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Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall and Walton-le-Dale Community Hub

About Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall & Walton-le-Dale

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.

Lostock Hall was an important railway town following the construction of the East Lancashire and Liverpool Railway lines in 1846 and its railway is now also maintained by a hardworking 'Friends of' group which keeps the remaining station in good order. Lostock Hall is also home to the stunning South Ribble War Memorial and Peace Garden in St Catherine's Park as well as two more memorials on Brownedge Road and Hope Terrace, while St Catherine's Hospice is situated at the original Lostock Hall.

Lostock Hall Carnival take places every summer and the annual Lostock Hall 5km road race always has a fabulous atmosphere. Boasting three Primary Schools and one High School, the area is a family-centred village with a play park, a well-used library and a Bowling Club all within walking distance of the shops. Lostock Hall also has four churches that all take an interest in the community.

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 Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall and Walton-le-Dale Community Hub

Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall and Walton-le-Dale has a combined population of 24,547 (as of 2019). It is divided into the following nine wards:

Ward and Population

Bamber Bridge East - 4,917

Bamber Bridge West - 4,289

Lostock Hall - 6,077

Walton-le-Dale East - 4,305

Walton-le-Dale West - 4,959


Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall 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 Matthew Trafford


Elected Council Members

Bamber Bridge East

Councillor Michael Higgins, Councillor Claire Hunter.

Bamber Bridge West

Councillor Paul Foster, Councillor Caleb Tomlinson.

Lostock Hall

Councillor Clifford Hughes MBE, Councillor Jacqueline Mort, Councillor Matthew Trafford.

Walton-le-Dale East

Councillor Carol ChisholmCouncillor Chris Lomax

Walton-le-Dale West

Councillor Damian Bretherton, Councillor Matt Campbell.

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

Lostock Hall Safer Streets

Safer Streets is a multi-agency campaign which will be taking place in Lostock Hall over the Spring and Summer.   South Ribble Borough Council is working closely with the Police and Lancashire County Council to take a zero tolerance approach to illegal and unsafe parking on our local streets.

We regularly receive complaints around vehicles parked on double yellow lines, across cycle lanes, blocking driveways or at junctions, where they create a visibility hazard.  While we can't promise to have all the solutions, we are committed to doing everything in our power to make our streets safe for pedestrians, cyclists and responsible motorists alike.

So, our ask of you is to inform us.  We can't be in all places at all times, so we need the eyes and ears of local residents to support this campaign.  If you see a vehicle parked irresponsibly, please tell us here from 18 August.

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