Latest News

Please find all the latest news for Heskin below


Waste Collections Changes

There will be a change to some of our bin collections after 18 September 2020.

Over 20,000 homes will be affected but we’re making sure that no waste collections will be dropped from the service and the changeover will be as smooth as possible.

Some areas will see a change to their collection day, others will still have the same day but the bins you need to put out will change.

There will be no reduction in service – the frequency of your bin collections will stay the same.​

For further information please click on the link below:

To check if your bin collections are changing please see click on the link below:


Small Community Grants 2020-2021

The Chorley Council Small Community Grant 2020-2021 is now open.

Please feel free to apply if you are eligible.

For any further details please see the Chorley Council website below.


Switch to Cycling 2020

Switch to Cycling’ is a new campaign from LCC aiming to build on the momentum of those of you who have started cycling during lockdown and encourage more people to take up cycling for short journeys.

It promotes the benefits of cycling including fitness, saving money and beating the traffic as well as providing advice and information on starting cycling, cycling routes and free training sessions.

For more information and advice about making the switch to cycling, visit the link below


Bus Service Changes

Please see below the latest bus service changes from Lancashire County Council.

For the latest information about bus services in Lancashire County Council, see the website link below.


Meadows Play Area Upgrade

The Parish Council have recently obtained grant funding to upgrade the play equipment on The Meadows.

The work is scheduled to start on 29th June and should take about three weeks to complete.

Please see the notice below giving greater information.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask any Parish Council Member.


Parish Council Meetings

Please see below an update about Parish Council Meetings. Updates will be placed onto notice board and onto the website.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask any Parish Council Member.


Footpath Map

The Parish Council has noted that some footpaths in the village are not accessible in the current situation, due to the proximity of residential properties.

However there are still many footpaths available for exercise and the Millennium Footpath Maps have been reproduced.

If you would like a free copy please contact the Clerk and one will be delivered to you.

Clerk – Mr Alan Whittaker – 01257 453456 – heskinparishcouncil@gmail.com


Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams.

Please find below a link to information and advice about the latest scams going around. 

If you need any help, please contact any parish councillor or the clerk.


Heskin Parish Council: The Early Years

This interesting leaflet about Heskin Parish Council has been written by local historian Alan Marsden.

If you would like a copy (it’s free of charge) please contact any Councillor or the Clerk and it will be delivered to you.


Best Kept Front Garden Competition 2019

We would like to congratulate the winners for the Best Kept Front Garden 2019 – Well Done!

Champion Class – 251 Wood Lane

Large Garden – 209 Wood Lane

Medium Garden – 29 Wood Lane

Front Garden – 31 The Warings


Town Lane Community Orchard

With the assistance of a grant from the Lancashire Environmental Fund the Parish Council, successfully completed the provision of a fruit orchard containing apples, pears, damsons and plums.

The fruit is available for residents to collect when it is ripe. Please feel free to visit the Community Orchard in Town Lane Field.


Thank You