Wednesday, 29 November 2006

The Wit & Wisdom of President George Bush

Tree planting on Ashton Heath

Spent a very pleasant hour recently with a group of volunteers planting trees on Ashton Heath. I am told by Dave McKendrick, Chief Organiser of the event, that the trees planted are hedgerow and they are being planted to hide an unsightly fence as well as improve the local environment. It was great to see so many people out and about improving the environment.
Readers may not be aware that there is a local residents group that has done a lot of work in the past few years to improve Ashton Heath. If you want to get involved you can log on to and I am sure they will find something for you to do.

Credit Unions - A Local Alternative

In the wake of the recent Farepak scandal why not consider joining a local credit union as a safe and secure alternative.

Credit Unions aim to help people take control of their money by encouraging people to save what they can and borrow only what they can afford to pay.

Here in Wigan we are blessed with a local credit union with a growing membership and proven track record. Members can deposit and withdraw cash and after a qualifying period obtain loans with affordable repayment terms, unlike the loan sharks that prey on the vulnerable.

I would encourage residents to look at Unify Credit Union as a real alternative.

For further information contact 01942 701706 or log on to the web at