Penwortham Community Hub
- About Penwortham
- Wards covered by the Penwortham Community Hub
- Penwortham Community Hub Contact
- Elected Council Members
Penwortham is a lively community that benefits from genuine involvement from schools, churches and community groups.
It has an active Town Council which has two Community Centres running a range of daily activities as well as an arts venue hosting evening entertainment.
Many residents show their pride in their area by volunteering their time as part of one of several community groups. These include 'Friends of' associations for a number of local attractions such as Hurst Grange Park, Marshway Pond and Penwortham War Memorial; and the Penwortham Women's Institute. Volunteers also help with big local events such as firework displays, the Summer Gala and Penwortham Live.
There are a range of activities for young people in the town, which has no fewer than five Scouts Groups. There are two cricket clubs (Penwortham CC and Vernon Carus CC) and three football clubs (Penwortham St Teresa's, Penwortham Town and AFC Penwortham) which all have youth teams.
There are seven churches in the area of varying denominations; Penwortham Methodist, Kingsfold Methodist, Penwortham United Reformed, St Mary's, St Mary-Magdalen's, St Leonard's and St Teresa's. These churches often run community activities and have strong links with the town's seven primary schools and three secondary schools.
Community activities take place at Priory Lane Community Centre and Kingsfold Community Centre. Penwortham also has a Community Library, Arts Centre and Community Foodbank.
A series of Heritage Trail walks have been developed to explore and explain the history and significance of local landmarks. You can download a collection of digital guidebooks here.
The town of Penwortham has a population of 22,766 (as of 2019). It is divided into the following four wards:
Ward and Population
Broad Oak - 4,072
Charnock - 4,002
Howick & Priory - 7,220
Middleforth - 7,472
Community Development Officer: Jack Barnes
Tel: 01772 625207
Community Hub Chair: Councillor Angela Turner
Community Hub Vice Chair: Councillor Keith Martin
Howick & Priory
More details of community activity within the Penwortham area will appear here shortly. Please check back soon.