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Thank you to all those who have given their approval and offers of support to this project.
The public reaction to this idea has been wonderful to see, and the passion and commitment shines through in all the horse riders' comments.
These will be very useful in gathering evidence to show to Wigan Council that there is an urgent need to address the issues sooner rather than later.
An email has been sent out to everyone who expressed an interest in getting involved, inviting them along to a Zoom meeting on Tuesday 29th November at 7pm.

The agenda is as follows:

To establish the aims of the working group by gathering evidence from horse riders to show if there is an urgent need for a joined up bridleway in Haigh.

Objectives:
Use an OS Map of the area on a shared screen to discuss the following questions: (The bridleways are the large green dashed lines, small ones are footpaths)
What is the current situation?
Has it changed from the past situation? If so, how has it changed?
Do you feel safe riding in Haigh? Are there any dangers? If so, how can these be addressed?
What would you like to see change, and where?
Can you identify a potential route for a joined up bridleway?

Next steps:
To take the findings of this meeting to Wigan Council with a view to setting up a joint working group with a balance of members.

If you would like to get involved, its not too late, just click you'd like to get involved and I will get back to you with details.












Categories: Ideas into Action, Announcement, posted on 22 Nov 2022

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Great response from the Haigh Community towards establishing a joined up Bridleway in Haigh.
Lots of horse riders have put forward some very good suggestions, ideas, and reasons why there is an urgent need for this to be addressed.

Emails will be sent out shortly to all those who have volunteered to be part of a working group, with an invitation to take part in a virtual meeting via Zoom.

Categories: Ideas into Action, posted on 22 Nov 2022

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Brighten up Haigh and promote In Bloom through a programme of seasonal kerbside planting throughout Haigh Parish.
Are you interested in brightening up the kerb-sides in Haigh?
By planting up seasonal bulbs, seeds, seedlings, shrubs etc. you'll not only be brightening up the environment, you'll also be encouraging more bio-diversity. This in turn will attract more insects, such as bees and butterflies.
It's also a great way to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, make new friends, and exercise whilst caring for the environment.
If you like this idea, please rate it and if you'd like to get involved please indicate this.

Busy Bees Community Gardening Group in Standish In Bloom as seen in the pics, have created an amazing kerbside garden. it will be good to talk with the group for advice and helpful hints.

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Increase the number of litter and dog waste bins in certain areas of Haigh Parish
Would you like to see more litter/dog waste bins in Haigh?
Are you aware of any areas where shortage of bins is becoming a problem?
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Create a riverside picnic area by the Yellow Brook in the Lower Plantations
There is nothing nicer than a walk by the river, followed by a picnic. Unfortunately, there aren't many places where the river is easily accessible for this kind of experience, other than by the Yellow Brook, at the point where it flows into the River Douglas.
We have identified the perfect spot, which with a bit of clearing will help to create a good picnic area and a place to sit and watch the river flow. To be at one with nature.
if you think this is a great idea please rate it. If you can add your own idea please do so. if you would like to be involved in this great project please indicate.
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