Initiatives and free parking give Wigan town centre huge boost

Two major events and the introduction of free weekend parking have given Wigan town centre a huge boost.
The council is taking a £250,000 hit by scrapping charges on all of its borough car parks until at least the new year in a bid to reverse a retail decline.
And this coupled with two big festivals at the Galleries shopping centre, which the authority bought back from private ownership earlier this year, have led to an increase in the numbers of people coming to town by thousands.
The local authority teamed up with borough firms Nwcc Event and Haigh Foodie Friday to deliver the highly... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 27
Source: Wigan Today
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