Community Overview

Situated 4-miles to the north of Preston in Lancashire, Broughton is a village steeped in history, with a warm and close-knit community.

At the time of the 2011 census, Broughton had a population of 1,731, by 2021 the population has risen to 2467. This has been mainly due to the number of properties built in the last three years 245 with a further 578 currently being developed.

The parish (historically also known as Broughton-in-Amounderness) was formerly part of Preston Rural District until 1974, when the parish became part of the Borough of Preston, which became a city in 2002.

There are excellent schools in Broughton: Broughton Pre-School was founded in 1968 and caters for children aged 2–4. Broughton Church of England Primary School is voluntary-aided and next to the St John Baptist Church. It can claim to be amongst the oldest primary schools in the UK, having been one of only 27 grammar schools founded in Lancashire and Cheshire before 1550. The Church Cottage Museum can also be found in its grounds. Broughton High School is a mixed community high school for 11-16 year olds, situated on Woodplumpton Lane. Last year Fernyhalgh Nursery reopened as Evergreen Early Years.

The village's social and culinary scene is also well served by several quality pubs and dining establishments, as well as the Broughton & District Club - which was founded in 1890.

Broughton is also home to the headquarters of Lancashire Fire & Rescue Services and the Lancashire Ambulance Service. The Parish is well represented in the hospitality trade with the Marriott/Delta Broughton Park & the Ibis Hotels, the Italian Orchard & Broughton Inn restaurants and the Toll Bar Cottage Café. There are over 80 small to medium sized businesses base in Broughton in personnel service industry (Hairdressers, beauty salons, dentist, cleaning services & chiropody), a garage and a co-op. overall over 500 people work in Village businesses.

The Parish Church for the wider ecclesiastical parish is in the southern part of the Civil Parish. The parish also contains 14 listed structures that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England.

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