Wigan Archive

Public protest: No new mega-prison in Wigan

July 18th at 12 pm at Wigan town Hall, Library Street, WN1 1 Wigan Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276795716061695 A public demonstration against the proposed new 1,300 capacity mega prison in Bickershaw has been organised outside of Wigan council offices. Prisons are …

Opposition to jail expansion is growing

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/opposition-to-jail-expansion-is-growing-1-8607616 Councillors are being urged to reject controversial plans to expand Hindley Prison as trade unionists join the ranks opposing the idea. A public meeting has been arranged for later this month in Bickershaw to give those living closest …

Prison in revamp plan could be shut, expert says

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/environment/prison-in-revamp-plan-could-be-shut-expert-says-1-8474370 A leading prisons expert has suggested the borough’s jail set for a massive refurbishment and likely expansion could be shut completely. Open University academic Dr David Scott told a public meeting on the planned transformation of Hindley Prison that …

Petition demands economic case for prison is published

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/environment/petition-demands-economic-case-for-prison-is-published-1-8479492 A leading prisons academic has set up a petition calling on the Government to publish the economic case for the transformation of Hindley’s jail. Dr David Scott from the Open University is one of two lecturers and researchers …

Say No to the New Mega Prison in Wigan

Source: https://www.change.org/p/say-no-to-the-new-mega-prison-in-wigan The Government has announced that there will be a new mega prison in Wigan, Greater Manchester.  The new prison, to be built on the current site of HMP Hindley, is expected to have a capacity of more than 1,000 prisoners, consolidating the …

Mace wins place on £1.3bn new prisons programme

Source: https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/companies/contractors/mace/mace-wins-place-on-13bn-new-prisons-programme/10018473.article Mace has scooped the project delivery partner role for £1.3bn of prisons construction work as the government announced where four major jails would be built, Construction News understands. In November 2015 the government committed £1.3bn to building nine …