Parish Council information
Public Notice - Coronavirus: This notice outlines under Statutory Instrument 392 made on 1st April 2020 which gives flexibility to Borough and Parish Councils on how to continue operating during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020.
The members of the Parish Council are:
Cllr. Keith Hutton, Chairperson, 4 Syke Cottages, Grindleton, 07422 728034, email.
Cllr. Lorraine Halley, Vice-Chairperson, Orchard House, Grindleton, 01200 440362, email.
Cllr. Chris Dumon, Rocking Castle, Grindleton, 07543 846378, email.
Cllr. Alan Fielding, North Barn, Back Lane, Grindleton, 07890 123815, email.
Cllr. Peter Raywood, 6 Mary Brown Cottages, Sawley Road, Grindleton, 07912 861778, email.
Cllr. James Towler, Steelands Farm, Grindleton, 01200 441214, email.
Cllr. Kevin Horkin, RVBC Councillor RVBC Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, email.
Eileen Flatley, Parish Clerk, The Old Bakery, Grindleton, 07747 823373, email.
The date of the next is 7 Sep 21 in the Pavilion.
Minutes - 2007 to present
20207 Jan 20
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26 Mar 20 - EGM
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10 Jun 20 - EGM
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Archive 2018-2007 - click each link to expand
Greendale Wood, accessible from the centre of the village and open to all
Accounts & Transparency
Financial data for 2019-20 is also 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
Lancashire Best Kept Village 2021
Grindleton has once again entered the Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition. It will be great to see everyone pulling together to show our village at its best. Please sweep, and remove weeds and moss from your gardens, pavement areas and kerbside. The Parish Council and our Lengthsman are working hard to maintain the public areas such as bus stops, benches, flower displays, road signs and litter. Thank you to everyone who works hard to make this a wonderful place to live.
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.
Covid-19 vaccinations - volunteering as NHS Marshals
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.