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Shevington Parish Council Meetings – 2021

To view the 2021 schedule of meetings, plus access documents such as agendas and reports, see the Meetings page.

Meetings are currently taking place on Teams or at Vicarage Lane, if you would like to attend a meeting or if you have an item for a future agenda, please contact the parish clerk on clerk.shevingtonpc@yahoo.co.uk or call 01257 473022 or send a message via our contact page or Facebook page.

Shevington Moor in Bloom

The new in bloom group in Shevington Moor have been busy

Youth Club Halloween party

Neighbourhood Watch Survey

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The survey is open to the public across England and Wales, regardless of whether they live in a Neighbourhood Watch area or not. The results will enable better understand on a national and regional level crime, fear of crime and benchmark whether membership to a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or living in a Neighbourhood Watch area, has an impact on levels of crime, concern about crime, neighbourliness, and the willingness of communities to work together.

Go Green Week 11-15th October

Shevington Moor In Bloom

Could you help out in Shevington Moor?

🍁 We are looking for residents to help keep Whiteacre Park looking lovely and make some improvements.

🌳 Alongside Shevington Parish Council, Wigan Council and members of other local community groups, we aim to help launch a “Shevington Moor In Bloom” group.

🐿 A meeting will be held on Monday 13th Sep at 7pm in Whiteacre Park, to discuss the maintenance of the new planter and some other green-fingered ideas for the park and potentially more areas in the vicinity.

▶️ Please message us here or email the Parish Council Clerk if you can attend! clerk.shevingtonpc@yahoo.co.uk

Parish Council Response to Public Comments during the Memorial Park Consultation

Earlier in 2021, the Parish Council asked residents to comment on the recent consultation regarding drainage works to the park. Other comments were invited, and in the document below the Parish Council has responded to those comments: please click on the button below to download and send any further responses to the clerk via our contact page.

Canal towpath improvements

Do you use the canal? Have your say on canal improvements between Appley Bridge to Martland Park or even the other sections on the map below. More information can be found here.

Bowling Green reopens for casual play

Casual plays reopens at Forest Fold, for membership and and other information please contact the clerk.

Community Service Awards

Read more about the awards here

Park Improvements

As you may have seen, repair works have been taking place in the Memorial Park this spring. The flags have been relaid on part of the path, running past the play area from Church lane alongside Shevington Lane.

The Parish Council has funded these improvements, along with fundraising from the Friends of Shevington Memorial Park who were awarded around £1,500 from Tesco Bags for Life for this work.

Thanks to local company Masterplan builders who have carried out this task efficiently.

Masterplan Stone and Brick Work working on our park paths

Elnup Wood volunteer action days

Groundwork CLM are starting volunteer sessions again in Elnup Wood. For more information please message them via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NWCLMProjects/

Friends of Gathurst Station

If you are interested in assisting with a bit of weeding/planting/watering at Gathurst Station. Contact Keith Till by e-mail please: kthtl3@googlemail.com PS Not too much watering required at the moment!

Shevington Memorial Park trees

We have recently had some trees felled in the Memorial park. Some were chopped as logs and sold to local people for firewood, which raised £200 for the Friends of Shevington Memorial Park. Some have been recycled and now live in a local nursery.

New Bin for Shevington Moor

♻️ A new dual (litter/ recycling) bin has been installed outside Whiteacre Park, Shevington Moor.
The parish council have decided to trial this type of bin to promote recycling.

Donate to the Friends of Shevington Memorial Park

Friends of Shevington Memorial Park logo

The Friends of Shevington Memorial Park have decided to set up a JustGiving page to help raise funds to make improvements to the park.

We are working alongside the Friends group to ensure improvements are made to the park. There are many complex issues around drainage, fundraising and the use of the park which are being considered. But please donate if you can on the JustGiving link below:

Donate here at JustGiving

VJ Day Remembrance

Cllr Chris Horridge attended Shevington Memorial Garden and spoke a section of the Ode to Remembrance. Then the Last Post was played followed by the lowering of the Union flag with two minutes silence at 11 o’clock, then while reveille/Rouse was played the flag was raised.Social distancing was observed by the three people who attended.

Shevington Community Pantry – new discount food outlet

During the coronavirus lockdown, emergency food parcels were provided to families across the district thanks to Shevington Community Base’s volunteers and support from Wigan Council. As lockdown eases, the emergency parcel service will end. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to the food bank in any way – by volunteering, spreading the word and by donating products or funds.

Now volunteers are opening a new food pantry at St Anne’s Parish Centre in Shevington, offering discounted food. The food will come from Fur Clemt, a Real Junkfood Project in Wigan. Much of this stock will be food which is being saved from going to landfill.

We hope all residents can get involved by buying food or volunteering to sustain the future of the pantry. Anyone can join – although current members of Fur Clemt must choose which outlet to use on an ongoing basis. Please speak to volunteers if you want to transfer your Fur Clemt membership for free. To print off a membership form, download the pdf here.

VE Day 75th Anniversary

As plans for a village memorial service had to be scrapped due to the coronavirus restrictions, Shevington residents did not forget the occasion and celebrated with parties at home with their families.

Many neighbours had socially-distant singsongs and raised a glass (or two!) to those who so bravely fought for our country in World War 2, and for those who sacrificed so much while remaining in Great Britain during the conflict.

Councillor Chris Horridge laid a wreath at Shevington Memorial Park on behalf of the Parish Council at 11am on VE Day. While the ‘Ode of Remembrance’ was read and the last post was played, the Union Flag was lowered to half mast, then the two-minutes’ silence was observed. Following this, the ‘Short Reveille’ also known as ‘Rouse’ was played while the flag was raised. Councillor John Whiteley and two members of the public also attended, and social distancing was well observed.

Meanwhile, volunteers from Shevington In Bloom had placed knitted poppies – made by our local Knit and Natter group – in the park, which added to the ambience and really brightened up the area. A huge thank you to our volunteers who are busy keeping our village looking fabulous if they are able to throughout this tough time.

Read more about our local war heroes here.

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