What does the neighbourhood look like?

Abingdon consists of terraced houses with front and rear gardens, and is situated on a hill in Padiham.

Whitegate has a mixture of terraced houses and  sheltered bungalows with front and rear gardens.

Types of properties

Abingdon has a mixture of small two bedroom properties, with a living room and kitchen suitable for small families or single parents, and three bedroom properties with a living room, dining room and kitchen. It is predominantly a Calico area, but there are some owner occupiers in this area. Approx. 200 properties.

Whitegate has a mixture of two and three bedroom properties. It is predominantly a Calico area, but there are some owner occupiers in this area. Approx. 100 properties.

Things to do

Youngsters can meet with friends at the Padiham Youth Club.

The area is very near to Padiham town centre, and there are bus links to Burnley town centre

There is a park on the estate near Bedford Place, as well as nearby playing fields.

Nearby facilities (shops, restaurants, pubs, etc)

A take-away and two small general stores are very close to the properties on Abingdon. There is a Post Office and a couple of small general stores near the properties on Whitegate. Padiham centre is in walking distance.

Schools and other places of education

Padiham County Primary School and St John’s Primary School are nearby.

Whitegate Nursery and Adventure Tots are both in the Whitegate area, and in walking distance for all residents of the neighbourhoods.

Shuttleworth College, where students can study both part-time and full-time, is nearby .

Any local landmarks?

Gawthorpe Hall, a National Trust stately home, is in walking distance. The property is surrounded by woodland on the banks of the River Calder, with splendid views around the countryside. Events take place there throughout the year, from civil war re-enactments to Victorian markets.  The hall is now the start of a 43 mile Bronte Way linear walk.

The Padiham Greenway walk follows the old railway line and connects up to other greenway routes around Burnley

Places of worship

St John’s RC Church is close to the Abingdon neighbourhood. St Leonard’s Church and Nazareth Unitarian Churches are  in driving distance.

Local community groups and resources

Perserverance Area Residents Group meet on the first Monday of each month at 7pm at Shakespeare Pub, just off the Abingdon estate.  The group meet to discuss local issues and arrange events in the area.

Padiham Town Hall – The Town Council meets at 7.00pm on the first Monday of each month (excluding Bank Holidays, when the meeting is held on the following Monday). Meetings are open to the public and are held in the Council Chamber at Padiham Town Hall . A working group and a number of subgroups have been established, as well as a Planning Committee.

Padiham Youth Centre is for young people aged 13-19. Activities include pool and snooker, table tennis, board games, sports such as badminton, table tennis, arts and crafts, and cooking. They have trips in the holidays and projects throughout the year. Contact Amanda Catlow on 01282 772889 for more information.

Padiham Youth Centre’s group for young people not in employment, education or training, meets on  Wednesdays between 27th June and 12th September 2012, 11.30am – 1.30pm.

Nearest supermarket

There is a Tesco supermarket in the centre of Padiham.

Public transport links

There is a bus route through most of the neighbourhood. The main bus route in Padiham centre is also in walking distance.

The nearest train routes are in Hapton and Rose Grove, Burnley.