IN 2030, WIGAN IS KNOWN FOR BEING A MAGNET FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, WHERE THEY CAN EXPERIMENT AND INNOVATE AND WHERE THEIR NEXT STEPS WILL BE ENCOURAGED AND NURTURED. FROM THE TOWN CENTRE STRATEGIES AND TRANSPORT PLANNING, TO GREEN SPACES AND HERITAGE TRANSFORMATIONS, YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF WHAT WILL BECOME OF THEIR PLACE.
WHAT’s our attraction?
Young people are not attracted to Wigan just because it ticks the liveability boxes of affordable housing, good network links and great outdoor spaces. They are attracted because young people are welcome here. In fact they are more than welcome, they have made this place and they can grow here.
Our borough is a place where people live and work, hubs have been created for businesses to support, feed and grow together, sharing their skills and increasing their business.
transforming the urban
The influx of a younger demographic looking for a peri-urban experience has boosted levels of diversity in terms of age, ethnicity and demographics.
From Leigh to Ashton, Standish to Atherton, skills have been enhanced, through quality schooling and access to Further and Higher Education, Gold standard apprenticeships, access to employers and training. Adaptability and change is at the core of young people who choose to live in Wigan.
Nothing should be a barrier to new ideas
Age is not a barrier, innovation and amazing ideas can achieve reality here because we always have an eye on the next sector, the next invention, the next big thing.
The health of the next generation is vital, we’ve created spaces where people can come together to network, to enjoy and to relax. Each new generation will be our generation ‘W’.