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Allotment gardening provides a wide range of benefits, both to communities and the environment.

South Ribble Borough Council owns several sites which are administered by allotment societies.

As well as providing low-cost food and flowers, keeping an allotment can be a great way to stay healthy and meet people. Allotments often provide habitats for many forms of wildlife too.

There are long waiting lists for allotments, as plots do not become available often.

  • King George V Playing Fields, Higher Walton. 
  • St John's Green, Leyland. 

You can put your name down using the following contact details:

01772 625432 or emailing

The following four are managed on the council's behalf



South Ribble has a number of green spaces that are leased to clubs for angling.

Any angler aged 12 or over must have an Environment Agency rod licence if they wish to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England (except the River Tweed), Wales or the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland.

You can get a licence from the Environment Agency or any post office. Fishing without a licence could result in prosecution and a fine of up to £2,500.

Fishing is prohibited at any site other than those listed below. It is also an offence to introduce fish to any water or transfer them between water areas without an appropriate licence and the permission of the landowner. Many of South Ribble's ponds and lakes have very sensitive ecosystems and contain a number of rare species that would be severely affected by the introduction of fish. As a result, our designated fishing sites are maintained to a high standard for the benefit of anglers, the public and our wildlife.

Farington Lodges

Lodge Lane, Farington. Withnell Anglers 

Farington Park

Bashall Grove, Farington. Site is currently vacant. Please contact if you are interested in establishing an angling club at this site.

Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve

Liverpool Road, Longton. Longton & District Angling Association. 01772 437041.

Malt Kiln Fold, Moss Side

Westlands, Moss Side, Leyland. Malt Kiln Conservation Group 

Shruggs Wood, Leyland

Marron Close, Leyland. South Ribble Community Fishing Club. Club Secretary: Karl Lucas. 07964 450777


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