We also want to be a positive voice for Standish and help bring the community closer together by organising and publicising local activities, events and campaigns. Together we can make Standish a place to be proud of!

PLUS: a £50 refundable deposit is required for all bookings (including Standish residents).

Our Standish Voice committee meetings are held monthly, usually the third Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm in the Unity Club, Cross Street, Standish.

Objective 3 To improve Standish’s retail and hospitality offer by supporting existing businesses and attracting new ones helping to create a vibrant, attractive and characterful village centre

Earler this year, our campaign for more public car parking in the centre of Standish has been successful, with Wigan Council agreeing a 12-point plan to solve the parking problem.

The name Standish is derived from two Old English words stan, meaning stone, and edisc, a park or enclosure.[2] Its name has been variously recorded as Stanedis in 1206, Stanediss in 1219, Standissh, Stanedich and Stanedissh in 1292 and Standisch in 1330. Langtree was recorded as Langetre in 1206 and Longetre in 1330.[3] A Roman road passed through the township.[4]

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St Wilfrid's Parish Church is the only building with a Grade I listing in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan.[8]

In 1896 the Wigan Coal and Iron Company owned the Broomfield, Giant's Hall, Gidlow, John, Langtree, Robin Hill, Swire and Taylor Pits. The largest of these was the Langtree Pit with over 540 employees.[5]

For details of our submission to Wigan Council to be a Neighbourhood Forum and the Neighbourhood Area we cover, click here

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Our petition here gathered 1,300 signatures online and one our paper copies in shops and businesses in Standish.

Objective 2 To improve access to high-quality open space and recreational activities

N.B. Standish village events open to all residents: Free of Charge Regular bookings for Clubs and classes: Price on application

Standish is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England.[1] Historically in Lancashire, it is located on the A49 road between the towns of Chorley and Wigan, a short distance from Junction 27 of the M6 motorway.

Y11 Pupil Maddie has recently been selected to attend the FA elite football training camps this Autumn. These camps are the springboard for England selection and offer all the girls involved the chance to hone their skills at a top level before a potential call-up to international duty. Everyone at Standish Community High School would…

Standish Community High School is proud to announce its new student leaders for the next academic year…

The importance of finding the right secondary school for your child cannot be underestimated. We believe that Standish Community High School offers the right blend of sporting, academic and artistic options in which every child can succeed. Come along to our open day to see just how much we have to offer.

We have also been working on improving the non-road transport network around Standish with Wigan Council, including better footpaths and cycle paths.

In May 2015, Standish Voice, a residents' group formed in July 2014, was designated as the Neighbourhood Forum for Standish, with the aim of creating a Neighbourhood Plan for the village.

Standish Community High School is delighted to celebrate the success of our talented GCSE students. The results, announced today, are a testament to the individual dedication, resilience and continuous hard work of our Year 11 cohort. Likewise, the unwavering professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm demonstrated by our teaching and support staff to ensure all our students achieve…

Objective 1 To bring about sustainable, high-quality housing which meets the needs of local people

Please join us and speak up for Standish. To register your interest please click here to sign up to be a member of Standish Voice, which is free of charge, to receive regular updates – or keep in touch via Facebook and Twitter.

Standard Charge: £10 per hour Standish Residents and Charity events: £7.50 per hour Company/Corporate rate (for conferences/meetings): £15 per hour

Any member of the public who lives or works in Standish is welcome to attend.

The Hall is easy to find, being on the main road between Gloucester and Stonehouse, and next to Standish Church with its distinctive spire. The postcode is GL10 3DW (see map).  It is less than 2 miles from J12 of the M5.

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Objective 5 To maximise the amount of government and private developer money (Section 106, Community Infrastructure Levy and New Homes Bonus) from new housing developments to be spent in Standish to benefit the local community.

Standish Village Hall is an historic 700 year old Grade II listed building which has been extensively refurbished to provide a modern, comfortable and well-equipped venue for private and corporate functions of all kinds. (View Gallery)

Countryside is proud to announce the launch of one of our most desirable housing developments to date. Set in an attractive rural location to the east of Standish town centre, Barrowcroft Green from Countryside brings you everything you’re looking for in a new home – in a warm and welcoming community that’s just right for you and your plans.

We and Wigan Council have announced a £150,000 upgrade to The Line, which will be turned from a muddy track into a modern shared use route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders that will have an entrance into the car park of Aldi in the village centre.

Standish is on the A49 road between Chorley and Wigan, a short distance from Junction 27 of the M6 motorway.

Standish

Lying within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire since the early 12th century, Standish emerged as a township in the Middle Ages but by the mid-19th century was united with neighbouring Langtree, as Standish-with-Langtree. The township was in the larger Standish ecclesiastical parish.

Objective 4 To find solutions to traffic congestion and parking in Standish

Standish and Langtree were part of the Penwortham barony in the 12th century and between 1150 and 1164, Richard Bussel, Lord of Penwortham gave them to his brother-in-law Richard Spileman. In 1212 Thurstan Banastre held them and later they were held by William de Ferrers Earl of Derby, and then by 'the lords of Leylandshire'. The tenants adopted the local surnames, Standish and Langtree.[3]

We believe the house building planned for Standish over the coming years will create challenges, but can also bring opportunities for the  village and everyone who lives and works here.

With a new lighting scheme boasting imposing baronial style chandeliers and wall-lights (all dimmable for different moods), it is very different to the traditional image of a Village Hall!

A village where sustainable housing is meeting the needs of local people and where residents have easy and affordable access to excellent leisure, sports and cultural facilities and high-quality, ecologically sound, open space.

For further details contact the booking secretary bookings@standishvillage.co.uk or download the booking form.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 20 at 7.45pm.