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 14th September 2016  July  from 1pm If you need to see a Doctor whilst we are closed please telephone 111.

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Thursday Lunch Club Unfortunately the AGEUK Thursday Lunch Club meeting at the WI has now closed. This is due to the ending of financial support from Lancashire County Council.  All those who attended regularly want to publicly thank Ann Pryer for her sterling work with the group since its origin.  The good news is the group has relocated the Farmers Arms Hilldale on alternate Thursdays. The next meeting is on the 5th May; more details from John Stewart 01257 462173

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PARBOLD RESIDENTS FLOOD ACTION GROUP      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.

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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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Save Parbold library - we need your help!

Thank you so much to all those people who have signed the online petition or the petition in McColls to save our library. We now have over 1,200 signatures. Please make sure everyone in your household has signed.  Now we need to show how much our library means to us. Try to use it as frequently as you can.

With the imminent closure of many libraries in Lancashire, it is important that we try and do whatever we can to save our library, which is a crucial part of the village community and is used and valued by all ages.

A petition has been started, and if you wish to add your signature, forms are available at McColls and the Fruit and Veg shop. Over 300 signatures have already been collected. The closing date for the petition has been extended.

Alternatively, you may want to submit an E-petition online to the county council. This is the direct link: http://council.lancashire.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=13 Select ‘save Parbold Library’. Log in or register and sign the E-Petition. You can also search ‘Save Parbold Library e petition’

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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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Next Sunday is gonna be pretty amazing in Parbold. https://t.co/qQjeI27azv

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