Friday, 30 May 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

Clive Morgan Re-elected to be your voice in the Town Hall

The votes have been counted and the people have spoken.

Labour's Clive Morgan was re-elected to serve the communities of Goose Green, Highfield, Marus Bridge and Winstanley for a further 4 years.

The result in full can be viewed here.

Speaking after the declaration of the result, Clive thanked the people of the ward for once again placing their trust in him and he spoke of his pride in representing the area in which he has lived for the past 30 years.

Winstanley Labour Party would like to thank the voters of the ward for their continuing support.

You can view the full list of results from across the Wigan Borough here.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

£38 Million Boost for Wigan Schools

Clive Morgan at Marus Bridge Primary School
A £multimillion investment in Wigan Schools including a £1.3million boost for Marus Bridge Primary School has been welcomed by Labour's
Cllr Clive Morgan.

A recent surge in demand for school places due to the Borough's booming birth rate will see Marus Bridge Primary expanded to accommodate a new
classroom.

I’m proud of our schools and pleased they are
proving popular with parents. We’re seeing an increasing demand for places and projections suggest this trend is likely to continue for some time.'

It’s essential we act now to ensure we have enough space for those children who want a place. This is our Labour Council investing in our area for the benefit of local children - giving them a great start to their schooling.

The council has worked hard to find this money. That we’ve managed to raise such a large sum for school investment is in itself a significant achievement given the current Tory cuts programme.

Clive's latest Election Leaflet

You can view Clive's latest leaflet here.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Bring It Back Update

Pic with Clive l-r. Hitesh Chandarana, Cllr Kevin Anderson
and Ray Donnelly
Cllr Clive Morgan has met with highway chief, Cllr Kevin Anderson to lobby the council to bring back a right turn option for car users at the junction of the A49 Warrington Rd and Clapgate Lane, Goose Green.

Local resident and community volunteer Ray Donnelly and local NISA Store Manager, Hitesh Chandarana joined Clive as they took the campaign to the Town Hall.

The busy A49 Warrington Rd is set for major changes this year following news that the Marus Bridge roundabout is to be removed and replaced with dedicated traffic signals as part of a £1million investment to keep this busy road corridor running smoothly.

Currently traffic wishing to access Clapgate Lane must negotiate the roundabout and make its way up Highfield Grange Ave –  a detour that could be fixed by reopening the right turn access.

Clive said, “The recently announced £1million scheme at the Marus Bridge roundabout provides the opportunity for the right turn into Clapgate Lane to be re-opened.”

“I am pleased that Cllr Anderson listened to our case and having visited the site at my invitation he understands the issue and the impact it is having on local people and local businesses.”

Friday, 9 May 2014

New estate needs bus service

A new bus link connecting the recently expanded new housing estates in Winstanley is needed say your Local Labour Team.

Over a decade of house building is now at completion as the Persimmon Homes ‘Bluebell Wood’ development awaits the arrival of new home owners.

Holmes House Ave and Tan House Drive are now connected at the Bluebell Wood site providing a link road of over a mile in length from the Poacher Pub to the mini-roundabout junction near St Aidans Social Centre.

Cllrs Clive Morgan and Paul Kenny have lobbied Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to provide a bus service that diverts along this new route providing a service for local residents who currently face a long walk to the nearest bus stop.

Cllr Clive Morgan said, “We think it will be popular with people to be able catch a bus within reasonable walking distance giving them access to Wigan and the wider local area.”

“At present people face a long walk to the nearest bus stop from many parts of the new estate and I am pleased that following our request TfGM are in talks with a bus operator.”

Cllr Paul Kenny has received confirmation from TfGM that they are in discussion with a bus operator to provide a commercial service and that potential locations for bus stops are being scouted.