The sleepy Lancashire district of South Ribble has been named Britain’s best place to live, according to research carried out by the University of Sheffield and the Office for National Statistics. The result was announced by television personality Sarah Beeny on the programme ‘Britain’s Best Place to Live’.
South Ribble contains areas such as Penwortham (pictured above), Leyland, Walton-le-Dale, Salmesbury, and Bamber Bridge. It is also home to Runshaw College, one of the partner colleges of the University of Central Lancashire.
The study took into account factors such as house prices, healthcare, transport links, and job opportunities when calculating the winner, and also the number of 20-29 year olds living in the area.
Also in the top five were Warrington, Blaby, Copeland and Cheshire East. Of the top five, four are located in the North West of England. Fellow Lancashire districts Ribble Valley and Lancaster came in at #6 and #9 respectively. Of the top ten, seven are located in the North West.
The Pulse have approached South Ribble County Councillor David Howarth for comment.