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The Civil Parish of Downholland lies in the southwestern corner of West Lancashire, it includes the village of Haskayne and the settlements of Barton and Downholland Cross as well as scattered farmhouses and cottages.

Haskayne contains a beautiful park next to the canal, featuring a BMX track, football pitch and lots of play equipment. Winner of “Best Park in Lancashire” – Lancashire Best Kept Village 2019/2020.

There is a thriving village school, three public houses,a village hall hosting a number of community activities and we have an active Community Association and Residents Association.

Downholland has a total area of 12 square miles most of which is prime agricultural land. The nearest towns are Southport, seven miles to the west and Ormskirk five miles to the east. Liverpool is about 12 miles away. The population of about 1000 is employed in the surrounding towns and cities or on the land. The Leeds and Liverpool canal runs through the parish.