Local Plan Drop-In Event

Meet your local plan officers face-to-face at a drop-in events being held at Charnock Richard Scout Hut on Wednesday 15th January 2020 between 10am-12pm.
They will be on hand to give survey guidance, explain submission maps and help you share your opinions on what matters in the area. The session will be attended by at least one member of the planning policy team for Chorley, as well as a member of the Central Lancashire team.

For more information visit: https://centrallocalplan.lancashire.gov.uk/

Chorley Probus Club

Chorley Probus Club is a social club for retired people looking for something to fill their time, meet new friends and enjoy a chat over a cuppa.

They meet every 2 weeks in an informal setting at St Georges Club Church Institute, Trinity Rd, Chorley, PR7 2DN. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month.

Activities are varied based on member requests, so you can be sure of a mixture of interesting events.
They hold informative talks which have previously included the Lightoller of the Titanic (A son of Chorley) and Bloodbikes (Enjoying a Motor Bike whilst helping the community).
Factory visits have also been held which have included Heysham Nuclear Power Station, Airbus, and Amazon.
Social activities have included sailing on the Bridgewater canal whilst enjoying a 1st class lunch.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in becoming a member please contact Club secretary,
Mr. Keith Woan on 01257 278759 or email k.woan192@btinternet.com.

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Lancashire SAFE Centre

This year the Parish Council will be supporting the Lancashire SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination) Centre which provides forensic examinations, advice and comprehensive support services for women, men and children of all ages who make a complaint of rape or sexual assault.
We are asking for donations of new underwear for all ages
to provide people with dignity and comfort during their recovery process. If you would like to provide a donation please leave them with any Parish Councillor who will bring them to the next meeting. You may also drop donations in at the meeting on Monday 6th January 2020.
More information can be found on their website at: https://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/safe-centre/
The Safe Centre at Royal Preston Hospital

Roadworks – M6 Motorway Junctions 24-29

Resurfacing works will be taking place on the M6 Motorway  between Junctions 24-29 from Wednesday 1st May 2019 until Saturday 30 November 2019 or ending upon completion of the works.

The work will affect the northbound & southbound carriageways & slip roads overnight between 20:00/21:00 hours and 05:00 hours. The works will continue until 07:00 hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Please view the official Traffic Order below for further details.

M6 Highways England Traffic Order 2019


Best Kept Garden Competition 2018

The village looked amazing for the Best Kept Village Competition last year and we would like to thank all the residents who got involved to make their gardens look amazing.

The presentation evening on 13th November was held in the Football Club and was hosted by the Parish Council Clerk, Carolyn Cross, and Vice-Chairman Ann Bishop. This year the prizes were presented to the winners by the Mayor of Chorley, Councillor Margaret Lees. The judging for the competition was kindly done again by Mr. David Brown from The Chorley & District Gardening Society.

In addition to the winners, other members of the community were recognised for their efforts throughout the village such as our Parish Lengthsman, Mr. Gordon Yates, for his hard work and commitment to keeping the village tidy. Mr. Norman Brown for his annual flower beds by the railway bridge on Chorley Lane, and Fir Tree Fishery’s work on our village planters was also celebrated.

The evening concluded as an informal social evening with an excellent buffet provided by Ian Holland.

Road Closures – M6 Junction 27

There will be temporary road closures on A5209 Crow Orchard Road, Wrightington (M6, Junction 27) on the 01/10/2018, until 14/12/2018  between 10pm-5am to enable full carriageway construction, carriageway resurfacing works and installation of traffic signal loops.

Please view the documentation below to see all the planned road closures & diversions.

Traffic Order

Schedule of Closures

Work Area

Local Diversion Routes

M6 Northbound Entry & Southbound Exit Diversions

M6 Northbound Exit & Southbound Entry Diversions


Orchard Gardens Project

The Parish Council have been working hard to improve the Orchard Gardens on Church Lane & the plans are due to be submitted for planning permission shortly.

As part of the improvements we would like to ask residents if they would like to donate fruit/vegetable plants & trees so the gardens can continue to be used as a community orchard. Residents are also welcome to donate plants & trees in memory of loved ones.

If you would like to donate a plant or tree please contact a Parish Councillor or the clerk via carolyn.parishcouncil@googlemail.com.



July Coffee Morning

On 21st July the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Coffee Morning between 10am-12pm at the Scout Hut on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, cakes, bingo, a raffle & a book exchange.

Families are welcome to join us as we can provide drinks & snacks for your little ones too.

April Coffee Morning

On 14th April the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Coffee Morning between 10am-12pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, cakes, a quiz, a raffle & a book exchange.

Families are welcome to join us as we can provide drinks & snacks for your little ones too.