Ribble Valley village one of best places to live in Britain

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A RIBBLE Valley village has been named in the top 101 ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’.
Whalley has been named in part one of The Sunday Times’ annual supplement which is published today.
The guide combines data and statistics including crime rates, house prices and school performance.
The places were selected for offering the ‘best quality of life’ to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces.
The village is the area listed from East Lancashire, and one of only 10 from the North West.
Terry Hill, who represents Whalley on the borough council, said: “It’s a lovely village and it truly deserves it’s place on the list.
“It’s a fantastic place and it’s unique and has a great community.
“Whalley is a mystical place and is a beautiful residental area to live but also has character.
“It has rich history and very nice people.”
Whalley resident Nick Walker, said: “I think that it’s a lovely place to live.
“It has a wonderful sense of community and has a lot of places of interest that brings people to the village.
“It really thrives on its tourism.
“The extra houses that have been approved for the village could ruin the village however and it might be included in the 101 worst places to live list in ten years time.”
Matt Monk, from Whalley Wine Shop, said: “I think it’s a fantastic village and it seems to have a bit of everything.
“It’s in a beautiful setting and has some great walks just nearby.
“It has great places to eat and really nice people as well.”
Martin Smith, from F.A Butchers, said: “It’s a lovely place to live and has really nice people.
“It’s picturesque and has great transport links.
“It’s good because there are a lot of facilities here and yet we are in the country.
“I’m not surprised that it has been included on the list because it’s such as nice place.”
Home editor Helen Davies said: “The Best Places guide is dedicated to celebrating Britain’s abundance of great cities, towns and villages.
“We combine in-depth data with first-hand personal experience to produce an authoritative list.”

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7:52am Sun 16 Mar 14

shytalk says...

Whalley used to be a mediocre village. Now it's a mediocre town/suburb of Blackburn destroyed by over development.
Whalley used to be a mediocre village. Now it's a mediocre town/suburb of Blackburn destroyed by over development. shytalk
  • Score: 8

10:36am Sun 16 Mar 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

shytalk wrote:
Whalley used to be a mediocre village. Now it's a mediocre town/suburb of Blackburn destroyed by over development.
Chuckle :-) there's much more development to come yet. Oh bring it on.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: Whalley used to be a mediocre village. Now it's a mediocre town/suburb of Blackburn destroyed by over development.[/p][/quote]Chuckle :-) there's much more development to come yet. Oh bring it on. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -14

10:46am Sun 16 Mar 14

Pan-cake says...

"Home editor Helen Davies said: “The Best Places guide is dedicated to celebrating Britain’s abundance of great cities, towns and villages.
“We combine in-depth data with first-hand personal experience to produce an authoritative list.”"
A pleasant read of a Sunday morning, and undoubtedly local council chiefs will be getting some banners printed to publicise 'as featured in the Sunday Times'. Remember Hyndburn proclaiming the ST had HBC featured in it's best employers in the UK list?. Wonder if current staff are enthused by this claim?
However, as usual when you read the papers and they report something you have personal knowledge of, there is usually a difference in what is reported and what you know to be the truth.
In this case, I refer you to the write up on Garstang, another northwest village listed.by the ST.
It starts "The former home of dark satanic mills" Really?
"Home editor Helen Davies said: “The Best Places guide is dedicated to celebrating Britain’s abundance of great cities, towns and villages. “We combine in-depth data with first-hand personal experience to produce an authoritative list.”" A pleasant read of a Sunday morning, and undoubtedly local council chiefs will be getting some banners printed to publicise 'as featured in the Sunday Times'. Remember Hyndburn proclaiming the ST had HBC featured in it's best employers in the UK list?. Wonder if current staff are enthused by this claim? However, as usual when you read the papers and they report something you have personal knowledge of, there is usually a difference in what is reported and what you know to be the truth. In this case, I refer you to the write up on Garstang, another northwest village listed.by the ST. It starts "The former home of dark satanic mills" Really? Pan-cake
  • Score: 2

12:29pm Sun 16 Mar 14

drunken donut says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Whalley used to be a mediocre village. Now it's a mediocre town/suburb of Blackburn destroyed by over development.
Chuckle :-) there's much more development to come yet. Oh bring it on.
I will hazard a guess that you come from a run down area of Burnley, hence your jealous rants.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: Whalley used to be a mediocre village. Now it's a mediocre town/suburb of Blackburn destroyed by over development.[/p][/quote]Chuckle :-) there's much more development to come yet. Oh bring it on.[/p][/quote]I will hazard a guess that you come from a run down area of Burnley, hence your jealous rants. drunken donut
  • Score: 13

5:33pm Sun 16 Mar 14

eastlancslad says...

drunken donut;
As soon as I saw 'Ribble Valley' in the headline, I just knew a certain idiot would have to have his say. This person gets his kicks by being nasty.
Oh bring it on, do your worst. We all know what you are.....
drunken donut; As soon as I saw 'Ribble Valley' in the headline, I just knew a certain idiot would have to have his say. This person gets his kicks by being nasty. Oh bring it on, do your worst. We all know what you are..... eastlancslad
  • Score: 6

5:45pm Sun 16 Mar 14

shirtbox says...

lovely place to escape to if you can afford it,but for how long?
lovely place to escape to if you can afford it,but for how long? shirtbox
  • Score: 6

5:56pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Parly says...

“Yeah well y'know... it's now spesh. Just another one of those historic, picturesque but mediocre villages”

- Shytalk telling it like it is.
“Yeah well y'know... it's now spesh. Just another one of those historic, picturesque but mediocre villages” - Shytalk telling it like it is. Parly
  • Score: -1

6:12pm Sun 16 Mar 14

StacyM says...

Parly wrote:
“Yeah well y'know... it's now spesh. Just another one of those historic, picturesque but mediocre villages”

- Shytalk telling it like it is.
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Parly[/bold] wrote: “Yeah well y'know... it's now spesh. Just another one of those historic, picturesque but mediocre villages” - Shytalk telling it like it is.[/p][/quote]LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! StacyM
  • Score: -2

7:45pm Sun 16 Mar 14

s4awx123 says...

who gives a f#ck
who gives a f#ck s4awx123
  • Score: -2

7:50pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Whalley used to be a mediocre village. Now it's a mediocre town/suburb of Blackburn destroyed by over development.
Chuckle :-) there's much more development to come yet. Oh bring it on.
Development. Something you are severely lacking in you fcuktard.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: Whalley used to be a mediocre village. Now it's a mediocre town/suburb of Blackburn destroyed by over development.[/p][/quote]Chuckle :-) there's much more development to come yet. Oh bring it on.[/p][/quote]Development. Something you are severely lacking in you fcuktard. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Sun 16 Mar 14

kenbro says...

We have vacationed in Whalley many times. It was a good centre for visiting the area and has all the amenities you would need.
A very pleasant village. Just hope that the plaudits don't backfire and create more development that could ruin the small village feel.
We have vacationed in Whalley many times. It was a good centre for visiting the area and has all the amenities you would need. A very pleasant village. Just hope that the plaudits don't backfire and create more development that could ruin the small village feel. kenbro
  • Score: 4

9:21am Mon 17 Mar 14

foreverwithyou says...

New devolpments are not going to ruin the village. All this 'Whalley says no to more houses' is laughable. You are not worried about these new houses ruining the village, you are worried that they are going to lower your property price. I say these devolpments are a brilliant idea and i cannot wait to go and view a few.
New devolpments are not going to ruin the village. All this 'Whalley says no to more houses' is laughable. You are not worried about these new houses ruining the village, you are worried that they are going to lower your property price. I say these devolpments are a brilliant idea and i cannot wait to go and view a few. foreverwithyou
  • Score: -2

10:27am Mon 17 Mar 14

shytalk says...

foreverwithyou wrote:
New devolpments are not going to ruin the village. All this 'Whalley says no to more houses' is laughable. You are not worried about these new houses ruining the village, you are worried that they are going to lower your property price. I say these devolpments are a brilliant idea and i cannot wait to go and view a few.
These developments have turned Whalley into a town/suburb of Blackburn..Whalley is no longer a village and it has been ruined.
If you wish to view these houses then that's your choice. Yes they are lowering house prices so it's up to you if you wish to spend your money on a depreciating asset.
[quote][p][bold]foreverwithyou[/bold] wrote: New devolpments are not going to ruin the village. All this 'Whalley says no to more houses' is laughable. You are not worried about these new houses ruining the village, you are worried that they are going to lower your property price. I say these devolpments are a brilliant idea and i cannot wait to go and view a few.[/p][/quote]These developments have turned Whalley into a town/suburb of Blackburn..Whalley is no longer a village and it has been ruined. If you wish to view these houses then that's your choice. Yes they are lowering house prices so it's up to you if you wish to spend your money on a depreciating asset. shytalk
  • Score: 3

10:32am Tue 18 Mar 14

rover95 says...

I take it they didn't visit the whalley arms or reo's and see the riff raf in there. Whalley is to busy for a village. The traffic midweek is horrendous, parking is a joke and how many salons does one place need.
I take it they didn't visit the whalley arms or reo's and see the riff raf in there. Whalley is to busy for a village. The traffic midweek is horrendous, parking is a joke and how many salons does one place need. rover95
  • Score: 2

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