Council 106 funding consultation
Thank-you to everyone who took part in Wigan Council’s consultation on the 106 contribution infrastructure schemes for Standish.
Standish Voice has submitted its response and you can read it by clicking here.
Standish Voice has joined with Nettl of Wigan design and marketing agency to create a new website that promotes our local businesses during Coronavirus.
It is an easy-to-use website that is totally free of charge for businesses and residents to advertising new opening hours, delivery options or services.
There is also an appeal to raise money for Standish charity My Life and an associated Facebook page, Support Standish, which aims to promote our local businesses.
You can see the website by clicking here.
Standish Voice committee meetings are usually held monthly, typically on the third or sometimes the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all public meetings have been suspended as per Government advice.
We will review this suspension in the light of prevailing Government health policies and will reinstate public monthly meetings as soon as practicable.
Our AGM is held in January.
STANDISH CHRISTMAS MARKET
Standish Christmas Market was held virtually on Saturday, December 5, 2020, due to the pandemic. Thanks to everyone who took part.
We are hoping that the usual Standish Christmas Market will return in December, 2021, and will be making arrangements for this. However, the nature of this will be dictated by the pandemic. We hope to update you throughout the year.
For photos of previous Markets, see our Standish Christmas Market page http://www.standishvoice.co.uk/christmas-market/ or follow Standish Christmas Market Facebook page.
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 are working with Wigan Council to improve the non-road transport network around Standish, including better footpaths and cycle paths.
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 and we are continuing to work with the council and others to landscape the route and improve other footpaths and bridleways in the village.
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.