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.

 

Longridge Remembers - Update


Further government guidance in relation to Remembrance Events has been very recently issued to coincide with the national lockdown that is in place from 4th November 2020, and to this end Longridge Town Council will be scaling back even further the plans it had in place for Remembrance Sunday.

In line with the government guidance a short brief wreath laying service only will now take place. The Mayor of Longridge and the Deputy Mayor of Ribble Valley Borough Council will lay wreaths on behalf of the Town and the Borough.

Our priority as Longridge Town Council, is still to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our community alongside providing a respectful way in which the community can remember whilst under a national lockdown and attendance at the War Memorial before 11.30am on 8th November, 2020 is to be discouraged.

How can the community get involved:

  • If you wish to lay a wreath as part of a community group or individual, we would ask that this is done after 11.30am but you must ensure you follow national lockdown restriction guidance.
  • You may access a live streaming of the event on the Your Longridge group on Facebook and within the Comments may add your thoughts etc. You may wish to show how you are remembering the fallen by using the hashtag #LongridgeRemembers on social media.
  • We invite the community to join together on the doorstop at 11am for collective remembrance. This is similar to the NHS, VE 75 Day and VJ Day events from earlier in the year.

As a Town Council we would have much preferred to provide the Town with its usual Remembrance Sunday Parade and a Service of Remembrance for everyone to participate in, but we have to adhere to the guidance that is in place to control the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of infection.

Town Clerk

Longridge Town Council

 

 NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

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


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.