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Please find all the latest news for Heskin below

Lancashire Community Food Grant

The next round of the Lancashire Community Food Grant Scheme is now open for applications.  The grant scheme is for community groups within Lancashire and is aimed at local organisations within the voluntary, community and faith sector, including parish and town councils, that deliver projects to tackle food insecurity.

Groups can apply for up to £3,000 and there is a total of £127,000 funding available in this round.

Funding can be used on Equipment, Venue hire/premises costs, Volunteer and organisational training, Volunteer expenses, Food, Projects and activities that build resilience of service users and Organisational staff costs

Applicants who have previously received funding from the Lancashire Community Food Grant Scheme are eligible to apply, as long as they have completed and returned the project progress report for their grant.

The closing date for applications for the current round is Sunday 15th January 2023

To apply for the grants, and to find out more about the grant scheme and advice session, please visit

Warm Spaces

A number of local venues, charities and voluntary groups have agreed to sign up to Chorley Council’s scheme and have been officially designated ‘warm spaces’ for residents to use. You will be able to identify these spaces by a unique Chorley Council logo displayed within a venue. 

Chorley Council has published a directory of warm spaces – providing a free and friendly welcome for all – right across the borough. The directory can be found at

This initiative is one of many put in place by the council to support residents through the cost-of-living crisis. The distribution of the Government’s Household Support Fund is another example. 

The council understands that everybody’s circumstances are different, but there is a comprehensive directory of support services available at However, if you would like to talk to someone directly, you can do so by calling 01257 515151.

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999 BSL Service

999 BSL is a new emergency VRS service for Deaf DSL users to contact the emergency services through a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Heskin Parish Council Celebration

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 2022

We would like to congratulate the winners for the Best Kept Front Garden 2022 – 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.

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