LEIGH Town Centre Partnership Group, a joint initiative which brings together the Loom Retail Park, Spinning Gate Shopping Centre, Leigh Market and Wigan Council’s Leigh Town Centre Management, proudly displayed its new logo this week in the run up to Halloween.

Launched just 6 months ago, the Leigh Town Centre Partnership Group’s priority is to promote the retail offer and development which has grown substantially around the Bradshawgate and Spinning Jenny Way area following the opening of The Loom last year.

Ayrton Westwood, centre manager from Spinning Gate Shopping Centre who chair’s the group said: “The role of Leigh Town Centre Partnership is to spread the message of what is on offer in Leigh Town Centre. The Loom has effectively extended entertainment for the whole family into the evening. The Town’s shopping experience has expanded to provide something for everyone to suit all budgets. It is our job to ensure that the people of Leigh can enjoy this experience safely and easily and I am delighted that Leigh business is joining together in this way.”

The partnership, which includes the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre, Leigh Market, Leigh Town Centre and Cineworld, will be putting on a ‘fang…tastic’ three days of free Halloween entertainment for all the family, the first time that such a joint participation has happened in Leigh. This will take place between Monday and Wednesday October 29-31 and will include face painting, witches and wizards mask and hat making, a witch hunt to win fabulous prizes, pumpkin lantern making, fun walkabout characters including gnomes, Frankenstein and a dragon!

This will be followed by the Christmas lights switch on with fireworks and entertainment on Thursday, November 22 plus Spinning Gate’s real live reindeer Santa parade on Saturday, November 24.

Cllr David Molyneux, Deputy Leader of Wigan Council and portfolio holder for regeneration said: “Wigan Council has long acknowledged that partnerships are important in making things happen. With all the main stakeholders working together for the good of Leigh town centre it will result in a more co-ordinated approach in the marketing and promotion, providing added value to visitors, shoppers and businesses and working towards a more prosperous town centre.”