4Buckshaw has been created to advise and support residents to come together and to work with local Councillors, County, Borough or Parish to Campaign on and resolve issues for the benefit of all Buckshaw Village residents. On this website you will find local news, opinion, advice and helpful links with frequent updates provided.

4Buckshaw also has a Facebook page and is active on other social media, so do take a look if you live in the Buckshaw Village area of the Whittle-le-Woods parish.

Buckshaw Village Community Association is a charitable organisation made up of volunteers from Buckshaw Village. Committee members must stand for election and all residents of Buckshaw Village are entitled to vote in these elections. Their aim is to ensure that the views of residents are well represented and to help encourage a sense of community.

BVCA have a very active presence in Buckshaw Village and on social media.




Find out more about Chorley Civic Society here:

The remit on their website states:

Promoting within the Borough of Chorley:

  • High standards of planning and architecture
  • Knowledge of the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the area
  • Helping to preserve, protect, develop and improve features of historic and public interest.




People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community.

Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia - from helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia. We want to create a network of a million Dementia Friends across England by 2015.

What are dementia friendly communities?

In villages, towns and cities where more people understand dementia, there is less fear and avoidance, and people living with dementia are included and supported to live independently for longer.

The Dementia Friends initiative is helping to turn communities across England into dementia friendly communities. Join Dementia Friends today. Take one of our Friends' information sessions so you understand more about dementia and how you can turn your understanding into action. Every action counts.

How to get involved:

The first 3 information sessions were held at Whittle-le-Woods village hall on Union Street in early Summer 2014.

For future sessions - tea and coffee will be available and the sessions will last around 45-60 minutes, are informative and light hearted.

Please come and join a session.

To register for one of the sessions please visit the 'Dementia Friends' website and search for the Village Hall postcode PR6 7LN or alternatively please ring me Parish Councillor Tina Newall on 01257 273443.

Places are limited so it's important to specify which session you wish to attend.

Use the link above to find out what your local MP can do for you and your community. 





Click on the link to discover more about the Chorley Safe Trader Scheme, how to protect yourself against unscrupulous traders and support those who are doing a great job.





Why not take a look at the Whittle-le-Woods photo archive as mentioned in past Parish Council newsletters.

Or search for:
flickr whittle photo archive






(Information kindly provided by John Melling)

In 1914-1919, and again in 1939-1945 the men of our closely knit villages of Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods would pay the ultimate price for protecting our country.

The Clayton and Whittle at War website's purpose is to help people discover more about the men from our two villages who paid this price.

It started out as research for my never ending family history - there are two soldiers names on the memorial who are related to my family. I then started to explore the military service of these family members, and this gave me the idea to expand and create a website researching all the men on the memorial.

The website can be found at:

Mr Melling is looking for further information to add to his research, including pictures of the men involved.  He can be contacted via his website or by his email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.