Parish Champion

Lancashire County Council's Champion for Parish and Town Councils

County Councillor Paul RigbyCounty Councillor Paul Rigby

County Councillor Paul Rigby is the Lancashire County Council Parish Champion. The role of Parish Champion is to assist the Leader of the County Council and appropriate portfolio holders by advising on ways to sustain and improve effective working relationships between the county council and parish and town councils in Lancashire. 

County Councillor Rigby can be contacted in the following ways:

Telephone: 07779 596592

Parish Champion newsletter

Parish Champion grant

Parish and town councils are encouraged to apply for a grant from the Parish Champion to support projects and initiatives in their locality. Each year the Parish Champion has a budget of £10,000 for such activities and they have previously supported a range of community assets including a defibrillator, a life belt, picnic tables, playground equipment and memorial stones.

If you would like to apply for a grant, please visit the Champion Grants Scheme website or email