Welcome to the Parbold Community Website

Parbold is a small township in West Lancashire, situated 4 miles from Junction 27 of the M6.  It can also be accessed via the regular rail service which runs between Wigan and Southport. The name Parbold is drawn from Old English and means the "Pear Orchard".  Its’ name still reflects its’ quiet and rural atmosphere. Nestled in the countryside of West Lancashire, the area around Parbold is full of beautiful views, quaint villages, and plenty of great places to visit and eat out. The village of Parbold is in the valley of the River Douglas and with the Leeds Liverpool canal passing close to the town centre.

Dominating the area is Parbold Hill where a little below its summit is a monument that was originally erected to commemorate the Reform Bill of 1832 and it is unusual as it is somewhat bottle shaped, known locally as Parbold Bottle. From here though the views are splendid and the more energetic can take advantage of the myriad of pathways and walks that are well signed to appreciate the incredible scenery. Parbold has plenty to offer both the resident and visitor, the canal is popular with anglers and ramblers whilst the village boasts a number of good pubs and local shops. With two churches, primary schools and other facilities it is easy to appreciate why Parbold is such a popular location.

This website will show you all that's happening in Parbold and the latest news on our village community and events.  This website has been created specifically for residents and visitors of Parbold and surrounding villages to create an electronic hub for all that happens in our beautiful village.

We are on facebook and Twitter. If you haveany information or deatails of forthcomming events, do contact us

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News and What's On

WLBC Elections. Elections will take place on Thursday 4th May, 7am to 10pm at Parbold Village Hall

Surgery News: With Easter, fast approaching, local health professionals are reminding people to examine their options, should they or their family members become unwell over the long weekend. There are a variety of services that can support you to do this. Visit Health page for more information.

Dr Caine has now finished working at the Surgery as 31/3/17 after over 25 years working in Parbold.  He will still be continuing his work with the Clinical Commissioning Group and will also being doing some additional work across West Lancashire.

Dr Ravangave will not be returning to work at the Surgery due to ill health.

Following advertising and recruiting to replace Dr Caine and Dr Ravangave we are pleased to confirm Dr Mason and Dr Dongre who are currently working at the Surgery as registrars were the successful candidates and will start in there new positions later in the year.

 Please can you ensure that all your contact details held at the Surgery are correct i.e.

-        Home telephone number

-        Mobile phone number

-        Email address

This information needs to be kept up to date to ensure that patients can be directly contacted as need arises.

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Interested in helping form a Parbold Heritage Trust? Parbold Parish Council supports the preservation and restoration of Parbold’s Dry Dock and encourages volunteers to join the project. parboldpc.clerk@yahoo.com

Community litter-pick: There has been a great response to the call for volunteers to arrange a community litter pick. If you wish to join in, please contact the Clerk and register your attendance. It is important that we know how many people we will have on the day so please drop an email or phone the Clerk first. We will meet at 9.45 am on Saturday, 22nd April 2017 on the village hall car park, intending to litter pick from 10 am until 12 noon. Please wear suitable shoes and clothing and thick gloves. Litter-pickers and bags will be provided. Those working alongside the road will require hi-viz jackets

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Unwanted mobility equipment. West Lancashire’s Brighter Future Workshop Ltd. are asking local residents to donate any mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and walking frames they may have lying around their homes that are no longer used, so that it can be refurbished and distributed to people in need.  (They do not accept NHS owned wheelchairs etc.) To arrange for equipment to be collected: Tel: 01695 724 361 or email sales@bfworkshop.com. Website: http://bfworkshop.rit.org.uk/

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PARBOLD RESIDENTS FLOOD ACTION GROUP - April update     

Paul Blakeley from Lancashire County Council attended our February meeting and we reported not all the grids and gullies have been cleared. We also asked about the 18 month gully emptying schedule, why eighteen months in a flood risk area? We requested he bring a copy of the schedule to our next meeting. LCC have not yet applied for the funding to commence the report into the flooding! Julia Molloy from the Environment Agency was reminded that the Group's report also asked that all silt and debris be removed from the river and that the bank of the river on the Parbold side be built up to stop the river over topping and flooding properties. Now that the willow has been removed a decision can be made to go for the funding. The EA have attended a Farmers Catchment meeting and they are looking at farmers digging ditches (as they used to do). Should you see a blocked gully can you make a note of the house number/road or nearest lamp post number and we will report them. Please contact: ros.wess@btinternet.com telephone 01257 463735 (answer phone when not in). We have a couple of vacancies on the committee if you think you could help us please contact Ros.

Advice on how you can 'be prepared' for flooding this winter As winter approaches, Lancashire County Council has issued advice on how to 'be prepared' if there is flooding again in the county this winter.

It's worth taking a couple of minutes to have a look at its website here http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/flooding/flooding-in-lancashire.aspx There's a quick animated video with some really practical advice plus sections on what you can do before, during and after a flood.

We know you'll not necessarily live in an area that has been affected in the last few years but you probably have a friend or relative who does so please share this with them. 

This is a message sent via In the Know - Lancashire on behalf of Lancashire Constabulary.  Andy Crook (Police, Digital Media Officer, Lancashire )

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Fly-tipping. If you think that waste has been disposed of illegally, then you can report it to WLBC either by phone on 01695 577177 (8.30 - 5.30, Mon to Fri) or on their website www.westlancs.gov.uk/flytipping

Water leaks should be reported to 0800 330033 or online form at www.unitedutilities.com

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Parbold Station. Parbold station platforms are in need of some care from local garden societies and keen gardeners.  Pots, planters can be used on the platforms but must be secured and in line with Health and Safety regulations. The platforms can be restored to their former proud state with a little organisation and hard work from willing volunteers. Local Primary schools are designing posters which will be proudly displayed soon.

Unfortunately there is no funding currently for this work but I understand no budget is available at Hindley station and that looks fabulous, Parbold can compete.

If you are interested please call in and see Anthony at the station, from 06:30 to 13:00 - Monday to Friday.

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Odour reporting system for Parbold residents. As some of you may know United Utilities at Hoscar have been working to improve the odour reporting system for Parbold residents.  They now have a direct email link which allows them to see every complaint in real time but it is still in the testing stage and has some limitations.  However they are happy to share it with us and hope, that in future, residents will use it each and every time they experience offensive odours.

This development is a direct result of the meetings we have held with United Utilities and is a positive step forward

Please try out the new system if you experience any odours and could you feedback any comments on the reporting link directly to me so we can help improve the reporting procedure. 

When it (the link) is used it will provide more targeted and consistent information which will help us understand more precisely what is happing, why and to help us tackle the underlying causes." http://unitedutilities.odour.sgizmo.com/s3/

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