Latest News

Please find all the latest news for Heskin below


May 2021 Elections

Don’t forget to register to by 19th April 2021. Every vote counts!

Road Closure – Stocks Lane

Please find below details of a proposed temporary road closure for Stocks Lane, Heskin on 24th June 2021.

This is to enable Open Reach on behalf of British Telecom to carry out works on their overhead structure.


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.


The Emergency Department at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital

The emergency department at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital will reopen on Monday 02 November 2020.

The A&E service at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital will initially open as an adult’s only service.

Children or young people under the age of 18, and pregnant women needing A&E services in an emergency situation should go to the Royal Preston Hospital to ensure they get the most appropriate care.

Most patients with minor injury or illness can be treated by an Urgent Care Service.

Please see the full notice attached below.


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.


Winter Stakeholder Bulletin 2020

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.


Best Kept Garden 2020

We would like to congratulate the winners for the Best Kept Front Garden 2020- Well Done!

Champion Class

  • 251 Wood Lane

Large Garden

  • 1st – 209 Wood Lane
  • 2nd – 253 Wood Lane
  • 3rd – 73 Withington Lane

Medium Garden

  • 1st – 140 Wood Lane
  • 2nd – 29 Wood Lane
  • 3rd – 5 Wood Lane

Small Garden

  • 1st – 303 Wood Lane
  • 2nd – 13 Wood Lane
  • 3rd – 49 Withington Lane

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:


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


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.


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