Fly Tipping East Street & School Street Farington

Further to the fly tipping and rubbish accumulating in East Street and School Street.

South Ribble Borough Council have now cleaned up the area with the help of the community payback team.  They have sent a letter out to the residents and this is attached for your information.

fly tipping – East St and School St

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Farington Community Fund £100,000 provided by Lancashire County Council and South Ribble Borough Council

We support good causes in Farington

Lancashire County Council has made available £100,000 to support the Farington Community Fund. The scheme is managed and administered by Lancashire County Council in partnership with South Ribble Borough Council. The fund is available to support community and environmental activity within the parish of Farington and for the benefit of residences of Farington.

Farington Community Fund

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Farington Park Bench

During the refurbishment the original seats from Farington Park were removed prior to the new paths being constructed, one of the seats was a memorial to Cllr Rick Richardson.  Therefore, we are having an identical plaque manufactured and fitted to a new seat on the new path which is closest to the location of the original seat.

Greg Clark SR Lanscape Officer.

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Vandalism – Our wonderful Farington Park

Please absorb the impact of the deliberate damage inflicted upon the trees in our Park.

If anyone has information that could help the Parish understand why the trees were destroyed please contact your local Councillor Mike Otter or parish Clerk

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Central My Neighbourhood Forum

Why not spend an hour of your time helping to improve where you live?

Your Neighbourhood Forum gives you the opportunity to have a say in your local community – we want you to tell us what you think would make your neighbourhood a better place.
Come along and………..
• Meet other people from your area
• Influence decisions on how money is spent
• Share your ideas for local improvements
• Be a part of making things better

The forum for Central area covers: Tardy Gate, Lostock Hall, Farington Moss and Farington

Venue:   St Gerard’s Parochial Centre, Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, PR5 5AA

Date:      Thursday 31st  January 2013 at 7pm

Chair:    Cllr Graham Walton

For more information, please contact your lead officer, Suzanne Simpson on 01772 625377 or at

Central Poster

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Parish Christmas Gifts

Mike Otter presenting the Parish £200 gift for Farington Pensioners to Tony Murphy and Father Christmas ( Bernard Almond).

Mike Otter visiting St Catherine’s R.C. Church, Farington and presenting a £200 cheque for the church to Father Simon Henry.

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Christmas Gift from The Parish

Councillor Mike Otter visited the residence of Bashall Grove last week and presented them a £200 Christmas gift from Farington Parish Council.

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Parish Christmas gift to Lowerfield Community Centre.

Farington Parish Council continue to support the local community at Christmas time. Parish Councillor Mike Otter presented the Christmas grant cheque for £200 to Carole Young and residents at Lowerfield Community Centre.

Councillor Mike Otter at Lowerfield Community Centre.

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Farington Parish Council – West Ward Vacancy

Farington Parish Council – West Ward

Casual Vacancy

A vacancy exists for a Councillor to serve on the West Ward of Farington Parish Council.

The Parish Council can appoint any qualified person(s) to fill the vacancy UNLESS a request for an election is made by 10 persons whose names appear on the current Register of Electors for the Ward. Any request must be made in writing to the Returning Officer, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH by 27 November 2012.

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New Community Garden – Mill Street, Farington

A FORGOTTEN corner of Farington has been transformed into a distinctive community garden with features recalling the toughest times of the cotton trade.

A 12-foot replica shuttle and seats in the form of old cotton reels are the focal point of the new garden at the junction of Mill Street and Stanifield Lane, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Lancashire Cotton Famine.

Local people came up with the concept for the garden and Farington Parish Council pushed forward the project, which was funded by the parish council, Lancashire Environmental Fund, Lancashire County Council and South Ribble Borough Council’s Central My Neighbourhood Forum.

The garden, which cost around £30,000, was unveiled on Sunday following a service of dedication at St Ambrose Church. After the service the Charnock Richard Brass Band led the people of Farington – including the oldest resident, 101-year-old Mrs Amy Dugdale – along Stanifield Lane to the garden where the commemoration and dedication service concluded with the singing of the Doxology, a hymn sung by the people of Farington when cotton returned in 1864.

A time capsule was also buried containing items contributed by people from Farington, including a book detailing the history of Farington mill, a Farington School prospectus, a scarf and badges from St Ambrose Scouts and many other donated items.

Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor Colin Clark, who opened the garden, said: “This is an excellent project and a really imaginative way to turn an overgrown piece of land into something which both represents the community and will be enjoyed by many people.

“We asked local residents and pupils at Farington Primary School what improvements they wanted to see and their ideas were included in the final design of the scheme, which celebrates the area’s historic links with the cotton industry.”

Councillor Mike Otter, of Farington Parish Council, added: “We realised there was an opportunity to improve this area and transform it into a place that would be a source of pride for people in Farington.

“I’m very pleased with the way it’s turned out and I’m very grateful to everyone who has contributed their ideas, help and funding to achieve this garden, which is a fine legacy of their personal efforts, and the fascinating history of this parish.”

Farington’s huge mill was built in 1834 in an area which, until then, was sparsely populated with agricultural workers and farm labourers. As a result houses were built exclusively for the new mill workers and Farington village began to develop. Unfortunately this meant that when the mill closed the whole village was affected.

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