Chorley UK Healthy City
“Chorley is a borough in central Lancashire to the south of , with an urban core and more rural outlying areas. The borough is relatively affluent, but some pockets of deprivation exist. Unemployment is lower than the Lancashire, national and regional averages, but about an eighth of the borough’s areas are amongst the most disadvantaged 20 per cent nationally. Seventy-five per cent of residents live in urban areas, and twenty-five per cent live in rural areas.
The area is served by Chorley Council and Lancashire County Council. Chorley Council is a district authority and provides local services such as waste and recycling, leisure facilities, activities for youngsters through programmes such as the Get Up and Go scheme, planning and regeneration, conservation and building control.
We look after streetscene in the area including grounds maintenance activities such as grass cutting and the extensive planting scheme which has scooped North West in Bloom Awards.
We also work with other agencies on neighbourhood improvements such as children's play areas, community safety schemes such as alley gates or CCTV, environmental health to regulate food premises and licensing to protect you and your family. Chorley Borough Council also administers benefits.
Health improvement and reducing health inequalities are central to our work and we endeavour to use our influence with partners and our activities around the wider determinants of health to address the health issues facing our citizens”
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