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

Surgery News: We will be closed for staff training on Thursday 9th February from 12:30pm. If you need to see a Doctor whilst we are closed please telephone 111.

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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 Could you spare a couple of hours to join other residents to help with a community litter-pick? If there is enough interest, the Parish Council will organise a one-off litter-pick, which may subsequently become a regular event to help keep Parbold clean and tidy. Please email the Clerk if you are interested in joining the litter-picking group. parboldpc.clerk@yahoo.com

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Farewell from Maggie Bracegirdle - front line manager, Parbold library.                                                                                                   I worked in Parbold for nearly 18 years &, from the start, was made to feel part of the community. Although at the end it was obvious that we were likely to close, to be actually told the last week that we were closing on the Friday meant that I never had the opportunity of saying goodbye to people I had come to think of as being friends. I would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye to all my lovely customers from Parbold library.  Some of you I have seen in my travels as I have been working out my notice at various West Lancashire Libraries but this is my chance to tell you all how happy I was in Parbold.  I asked for & was given Voluntary Redundancy from the end of January so will be leaving the Library service after 46 years of service.  Linda has been offered, & accepted, a job in Ormskirk Library. Thank you all again for your custom, support & friendship. 

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PARBOLD UNLIMITED This year we will again be putting up the Village Tree and Street lights. We also invite you to enter our 'Battle of the Bulbs' competition. If you light up your garden over Xmas and would like to win £100 for the charity of your choice then register with me, Steve Morgan at stephenmorgan54@gmail.comJudging will be on Wednesday 14th December so make sure your lights are switched on. Remember you have to register to be in with a chance.

Just a reminder to those budding Ukulele players to let me or Gary on gs.svs-ltd@live.co.uk know if you're interested in joining our new Parbold Ukulele group to learn and improve your skills

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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     

As the leaves are falling please help by clearing them up in front of your property, if you have builders on your property can you ask them to clear away responsibly as sand/cement etc. also blocks our grids/gullies.  We have been told that Lancashire County Council are not going to clear the grids and gullies. To prevent possible further flooding this winter please report blocked grids/gullies, our report line is still open at -  ros.wess@btinternet.com  telephone 01257 463735 - (answer phone when not in).

If you see a blocked grid/gully please contact ros.wess@btinternet.com and give nearest address/lamp post number details.

Rubbish has been seen in Dock Brook and the River Douglas apparently dumped in these areas, if you see this being done please contact ros.wess@btinternet.com/ tel 01257 463735 (answerphone).

Riparian Landowners are those whose land adjoins or contains a watercourse. Their responsibilities include: 1) To maintain the watercourse and the vegetation growing on the banks. 2) To clear debris, even if it did not originate from their land. This may be natural or man-made 3) To keep any structures within their ownership clear of debris. These structures include culverts, trash screens, weirs and mill gates. If Riparian landowners do not carry out their responsibilities they may face legal action.

Flood Survey I understand that the information you sent to the Parish Council regarding the flood is Data protected. This information is important as it will help us to build a strong case for the flood defences the community will need in the future. Please contact me with your permission to use the information you sent, thank you.               Ros Wess, secretary.

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

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Local Bus services and Libraries To have your say about cuts to local bus services and proposals to close libraries go to www.lancashire.co.uk then 'budget proposal consultation' and 'Have your say'. You will then have a list including bus services and libraries. Other proposals are also there for you to consider including changes to museum services.

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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