Trinity Methodist Church, Gregson Lane
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The village is situated in the Hoghton postal district as Royal Mail does not recognise it as a separate village, this postal district also includes Coupe Green and Hoghton is often called the village of two halves by residents. Despite this, it is administratively and geographically separate. The village is in the Gregson Lane & Coupe Green ward which elects two councillors, At the May 2011 election, Jim Marsh and Warren Bennett both from the Conservative party were elected.
The bus service founded in the village in 1910 became the first service operated by the newly formed Ribble Motor Services in 1919, which was a major operator of buses throughout Lancashire until taken over by the Stagecoach Group in the 1980s and renamed Stagecoach in Lancashire, becoming the Lancashire division of Stagecoach North West. Gregson Lane is currently served by the Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire bus no. 113. The route operates from Preston Bus Station, via Higher Walton . The service passes through Gregson Lane and continues on to Bamber Bridge, Leyland and Wigan.
Gregson Lane is often mistaken for a road, but it is actually a village, however at the centre there is a road called "Gregson Lane" where there are two pubs, Net's Bar formally known as Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club and The Black Horse. Previously there was a pub called "The Castle" but this has now been demolished and turned into a small housing estate.
Within the village, the existing Community Centre has now reached the end of its usable life, and subsequently the village is trying to raise money to demolish the existing structure and building a much ore suitable centre to be used by all the various groups who use it. On 25 August 2013, the second village fete was held to raise funds.
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