At a meeting held on 16 July 1979, the Parish Council agreed to purchase a plot of land on the corner of Town Road and Out Lane which had been left derelict for many years. A sub-committee and fund-raising group were set-up to oversee the purchase and raise the necessary funds required to pay off a loan of £4,700 borrowed from Lancashire County Council. Chorley Council gave a grant of £3,000 towards the project and the land was finally purchased in December 1979.
In 1984 it was agreed that the future of the Village Green should be safe-guarded, and it should be held in trust. A charity was registered on 19 January 1987 naming the Parish Council as trustee.
The Village Green is held in trust for the village “To the intent that the same shall remain open and unbuilt upon for use by the said community as a Village Green and for general recreation purposes".
Anyone wishing to use the Village Green for a village event should contact the Parish Clerk.