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

New activity at the Village Hall. Wild'1 Sunday Socials. Line Dancing and live Country Music. Sun 23rd July with Nigel Slater, country music artist. 1pm - 4.30. Entry £5, BYO drink, tea and coffee available. For further information, please contact Jo Wild on 07834 594517

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Surgery News:   We will be closed for staff training on Thursday 12th July  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

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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 - July 2017 update. The Environment Agency have asked us to ask that all residents who have had flood doors/barriers etc fitted please try them. Use a hose pipe on all sides to ensure that they really are waterproof, some have failed so please do not wait until you need them! If you find a problem contact your supplier immediately. The EA are working with Groundwork to train volunteer FLOOD WARDENS here in Parbold will you be a volunteer? The EA are considering an early warning system for Dock Brook, a survey will be carried out to see if this is feasible If you see a blocked grid/gully can you please make a note of the house number/road or nearest lamp post number and I will report them, they still get blocked even in summer! Contact: ros.wess@btinternet.com telephone 01257 463735 (answer phone when not in). If you have workmen on your property please ensure they dispose of all materials safely. To all of you who have contacted me I thank you for your diligence which may help us stop future flooding.

Contact; ros.wess@btinternet.com telephone 01257 463735 (answer phone when not in). 

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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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