Your local library is located at Clayton Green Business Park,
Library Road
Clayton Green, Chorley

Regular Events

Computer Classes – Monday am and Tuesday pm – booking need
Family History Sessions – Third Wednesday of the month pm – booking needed
Craft Group – Wednesday 10-12
Baby Bounce and Rhyme – Friday 11am term-time only
Story time – Wednesday 2pm
Trailblazers Children's Reading Group – First Wednesday of the month evening – booking needed

We offer a wide range of books, including Polish language. We also have audio books, music cds and DVDs. On our website you can access e-books and e-audio books.

We have free computer access for anyone aged 8 and over. Our digital library has a wide range of subscription sites, including Which magazine, Ancestry, Find My Past and Theory test Pro.

Joining the library is free and there is no ID needed - anyone can join there is no age limit!

For more information or to see our opening times you can visit the library -

visit our website at

or call us on 0300 123 6703.


The Parish Council of Whittle-le-Woods are proud to support the work of Cuerden Valley Park.  Here's a link to their website where you can find more information about directions, facilities, events, walks and so much more.  We're only round the corner from this stunning area of natural beauty so get out there and enjoy it, whether it's cycling or walking, playing with the children or attending an event, make the most of this wonderful community facility.


Here are some examples of recent information provided by the Cuerden Valley Park.  More information is always available on their own website.

Plan of proposed visitor centre!

2015 event programme

Sponsor a bale - for the new eco cafe

Volunteer request

Latest Farmers' Market poster



Here is a link to the Chorley Borough Council's Planning Portal.  Using this you will be able to search within areas, for street names etc, in order to discover more about both current and old planning applications.

Whittle-le-Woods Parish Council give feedback to Chorley BoroughCouncil on all the new Whittle applications.





Lancashire Constabulary is reminding local residents that there is a new number to contact the police to talk to them about non-urgent issues—Ring 101.

This new number is available every day, 24 hours a day and costs just 15p per call.

Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired residents can ring 18001 101.

For emergencies, still ring 999.




Neighbourhood Officers are a Front Line Service dealing with with daily service requests from our customers as a reactive service.  They are also very proactive within their respective neighbourhoods.

The role includes the following:

  • Domestic Animal Welfare, Transfer of Ownership, Dangerous Dogs, Lost and Found Dogs, Stray Dogs, Control of Dogs, to name a few.
  • Pest Control, visiting Residential and Commercial properties for such issues as Rat's, Mice and other Pests.
  • Environmental Crime such as Fly Tipping, Graffiti, Fly Posting, littering, Dog Fouling and Abandoned Vehicle Removal to name just a few examples.
  • Anti Social Activity.
  • Community Neighbourhood Engagement. Young, elderly and other groups.
  • Partnership Working. Police ANPR. Joint PCSO Patrols. Joint Environmental Audits. Other Partnerships
  • Networking with Teams, Agencies, Social Landlords etc.
  • Environmental Initiatives such as Skip Days, Community Clean Ups.
  • Education.
  • Street Scene issues such as Litter and Fly Tipped Waste Removal.
  • Sign Posting other services and issues.
  • Investigation and attending Court.
  • High visibility Foot and Vehicle Patrols.
  • Youth involvement such as engaging and directing into local services and activities.
  • And lots more besides...

They tend to become involved in most aspects of Chorley Council activity and can often be seen out and about troubleshooting all sorts of issues. Contact Chorley Borough Council for more information.