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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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The attached photograph shows a quilted panel on display in the current exhibition at the Turnpike Gallery (Creating Place II). Each of the individual pieces has been coloured with dyes made from plants and other items found in the Leigh Neighbours Project area. Our thanks to artist Nicolette Lafonseca for taking the time to visit us and using our plants and other bits and bobs to create such a beautiful piece.To say we're happy to work in partnership with the Turnpike Gallery is an understatement!... See MoreSee Less
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Drinks cans, baked bean tins, wine bottles, yoghurt pots, plastic bottles, and even your deodorant or hair spray aerosol......all of these and more are welcome in your brown bin for recycling! 🤎Save space in your black bin and help us recycle as much as we can ♻#WasteWednesday👉 www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Bins-Recycling/Which-bin-do-I-use.aspx ... See MoreSee Less
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As part of our Creating Place II exhibition, we'll be hosting a series of drop-in art & craft workshops for families led by experienced local artists. Come along to meet an artist and try new creative activities inspired by our local heritage and environment!The first workshop will be on the 20th January from 11am-1pm, as part of the opening of the exhibition.Register your interest on Eventbrite here: bit.ly/3NPw2gK Creating Place II is supported by Arts Council England and Wigan Council #leigh #wigan #contemporaryart #familyworkshops #AceSupported ... See MoreSee Less
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What a great idea, take your empty tubs down there and support a good cause ...Need any help finishing those choccies off? 👀 If you’re not going to share, then at least give us the tub! Join our campaign as we raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and help recycle thousands of plastic tubs! Between 1st January and 11th February, bring your clean and empty tubs to us where we will have them taken for recycling, turned into products and all proceedings go to Macmillan. Find out more here: www.tub2pub.co.uk/tub2pub/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Everyone at Leigh Neighbours Big Local would like to wish All our Residents and all who we have had the pleasure of working on side in 2023 all the very best for 2024... See MoreSee Less
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Merry Christmas to Everyone in the Leigh Neighbours Big Local area, from all the Board and Trustee's .we Wish you Season's Greetings for Christmas Day x... See MoreSee Less
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Say goodbye to sticky situations and bin your gum!#KeepItClean ... See MoreSee Less
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We are open as normal over Christmas, except bank holidays.Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th - CLOSEDWed 27th - Friday 29th - open as normalMonday 1st January 2024 - CLOSEDTuesday 2nd - back to normal opening. ... See MoreSee Less
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