Farington is a civil parish forming part of South Ribble district, and is also within the Parliamentary Constituency of South Ribble. The relationship between Farington and Leyland has always been strong but Farington is not part of Leyland. Stanifield Lane which runs through the village and into Leyland is the main thoroughfare for shoppers and commuters alike. There is a Catholic convent in Farington, serving a moderately large Catholic population. Farington has a park that has been referred to as the home of football in South Ribble.