Farington

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Coordinates: 53°42′11″N 2°41′06″W / 53.703°N 2.685°W / 53.703; -2.685

Farington
Farington is located in Lancashire
Farington
Farington
 Farington shown within Lancashire
Population 6,088  (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SD548232
Civil parish Farington
District South Ribble
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEYLAND
Postcode district PR25, PR26
Dialling code 01772
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Ribble Valley
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Farington is a small village and civil parish in the South Ribble local government district of Lancashire, England.

History[edit]

The parish was part of Preston Rural District throughout its existence from 1894 to 1974.[2] In 1974 the parish became part of South Ribble.

Farington railway station served the area from 1838 to 1960.[3]

Government[edit]

Farington is a civil parish in South Ribble district; with Lostock Hall and Tardy Gate it forms the district's Central area.[4] It was also within the Parliamentary Constituency of South Ribble until the 2010 general election. However, at the recommendation of the Boundary Commission, the area was moved into the Ribble Valley constituency. The parish includes the villages of Farington and Farington Moss, and parts of Lostock Hall and Whitestake. Lancashire County Council's Farington electoral division comprises both Farington wards and Lostock Hall.[5]

Geography[edit]

Situated to the immediate north of Leyland, Farington consists of villages, farms and mossland, modern residential development and an industrial area around the Leyland Trucks headquarters and assembly plant.[6][7]

The relationship between Farington and Leyland has always been strong but Farington is not part of Leyland. Stanifield Lane which runs through the village and into Leyland is the main thoroughfare for shoppers and commuters alike. There is a Catholic convent in Farington, serving a moderately large Catholic population.[citation needed] Farington has a park that has been referred to as the home of football in South Ribble.[citation needed]

It is home to the main tip site for South Ribble, the Farington Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Economy[edit]

Leyland Trucks, with HQ and assembly plant in Farington, is a major employer in the area. The Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust has its head office in the area.[4] Enterprise plc, a provider of support services to the public sector and utility companies, is based in Farington but is being integrated into Amey plc, which intends to move from its offices there when the lease expires in 2014.[8] There are few retail facilities in the centre of Farington,[9] but retail parks and Leyland town centre are nearby.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lancashireparishcouncils.gov.uk/documents/information/Parish_headcount.pdf
  2. ^ Preston RD, Vision of Britain, accessed 9 June 2014
  3. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 94–95. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  4. ^ a b "Central Area Factfile". South Ribble Borough Council. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  5. ^ "The County of Lancashire (Electoral Changes) Order 2005 No. 170". The National Archives. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  6. ^ "MARIO: Maps & Related Information Online". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  7. ^ "A Landscape Strategy for Lancashire - Landscape Character Assessment: Mosslands". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  8. ^ Coates, David (2013-04-16). "Enterprise quitting county head office". Lancashire Evening Post (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  9. ^ "‘Too many takeaways’, say planners". Lancashire Evening Post (Johnston Publishing). 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 

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