Latest News

Please find all the latest news for Heskin below

Building Work – Wood Lane

We have been advised that there will be building work commencing shortly on the land adjacent to the Farmers Arms Pub, in Heskin.

Access will be from Wood Lane. Therefore we advise everyone to take care at the junction and if you can let any friends and family, if applicable.

Winter Stakeholder Bulletin 2021/22

The Winter Service Plan sets out how the Council as Highway Authority for Lancashire meets its policy for the treatment of roads, footways and cycleways during the winter period: enabling a safe passage for vehicles and pedestrians, minimising delays due to winter weather and ensuring operations are undertaken safely

Please see the bulletins attached below.

Bus Service Improvement Plans 2021

Lancashire County Council is working closely with bus operators to prepare for a major change in the way buses are funded and organised following the government’s launch of The National Bus Strategy, Bus Back Better in March 2021.

Please see further details attached below.

Heskin in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Please see the book below about Heskin Village in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This highly interesting and descriptive book was written by Alan Marsden and illustrated by David Nelson.

Crunch Line Chronicles App

Please read the attached information about a mobile phone app which has raised some concerns that it could be used to draw children into being exploited by criminal gangs.

Best Kept Garden 2021

We would like to congratulate the winners for the Best Kept Front Garden 2021 – Well Done!

Energy Changes

With the current changes occurring with suppliers and the ever increasing cost of gas and electricity, we understand that you might have worries or concerns about what to do for the best.

Please see attached the information from Citizens Advice.

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 –

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.

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.

If you would like further assistance please feel free to contact any member of the Parish Council or Alan Whittaker.

Thank You