Eccleston and Mawdsley

Eccleston is a historic and picturesque village that is located to the west of Chorley.

It is best known for being home to 2012's most celebrated sportsman, winner of the 2012 Tour de France and four time Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins.

According to the 2001 UK Census its population was 4,353 which is enough for some to class the area as a small town.

Since 2010 Eccleston has been in the South Ribble Constituency for Westminster elections.

Meanwhile, the village of Mawdsley can be located close to the border of Chorley Council with West Lancashire Council.

Once of the village's well known landmarks is its 17th Century Mawdesley Hall. The Hall itself is independently run by a group of volunteers called the Mawdesley Village Hall Management Committee, made up from user group representative and elected members.