Farington Moss

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Farington Moss
Farington Moss, Croston Road (geograph 4659089).jpg
Croston Road, Farington Moss
Farington Moss is located in Lancashire
Farington Moss
Farington Moss
Farington Moss shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD533241
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEYLAND
Postcode district PR26
Dialling code 01772
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
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53°42′29″N 2°42′32″W / 53.708°N 2.709°W / 53.708; -2.709Coordinates: 53°42′29″N 2°42′32″W / 53.708°N 2.709°W / 53.708; -2.709

Farington Moss is a village approximately two miles to the north of Leyland, Lancashire, England. It is a typical English village with one school and one church (St Pauls). To the northeast of the village runs the main west coast railway line.

Farington Moss includes School Lane, although the postal address is Lostock Hall. Proof of this fact can be found on the Council Tax Bill of 2010 which clearly states School Lane (F). Sources within South Ribble Borough Council have revealed that the (F) represents (Farington) as opposed to School Lane (B), which stands for Bamber Bridge, and School Lane (L), School Lane, Leyland.

Farington Moss is also home to RAWS, the Residents Against Waste Site, which was formed by Judith England in 2007 as a protest group by the residents of Farington Moss. The Waste Site has now been built on land sold by Leyland Trucks (Leyland). In February 2016, councillors on County Hall's executive scrutiny committee voted to mothball the plant, which cost £125m to build, and instead send the green and food waste they processed to landfill. The 160 workers at the plant were told of the plans to cut costs by the cash-strapped Preston Borough county council and a proposal was put forward to change the way waste was dealt with in the county. It is estimated that £125m was invested in the site run by Australian firm Global Renewables.

Read more at: http://www.lep.co.uk/news/scrapped-the-controversial-2bn-recycling-scheme-1-7741123