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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 & Population

Hoole - 4,192

Longton & Hutton West - 5,863

New Longton & Hutton East - 4,569

 

Western Parishes Community Hub Contact


Community Development Officer: Tony Stirland

Email: anthony.stirland@southribble.gov.uk

Tel: 07814 855721

 

Community Hub Chair: Councillor Colin Coulton

Community Hub Vice Chair: Councillor John Rainsbury

 

Elected Council Members


Hoole

Councillor John Rainsbury, Councillor David Suthers.

Longton & Hutton West

Councillor Colin Coulton, Councillor Jon Hesketh.

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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