Parish Council information
The members of the Parish Council are:
Cllr. Lorraine Halley, Vice-Chairperson, Orchard House, Grindleton, 01200 440362, email.
Cllr. Tony Bramwell, 7 East View, Grindleton, 01200 440511, email.
Cllr. Glenn Wheeler, 1 Stonehill Cottages, Grindleton, 07949 078007, email.
Cllr. Peter Raywood, 6 Mary Brown Cottages, Sawley Road, Grindleton, 07912 861778, email.
Cllr. Kevin Horkin, RVBC Councillor RVBC Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, email.
Andy Glover, Parish Clerk, 24 Hillside Drive, West Bradford, 07968 486729, email.
Meetings are scheduled for 4 July, 5 September, 7 November in 2023.
Minutes - 2007 to present
Archive 2021-2019 - click each link to expand
20207 Jan 20
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26 Mar 20 - EGM
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10 Jun 20 - EGM
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12 Aug 20
9 Sep 20
3 Nov 20
Greendale Wood, accessible from the centre of the village and open to all
Accounts & Transparency
The Council is required to abide with financial regulations regarding External Auditing and with Financial Controls and Procedures.
Financial data for 2022-23 is now available: Notice of Public Rights, Bank Reconciliation pt. 1, Bank Reconciliation pt. 2, Explanation of Variances pt. 1, Explanation of Variances pt. 2, Accounting Statements, Governance Statement, Expenditure Over £100, Internal Audit Report, Exemption Certificate.
Financial data for 2021-22 is still available: Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statement, Certificate of Exemption, Explanation of Variances, Transparency Code Table, Bank Reconciliation.
Local Authority Accounts - a Summary of Your Rights
Any interested person can inspect accounting records; this document summarises your rights.
Freedom of Information Act
A document outlining information available from Grindleton Parish Council under the model publication scheme to comply with Freedom of Information Act is available for download.
A succint Parish Plan encompasses communication, transport, traffic issues, footpaths, leisure and general topics.
The Parish has a Lengthsman and his duties encompass the maintenance of:
- Footpaths and stiles;
- Recreational Ground play area;
- Minor blocked drains;
- Seats & Notice Boards;
- General tidiness of the village.
Please direct any comments or suggestions for work needed to Keith Hutton (07422 728034).
Announcements and alerts
Village successes at Lancashire Best Kept Village 2021
Grindleton entered the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition 2021. The results have been declared and we have done remarkably well. Download a poster giving details and a photograph of the awards ceremony. Thank you to everyone who works hard to make this a wonderful place to live. An enormous thank-you to everyone who has worked with us to make this possible. Please keep up the good work.
Community Connectors - help with the social aspects of Covid-19
This Scheme commenced in June 2016 with the aim of supporting residents who may be socially isolated, lacking confidence or just have a desire to get out and about by connecting them with their local community. In these times of pandemic, it offers 'social prescribing', aspects of which are shown in this poster.
Speeding in the village
Please remember to report any concerns you have about speeding through the village to the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership. Our village has a 30mph speed limit within the centre, 20mph near schools on school days and national speed limit elsewhere. This is the strategy recommended by Ribble Valley neighbourhood police team.
Potholes - have your say on your roads
Lancashire County Council is encouraging people to complete the National Highways and Transport survey, which measures public satisfaction with services across different local authorities. This year the council team will fix around 36,000 potholes and resurface 175 miles of roads. But following a wet and stormy winter the council are finding more potholes than usual this year, so they are also asking people to help them by reporting potholes their website.
In 2020/21, the county council will spend £26m to maintain 4,600 miles of highways and 5,300 miles of footways. They are continuously introducing new techniques to fix potholes and supplement the traditional repair teams. They have also introduced a new deep in-situ recycling process for resurfacing and this year will recycle 19,000 tonnes of asphalt in resurfacing our roads. At 20 tonnes per wagon load that’s 900 loads diverted from landfill and 1800 return journeys eliminated. Find out more about how Lancashire's roads are improving and complete the survey.
Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme.
United Utilities has been consulting with local authorities, councillors, communities and their representatives about plans to replace sections of the Haweswater Aqueduct that runs from Cumbria to Greater Manchester. The 109km pipeline supplies around 2.5 million people with fresh drinking water every day and is well regarded as the backbone of the North West’s water supply. To ensure that they can secure the quality and resilience of these water supplies, work is required to replace six sections of the pipeline amounting to one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the North of England. As part of the pre-application consultation, they have developed an online virtual exhibition at www.harpconsultation.co.uk. Visit the site to find out how the works may be impacting our area and provide feedback if you wish. You can email the UU team at: HARPStakeholderRelations@uuplc.co.uk.
The Waddington Parish website is keeping up to date on the HARP programme and provides emerging information.