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Shevington Parish Council Meetings – 2022

To view the 2022 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.

🗑Bin collections over the jubilee week🗑

Please remember that your bin will be collected one day earlier week commencing 30th May, due to the Jubilee bank holidays.

For more details check out your printed bin calendar or visit 👉 wigan.gov.uk/recycling

How brilliant does the post box look at Randall’s corner

New defib at Forest Fold

❤️ There is now a defibrillator for use at Forest Fold Allotments, bowling green and scout hut site (off Miles Lane).

It is situated on the side of the scout hut.

Thanks to allotment committee for driving forward this project, particularly Andrew Moakes who has worked to liaise with the North West Ambulance Service and is going to arrange training in future.

There are instructions on the defib, but should you need it, call 999 and you will be guided through the process.

Please email the clerk or contact Shevington Gardening Club should you wish to partake in training. ❤️

Woodland wellbeing program

Over 50s class at Vicarage Lane

Department of Health and Social Care update 04/04/22

Parents and carers of 5-11 year-olds can now book a #COVID19 vaccination for their children.

Most appointments for this age group will be available outside of school hours at vaccination centres or pharmacies.

Find out more: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Appley Bridge Duck Race 🦆

GMCA Feedback

Would you like to help shape the future of Health and Care in Greater Manchester? Fill in the online survey, which closes on Sunday, 8 May, and be in with the chance to win £250 High Street Shopping Vouchers. Follow the link here https://www.gmhsc.org.uk/event/the-big-conversation?fbclid=IwAR1usqbmFgnBkPnOT4Cx6Qh2GevSj8TPsKJoiosOCkl47DFyaeMnWh34ObU

Bowling Green reopens

Our Bowling Green opens for the season on Friday, 1 April 2022.

Community Service Awards 2022

At our Annual Parish meeting on Wednesday 16th March our community service awards where presented to:

Gerard Hurst, who, as chair of Governors, has for many years steered the Shevington Federation schools through both calm and stormy waters.

Steve Bates, for his many years dedication and hard work in bringing the vision for the Vicarage Lane Fields project to fruition.

James Maloney, for being a true Champion of Shevington community, both District & Parish.

Dementia support group

Be Well Services

GP appointments

📢Do you need a GP? There are lots of ways to access one. You can contact your GP through their website or phone.

Book an appt at a local GP Hub or an evening or weekend.

📞Contact 111 online or over the phone for a out of hours GP.

Crooke Village Residents Association

Do you live, work, or exercise around Crooke Village? Would you like to help the volunteers of ‘Crooke Village Residents Association’ to maintain the village?

If so, look on Facebook for ‘Friends of Crooke Village‘ and make contact with us to find out how you can help. The CVRA meet the second Tuesday of every month at Crooke Hall Inn public house. The CVRA AGM is Tuesday 30 November. All are welcome.

MILES LANE – CLOSED SCHOOL SITE UPDATE

Wigan Council is currently moving forward with evaluating options for the re-development within the footprint of the old Miles Lane School site. The aim is to provide accommodation, communal facilities, and extra care to support older persons and disabled residents. The proposal is for the facility to be owned and managed by Wigan Council.

Shevington’s Ward Councillors recently visited a similar site situated in Bryn, which is somewhat smaller than the proposal but did provide an opportunity to see how the facility would look and operate. Cllr Paul Collins said: “I was pleasantly surprised at the high standard of the provision for residents and at some of the state-of-the-art equipment available for internal residents and residents from the wider community. “The Shevington project is in its early stages following several delays due to a stream of elections and then the COVID pandemic, but officers are moving forward with plans. “Our officers are currently working with architects and stakeholders and letters have been sent to residents that would be directly affected by any work etc undertaken on the site. “The project would be funded by the council’s capital programme in conjunction with a grant from Homes England for the construction of new affordable accommodation for our vulnerable residents.” The Bryn facility is slightly smaller than the one proposed at the Miles Lane site but will inform the design. The single bedroom apartments are surprisingly spacious, with a walk-in shower, an open-plan living/kitchen area, storage space, wide door frames, wi-fi and an intercom. The communal area also includes a kitchen – useful for community events. There is a very large bath with state-of the-art hoist facility, accessible to the residents/community. There is a communal industrial laundry facility. Everywhere is light, bright and attractive. The different floors are attributed different colours to support residents locating their apartment. The colour-coding scheme is intended to help people with dementia as well as eyesight problems. Ground source heating and solar panels contribute to its low carbon status and reduce the energy bills of residents. The facility planned for Miles Lane, Shevington will have single or two-storey apartments, which will overlook fields. More information will follow from Wigan Council’s New Builds Team as councillors receive it. There is expected to be a public consultation in 2022 about the plans.

PHOTOS: Cllr Janet Brown

Shevington Fete- SAVE THE DATE

For more information about the Fete please click here

Free parking- Wigan Council owned car parks

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Free short-term wheelchair loan in Shevington

If you have occasions when using a wheelchair would help you or a relative make the most of the village, here’s a solution.
Greater Manchester’s ‘Age Friendly Neighbourhood’ project enabled Shevington Community Association to buy two transit wheelchairs which can be borrowed free of charge. These I-Lite chairs are lightweight but strong; safe for users up to 18stone; ideal to be pushed from car park to cafe or to a local appointment; they fold and can go in a car boot.
It is important to note that they are for short term use only and borrowed at the users’ own risk.
If you have an occasion when this would be useful to you, please contact
Sheila Milnes 01257 253735 / 07510 55 67 55 or Marlaine Whitham 07806938114 / 01257 253055 or one of the stewards at Shevington Methodist Church.

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!

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