Longridge Town Council News

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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.


PLEASE NOTE ALL COUNCIL MEETINGS HELD AT THE STATION BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 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)


VE Day Celebrations 2020

A small working group of Councillors on Longridge Town Council have been busy for many months now preparing to hold a VE Day Celebration on Friday 8th May 2020. The entertainment included RVBC Town Cryer to open the event, a vintage vehicle parade, vintage street tea party rounded of by a 1940's dance.

Due to the Coronavirus this event has had to be cancelled.



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.

I look forward to meeting the residents of Longridge and If you would like to contact me, even just to say hello, please feel free to email me on:communitychampion@longridge-tc.gov.uk

Community Recognition Awards 2020 (closing date for nominations 31st May 2020)

For individuals making a difference in the local community.

Longridge Town Council is looking to recognise and celebrate the efforts of people in our local community who make a difference through personal choice and often, without recognition or reward.

Open to the whole community, the awards give those who have volunteered, coached or helped others in the town a chance to gain well deserved recognition for their efforts in helping to make Longridge a better place to live and work.

Longridge Town Council is looking for inspirational stories about people of all ages who have helped to improve their neighbourhood, club, society or community.

The categories are:

Young Volunteer Award (19 yrs before 31st Dec 2019)

Adult Volunteer Award /Community Group Award.

To nominate an individual or organisation download and complete a nomination form community award nomination form 2020.

A Community Recognition Awards Committee will be set up to include Councillors and others to give recommendations to the Council.


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.


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.