Welcome to Longridge Town Council

Please note the home page of this website is now dedicated to providing information that may be useful during the current Coronavirus outbreak.  

As a temporary measure Longridge Town Council News is now accessible via the drop down box underneath the Home heading at the top of this page.



With immediate effect there is a dedicated phone number (07552 680591) and email (helplongridge@gmail.com) for anyone in the Longridge area requiring assistance with shopping and/or collection of prescriptions.

With the assistance from volunteers in the community the phone and email account will be available seven days a week from 8am to 9pm, with assistance being provided as soon as practically possible.

Town Clerk - Longridge Town Council



Here is so information on local deliveries which has very kindly been provided by community volunteer

There are a number of businesses helping us to stay safe at home, by providing food delivery services. Here are some basic details of their offer to deliver to Longridge, Grimsargh, Chipping, Goosnargh and Ribchester:

Ribble Farm Fare - Offering a large Vegetable box for £16.50, and/or a fruit box for £8.50, delivered for free with orders of £25.00 or more. Deliveries are contact free and payment is taken over the phone when you place an order or you can collect from their premises. They are open for orders between 9.00am - 4.00pm, contact number 01772 782693.

Gary Rowles butchers - Offering fresh meat, cooked meat, eggs, cheese, pies and sausage rolls, unbaked pies and sausage rolls for your freezer, packs of barm cakes and batons, milk and orange juice. Deliveries are contact free and payment can be taken on the phone at the time of order or paid in cash or contactless card on delivery. For free delivery there is a £10.00 minimum order amount. Open 7.00am to 5.00pm. Contact number 01772 786308.

Little Town Dairy - Offering fresh meat, cooked meats, pies, eggs, yoghurts, cakes, fruit and vegetables, wine, beer, bread, animal feed and Calor gas. Payment is organised on the day of delivery and there is a £30.00 minimum order charge with free delivery. Contact number 01772 786198.

Brendon Anderton's butchers - Offering a range of prepared fresh meat hampers starting at £25.00 with contact free delivery. Deliveries take place on a Wednesday or Saturday. Please place an order online on their website, or call if this is not possible. They have teamed up with Ribble Farm Fare so you can order your meat and vegetable and fruit boxes via their website. Contact number 01772 783321.

Angis - offering treat boxes, prepared hampers of cakes and biscuits etc either £10 or £15. Can be paid in advance over the phone at time of ordering 01772780003 ( may need checking) orders delivered Tuesday and Thursdays

Swifts - at present. Delivery of gardening supplies , 01772784250

So plants - Delivery of garden supplies, 01772784010

Booths Longridge - range of hampers, such as fruit and veg, meat boxes, ready meals - see website for more details

I am aware there are many more businesses offering other delivery services and I will update as more information is received.



UPDATED 01.04.2020

With immediate effect the Foodbank will not be open on Fridays at St. Paul's.

If you would like to request a food parcel please telephone 07849 534431 and arrangements will be made to deliver one to you.



In order to support socially isolated and vulnerable people at this time Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (LVP) is providing a telephone befriending service. If you wish to volunteer to help with this you can join here https://lancsvp.org.uk/opportunities/ you will need access to the internet and ideally Skype too.

Should any people be identified by our befriending volunteers as needing support such as food, medication, deliveries etc or maybe they are looking to get involved in an online keep fit class, craft making or music group for example, they will be referred to an Our Lancashire staff member who will try and put them in touch with someone offering those services, either through the neighbourhood hubs or through groups that we know about.

Therefore, we are asking ANYONE offering a service to the community at this time, to register with Our Lancashire and create a group making it a central and easy place for all to see what is going on in their areas and for us as engagement officers to connect people to those groups.

Joining is simple. Visit www.ourlancashire.org.uk and click “Join Our Lancashire” in the top right corner, input your details and you will be sent a verification email – sometimes this may go to a spam folder, so check there if you do not receive it.

Once you have verified your email, you need to visit the website and log in, from your dashboard you can then “Create A Group”. This is where you will tell people about who you are and what your offer is. If for example it is an online keep fit class be sure to make that clear in your text (so people don’t think they have to visit your location) however we will check each listing to make sure it is suitable, relevant and clear and will publish once we have verified it.






Selective Longridge Bus Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Rotala Preston Bus - http://www.prestonbus.co.uk/

Stagecoach – https://www.stagecoachbus.com/


From Monday 30th March 2020 until further notice, the county council tendered bus services will be revised to operate as follows:

Service 5: Clitheroe – Whalley – Ribchester – Longridge

Service 45: Preston – Broughton – Longridge – Ribchester – Blackburn

These services will operate to the Saturday service times throughout Monday to Saturday.

Service PR1: Preston - Walton-le-Dale Park & Ride

This service will be temporarily suspended.

Service 45: Preston – Broughton – Longridge – Ribchester – Blackburn

These services will operate to the Saturday service times throughout Monday to Saturday. 


Ribble Valley Borough Council Paper Sack Collection

The above service has been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19. 

Ribble Valley Borough Council Community Hub are working in partnership with residents, businesses, partners and the voluntary sector to provide free help and support with everyday needs such as:

•             Obtaining food parcels

•             Collecting prescriptions

•             Preventing loneliness

•             Housing advice

•             Financial and debt advice

•             Help with shopping

•             Meals on Wheels

Anyone needing support can call 01200 414597 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

 Further information can be found on  RVBC web-site:






If anyone living in Ribble Valley have received notification that they are classed as extremely vulnerable, please complete the below form so that we can help and support in any way we can.

Ribble Valley Community Hub – Vulnerable Persons Survey



Extract of an e-mail received from Ribble Valley Borough Council

Support for self-employed through the Self-employment Income Support Scheme

This scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months. This may be extended if needed.

Who can apply

You can apply if you’re a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership and you:

  • have submitted your Income Tax Self Assessment tax return for the tax year 2018-19
  • traded in the tax year 2019-20
  • are trading when you apply, or would be except for COVID-19
  • intend to continue to trade in the tax year 2020-21
  • have lost trading/partnership trading profits due to COVID-19

Your self-employed trading profits must also be less than £50,000 and more than half of your income come from self-employment. This is determined by at least one of the following conditions being true:

  • having trading profits/partnership trading profits in 2018-19 of less than £50,000 and these profits constitute more than half of your total taxable income
  • having average trading profits in 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 of less than £50,000 and these profits constitute more than half of your average taxable income in the same period

If you started trading between 2016-19, HMRC will only use those years for which you filed a Self-Assessment tax return.

If you have not submitted your Income Tax Self-Assessment tax return for the tax year 2018-19, you must do this by 23 April 2020.

HMRC will use data on 2018-19 returns already submitted to identify those eligible and will risk assess any late returns filed before the 23 April 2020 deadline in the usual way.

How much you’ll get

You’ll get a taxable grant which will be 80% of the average profits from the tax years (where applicable):

  • 2016 to 2017
  • 2017 to 2018
  • 2018 to 2019

To work out the average HMRC will add together the total trading profit for the 3 tax years (where applicable) then divide by 3 (where applicable), and use this to calculate a monthly amount.

It will be up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for 3 months.

We’ll pay the grant directly into your bank account, in one instalment.

How to apply

You cannot apply for this scheme yet.

HMRC will contact you if you are eligible for the scheme and invite you to apply online.

Individuals do not need to contact HMRC now and doing so will only delay the urgent work being undertaken to introduce the scheme.

You will access this scheme only through GOV.UK. If someone texts, calls or emails claiming to be from HMRC, saying that you can claim financial help or are owed a tax refund, and asks you to click on a link or to give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, it is a scam.

After you’ve applied

Once HMRC has received your claim and you are eligible for the grant, we will contact you to tell you how much you will get and the payment details.

If you claim tax credits you’ll need to include the grant in your claim as income.

Other help you can get

The government is also providing the following additional help for the self-employed:

If you’re a director of your own company and paid through PAYE you may be able to get support using the Job Retention Scheme.