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Western Parishes Community Hub

About Western Parishes

The Western Parishes area is made up of the villages of Hutton, Longton, Much Hoole, New Longton, Walmer Bridge and Whitestake.

Although largely rural in nature, these villages have thriving communities which are supported by the Parish Councils of Hutton, Little Hoole, Much Hoole and Longton. There is also a rich network of local community groups, sports and social clubs and voluntary organisations that cater for and support people young and old. These include New Longton Cricket Club, four different bowls clubs, a number of Scouts Groups and several branches of the Women's Institute.

The area is served by one high school (Hutton C of E Grammar) and six primary schools; Longton, St Oswald's, All Saints, St Michael, Little Goole and Ashbridge Independent. It has seven churches of varying denominations, a library in Longton, and village halls in Hutton, Hoole, New Longton and Walmer Bridge.

Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve and Longton Marsh form part of the Ribble Way and attract visitors from far and wide.


Wards covered by the Western Parishes Community Hub

The Western Parishes area has a population of 14,624 (as of 2019). It is divided into the following three wards:

Ward and Population

Hoole - 4,192

Longton & Hutton West - 5,863

New Longton & Hutton East - 4,569


Western Parishes Community Hub Contact

Community Development Officer: Louise Davies


Tel: 07970 688 210


Community Hub Chair: Councillor Margaret Smith

Community Hub Vice Chair: Councillor Will King


Elected Council Members


Councillor John Rainsbury, Councillor Connor Watson.

Longton & Hutton West

Councillor Julie ButteryCouncillor Colin CoultonCouncillor Will King

New Longton & Hutton East

Councillor Margaret Smith, Councillor Phil Smith.


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


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