for purpose all comments will be considered until Autumn.  Given the difficulty in expressing our views lets send a message to Wigan Council.  We will not be silenced.  Act now. Sign Now 

We are pro development.  It's needed.  We want to see a rethink and a plan developed with the People of Wigan




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“Stop wasting money on fixing things that aren't broken.”
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david j signed this petition
“needs to be the people of wigan who have the say over what happens”
Debbie M signed this petition
“I think this is a waste of money, theres nothing wrong with the galleries & market hall except exhorbitant rents! Let the people of Wigan vote on what should happen”
Gary c signed this petition
“I think its a disgrace what they are trying to do.”
Michael T signed this petition
“I'm disgusted”
Heather F signed this petition
“Leave it alone wigan is loosing everything ! If its not stupid roads and cycle lanes they try to pull down stuff”
David W signed this petition
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Andrew H signed this petition
“Markets can be redeveloped into thriving retail and eating destinations
Look at Altrincham and Mackie Mayor in Manchester”
Lauren O signed this petition
“Very important for the future of the town.”
Christine D signed this petition
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Pauline W signed this petition
“It’s heartbreaking to see our lovely thriving market and town centre, it’s desolate, why not use what we’ve already got ! We’re a TOWN not a city”
Anita C signed this petition
“Ridiculous in the current climate that buildings are being demolished instead of retained. The days of people living in the town centre ended in the 60's with the demolition of thousands of houses. We are not a city.”
Karen S signed this petition
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Rachael S has helped recruit 8 more signatures so far!
“Abhorrent. Wigan is a historical town and always will be and need not be changed or renamed it's an absolute nonsense you should be ashamed of yourselves”
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Claire W has helped recruit 6 more signatures and 2 more supporters so far!
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Brian E has helped recruit 5 more signatures so far!
“Disgraceful behaviour from Wigan council, shame on you destroying our town centre”
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Paul G has helped recruit 5 more signatures so far!
“Stop the demolition of wigan town centre & our heritage”
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Danielle J has helped recruit 4 more signatures so far!
“So many businesses are fighting for their livelihoods and the council are just after making as much money as possible. They aren’t interested in saving Wigan town centre and Wigan market and have been letting it slide for years.”
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Nicola M has helped recruit 4 more signatures so far!
“I have never been consulted on these plans & if it wasn’t for this group (not the council) I would not have know that they plan to demolish the centre. Huge hypocrisy when Greater Manchester are preaching about green zones. I expect all activities to be stopped immediately & public consultation take place with clear, transparent details & not leading questions.”
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Danny C has helped recruit 4 more signatures so far!
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Emma O has helped recruit 3 more signatures so far!
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Rachelle S has helped recruit 3 more signatures so far!
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Janet H has helped recruit 3 more signatures so far!
“The council is planning major changes and nobody seems to know much about it. Surely we are entitled to a full public consultation?”