Chorley Council
Chorley Council

Chorley Council is a pro-active local authority which has made economic development one of its main priorities.

The Council has a track record in delivering prestigious redevelopment projects such as Buckshaw Village,  one of the largest mixed-use schemes undertaken in the North West.  The area has been transformed, with the high-quality Revolution Park and smaller Momentum Business Centre being home to names such as TVS Supply Chain Solutions, Kimberly-Clark and Conair.

Further exciting development sites are shortly to come on stream as we enter a new phase of employment growth.

Key projects including the Strawberry Fields Digital Hub at Euxton Lane, and the Market Walk Shopping Centre extension are outlined in the new Chorley Business Guide.

01257 515151
Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL
Preston City Council
Preston City Council

About Preston City Council

Preston City Council is a district council, working alongside Lancashire County Council as part of a two-tier local government system.


Council control

The Labour party have overall control of the council. To find out more about the councillors who run the council please see How the council works.



Council employees (or officers) are responsible for the day-to-day running of the council and implementing the policies and decisions taken by councillors.

The council operates with four directorates. For more information see the council departments and management team page.

What Preston City Council does

The council spends more than £100million a year providing a range of public services from pest control to planning. It is one of the largest employers in the area with 996 employees.

During an average year, the council:


  • Collects rubbish from approx 60,500 households every week
  • Regularly inspects more than 1,350 food premises in the area
  • Cleans all Preston’s streets, collecting 16,000 tonnes of litter each year
  • Recycles and composts 16,000 tonnes of rubbish
  • Maintains more than 550 hectares of parks and open spaces
  • Runs two leisure centres, with almost one million people using the facilities every year
  • Has a wide collection of artwork and local historical treasures on display at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery
01772 903414
Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL