PARKS, playgrounds and greenspaces across the borough will be boosted with a £2 million cash injection, the Council have confirmed.

Improvement works to "spruce up" Wigan and Leigh's greenspaces comes as the Council reaffirmed their commitment to achieving carbon net-zero by 2038.

Pennington Flash is one of the greenspaces earmarked for further investment, with £300k dedicated to providing new play facilities for visitors.

There will also be refurbished paths across the borough's network of parks, along with general improvement work and signages, as well as a commitment to "long-term investment and maintenance". 

The Council's 'Our Town' project to create cleaner and greener areas across the borough will also continue again this year, which will include Atherleigh, Astley, Leigh East, Leigh West, Hindley Green and Tyldesley.

These wards will receive a package of environmental improvement works including deep cleans, replacement and additional bins, new signage and new or improved street lighting.

Leigh Journal: The council have committed to plans to improve greenspaces across Wigan and LeighThe council have committed to plans to improve greenspaces across Wigan and Leigh

Councillor Chris Ready, cabinet portfolio holder for communities, said: “The first phase of the cleaner, greener investment was well received, it’s a catalyst for our communities to come together and boost their environment.

“We’re delighted to roll it out further to more areas and our teams will be consulting with local businesses, groups and organisations to identify local priorities.”

Councillor Paul Prescott, cabinet portfolio holder for environment, added: “We know that improving our environment and investing in the green economy is important to our residents and this investment package reflects that.”