Welcome

Standish Voice is a group of local people who are working to ensure Standish is a great place in which to live and work.

We believe the house building being constructed across
Standish will create challenges but can also bring opportunities
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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.

You can read the plan here. You can read all its associated documentation by clicking on the link here or by accessing the Neighbourhood Plan pages on this site.

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.

Our Meetings

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 meetings, which are held at Albert’s Standish. There is usually no meetings held in August and December.

The next meeting will the AGM and will be held in a private meeting room of The Beeches on Tuesday, December 21, at 7.45pm. Members are invited to attend.

There will be reports from officers, the election of committee members, the election of officers and a vote on changes to the constitution.

The proposed changes to the constitution can be seen by clicking here. The proposed newly worded constitution can be seen by clicking here. You can read our current constitution in the ‘About Us’ section of this website.

The unapproved minutes of the 2019 AGM can be read by clicking here.

Latest news

STANDISH CHRISTMAS MARKET

Standish Christmas Market was held on Saturday, November 30 and was another huge success.

Thanks to everyone who helped or took part. For photos of previous Markets, see our Standish Christmas Market page for full details: http://www.standishvoice.co.uk/christmas-market/

REFERENDUM RESULT!

Standish Neighbourhood Plan was officially adopted after 94.5% of people voted for it in a referendum in July, 2019.

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 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.