|Borough of South Ribble|
Shown within non-metropolitan Lancashire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|• Type||South Ribble Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Seema Kennedy|
|• Total||43.6 sq mi (113.0 km2)|
|Population (mid-2017 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 216th|
|• Density||2,500/sq mi (980/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
South Ribble is a non-metropolitan district and borough of Lancashire, England. Its council is based in Leyland. The population, at the 2011 Census, was 109,057. In May 2007, the council was officially declared "Excellent" by the Audit Commission, of the best five district councils in the country. The council is the only district council not to be part of the District Councils' Network.
On 4 October 2007, a team from South Ribble won the LGC Challenge, defeating over 40 other authorities, including larger metropolitan and unitary councils.
South Ribble Borough Council is working in partnership with Chorley Borough Council (a neighbouring authority) on Finance, Procurement, Audit and other centralised functions.
Other notable population areas within South Ribble are Penwortham, Longton, Hutton (headquarters of the Lancashire Police), Walton-le-Dale, Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Moss Side, and part of Buckshaw Village.
In February 2017 the district was named as the 'UK's best place to live' for people in their twenties on Channel 4's programme of the same name.
After the 2015 local elections, the political make up was Conservative (29 members), Labour (19 members) and Liberal Democrat (2 members).
As of May 2017, the council stood as a Conservative majority run borough. The current political make up is Conservative (29 members), Labour (18 members), Liberal Democrat (2 members) and Independent Labour (1 member).
- "Non-Metropolitan District population 2011". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- "South Ribble". BBC News. Retrieved 2007-05-17.