Standish Voice is a group of local people who are working to ensure Standish is a great place in which to live and work.
Standish Voice has been designated as a Neighbourhood Forum, a statutory body which has given us the power to create a Neighbourhood Plan for the whole village and which has now been adopted.
We used the views of Standish people to shape the Neighbourhood Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan can influence how the village will look over the next generation.
After our own consultation, an EGM of Standish Voice members agreed to support the Final Draft Plan. Wigan Council carried out a round of statutory consultation and then a Planning Examiner reviewed the plan and asked for modifications before the Final Plan was completed.
The Final Plan was written and was put to a vote of people in Standish in a referendum on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The result was 94.5% voted Yes to adopt it in a 30.4% turnout.
We also want to be a positive voice for Standish and help to bring the community closer together by organising and publicising local activities, events and campaigns.
Together we can make Standish a place to be proud of!
See more information about the Neighbourhood Plan in its own section on this website.
For details of our submission to Wigan Council to be a Neighbourhood Forum and the Neighbourhood Area we cover, click here
To use an interactive tool which can explain the highlights of the plan, click here
Please join us and speak up for Standish. To register your interest please click here to sign up to be a member of Standish Voice, which is free of charge, to receive regular updates – or keep in touch via Facebook and Twitter.
Standish Voice committee meetings are usually held monthly, typically on the third or sometimes the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. Members have a right to attend and members of the public are also invited to attend.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 16, at 7.45pm in the Pavilion building at Standish High School.
Standish Neighbourhood Plan has now been officially adopted after 94.5% of people voted for it in the referndum.
The turnout was 30.4% – thanks to everyone who voted.
STANDISH ON TV
BBC1’s Sunday Politics visited Standish to talk to local people about the referendum and interviewed Standish Voice chair Gill Foster. To see the feature, click here
The Christmas Market will return in 2019 and will be held on Saturday, November 30.
Standish Voice’s third Market in December was a huge success with indoor and outdoor stalls, food and drink, entertainment and attractions.
For photos of previous Markets, see our Standish Christmas Market page for full details: http://www.standishvoice.co.uk/christmas-market/
THE LINE CYCLEWAY CAMPAIGN
We have been working with Wigan Council to improve the non-road transport network around Standish, including better footpaths and cyclepaths.
We worked with Wigan Council to upgrade The Line, which has been turned from a muddy track into a modern, shared use route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
The former mineral line is now very popular, litter bins have been added, and we are continuing to work with Wigan Council and others to landscape the route and provide opportunities for Incredible Edible planting of fruit trees and soft fruit bushes.
For full information on the project, click here
There are more policies to improve footpaths, bridleways, including the proposed Standish Loop in the draft Standish Neighbourhood Plan.