Name: Thomas Sutton
Position at Lea Hough: Valuation Surveyor
I’m originally from: Blackburn
I live in: Leyland
I chose to live there because: I have always lived in Blackburn; however, when I graduated from university and landed a full-time job it was time to buy my first house. I work on Buckshaw Village and my wife works in Tarleton. Leyland was an obvious choice as it is nestled between the two and has great transport links in all directions. Plus, its only 10/15 minutes away from Blackburn.
How long have you lived there: I am still a bit of a ‘newbie’ having only moved to Leyland in March of 2016. Having said that, it is only a relatively small town and I have gotten to know the area quite well.
I like living there because: Location, location, location. For me, Leyland is situated in the perfect location with the M6, M65 and M61 motorways all being located close by, along with a train station that goes directly to both Liverpool and Manchester. The convenience of Preston to the North is also a huge benefit, with plenty of bars/restaurants and a good range of shops and amenities. Leyland has a great sense of community, with the local market, small high-street and various carnivals and parades. In 2017, South Ribble was also voted the best place to live for people in their 20’s!
My favourite things to do locally: Leyland high-street is a brilliant place with a mixture of local shops, the market and lots of bars and restaurants. We really are spoilt for choice; for such a small place there really are a whole host of options. It is also great to get involved with the local events such as; Leyland Festival and other events such as the Leyland Truck Trail.
The best hidden gem in my local area: I love to go fishing in my spare time and there are lots of venues in and around Leyland, Chorley and the surrounding areas. If you are not into fishing, the surrounding countryside and country parks offer a wealth of opportunity for a weekend stroll with the family.
Three reasons I would recommend my area to people:
Favourite building in Lancashire: I may be slightly biased because it is where I recently got married; however, my favourite building in Lancashire is Eaves Hall. Located in the Ribble Valley on the outskirts of Clitheroe – Eaves Hall is a traditional Georgian country manor house, set within beautiful grounds.