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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. If you have any information or details of forthcoming events and wish to have them published, do contact us.

News and What's On 

Events Calendar

With the easing of the lockdown, local activities are starting up and are being posted on the Events Calendar. If you have any new activities or events that are restarting, please let us know by using the Contact Us tab on the site. 


Parbold Surgery. Surgery closure dates/times are on the 'Health' page

The Trusselltrust. Food Bank                                                                                                 Following the closure of Coffee etc the Village Hall has offered to be a collection point for donations to the food bank at the following times:

Monday 9.30-10.30am, Wednesday 1-4 and 6-8pm, Thursday 3-8pm, Friday. 9.30-10.30am and 6-8pm

Please continue to donate whatever you can as your donations are vital to help our families in need. If you or someone you know needs help or support they can contact the food bank in strictest confidence. Contact details:

Email: Burscough@skelmersdalefoodbank.orq.uk Facebook: Parbold Village Group Skelmersdale & District food bank

Lose Weight & Feel Great At Parbold Library!

New Course starting soon! Tuesday’s 10-11am - Cost: FREE Average weight loss 8-10lbs in 7 weeks!

Face to Face Weight Management Courses Duration - 7 weeks (this includes a 'one to one' session wk1. and wk.7)

Examples of session content include: portion control, food labelling, making right choices, fats, sugars, etc.

For more information/to book onto a course, please contact:

Email: craig.baxter@serco.com Tel: 01695 585145  www.westlancs.gov.uk Lancashire County Council

Parbold Coffee Association We will be serving toast, tea cakes, crumpets and of course cake!! A place to meet and have a chat everyone’s welcome. Come along to one of our fortnightly coffee/tea mornings at Parbold Village Hall. Next dates are: 10th & 24th October We will also be starting our Lunch Club on Tuesday 3rd October, this will run on the first Tuesday of each month, we will be offering a 2 course light lunch (inc. Tea and Coffee) 11.30-1.30pm for just £6.50. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. To book call 01257 463703 and leave a message on the answer Machine.

The volunteers at The Hut on the Hill will be holding an event on the 8th May. The Big Help out is part of the coronation weekend celebrations and we are inviting people along to meet the volunteers for Guiding and Scouting in Parbold. We will have some fun and games, and some refreshments including tea, coffee and hotdogs will also be available. The event will run from 11am to 3pm on the 8th May at The Hut on the Hill, WN8 7TG.

Play Bridge: Starting in April, Parbold Village Hall Studio, Thursday’s 10am – 12 noon. Open to all, experienced or beginners, pairs or singles. Text Tessa 07854 285191 or Carole 07943 551468

THE MONDAY MOVERS This exercise class will start again on Monday 4th September in the WI Hall from 11.15 – 12.15 with Elaine.                                                                                                                                                                                        Everyone welcome – improve your stamina, strength, balance, co-ordination and much more.  Exercises involve sitting and standing.                                                                                                                                                                                        Phone 01257 422238 for more details.  £5 per class

Bikini-Body Bootcamp at Parbold Village Hall - Brand new Monday night session at 6.30pm, “burn” is a combo of weights and cardio giving you a huge calorie burn. Other sessions include Monday 9.30am hiit, Wednesday 9.30am weights and Friday 9.30am burn. No need to book, just turn up. Each session costs £6 or monthly plans for unlimited sessions available for just £42. Please contact Michaela for more info or check out the Facebook page Bikini-Body Bootcamp. contact Michaela 07812 060002

Macmillan Coffee Morning 

The Friends of Parbold WI invite you to attend the local branch of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care, which will take place on Friday 29 September 2023. We will be holding the coffee morning at Parbold WI hall from 10.00am till 12.30pm. There will be tea, coffee, a wide variety of cakes, a craft stall and tombola. Please come along to sample the wares of some of the best bakers in the village and, more importantly, to support this worthy cause. All welcome!

Advanced Notice: Dave Massam will be giving a concert at the WI Hall on Saturday 18 November 2023. Further details to follow                                                                                  

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership - We are seeking volunteers in the Parbold and Newburgh area to befriend people who are experiencing loneliness. Our befrienders can offer either telephone conversation or arrange visits, perhaps to the persons home or to a cafe or library, some of our volunteers offer a mix of telephone and visiting support. We have 2 local Volunteer Officers based in West Lancashire, Lesley and Shaunna, they work to match potential volunteers with people with similar interests and remain as a point of contact to ensure volunteers are supported in their role. More information is available on our website https://lancsvp.org.uk/ or call 01772 416 417.

Bloom Baby Classes (baby development and sensory classes) at Parbold WI Hall on Thursdays
Busy Bees for babies aged 5/6 months to 14 months at 9:45am
Caterpillar Club for babies aged 6 weeks to 5/6 months at 11:00am
Book at www.bookwhen.com/bloomsthelenswigan or find out more via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bloomsthelensandwigan/ or contact me at rachelm@bloombabyclasses.com

Parbold Library Special Events – October 2023                                                                 

Richard Benbow Art Display. Local artist Richard Benbow will be exhibiting some of his amazing artwork in the library throughout October.

Halloween Family Crafts with Lancashire Adult Learning - Tuesday 17th October 9:30am to 12:00pm. A fun and interactive session making crafts to enjoy during the season for parents and children in EYFS, Key Stage 1 or 2. Booking required,

Coffee Morning - Wednesday 18th October, 10:30-11:30am. Join us for coffee, cake and company.  Looking to develop your digital skills? Interested in eBooks and eAudiobooks? Want to be able to renew your library books online? Staff will be available to talk about all things digital available through Lancashire Libraries.

Get Started with Social Networking with Lancashire Adult Learning Thursday 19th October 1:30pm to 4:00pm

This taster session will provide you with a starting point in Social Networking and an understanding of how to create an account. Booking required.

New Regular Event

Councillor Surgery - First Saturday of every month 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Drop in to speak to Councillor Robert Bailey of West Lancs Borough Council. Residents are welcome to attend if they have any matters that they would like to discuss or bring to the Councillor's attention.


Parbold Library, Cultural Services, Lancashire County Council, T: 03001236703, W:www.lancashire.gov.uk

Other Regular Library Events are posted on https://www.parboldonline.info

Regular Children's Events

21st & 28th July plus 4th, 11th, 18th 25th of August 10:00-10.45am.  Join us for fun using science and creative skills in these sessions.

Build and Play - Every second Wednesday of the month 9:30-10:30am. Bring your little ones along for building fun with Mega Bloks and Duplo.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme – Every Friday 9:30-10am. Enjoy lively sing-along songs, gentle movements, and rhymes with your baby, plus meet and chat with other parents and carers. Suitable for babies up to around 18 months of age, but older pre-school siblings are very welcome.

Library Club – Every Friday 3:45-4:30pm. 
Come along to our Library Club every week to share a range of exciting books and fun themed activities.
Drop in after school for a warm welcome. Suitable for children of primary school age.

Lego Club – First Saturday of every month 10:30am-11:30am. Calling all master builders and Lego enthusiasts! Come and share your passion and amazing creations at our Lego Club.

Other Regular Library Events

Book and a Brew – First Wednesday of every month 10:30-11:30am. Share your love of reading in a relaxed space with a brew. Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss any of your recent reads with other avid readers.

Monthly Coffee Morning – Every third Wednesday of the month 10:30am-11:30am. Join us for our monthly coffee morning where local community groups and organisations are often on hand for a chat. Enjoy free refreshments and meet members of your community in a friendly space whilst borrowing a book or two!

Poetry Group – Every third Thursday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm. Do you enjoy poetry? Come along to our poetry group to read and or listen to poems of your choice.

Learn My Way – Every Friday 2-3pm or 3-4pm – BOOKING REQUIRED. Free help to learn digital skills to apply for jobs, use online forms and email, follow your hobbies and use public services.


Parbold Library, Cultural Services, Lancashire County Council, T: 03001236703, W: www.lancashire.gov.uk

Further information on all of our events is available on the Lancashire Libraries website in the 'What's On' section – www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries

Library Opening Hours

Monday               Closed

Tuesday               9:00 – 5:00

Wednesday        9:00 – 1:00

Thursday             9:00 – 7:00

Friday                    9:00 – 5:00

Saturday              9:00 – 1:00

Just a reminder that the Library is closed from 9:00 – 10:00 the 1st Wednesday of every month for staff training.

Please contact the library on 0300 123 6703 or e-mail parbold.library@lancashire.gov.uk

More information on all of our library events is available on What's On. This is part of the Lancashire County Council website.  The link for events at Parbold Library is:-


or www.parboldonline.info

The Friends of Parbold Library are pleased to host the following events at the library:

Thursday 5th October 2023, 10:30am – 11:30am at Parbold library Dean will be reading from his book “Beyond Poetry” at this event

This is a free event – Refreshments available

Contact one of the Library staff on 0300 123 6703 for more information

2nd November, 2pm – 3pm. Dot Broady Hawkes – presentation on ‘Warhorse’. 

This is a free event – Refreshments available

Contact one of the Library staff on 0300 123 6703 for more information

Volunteering opportunities

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (LVP) is working in partnership with the NHS to support the NHS run Covid-19 mass and local vaccination programme across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Are you aged 16 or above? Do you have a few hours spare each week to volunteer as a Covid Vaccination Centre Marshal?

We are recruiting volunteers as local NHS marshals who can volunteer at various venues across Lancashire and South Cumbria, 7-days a week.

If you are interested in becoming a Covid Marshal, click here to apply and e-mail Bethany Wood our Visitor Centre Manager at bwood@lancswt.org.uk

At the Wl in Parbold.

SENIOR CHAIR PILATES Wednesdays 12.30 - 1.30 pm , £5.

BEGINNERS/ INTERMEDIATE PILATES Fridays 5 - 6 pm ,£8 or £35 for 6 classes.

At the Rise Wellbeing Studio in the Northern Diver Unit, Appley Bridge.

BEGINNERS/ INTERMEDIATE PILATES Wednesdays, 9.30 - 10.30 am £8 or £35 for 6


MUM AND BABY PILATES Wednesdays 11am - noon, £8 or £35 for 6 classes.

Contact Holly on 07789 717414 , hollvmountainfitness@gmail.com

Relax and Rejuvenate. Follow me on facebook or get in touch to find out more details.

Rainbows small world play craft club

Parbold Women's Institute Hall, WN6 7NU. Beginning on Wed 23rd June. Session runs from 9.30 - 10.30am

Thyme on Yarrow Cafe in Croston. PR26 9RB. Beginning Friday 9th July. Session available 9.30 - 10.30 & 10.45 - 11.45  

One activity is £7.50 per session, two activities are £10 for the session.  

Choose the venue and number of activities you wish to book. Discount available if you wish to book both craft and play dough activity.

Sessions can be booked In advance on https://rainbowssmallworld.pembee.app

Please get in touch for more information. Emma Morris 07901 557003

Parbold Parish Council Notes - Please click here to see current Parish Council Notes for March 2022.

Parbold Flood Group – contacts

Please note the information below, it is very important you need to know what to do in an emergency. If you live alongside a brook and you see any rubbish/garden waste that could fall in please go to www.westlancs.gov.uk follow the link for fly tipping as it could cause flooding. Ask contractors on your property to remove waste safely not into the gullies. If you are in an area that is higher up and does not flood please clear any leaves from the blocked grids/gullies as water will always find the lowest level. Go to www.lancashire.gov.uk – Click on1) Report a highway fault. 2) blocked drain/gullies, send any photographs, follow the link. To report Property/Garage/ Garden flooding go to highways@lancashire.gov.uk To receive flood warnings: www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings and enter your Post Code or Parbold. Vision Link Cameras adjacent to the railway line www.vision-link.co.uk/parbold/ the pairing code is 462909. The Flood Hub www.thefloodhub.co.uk contains a wealth of information including KS2 for children. parboldfloodgroup@outlook.com Take care, stay safe. Ros Wess


Around 1,500 premises can now order fibre to the premise as network upgraded by Openreach

Openreach engineers have built a new faster, more reliable and futureproof broadband network in Parbold and Newburgh. Around 1,500 homes and businesses can now access this new network with more in the vicinity to follow. It is known as Fibre-to-the-Premises technology (FTTP) or full fibre  as it delivers fibre optic cables all the way from the local exchange right to residents and businesses front doors.

It’s a once-in-a-generation upgrade that will enable people to connect to any platform or device, to each other, and to the world – reliably, for decades to come.

How can I find out if full fibre is available in my area?

The first step is to use our fibre checker to see if fibre is available in your street: www.openreach.co.uk/fibrecheckerpr

Just enter your postcode and the fibre checker will tell you what’s available in your area.

Once available, the next step is to choose the company you’d like to supply your internet. Then you should contact them to order your chosen broadband package.  It’s important to point out though that you won’t be automatically upgraded, and you’ll need to get in touch with your broadband provider to see if it offers a service over the new network.

If you’re not currently in scope, you can register your interest on our “Expression of Interest” tool.  It’s part of our fibre checker – once you’ve entered your postcode and found your address, just scroll down to “Register Your Interest” then enter your personal details so that we can see that you’re interested in full fibre. 


NHS West Lancashire CCG have published a number of resources people can access for free.

Active West Lancs will resume its programme of health activities when it is appropriate to do so. Keep an eye on the Active West Lancs website https://activewestlancs.org/ for any online activities and courses it may run in the near future. In the meantime the Sport England website has some great exercise tips and advice https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout

Home Library Service – If you enjoy reading but struggle to get to the Library because of ill health or mobility problems, then the Library can bring the service to your home.  For more information contact the Library on 0300 123 6703 and ask for Parbold Library. Alternatively, e-mail parbold.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Message from John Halton Pharmacy. To our much-valued customers, Due to a huge surge in demand for our services, please give us longer to dispense your prescription than you usually would. If you need your medication urgently, please call us and we will be happy to assist you.

We would strongly encourage anyone to please get in touch with their relatives in the village, friends or neighbours who are over 70, to offer to collect their prescriptions from us.

We do have a delivery service, but currently need to reserve capacity for those who have a diagnosis of corona virus or are normally housebound.

We thank you for your patience and your custom during this very difficult time.

Photographic Memories of Parbold

If you have any photos of Parbold, for any period e.g. Street views, old or new buildings, School photos etc. Please get in touch with Parbold Library, 0300 123 6730, who will arrange for them to be copied and used in the Library archives.

The Friends of Parbold Station are a local voluntary group who carry out enhancements at the station including planting, hanging baskets, seasonal decoration and the construction of planting boxes and welcome signs. We also arranged for the recently erected village map to screen the ugly bike shelter. Funding for our work has come from several sources including Northern, the Douglas Valley Lions, and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships. The contact for the group is John Sloane on 01257 462641.

Your local not for profit community choir, Sing4Fun! are starting a new choir for children aged 8-18 / Yr3- Yr13; Sing4Fun!Youth Monday 5.30-6.30: Our Ladies and All Saints School, WN8 7HB Contact:

s4fvouth@gmail.com/ www.s4fyouth.wixsite.com/mvsite / 07753 628752. 1st session free, normally £3.00 pay as you go. We’ll be performing at ‘Parbold Sings 2019’ on Saturday 30th March, Parbold Village Hall.

UPHOLLAND TAWD VALE LIONS are seeking donations of second-hand furniture, household goods, ornaments and toys for resale at the ‘Lions’ Den’ Charity Shop in Skelmersdale. Contact Chris Lawn on 01257 462283 to arrange collection.

Community Cars are for any journey when you can't use the bus. For door to door journeys call 01704 893373. 

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