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Wigan leading the way with Incredible North


The first seeds in a pioneering regional grassroots project are being planted in Wigan Borough.

The team behind food movement ‘Incredible Edible’ and Wigan Council are bringing the community together for the first time to look at how Incredible North can be developed.

Incredible Edible is a really simple idea based on the belief that everyone has a role to play in building a kinder, stronger community. By encouraging people to grow and cook more local food, share their knowledge of how to do this and support local traders, over a hundred communities across the country have started to see that people power can make a real difference.

Incredible North builds on this model and it’s being kick started in Wigan.

A seminar-style session in Hindley, Wigan, on Wednesday 31st August will mark the launch of Incredible Edible Wigan.

Local residents and businesses who want to get involved and help grow the scheme are being encouraged to book onto the incredible event to find out more.

There are opportunities for residents to apply for funding through The Deal, the council’s informal contract with residents to improve the borough.

Pam Warhurst, founder of Incredible Edible, is originally from Leigh and is driving Incredible North. She said: “What’s happening in Wigan is amazing. Wigan is a council ready to listen to you and ready to use The Deal to invest in local food actions all over the borough. Making it easier for everyone to eat well, learn new skills and support their local economy.

“Food, what we buy and eat, is at the heart of our everyday lives. It’s such a big part of what health, wealth and happiness is all about.”

Councillor Chris Ready, cabinet member for communities, said: “Whoever you are and whatever you do, whether you’re a volunteer, local trader, or teacher, come along to this Incredible Edible Wigan get-together and find out how, working together, we can make a difference.”

The session will be held at St Peter’s Pavilion, Hindley, from 9:30am – 12:30pm on Wednesday 31st August.

To book your place or for more information please email thedeal@wigan.gov.uk or telephone 01942 486991.

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