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Endeavour, through foresight and leadership, to enhance quality of life for Longridge residents and visitors. Working to enrich facilities and nurture opportunity, to protect and improve the built and natural environment, and promote community pride.
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
Hello, my name is Emma and I am your new Community Champion for Longridge.
The Community Champion is a voluntary role offering support in the community. My role involves supporting local groups within Longridge, with the aim of promoting social interaction and resilience. I will also be visible in the community as I am here to assist in any events that support the towns initiatives.
I am an enthusiastic person who enjoys meeting new people and getting involved with any social engagement activities. Having been to school in Longridge, I have maintained my links with the town and its surrounding area, and I find the town has a fantastic community spirit with great people.
I am a mum of two and currently a second-year student at UCLan, studying Policing and Criminal Investigation, with the aim of progressing into a community-based career with Lancashire Constabulary.
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.