Other outdoor activities
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. You can put your name down using the following contact details:
King George V Playing Fields, Higher Walton. South Ribble Borough Council: 01772 625472
St John's Green, Leyland. South Ribble Borough Council: 01772 625472
The following four are managed on the council's behalf
Brindle Road Allotments Association. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moss Side Allotments Association, Moss Side, John Dean: 07934 966149, email@example.com.
Valley Road Allotments Association, Penwortham, Bill Wilds: 01772 499360/07963935987, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Braid Close Allotments, Penwortham. Penwortham Town Council: 01772 750533, email@example.com.
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.
Lodge Lane, Farington. Withnell Anglers (for more, click here)
Bashall Grove, Farington. Site is currently vacant. Please contact South Ribble BC Estates Team if you are interetsed 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 (for more, click here)
Shruggs Wood, Leyland
Marron Close, Leyland. This site is currently vacant. Please contact South Ribble BC Estates Team if you are interested in establishing an angling club at this site.