Welcome to Longridge Town Council

Our Mission Statement

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.

Job Vacancy - Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer

Part time - 25 hours per week 

 Scale SO1( SCP 25)NJC

Salary range: 37 hours £29,577 per annum (pro rata) for qualified applicants*. (pay award pending)

The Town Council is seeking to appoint a first class administrator with good all round communication skills. The successful applicant will be forward thinking and enthusiastic. Hours of work to be negotiated and agreed with the successful applicant subject to necessary workloads and the schedule of Council meetings.

The Clerk has responsibility for organising the Council’s functions and will be expected to advise and guide the Council.

Applicants should preferably have a local government background, although applicants from other sectors are welcome to apply. Candidates without the Certificate in Local Administration will be expected to gain that qualification within a reasonable time at the Council’s expense. Sound administration and financial skills are essential due to the statutory nature of the post.

Extended closing date for receipt of applications is 23:59 on Friday 28th January 2022. Candidates who are shortlisted will be invited for interview shortly after the closing date. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday 4th February 2022.

An application form and further details can be downloaded below or requested via email from cllrsarahrainford@gmail.com

 Job Description for Town Clerk      Person Specification - Town Clerk Role   Vacancy Application Form (PDF)    Vacancy Application Form (Word)

*Scale 4 (SCP 8) NJC (pro rata) for non qualified applicants, progressing to Scale 5 (SCP 10) NJC (pro rata) after a successful probationary 12 month period until the successful appointee is qualified.

Notice of Casual Vacancy

LONGRIDGE TOWN COUNCIL - ALSTON WARD

 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (SEC. 87(2))

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for Longridge Town Council, Alston Ward following the resignation on 17th October 2021 of Councillor Stephanie Lomas.

Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of councillor of a parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if within fourteen days (computed as stated below) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the proper officer of the council of the borough within which the parish is situate by TEN electors for the electoral area in which the vacancy has occurred.

The Proper Officer is the Returning Officer, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA

Dated this 26th day of October 2021

Andrea Pownall

Longridge Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

 Please note that this Notice has been extended and further Expressions of Interest are invited.  The closing date is midnight on 24th December 2021.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS HELP AND INFORMATION

Information on Coronavirus Support in the Longridge Community can now be found on the Covid Help page under Useful Links - click here to see the information.

The Town Council want this web site to be a genuinely useful and 'active' community place to visit, where people can feel confident that they are going to find valuable and current information on anything relating to Longridge.

Please feel free to provide comment and feedback at any time.

 

*** CHANGE *** NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

The next Full Council meeting will now be on Wednesday 19th January at 7.00pm. The venue has changed to Longridge Cricket Club, Chipping Lane, PR3 2NB.  The reason for health and safety reasons in the current Covid-19 situation. Notice and agenda have been published on the notice boards at the Council Offices and on the website.

The meeting is open to the public but given the Covid-19 restrictions in place members of the public are advised to attend "only if absolutely necessary".

It still remains that if there is a matter you would like to bring to the Council's attention please do not hesitate to email the Town Clerk who will respond as soon as practically possible. (clerk@longridge-tc.gov.uk)

AUDIT REPORT - YEAR ENDING 31st MARCH 2021 

 The Auditor's Report and Certificate along with the statutory Annual Governance and Accountability Report (AGAR) are now available to view - click here to download.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO BE A UNIFORMED LONGRIDGE COMMUNITY CHAMPION? 

We are looking for volunteers to become involved at the heart of their local community.

This is a uniformed 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

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