The Mayor of Wigan Borough, Councillor Sue Greensmith, is very proud to be nominated to the role of first citizen of the borough.
Born and raised in Leigh, Sue has always been involved with the community and was elected as a local councillor for Leigh West ward in 2009.
During this time, Sue became a governor of St. Peter’s Primary School and Sacred Heart Primary school, both in Leigh, and is a lay person with St. Peter’s Church, delivering home communion.
Sue was educated at Bedford Church Primary School and Manchester Road High School before becoming a hairdresser in her early career.
She has been married to Allen for 50 years. They share one daughter, Deborah, Son-in-Law Christopher, and two grandchildren, Caitlin and Tegan.
Sue and Allen go on an annual holiday to the Scottish highlands and in her spare time, Sue enjoys walking, gardening and decorating.
Sue also runs a ‘messy church’ for the community, which is held at St. Peter’s school hall. The group allows young families to come together and take part in activities. The ‘messy church’ is open every second Saturday of the month and is well attended, promoting a real community atmosphere.
‘Messy churches’ are a worldwide voluntary group and Sue has been running this one for five years with help from the local school, church and parents.