Last September I wrote about the history of Wigan Council and their complete disregard for local community assets in their sale of The Formby Hall in Atherton. Today is the final day that letters by the government Planning Inspectorate can be received after they “called in” the process of the sale, re-sale and subsequent proposed demolition of this historic local and popular site.
So it without any shred of surprise but with a healthy dose of irony that today also sees another local town’s asset that comes under the claws of Wigan Council now perhaps the victim of yet more dubious sales practices.
Apart from the above, I shall let the links speak for themselves…
Tyldesley Top Chapel – which is a Grade II listed building.
For a bit of salaciousness, here is the footage (which also made the Daily Mail, because they love a bit of violence)
The Auction for this community venue starts on the 17th May, guide price of £150,000
This also comes at a time when Atherton Library, the former technical college and the town hall buildings are looking to be reappraised as well.
As a little light relief but to highlight the general amount of bitterness between the council and every town that isn’t called Wigan read below…
Thanks for reading.