Residents and those travelling into Chorley on Milennium Way will notice that a new Whittle-le-Woods sign appeared a few months ago, showing where the village starts.
The official opening of the Whittle-le-Woods Playing Fields Pavilion or Changing Rooms was held on Friday 2nd Dec 2011. It was quite an occasion, and the changing rooms were officially opened by local celebrity Dave Spikey.
The time and effort required to complete this project was enormous, and a large amount of the hard work was carried out by the volunteers themselves, making this even more of a community event and facility to be proud of.
Funding to complete the changing rooms was provided by:
Chorley Borough Council
Whittle-le-Woods Parish Council
Lancashire Environmental Fund
Community Foundation for Lancashire (Grassroots)
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Rank Foundation
West Lancashire Freemasons' Charity.
Work on the Parish Plan started in 2003 and it was completed in November 2004. The photographs below show the process, a meeting in the Scout Hut requesting volunteers and the presentation of the finished plan to volunteers from Hillfoot Cottage. The final two images are of the launch of the Parish Plan at Shaw Hill, November 2004.
It can be viewed here: