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NEXT COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting of the Town Council will be on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 7pm in the Station Building Berry Lane Longridge
Longridge Does Christmas
We are thrilled to announce that preparations have started for a "Longridge Does Christmas". Last year's event was a huge success with amazing feedback from businesses, members of the community and visitors.
This year the event is scheduled to take place on:
Thursday 28th November 2019 between 6pm - 9pm
Longridge Town Council will be coordinating the event this year with the support of a community working group.
We are fortunate in Longridge to have such an inviting and thriving shopping experience full of passionate independent retailers. The event will be an amazing opportunity to showcase your fabulous local business to potential new customers and to the whole community.
A huge advertising campaign will be launched in early November that will target Longridge and the outlying communities. Flyers and countdown posters will be available for display in shop windows for those wishing to participate. The group are available to give any support, to listen to any suggestions or answer questions.
The success of this event, like last year, depends on sufficient volunteers coming forward to help. A meeting has been arranged for Monday 16th September at 6.30pm at the Station Buildings, Berry Lane, Longridge, to hear ideas for the event. If you are unable to attend but still wish to help in anyway please contact the Town Clerk by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 01772 782461.
Longridge Dementia Friends Training Session 1
(L-R) Cllr Sarah Rainford, Andrea Pownall (Town Clerk), Cllr Harry Gee & Cllr Rose Adamson (Cllr Judith Clark did attend but is not pictured)
WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO BE A UNFORMED LONGRIDGE COMMUNITY CHAMPION?
We are looking for volunteers to become involved at the heart of their local community.
This is a unformed role that will provide a visible presence to the public, being ready to answer enquires and assisting people in a professional and respectful way. The role is about building resilience, encouraging social action and empowering local residents to help resolve local issues.
The role includes an induction process, a training programme and is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION AND APPLY FOR THE ROLE VISIT: www.lancsvp.org.uk
Highway Issues in Longridge
Longridge Town Council has been concerned for some time about the cumulative impact housing developments in and around the town will have on the road network. In its view the various Section 106 payments secured from developers for road improvements do not properly address the increase in traffic on Berry Lane, Inglewhite Road and Derby Road.
Concerns have also been raised by residents about speeding vehicles and parking issues.
The Council invited representatives from Lancashire County Council to its August meeting to discuss these matters and seek assistance in drawing up a traffic management plan for the town. Having listened to Councillors the Director of Highways and Transportation responded positively and Neil Stevens Development Support Manager (LCC) will visit Longridge on 19th September to walk around the town with Councillors to discuss what improvements can be made. Amongst the issues to discuss will be solutions to speeding on Kestor Lane, a pedestrian crossing on Berry Lane and improvements to traffic flow in general.
Residents who wish to raise any highway related issues are invited to contact the Town Clerk by email (email@example.com) or in writing to The Town Clerk, Longridge Town Council, Station Buildings, Berry Lane, Longridge PR3 3JP.
Longridge Dementia Friends Training Session 2
Back L - R Mayor of Longridge, Cllr Rogerson
Front L- R Mayoress of Longridge, Gwyneth Jones, Cllr Beacham and Cllr Lomas.