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About Us

We are a resident-led, lottery funded, community development charity. We focus on the area bounded by Atherleigh Way, Kirkhall lane, Leigh Road and Twist Lane.

We do that by listening to what local people, schools and community groups think is important and drafting a three-year Community Plan with priorities and spend.

Volunteer here!

Volunteering in the community is one of the most rewarding pastimes that can be enjoyed by absolutely anybody and everybody.

Our Key Priorities

Community Spirit

Bringing people together and developing greater community spirit is what drives Leigh Neighbours! Whether it’s funding an event as part of The Big Lunch or organising a litter pick to help make the area cleaner and greener, we recognise that there is value in creating opportunities that allow people to get to know their neighbours, to break down social barriers and challenge misconceptions.

Education, Employment and Training

We recognise that not everyone in our area has a job or has a job that pays very well. We are committed to helping local people to get training, experience and qualifications that will give them a leg up. We’ll support our local schools in ways that add value to what they deliver.

Environmental Improvements

The impact of environmental crime, ie. dog-fouling, fly-tipping, vandalism and graffiti, is felt keenly by local people, as is the lack of green space and areas for children to play safely.

We’ve invested significantly in improving the local environment, from transforming neglected grot spots to commissioning community art installations.

Housing

We’ve known since we first started consulting with local people that there were concerns about housing.

The worries that local people shared were around the number of private let properties in the area, the way that some private landlords managed their properties and the poor physical condition that many of the properties were in.

Leigh Neighbours Project
Leigh Neighbours Project

Resident’s Fund

We have money set aside to support local residents, groups, organisation and schools to deliver small projects which will help the area a better place to live.

These can range from ideas to spruce up the alley behind their houses, like this area behind Selwyn Street.

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We have 2 TfGM subsidised bike maintenance courses coming up in May. First one is on Saturday 4th at Leigh Youth Hub, titled "On the Move". The course is aimed at those of you that want to be able to facilitate emergency repairs to problems that may arise whilst out on a ride. cycletraining.tfgm.com/PublicBooking/Index?v=3c822aff-1fc5-4982-85df-08daf26bcddd&t=1fd6c079-5ebb...Second one is on Saturday 11th at our Workshop in Wigan. It's an Intermediate level course aimed at those wanting to do more than just the basic stuff. We'll cover cable, chain and cassette replacement. Chain repair, headset and brake adjustments along with general routine servicing etc etc.cycletraining.tfgm.com/PublicBooking/Index?v=69c63831-5960-45dd-fcf1-08d99f7be457&t=20ab6e17-5fb9...To book a place or for more information please use the relevant link above. ... See MoreSee Less
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🍀 FREE CARDBOARD BOXES 🍀We have a selection of large, sturdy cardboard boxes which are flat packed (for easy collection), let us know if you would like anyPlease pop us an email on info@spinninggate.co.uk to collect. You will need to collect from us though (Leigh Town Centre)#free #cardboard #cardboardboxes #leigh #loveleigh 🍀 ... See MoreSee Less
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Feast your eyes on this 🤩Brand new pop up event, Leigh Feast, is coming to Leigh Civic Square on Saturday, May 4 from 2pm - with food and entertainment for all the family. Featuring local traders including:- That Secret Ingredient- Pizza Milan- Charlie's Whippy- Greek Street Food by Malaka BrothersFollow Leigh Feast on Facebook and Instagram to find out more! ... See MoreSee Less
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Be Well Wigan’s FREE family fun day Cycle Three Sisters is just one week away! Head to Ashton-in-Makerfield’s Three Sisters Circuit on Tuesday 7 May for a whole host of bike-based fun on and off the track!Including...🏁 Free cycling on the racetrack🧒 Balance bike track (ages 5 and under)🎓 Cycle skills for ages 6-12👩‍🦼 Wheels For All adapted cycles⚡ E-bikes🚲 Cycling stalls🧗‍♂️ Climbing wall, face painting & more!Most attractions open 3pm-8pm. From 1:30pm to 2:45pm there will also be a dedicated opportunity for those with balance bikes, bikes with stabilisers and adapted bikes ONLY to have a go on the main circuit.Find out more at bewellwigan.org/cyclethreesisters ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a working parent with a child under two years old?Do you have a child who will be 9 months – 23 months before 31st August 2024? Applications for funding for up to 15 hours of childcare for September 2024 opens on the 12th May 2024, so make sure you mark this date on your calendar! 📅To find out more about eligibility criteria, registering for updates and how to apply, visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk If you have any queries around this funding or about childcare, you can email our team on leyep@wigan.gov.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi,We're got another of our Dr. Bike sessions coming up...see below. We're using the playground at Sacred Heart school again, Windermere Road was too scary!.See you there.Friday 10 May, 3.00pm start.... See MoreSee Less
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Enjoy a free music event for all the family on Saturday 27th April 11am-1pm at Leigh library. Force of Nature features three amazing artists performing LIVE with five musicians in a gig connecting Leigh with the world. With the theme of climate change, it’s a space for our local community to come together to learn, talk and, maybe, have a dance! Enjoy a great morning of African Agwaya, hip-hop and spoken word. Everybody welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us on the 23rd April to explore the complex and evolving field of socially engaged practice, with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your ideas with other artists. Experienced practitioner Sophie Mahon will share her own experience and highlight some of the key issues involved when working with communities.The talk is from 10am - 12pm and you can join us online or in person. If you'd like to join online, register for your ticket as normal and a zoom link will be sent out the night before the event.Book your ticket here: bit.ly/42NXWAg#leigh #wigan #sociallyengagedpractice #artists #communities ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know you can join CPD for Artists: Socially Engaged Practice talk online or in person? If you'd like to join online, register for your ticket as normal and a zoom link will be sent out the night before the event. This talk part of our series of CPD events for artists and is led by Sophie Mahon, an experienced creative practitioner who has worked with audiences of all ages on exciting and experimental projects. Join us on 23rd April from 10am - 12pm, and delve into socially engaged practice with Sophie and discover how this way of working might inform your own practice.Booking is essential, so register your free place here: bit.ly/42NXWAg#leigh #wigan #cpd #sociallyengagedpractice ... See MoreSee Less
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