Welcome to the Foulridge Parish Council website, created to enable those who use our village, as residents or visitors, to access practical information about the Parish Council, the village and the local area.

Foulridge Parish Council has played an integral part in the life of the village for more than a hundred years. The first Parish Council meeting was held on 4th December 1894 when 120 villagers met to elect a Parish Council.

They originally held their meetings in the school until the Assembly Hall was donated to them in the late 1950s and then became known as the Village Hall.

The nine Parish councillors who are elected every 4 years, all give their time on a voluntary basis and work hard to ensure that the village continues to be a pleasant place to live, work and visit.

We hope that you can find everything you need to know about the Parish Council and the village including contact details, meeting information, important documents, news and events.

If you have any suggestions or requests, please contact the Council.

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Foulridge (pronounced ‘Foalridge’) is in Pendle, Lancashire, close to the border with North Yorkshire. It is situated just beyond Colne, from the M65 to Skipton on the A56 within easy reach of the market towns of Colne and Skipton.

Alongside the A56 through Foulridge is a large reservoir also known as Lake Burwain where boating and yachting take place regularly throughout the year.

The reservoir feeds the Leeds to Liverpool canal which is where you will find the historic Mile Tunnel and canal wharf.

The wharf is a picturesque stretch of the canal where you can go on a boat cruise, have a drink and meal or just wander up the towpath, taking in the sights. Of particular interest is the large canal side warehouse, sympathetically restored, which is now a café bar, and the Mile Tunnel: A popular tourist attraction.




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If you have any queries which you would like to raise, there are a number of methods to contact the Parish Council. Take a look at the ‘Contact Us’ page and either email, phone, facebook or leave us a message via the online form. Thank you.