South Ribble

South Ribble is a non-metropolitan district and borough, and its council is based in Leyland.

 In 2007 the council was officially declared ‘excellent’ by the Audit Commission, gaining its place amongst the five best district councils in the country. Other towns and villages within the district include Penwortham, Walton le Dale, Bamber Bridge, Hutton and Samlesbury. South Ribble’s local population is 109,000 and is made up of 27 wards.

CITIZEN'S CONCERNS

CITIZEN’S ASPIRATIONS

Healthy Living

Children, Young People & Families

Environment

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Only 1% of people are employed in the creative sector in South Ribble, compared to 2.75% nationally.

Education and Learning

Only 0.6% of children attained no GCSE passes in South Ribble, the lowest percentage of any district in Lancashire.

Equality

At £23,700, the average pre-tax personal income in South Ribble is considerably below the national average of £27,400.

Housing and Homelessness

At 6%, South Ribble has the lowest number of households classified as being in fuel poverty.

Local Economy, including Social Enterprises

South Ribble has the second-highest business survival rate in Lancashire with less than 10% of businesses ceasing operation within 12 months.

Safety

Levels of crime in South Ribble are below the national average on a number of measures, including levels of vehicle crime and burglaries.

Social Isolation South Ribble has the second lowest levels of poverty amongst older people in Lancashire with 14% of people aged 60 or over being classified as ‘in poverty’.

Strong Communities

26% of people across South Ribble think the area suffers from the problem of people not treating others with respect.

Work

Long term unemployment in South Ribble is noticeably low with just 16.6% of economically inactive people having been unemployed for more than a year – considerably below the national average of 27.8%.

South Ribble Pensioners Association

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South Ribble Pensioners Association is a registered charity that assists with recreational and leisure time occupations for senior citizens, particularly in the South Ribble area of Lancashire. They operate a ‘Drop In’ centre for anyone to call in for an informal chat with friends or seek information, as well as regular coffee mornings where anyone can visit and talk to local MPs and officials.

Thank you

Thanks to Lancashire's Councils for Voluntary Services and Lancashire County Council for their support.

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