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Published: 30 Sep 19

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New Councillors

Published: 7 May 19

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LCC household waste recycling centres consultation 2019

Published: 28 Feb 19

LCC household waste recycling centres consultation 2019 read more.... Read More...

Ribble Valley Senior Forum - information day

Published: 4 Feb 19

Ribble Valley Seniors' Forum members invite you to an Information Day Longridge Civic Hall on Thursday 28th march 11.30 - 2pm Refreshments Provided Read More...

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE PRESTON ROAD LONGRIDGE 06/02/19-12/02/19

Published: 31 Jan 19

Temporary road closure on Preston Road, Longridge on the 06/02/19, until 12/02/19 to enable carriageway inlay and surface dressing patching works to take place. Read More...

LONGRIDGE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Published: 11 Jan 19

LONGRIDGE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WILL GO TO REFERENDUM ON 14 FEBRUARY 2019. Read More...

Temporary Prohibition of through Traffic Mersey Street 24 Jan 0700hours to 29 Jan 1500 hours

Published: 11 Jan 19

LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (MERSEY STREET, LONGRIDGE, RIBBLE VALLEY BOROUGH) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC) ORDER 2019 Read More...

Xmas Eve Carols with the Mayor

Published: 28 Nov 18

Don't miss the Christmas Eve carols with the Mayor at 7pm at the Station Building Read More...

Thank you

Published: 22 Nov 18

Thank you to all the volunteers on Remembrance Day Read More...

29 November 6 - 9pm

Published: 22 Nov 18

don't miss the Longridge Xmas Event on Thursday evening - 29 November starts at 6pm Read More...

Just a few photos Remembrance Sunday

Published: 12 Nov 18

Remembrance Sunday what a good turn out! Read More...

Thank you from Cllr David Moon

Published: 12 Nov 18

It was an honour to organise and to take part in the Remembrance Events on the behalf of Longridge Town Council. I was amazed, but not at all surprised, in the way the Community of Longridge turned out in such high numbers which confirms that the people of Longridge will 'always remember them' Councillor David Moon Read More...

REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE STARTING AT 9.45AM AT THE CIVIC HALL CALDER AVENUE

Published: 11 Nov 18

REMINDER - THE REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE WILL START FROM THE CIVIC HALL THIS MORNING. PLEASE BE THERE AT 9.45AM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN. Read More...

Notice of Temporary Road Closure Kestor lane 16/12/18

Published: 10 Nov 18

proposed temporary road closure on B5269 Kestor Lane, Longridge on the 16/12/18 to enable utility works to take place. If you have any comments or observations regarding the closure please contact the LCC contact indicated in the attached closure details or email lhsstreetworks@lancashire.gov.uk by <14/11/18. You can also find details of any other planned works via our Highways Bulletin website which links to all planned works in Lancashire. Please click on the attached link and select the area that you are interested in. http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/env_highways/tros.asp Read More...

Longridge Does Christmas

Published: 7 Nov 18

Longridge Does Christmas Thursday 29 November 6pm - 9pm Read More...

Cosy Homes in Lancashire

Published: 27 Oct 18

Cosy Homes in Lancashire - local authorities across Lancashire working together to make homes warmer and healthier...…. read more Read More...

Remembrance Sunday

Published: 25 Oct 18

Longridge Town Council extend a warm invitation for you to join with them on Sunday 11 November 2018 in the annual Remembrance Parade Read More...

Saturday 27 October

Published: 25 Oct 18

Opening of the Memorial Garden Berry Lane and launch of Poppy Appeal Read More...

Release of pigeons

Published: 25 Oct 18

At the Council meeting held on 24 October 2018 Cllr Odix proposed that: Pigeons are released at an appropriate point during the Remembrance proceedings on the Recreation Ground to acknowledge the significant role played by the birds during the Great War and World War II. Read More...

Remembrance Sunday

Published: 20 Sep 18

Remembrance Sunday Parade and the Rededication of the Kestor Lane memorial field Read More...

Town Council express concern

Published: 20 Sep 18

The Town Council are concerned that small children are being allowed to play in the War memorial garden on Berry Lane.... Read More...

Longridge Town Mayor enjoying China Day

Published: 10 Sep 18

Longridge Town Mayor enjoying China Day ….. Read More...

Kestor Lane Longridge - good news story

Published: 4 Sep 18

The Community Committee at RVBC voted unanimously for Option 3 to have the Kestor Lane recreation ground registered with Fields in Trust under the Centenary Fields. Read More...

kestor lane longridge

Published: 3 Sep 18

Longridge Town Council will be speaking at the Community Committee, RVBC on 4 September 2018 in respect of item 9 Read More...

MISPRINT IN NEWSLETTER

Published: 23 Aug 18

MISPRINT IN NEWSLETTER REGARDING MILE LANE Read More...

Temporary Road Closure Green Lane

Published: 9 Jul 18

road closure on Green Lane, Longridge on 11/07/2018 until 20/07/2018 to allow carriageway re-surfacing works to be carried out. Read More...

LTC were at Longridge Field Day

Published: 9 Jul 18

Longridge Town Council were at Longridge Field Day Read More...

Update - Longridge Loop

Published: 19 Jun 18

Update on Longridge Loop. Following improvements and the good weather we enjoyed over the past six weeks many more people have been using the footpaths making up the route of the Longridge Loop. We'd like to remind users that these are designated footpaths and not for the use of cycles, motorbikes and unfortunately mobility scooters. The footpaths are routed through farmland and working farms so please take extra care and keep dogs on a lead. Read More...

temporary road closure on B5269 Whittingham Road, Whittingham on the 21/07/2018, until 11/08/2018 to enable highway works to take place.

Published: 11 Jun 18

Longridge Town Council have been informed by Lancashire County Council that there will be a temporary road closure on B5269 Whittingham Road, Whittingham on the 21/07/2018, until 11/08/2018 to enable highway works to take place. Read More...

LCC CONSULTATION ON STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE

Published: 4 Jun 18

The Street Lighting Maintenance Consultation runs until 17 June 2018. LCC are proposing some changes to the services they provide around street lighting...… read more Read More...

Mrs Reid presented with certificate and trophy in respect of her service to the Community of Longridge

Published: 16 May 18

Cllr Tyrer attended the school assembly to present Mrs Reid with a certificate and a Longridge glass trophy in recognition of her service to the community of Longridge for almost 50 years as a lollypop lady. Read More...

OPENING OF TOWNELEY GARDENS

Published: 15 May 18

Longridge Towneley Community gardens will be officially opening on the 19th May at 2pm. Read More...

INTRODUCING THE NEW MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR FOR 2018/19

Published: 14 May 18

The official mayoral chains were handed over to Cllr Paul Byrne by retiring Mayor Cllr Stuart Tyrer. Cllr Byrne thanked Cllr Tyrer for his hard work during the past year representing the Council and presented him with a Longridge Shield. Cllr Steve Ashcroft will be Deputy Mayor for 2018/19. Read More...

Community Toilets Berry Lane new closing time

Published: 2 May 18

The Community toilets on Berry Lane will now close at 4pm for a temporary period. Read More...

Thursday 10 May 2018 - the Annual Meeting of Electors in Longridge

Published: 29 Apr 18

Annual Meeting of Electors meeting will be held on Thursday 10 May at 7pm at the Civic Hall, Willows Park Lane, Longridge. This meeting is open to all of the electors of Longridge it is your chance to 'have your say'. Included on the agenda will be Supporting our Youth and also the future of the Towneley Gardens Community Toilets. Read More...

Memorial Benches purchase 'Lest we forget 1914 - 1918'

Published: 29 Apr 18

Following a request made to Longridge Town Council by Charles Carefoot to purchase two Memorial Benches, Councillor David Moon proposed in principal that Council should look into this matter subject to cost. Longridge Town Council has now agreed to purchase two benches, one to be sited on the Recreation Ground beside the new Memorial & the 2nd bench to be sited by the existing Memorial at Station Buildings. The benches will be constructed in metal & the back of the benches will comprise artwork with red poppies & the wording ‘Lest we forget 1914 – 1918’ Read More...

Update on 1914-1918 War Memorial

Published: 29 Apr 18

Update on 14-18 War Memorial A meeting has now taken place at Ribble Valley Borough Council with RVBC Leader Councillor Ken Hind, Deputy RVBC Mayor Councillor Stuart Carefoot, Jamie Leeson (War Memorial Trust) & senior officers from Ribble Valley Borough Council to further discuss the possibility of designating & preserving the entire Recreation Ground as a War Memorial. Councillor Hind has now requested that the Officers prepare a report, which will then be submitted to the RVBC Communities Committee for further discussion. Read More...

Public Meeting Friday 20 April 2018 to discuss Crime and Policing

Published: 16 Apr 18

Public meeting to discuss Crime and Policing will take place on Friday 20 April 2018 in the Civic Hall, Longridge at 7pm. Read More...

LATEST FROM LONGRIDGE IN BLOOM

Published: 12 Apr 18

Longridge in Bloom is an exciting project which aims to improve the look of Longridge through providing a lovely display of planters hanging baskets and well kept garden areas both in the Town centre area and also at the entrances to Longridge. We are looking for businesses to sponsor a planter and volunteers to help out. If you are interested please contact Lesley, the Town Clerk at clerk@longridge-tc.gov.uk. Read More...

LONGRIDGE IN BLOOM

Published: 6 Apr 18

Longridge Town Council have formed a group to improve the look of Longridge by putting up hanging baskets, tubs of flowers etc. We are in need of volunteers if you are interested please contact Lesley Lund at clerk@longridge-tc.gov.uk Read More...

Longridge Youth Council

Published: 20 Mar 18

Longridge Town Council are pleased to welcome the new Youth Council and look forward to working with them. Read More...

World War One - Commemorative benches

Published: 20 Mar 18

At it s meeting on 14 March 2018 Longridge Town Council voted to purchase 2 commemorative benches in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1. The suggested sites for the benches were the new war memorial and the cenotaph. Read More...

Consultation on transport information centres - LCC

Published: 8 Mar 18

Like many councils across the country, Lancashire County Council continues to face an unprecedented financial challenge due to continued funding cuts by Government, rising costs and rising demand for the services we provide. We are committed to providing the best services we can to the people of Lancashire, particularly to the most vulnerable in our communities. However the council's financial position remains extremely challenging, with a forecasted funding gap of £144m in 2021/22. Because of this, we still need to make some difficult decisions in order to make further savings. On 7 December 2017 the county council's Cabinet agreed to consult on proposals to close the council's transport information centres at Preston Bus Station, Nelson Interchange, Clitheroe Interchange and Carnforth Railway Station. Read More...

A59 CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS FROM PIMLICO LINK ROAD TO WORSTON ROAD - 07 MARCH 2018

Published: 7 Mar 18

A59 both ways closed, slow traffic due to overturned lorry between A671 Pimlico Link Road and Worston Road. Road is expected to remain closed till Friday 9 March 2018 for resurfacing. Affecting traffic between Chatburn and Clitheroe. Read More...

Ribble Valley Demntia Alliance Understanding Dementia A free half day awareness session

Published: 26 Feb 18

A free half day awareness session - Understanding Dementia Friday 23 March 2018 1pm to 4pm Whalley venue to be confirmed. To book please call 01200 425111 or email dilys.day@ribblevalley.gov.uk Read More...

Higher Road Speed Survey

Published: 15 Feb 18

Longridge Town Council have received a positive response from LCC to their request for the speed issue on HIgher Road to be looked at. Read More...

Longridge Band Midsummer Proms Saturday July 14th 2018 7.30pm

Published: 8 Feb 18

The Longridge Band Midsummer Proms will be held at Longridge Civic Hall at 7.30pm Saturday July 14th 2018 Read More...

Concert with Longridge Band and Amabile Choir at St Pauls Church Saturday 19th May 2018

Published: 8 Feb 18

Concert with Longridge Band and Amabile Choir will be held at St Pauls Church Longridge at 7.30pm on Saturday 19th May 2018 Read More...

Ribble Valley Borough Council - Residents Offgered Funds for affordable warmth

Published: 8 Feb 18

Ribble Valley residents at risk of poor health from cold and damp homes are being offered funds to help them fight 'fuel poverty'. Grants are available for a raft of cold busting measures, including new boilers, radiators and windows, boiler servicing and repairs, radiator reflectors and draught proofing. The funds are available for households with vulnerable residents, such as the over-65s, under-fives and pregnanat women, or with cardiovascular or respiratory problems, a disability or mental health condition, in receipt of a means-tested benefit and living in a damp, draghty or fuel-inefficient home. Contact the Ribble Valley Borough Council's housing team on 01200 425111 Read More...

The Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside

Published: 7 Feb 18

What is the focus of the fund: The Fund aims to support people aged 60+ and can consider community projects that focus on supporting health and wellbeing, tackle social isolation or help people to learn a new skill/develop an interest. Read More...

GRANTS FOR YOUNG ACHIEVERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS FROM RVBC

Published: 17 Jan 18

Cash is up for grabs for equipment and tuition by budding young sportspeople, performance artists and community groups in Ribble Valley. Arts and Culture groups in the borough can also apply for funding for projects that boost community wellbeing. Read More...

Temporary road closure on Whittingham Road/Half Penny Lane/Inglewhite road, Whittingham, Goosnargh, Longridge on the 18/12/2017, until 28/02/2018 .

Published: 1 Jan 18

Temporary road closure on Whittingham Road/Half Penny Lane/Inglewhite road, Whittingham, Goosnargh, Longridge on the 18/12/2017, until 28/02/2018 to enable utility works and highway alteration works for a new development to take place. Read More...

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LONGRIDGE TOWN COUNCIL

Published: 1 Jan 18

Happy New Year from Longridge Town Council! The Council meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month. If you have anything you wish to bring to the Council's attention either write, email or attend a meeting in person where you will be able to speak for 3 minutes under our public participation agenda item. Read More...

ELECTION 14 DECEMBER

Published: 22 Nov 17

An election has been called for 14 December 2017. Please see the attached statement as to persons nominated Read More...

VACANCY DILWORTH WARD

Published: 14 Nov 17

NOTICE OF ELECTION - NOMINATION PAPERS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICES OF THE RETURNING OFFICER RVBC COUNCIL OFFICES CHURCH WALK CLITHEROE BB7 2RA . NOMINATION PAPERS MUST BE DELIVERED BY NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2017 4PM. Read More...

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Part III Addition of public footpath from Wellbrow Drive to Higher Road Longridge Borough of Ribble Valley Definit

Published: 18 Oct 17

Notice of modification Order sent to the Council The order, made on the 20th September 2017, if confirmed as made, will modify the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way for the area, by adding a Public footpath varying in width between 0.80metres and 3 metres from a point on Higher Road (point A on the Order Map at grid reference SD6098 3758) running in a north westerly direction along a paved track between 71 and 7a Higher Road and continuing between garages and the boundary fences of 18 and 20 Wellbrow Drive to terminate at a junction with Wellbrow Drive at SD6093 3763. The total length of the route is approximately 75 metres...... any representation or objection relating to the order must be sent in writing to The Director of Governance, Finance and Public Serives, LCC, PO Box 78, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ (Ref: LSG4/PROW/CB7/888.682) not later than 29th November 2017, and applicants are requested to state the grounds on which made. Read More...

Towneley Gardens Update

Published: 17 Oct 17

The Community Group are extremely grateful to Tesco, the Central Lancashire Operations Group, the Duchy of Lancaster and Longridge Town Council for providing funding for the work on Phase 1 of the project. As this initial phase of work draws to a close over the coming months the Group are starting to examine options for further work and funding for Phase 2 and will greatly appreciate the views of the community....... Read More...

Young Women can take the Plunge with Free Swimming

Published: 4 Oct 17

Young women in Ribble Valley are invited to take the plunge with free swimming and coaching sessions in Clitheroe. Ribblesdale Pool is offering an eight-week swimming and coaching programme for women aged 17 to 25 wanting to get back in the swim or non-swimmers looking to learn. The programme has been funded by Ribble Valley Borough Council and Lancashire Sport as part of Sport England’s high-profile This Girl Can campaign, which aims to boost participation in sport among young women. Further details from Ribblesdale Pool on 01200 424825 Read More...

Remembrance Events 2017 dates for your diary

Published: 4 Oct 17

Longridge Town Council would like to extend a warm invitation to join us at the Remembrance Events below: Opening of the memorial garden and poppy appeal with take place on Saturday 28 October 2017 at 11am Rev Barton and the Mayor, Cllr Stuart Tyrer will be in attendance. Elizabeth who is a member of Longridge Band will play the last post. 11 November Remembrance Service at the memorial garden 10.50am for 11.00am - Revd Barton and the Mayor will be in attendance. Elizabeth who is a member of Longridge Band will play the last post. Remembrance Sunday March starts at 10.20 from the Sports Club (British Legion) Longridge Band will lead the march to the memorial garden for 11am followed by a service at St Pauls Revd Barton will take the service. Elizabeth who is a member of Longridge Band will play the last post. Read More...

TOWNELEY GARDENS

Published: 20 Sep 17

WORKS HAVE BEGUN TO TOWNELEY GARDENS - THE ARCH IS UP! Read More...

WHAT NEXT FOR THE CIVIC HALL?

Published: 11 Sep 17

Views are being sought from both users of the Hall and the towns people in general about how the Hall can be adapted to meet the future needs of Longridge Read More...

LONGRIDGE IN BLOOM

Published: 10 Sep 17

Longridge Town Council would like to hear from anyone interested in volunteering for this exciting project. Longridge in Bloom would help to make Longridge an attractive place to live, work and visit. It would be involved in planting and maintaining containers etc full of flowers and shrubs to improve the visual amenity of the area. Please contact clerk@longridge-tc.gov.uk or ring us on 01772 782461 if you are interested. Read More...

Dog Trust Community Event 8th September 2017

Published: 17 Aug 17

Dogs Trust Community Event at Longridge Civic Hall 1 Calder Avenue Longridge 11am - 3pm on Friday 8th September 2017 Read More...

RVBC Housing and Economic Develeopment Sevelopment Plan Document Consultation of identified changes

Published: 16 Aug 17

The Council's Housing and Economic Development DPD (HED DPD) was submitted on 28 July to the Secretary of State. Read More...

PROPOSED OFFICIAL MEMORIAL TO LONGRIDGE'S FALLEN OF WW1

Published: 16 Aug 17

The official memorial to Longridge’s fallen of WW1, the Recreation Ground - always known as the Rec - has long been unmarked and unrecognised as such by many townsfolk and by visitors to the site. Read More...

PROPOSED OFFICIAL MEMORIAL TO LONGRIDGE'S FALLEN OF WW1

Published: 16 Aug 17

The official memorial to Longridge’s fallen of WW1, the Recreation Ground - always known as the Rec - has long been unmarked and unrecognised as such by many townsfolk and by visitors to the site. Read More...

CONSULTATION UPON PROPOSED PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDERS

Published: 27 Jul 17

Ribble Valley Borough Council - Consultation upon proposed public space protection orders. The Consultation runs from 3 July 2017 - 4 September Read More...

Longridge and Goosnargh Agricultural Show

Published: 17 Jul 17

We were there! Read More...

CREATE LONGRIDGE

Published: 22 Jun 17

Create Longridge is almost here! The team have been working hard to ensure that local children can take a big role in the day's activities. There will be an exhibition of schools art work throughout Create Longridge day at the Old Station Building under the theme 'My Longridge'. read below about the fabulous children's activities that have been arranged, fused glass, willow sculpting, art classes. Read More...

Longridge Junior Band

Published: 1 May 17

On Sunday afternoon at Christchurch the recently re-formed Longridge Junior Band together with their MD Matt Balson, performed their very own 'First Concert'. Read More...

Longridge Band Annual Patrons Concert

Published: 19 Mar 17

The Annual Patrons Concert by Longridge Band at the Civic Hall on Saturday evening. Read More...

Community Recognition Awards 2017

Published: 27 Feb 17

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. Read More...

Seated Exercises at Longridge Library

Published: 25 Jan 17

The Mayor of Longridge (Rupert Swarbrick) and the Deputy Mayor (Stuart Tyrer) joined a seated exercise class at Longridge library on 24 January. Read More...

Cash for Sports, Arts and Wellbeing

Published: 20 Dec 16

Ribble Valley Borough Council have cash available for equipment and tuition for young sportspeople, performance artists and community groups in Ribble Valley. See below for details and how to apply - note the deadline for applications is 27 January 2017. Read More...

Longridge Youth Centre

Published: 30 Sep 16

As part of its property review Lancashire County Council proposed the establishment of a Neighbourhood Centre Read More...

Create Longridge

Published: 21 Sep 16

Create Longridge took place for the first time on Saturday 03 September 2016. Read More...

100 Years Young

Published: 1 Sep 16

The Mayor wishes Alice Dixon a happy 100th birthday. Read More...

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