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Eastern Parishes, Bamber Bridge and Walton-le-Dale Community Hub

About Eastern Parishes, Bamber Bridge & Walton-le-Dale

Eastern Parishes area benefits from strong community involvement from schools, churches and community groups as well as Samlesbury and Cuerdale Parish Council. A number of small organisations such as the Gregson Green Group engage the local community in various activities.

Activities for young people include Scouts Groups and Brownies. There are also football and cricket clubs which run activities for both young people and adults, including Gregson Lane Football Club and Walton-le-Dale Cricket Club.

There are six churches in Eastern; Trinity Methodist, St Leonard's, Our Lady and St Patrick's, All Saints, St Leonard the Less, and St Mary and St John. The churches have strong links with all the schools across Eastern Parishes, including five primary schools. These churches often run community activities and also have strong links with the five primary schools in the area.

The Cuerdale Heritage Trail is a 3.4 mile circular walk that takes in a series of local landmarks - all with their own unique stories to tell. Download a free digital guidebook (PDF) [13MB] and discover the Cuerdale's hidden histories!

Bamber Bridge has a proud history of manufacturing; constructed in 1907, The Bamber Bridge Spinning and Weaving Cotton Mill on Wesley Street remains a notable landmark while Baxi Manufacturing has a base on Club Street. The Old Hob Inn at Church Road, meanwhile, has an interesting history - with the Battle of Bamber Bridge soon to be commemorated with a small memorial garden.

Bamber Bridge has plenty to offer leisure-wise with green spaces at Holmes Park and Withy Grove Park, which is on course to be further improved in late 2021. Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre is also a popular destination and the village is passionate about sport, with Bamber Bridge Football Club and the annual tradition of 'Raising the Coffin' dating back to 1948. A community-centred area, Bamber Bridge has two Primary Schools, one High School and six places of worship. It also has a Railway Station maintained by a 'Friends of' group.

Walton-le-Dale is a village with three Primary Schools and one High School. Although there is no village centre as such, the community has good links into Preston City Centre and Bamber Bridge. The Unicorn Inn, a 17th century building (now known as Pinocchio's Restaurant) was the posting station used by Parliamentary troops during the English Civil War.

Friends of Bellis Way Park have recently been awarded a significant amount of money from the Lancashire Environmental Fund and South Ribble Borough Council in order to construct a beautiful new park, with work due to start in 2021. Meanwhile, Walton Park has a very active and passionate 'Friends of' Group which works hard to preserve its natural beauty.


Wards covered by the Eastern Parishes, Bamber Bridge and Walton-le-Dale Community Hub

Eastern Parishes, Bamber Bridge and Walton-le-Dale has a combined population of 26,935 (as of 2019). It is divided into the following six wards:

Ward and Population

Coupe Green & Gregson Lane - 4,271

Samlesbury & Walton - 4,194

Bamber Bridge East - 4,917

Bamber Bridge West - 4,289

Walton-le-Dale East - 4,305

Walton-le-Dale West - 4,959


Eastern Parishes, Bamber Bridge and Walton-le-Dale Community Hub Contact

Community Development Officer: Sam Jones


Tel: 01772 625590


Community Hub Chair: Councillor Chris Lomax

Community Hub Vice Chair: Councillor Emma Stevens


Elected Council Members

Coupe Green & Gregson Lane

Councillor Mathew Forshaw ,Councillor James Gleeson.

Samlesbury & Walton

Councillor Peter Mullineaux, Councillor Jamsine Gleave.

Bamber Bridge East

Councillor Emma Stevens, Councillor Claire Hunter.

Bamber Bridge West

Councillor Paul Foster, Councillor Caleb Tomlinson.

Walton-le-Dale East

Councillor Hilary BedfordCouncillor Chris Lomax

Walton-le-Dale West

Councillor Damian Bretherton, Councillor Matt Campbell.

More details of community activity within the Eastern Parishes, Bamber Bridge and Walton-le-Dale area will appear here shortly. Please check back soon.



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