Poulton town centre has been a Conservation Area since 1979[87] and 15 buildings and structures in the town have been designated as listed buildings by English Heritage for their special architectural, historical or cultural significance.[88] These include two religious buildings, the structures in the market place and several houses.

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There are four primary schools in the town; Breck Primary School, St John's Catholic Primary School, Carr Head Primary School and St Chad's Church of England Primary School. All were rated either "good" or "outstanding" in their most recent Ofsted inspections.[120]

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Poulton Photographic Society have been in the area for over 50 years

Poulton Drama, a local amateur dramatics group, has won numerous awards and performed alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

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Poulton has a generally temperate maritime climate like much of the British Isles, with cool summers and mild winters. There is an annual average rainfall of 871.3 millimetres (34.30 in).[60]

Poulton's nearest international airport—approximately 6.5 miles (10.5 km) away—is Blackpool International Airport which has an annual capacity of 350,000 passengers.[112] The North West England region is also served by the larger Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport.[113]

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Poulton Gala is held annually in June and a farmers' market is held on the fourth Saturday of every month.[85] In October 2011, Wyre Borough Council introduced the return of a weekly market which takes place in the centre of Poulton every Monday.[86]

With plenty of self catering accommodation and camping & caravan sites, Poulton-le-Fylde has everything to suit all tastes and budgets. Tour the village and its scenic surrounds on the three-mile long Poulton-le-Fylde Historic Trail, which sets off from River Wyre Hotel, a 19th century pub close to Skippool Creek, where smuggling was once rife.

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National Health Services are provided by NHS North West and primary care is delivered by the NHS North Lancashire Primary Care Trust. In 2004, the Poulton Market Town Initiative noted 11 general practices in the town (including Carleton).[122] Secondary care is provided by the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Acute medical cases are handled by Victoria Hospital in Blackpool and the North West Ambulance Service provides emergency patient transport.[123]

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Although the unemployment rate in Wyre is higher than that of the North West and England, in 2004 a Market Town Initiative study noted that the level of unemployment in Poulton was lower than the regional and national averages, at 1.41%.[71] Business in the town is centred at the Poulton Industrial Estate.[72] Agriculture is still important locally; in 2001 2.6% of workers in Wyre were employed in agriculture, hunting or forestry (compared to 1.2% in the North West and 1.5% in England).[73]

Typical of rural agricultural settlements, Poulton's population increased by almost 25% through the first two decades of the 19th century.[42] In the decades after 1831, the town's population growth slowed, reflecting Poulton's failure to adapt to the changes of industrial society.[42]

Poulton is approximately 13 miles (21 km) west of the M6 motorway and is linked to it by the M55 at Greenhalgh. There are A roads to Fleetwood, Blackpool, Preston, Garstang and Lancaster. The town is served by four bus companies; Blackpool Transport, Stagecoach, Coastal Coaches and Cumfybus provide links to the Fylde's coastal towns as well as villages across the River Wyre and Preston.[111]

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Come and have a look around Poulton-le-Fylde - a pretty, historic market town - a central spot for exploring beautiful countryside and the nearby Wyre coastline of Fleetwood and Cleveleys.

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The historic market town of Poulton-le-Fylde, in Wyre, is a charming place full of cobbled streets, unusual shops and ancient sights.

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