Ashton in Makerfield Community Forum

The Ashton in Makerfield Community Forum is an independent website dedicated to recording events in the local community. It was established in 1999 to report the work of the Ashton Town Centre Group and its successor, the Ashton Community Forum, a non-political community association. Established to bring local residents together in the interests of the town.

Ashton in Makerfield Community News

New Community Choir

A new Community Choir is to be formed with the first meeting to be held at the Methodist Church on Queens Rd from 6.30-8pm on Thurdays (starting September 10th).

It is open to all with no experience or musical knowledge required.

Phone: 07863 223397 or email: for detials.

Fleece to open Nightclub

The Fleece in Ashton Town centre has put in an application to have a night club in the upstairs rooms of the pub. A late licence to serve until 4.30 am has also been asked for. Some resistance to the plan has been voiced due to concerns relating to noise levels around the nearby residential areas.

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Garden help needed at the Three Sisters

The Friends of Three Sisters are making a Wildlife Garden and we would like your help. If you are a gardener we would welcome your advice, ideas and help. If you are a Handy person then we need a new fence making and other items building.

If you have some spare time and fancy a little exercise then come along and garden with us.

3 Sisters web site

Pass rate higher for better off pupils

Figures show that those from more deprived backgrounds are still under-achieving compared to their wealthier classmates.

“In 2014, there was a 21 per cent gap between the performance of 19-year-olds who are not eligible for free school meals, and those pupils who are.

With 89 per cent of students from families with higher incomes achieving level 2 qualifications, the gap is considerable, showing that just 68 per cent of those from poorer households passed the same exams.”

Source: Wigan Today

Useful Numbers

  • Police – none emergency
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
    or Noisy Neighbours
  • Crime Stoppers
    0800 555 111
  • Wigan Council
  • Leigh Walk-in Centre
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