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on Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:53 pm
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A regeneration project in the heart of Wigan town centre will be almost complete this weekend, just in time for Run Wigan Festival. The project, delivered by Wigan Council’s contractor nmcn, has seen a host of improvements carried out on Market Place. The work includes new benches, recycling bins, planters, trees and flowers, and cycle parking facilities. The walled area has been lowered and the floor was repaved. A history board is also being installed to give shoppers an insight into the background of the area. The council says the improvements are in keeping with the style of Wallgate and have been developed to compliment major town centre events, including Run Wigan Festival, Wigan 10k and Wigan Pride.

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on Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:59 pm
Are those tables in the pic for the eating of pies?
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on Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:05 pm
I'm not sure I like the new look. It may grow on me. It will maybe look different with some plants to give it colour.
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on Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:42 pm
plenty of sleeping places for the homeless, well done to the Council Wink
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on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:18 am
They laid new paving stones, then along came some blokes who cut a trench in them and filled it in with tarmac! Bonkers!
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on Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:52 am
I know it’s so they’re not a fixed feature, but those benches don’t look robust or supportive enough for everyone, whereas the original ones in the area were.

@Cadfael wrote:They laid new paving stones, then along came some blokes who cut a trench in them and filled it in with tarmac!  Bonkers!

There’s new tarmac in front of Brocol House, which I noticed as it’s very bumpy & poorly laid.
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