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Penwortham Community Hub

About Penwortham

Penwortham is a lively community that benefits from genuine involvement from schools, churches and community groups.

It has an active Town Council which has two Community Centres running a range of daily activities as well as an arts venue hosting evening entertainment.

Many residents show their pride in their area by volunteering their time as part of one of several community groups. These include 'Friends of' associations for a number of local attractions such as Hurst Grange Park, Marshway Pond and Penwortham War Memorial; and the Penwortham Women's Institute. Volunteers also help with big local events such as firework displays, the Summer Gala and Penwortham Live.

There are a range of activities for young people in the town, which has no fewer than five Scouts Groups. There are two cricket clubs (Penwortham CC and Vernon Carus CC) and three football clubs (Penwortham St Teresa's, Penwortham Town and AFC Penwortham) which all have youth teams.

There are seven churches in the area of varying denominations; Penwortham Methodist, Kingsfold Methodist, Penwortham United Reformed, St Mary's, St Mary-Magdalen's, St Leonard's and St Teresa's. These churches often run community activities and have strong links with the town's seven primary schools and three secondary schools.

Community activities take place at Priory Lane Community Centre and Kingsfold Community Centre. Penwortham also has a Community Library, Arts Centre and Community Foodbank.

A series of Heritage Trail walks have been developed to explore and explain the history and significance of local landmarks. You can download a collection of digital guidebooks here.


Wards covered by the Penwortham Community Hub

The town of Penwortham has a population of 22,766 (as of 2019). It is divided into the following four wards:

Ward and Population

Broad Oak - 4,072

Charnock - 4,002

Howick & Priory - 7,220

Middleforth - 7,472


Penwortham Community Hub Contact

Community Development Officer: Jayne Charlton


Tel: 01772 625235


Community Hub Chair: Councillor Will Adams

Community Hub Vice Chair: Councillor David Howarth


Elected Council Members

Broad Oak

Councillor Harold Hancock, Councillor Angela Turner.


Councillor Ian WatkinsonCouncillor Deborah Ashton

Howick & Priory

Councillor James Lillis, Councillor David Howarth, Councillor David Shaw.


Councillor Will AdamsCouncillor James Flannery, Councillor Keith Martin.


More details of community activity within the Penwortham area will appear here shortly. Please check back soon.

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