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Bickerstaffe shown within Lancashire
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Bickerstaffe is a village and civil parish in the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England. According to the 2001 Census the population of the civil parish was 1,196, although the population of the electoral ward was slightly greater at 2,013. The village is near junction 3 of the M58 motorway, and is about four miles west of Skelmersdale.
In the seventeenth century, Bickerstaffe was an important local centre of the Quakers in West Lancashire.
The parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
Public houses and restaurants in the area include The Stanley Gate, The Sandpipers and Quattros.
The grounds of Bickerstaffe AFC are at Hall Lane next to Bickerstaffe C.E school.
Bickerstaffe's Little Chef closed in 2012.
2012 saw the start of United Utilities £63m scheme at Bickerstaffe Water Treatment works to reduce the reliance of the local water supply on the River Dee. That initiative comes in two parts: drilling new boreholes to find new water sources; and extending Bickerstaffe Water Treatment Works to cope with the rising demand for water.
Bickerstaffe's current Borough Councillor is David Griffiths (Conservative) as of May 2011.
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