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NEXT COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting of the Town Council will be on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7pm in the Station Building Berry Lane Longridge
Public Toilets, Berry Lane
Council took the very difficult decision in November 2019 to close the public toilets on Berry Lane as a temporary measure due the increasing number of incidents of vandalism and the associated costs.
Council has reviewed the management of the toilets and as part of this process has set a precept amount of under next year's budget of £8,500 for the on-going maintenance of this facility.
It is has been agreed that the public toilets on Berry Lane will re-open week commencing 6th January 2020, with Council to regularly review the expenditure of this facility.
Christmas Message from the Mayor:
It is with great pleasure that I write to convey, on behalf of the Town Council, best wishes to all Longridge residents for the forthcoming festive season.
We are all aware that the nature of the town is changing as a consequence of the additional homes being built in the town itself and neighbouring Preston. The Town Council is doing what it can to determine the impact these homes will have on the town’s environment and infrastructure. What does not change, however, is the extent of the voluntary commitment given by numerous individuals to a range of organisations and events that take place throughout the year. The impressive list includes the Rotary Club, voluntary litter pickers, those who give their time to assist with Longridge Does Christmas, the Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show, Longridge Field Day, The Heritage Centre, Churches Together and Civic Hall. In addition, so many people give their time to run the wide range of organisations for young people and sports clubs in the town and the newly formed Longridge Environment Group is yet another opportunity to come together and make a difference. I never cease to be amazed by the generosity of local businesses who are always willing to support charity events and raffles with donations.
Community spirit in Longridge is alive and well and it is good to see that this is recognised by those people who move into the town from elsewhere and involve themselves in it’s many activities.
I would like to express the appreciation of my wife and I for the support and kindness afforded to us in our Mayoral year. It has been a real pleasure to meet so many wonderful people who have the best interests of the town at heart.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year.
Councillor Steve Ashcroft
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)
Highway Issues in Longridge
Longridge Town Council has been concerned for some time about the cumulative impact of developments in and around the town will have on the road network and also how the existing highway network is currently being used. In its view the mitigation secured for highway improvements do not fully address all concerns on Berry Lane, Inglewhite Road and Derby Road including about speeding vehicles and parking issues.
The Council invited representatives from Lancashire County Council to its August meeting, and a walk round the town was carried out in the early autumn with Councillors and the Development Support Manager from LCC.
The Town Council are now in receipt of a report based on the joint walk round visit prepared by LCC, which includes all the matters raised by the Councillors on behalf of the residents along with an indication of a cost to deliver changes and other detail. The report will form part of a strategy to best enable future delivery opportunities be maximised over time and funding be secured whether from this Council, Ribble Valley, Lancashire County Council or from developers.
The Councillors at Longridge Town Council are encouraged with the work done to date and are committed to continue working with officers of the County Council to agree a plan in the New Year.
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
Longridge Dementia Friends Memory Walk - Sat 28th September , 2019
Despite the adverse weather conditions there was considerable turn out for the walk which was started by the Mayor. Longridge Dementia Friends were delighted to see the community spirit alive and well in Longridge and supporting that community spirit were the Deputy Mayor - Cllr Sarah Rainford, Cllr Rose Adamson and the Mayoress - Sandra Ashcroft.
L-R Cllr Sarah Rainford, Cllr Rose Adamson and Mayoress and Mayor of Longridge, Sandra Ashcroft and Cllr Steve Ashcroft.
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.