Showcasing Wigton

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by Mayor of Wigton, Christopher Scott

Credit: Photographer Elliot Moore

Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Cumbria, Wigton is a quaint market town with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Living in Wigton offers a unique blend of rural charm and modern amenities, making it an attractive place for individuals and families looking for a peaceful yet vibrant place to call home.

One of the defining features of Wigton is its historical significance. The town dates back to Roman times, with evidence of a Roman fort and settlement in the area. Over the centuries, Wigton has grown and evolved, becoming a thriving market town with a bustling high street and a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants. The town’s history is evident in its architecture, with many buildings dating back to the Victorian era, including the impressive St Mary’s Church, Highmoor Mansion and the Moore Memorial Fountain.

Credit: Photographer Elliot Moore

One of the things that sets Wigton apart is its strong sense of community. The town is home to a close-knit population who take pride in their local heritage and traditions. Residents often come together for various community events, from fairs and festivals to charity fundraisers and sports tournaments. This sense of camaraderie fosters a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere that makes newcomers feel right at home.

Wigton also boasts a wide range of amenities and services to cater to its residents’ needs. From local shops and markets to cafes and restaurants, there is no shortage of options for shopping and dining out. The town also has good schools, healthcare facilities, and recreational activities, ensuring that residents have everything they need right on their doorstep.

In terms of transportation, Wigton is well-connected to the rest of Cumbria and beyond. The town has good road and rail links, making it easy to travel to nearby city of Carlisle, the Solway Coast and the Lake District. For those who prefer to explore on foot or by bike, there are plenty of scenic walking and cycling routes to enjoy in the surrounding countryside.

As the Mayor of Wigton, I am truly honoured to serve the wonderful community in this role. Wigton is a vibrant town filled with history, culture, and a strong sense of community spirit. From the moment I took office, I have been overwhelmed by the warmth and support of the residents of Wigton. One of the greatest privileges of being Mayor is the opportunity to work closely with local organisations, businesses, and residents to help make Wigton an even better place to live, work, and play. From participating in community events and celebrations to meeting with local leaders to discuss important issues facing our town, every day brings new and exciting challenges. I am constantly amazed by the dedication and passion of the people of Wigton. Whether it’s volunteers who give their time to help those in need, local businesses that support community projects, or residents who take pride in their town and work hard to make it a better place, the sense of community in Wigton is truly inspiring.

One of the things I love most about being Mayor is the opportunity to be a voice for the people of Wigton. Whether it’s advocating for improvements to local services, supporting initiatives to promote economic development, or working to protect and preserve our town’s unique heritage, I am committed to representing the interests and concerns of all residents. I am humbled by the trust and confidence that the people of Wigton have placed in me, and I am dedicated to serving the town with honesty, integrity, and a genuine desire to make a positive difference. Being Mayor of Wigton is not just a title or a position – it is a responsibility and a privilege that I take very seriously.

Overall, living in Wigton offers a peaceful and idyllic lifestyle in a stunning natural setting. With its strong sense of community, range of amenities, and easy access to the great outdoors, it’s no wonder that residents of Wigton feel proud to call this charming town home.

Credit: Photographer Elliot Moore

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