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Council news

Continental Market Comes to Clitheroe this Weekend

Published: Tuesday 15th April 2014

Some of the finest foods and artisan products in Europe will be up for grabs in Clitheroe this weekend, when the town hosts its first continental market.

Council has Food Hygiene Licked says Which?

Ribble Valley Borough Council environmental health technician Louise Hilton-Knott and Katie Winstanley, of Clitheroe five-star sandwich shop Megabites.

Published: Thursday 17th April 2014

Food hygiene in Ribble Valley is among the best in the country according to a national investigation.

European Elections in Ribble Valley

Published: Monday 14th April 2014

Ribble Valley goes to the polls in European parliamentary elections on Thursday 22 May.

Little Green Bus has New Set of Wheels

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Sherras launches Little Green Bus's new vehicle.

Published: Tuesday 8th April 2014

A door-to-door bus service that prevents elderly and vulnerable Ribble Valley residents from becoming "prisoners in their own homes" has a new set of wheels thanks to cash from the borough council.

Ribble Valley Launches Polling Review

Published: Friday 4th April 2014

Electors in Ribble Valley are invited to have their say on the borough's polling districts and places.

Lancashire's 'Largest and Smallest' Borough Turns 40

Councillor Hirst is pictured right, with (from the left) the council's director of community services, John Heap, director of resources Jane Pearson, chief executive Marshal Scott and deputy mayor Michael Ranson, with (front) Ribble Valley Mayor and Mayor

Published: Thursday 3rd April 2014

The borough of Ribble Valley is celebrating its 40th birthday.

Borough's First Shared Ownership Bungalows

Colin Hirst and Rachel O'Connor

Published: Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Ribble Valley's first ever shared ownership bungalows are up for grabs at a picturesque development overlooking the River Ribble.

First World War Commemorative Scheme Takes Root

Ribble Valley deputy mayor Michael Ranson at the Clitheroe Castle war memorial

Published: Monday 31st March 2014

An ambitious scheme to plant trees in Ribble Valley's 35 parishes in memory of the borough's First World War fallen has been launched.

Clitheroe to Host its First Continental Market

Published: Thursday 27th March 2014

Some of the finest foods and artisan products in Europe will be up for grabs in Clitheroe next month, when the town hosts its first continental market.

Discussions Open on Village's Cricket Ground

Published: Monday 24th March 2014

Residents and community groups in Ribble Valley are invited to a public meeting to discuss the future of Chipping Cricket Ground.

Barrowlands Appeal

Published: Tuesday 18th March 2014

The Council engaged a barrister to review the Secretary of State's decision to allow the planning appeal for 504 Houses in the village of Barrow.

Help at Hand for Small Businesses

Published: Thursday 13th March 2014

An extra £600,000 in business rates relief is up for grabs by retail outlets in Ribble Valley with a rateable value of £50,000 or less.

Going the Extra Mile at Clitheroe Castle

Peter Fletcher and Sport Relief Mile assistant Kay Gibson

Published: Tuesday 11th March 2014

Ribble Valley residents are invited to dust down their trainers and go the extra mile for a good cause.

Council Tax Frozen for Fifth Year Running

Published: Friday 7th March 2014

Ribble Valley Borough Council has announced a council tax freeze without cuts in jobs or services for the fifth year running.

New Rural Think Tank for Ribble Valley

Published: Thursday 6th March 2014

Community groups and individuals in Ribble Valley are invited to a new rural think tank.

First Steps for Bolton-By-Bowland and Gisburn Forest Neighbourhood Plan

Published: Monday 24th February 2014

Residents in Bolton-by-Bowland and Gisburn Forest are invited to get involved in compiling a neighbourhood plan for their community.

New Combined Recycling and Waste Paper Collection Schedule

Published: Tuesday 18th February 2014

Ribble Valley households are to receive collections of waste paper and cardboard on the same day as their green or blue wheeled bins.

Gallery Showcase for Lancashire Crafts

Published: Thursday 30th January 2014

Craftworkers who live and work in the North West have the chance to exhibit their work at the popular Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.

Residents Consulted on Dog Controls

Published: Friday 24th January 2014

Residents in Ribble Valley have until 28 February to comment on proposed orders requiring dog owners to clean up after their pets and keep them under control in public.

Beauty of Mathematics at the Platform Gallery

Published: Tuesday 21st January 2014

A National touring exhibition showcasing the beauty of mathematics opens at the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, this Saturday (25 January).

Energy Awareness Event to Combat Heating Costs

Published: Friday 17th January 2014

Householders in Ribble Valley concerned about heating costs are invited to an energy awareness day in Clitheroe on 29 January.

Government Praise for Refuse Collection Service

Published: Wednesday 15th January 2014

Ribble Valley Borough Council has been praised by the Government for its refuse collection service.

Crisis Boiler Cash Helps Residents Stay Cosy

Published: Monday 13th January 2014

Residents in Ribble Valley can stay cosy thanks to emergency grants towards boiler replacements or repairs.

Stan the Van Showcase for Health and Homelessness

Colin Winterbottom and Caroline Jarvis with STAN the Van

Published: Friday 10th January 2014

Health and homelessness will be showcased on STAN the Van, which will be out and about in Ribble Valley over the coming weeks.

Discussions Open on Village Pub's Future

Published: Wednesday 8th January 2014

Residents and community groups in Ribble Valley are invited to a public meeting to discuss the future of the Black Bull Hotel in Rimington.

Ribble Valley 10K Road Closure

Published: Friday 20th December 2013

Motorists are advised that several roads in and near Clitheroe will close on Sunday 29 December, for the 2013 Ribble Valley 10k Road Race.

Illegal Meat Slaughter Warning

Published: Thursday 19th December 2013

Ribble Valley Borough Council is warning anyone engaged in the illegal slaughter of animals at remote farms or the supply of illegal meat that they face fines, prison, or both.

'Beauty is First Test' at Platform Gallery

Published: Wednesday 18th December 2013

The beauty of mathematics is the theme of a national exhibition that opens at the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, in January.

Waste Paper Recycling on the Cards for Christmas

Family with white sacks in front of recycling van

Published: Tuesday 17th December 2013

Householders in Ribble Valley are invited to get in the festive spirit by recycling their Christmas cards and wrapping paper.

Core Strategy Examination Starts in January

Published: Monday 16th December 2013

Ribble Valley residents are reminded that the public examination into the borough's Core Strategy will start on 14 January.

Clitheroe Market Christmas Opening

Published: Monday 16th December 2013

Shoppers in Ribble Valley are advised that Clitheroe Market will be open for an extra day over Christmas.

Clitheroe Market Christmas Extravaganza

Published: Friday 13th December 2013

Clitheroe Market hosts a Christmas extravaganza this Saturday (14 December)

Taxi Enforcement Swoop in Ribble Valley

Published: Thursday 12th December 2013

Taxi enforcement officers at Ribble Valley Borough Council joined forces with the police, Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and HM Revenue and Customs in a swoop on unroadworthy vehicles.

Snow Angels Scheme Launched in Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Sherras with the council's housing officer, John Barber

Published: Tuesday 10th December 2013

A team of volunteers armed with snow shovels and shoe grippers is being recruited to help elderly Ribble Valley residents stay a step ahead of winter.

Christmas Recycling and Refuse Collection

Published: Monday 9th December 2013

Residents in Ribble Valley are advised of changes to recycling and refuse collection over the festive period.

Small Business Rates Relief Assessed for Free

Published: Thursday 5th December 2013

Businesses in Ribble Valley are advised that the borough council will assess if they qualify for small business rates relief for free.

"Look Before You Book" Festive Food Advice

Published: Wednesday 4th December 2013

Ribble Valley residents are being advised "look before you book" and not let food poisoning ruin their festive celebrations.

Whalley Pickwick Night Road Closure

Published: Monday 2nd December 2013

Motorists are advised that the centre of Whalley will be closed to traffic on Thursday 5 December, for the village's annual festive extravaganza.

Clitheroe's Unique Festive Shopping Experience

Published: Thursday 28th November 2013

Festive shoppers are invited to a unique arts and crafts event in Clitheroe featuring the work of some of the North West's most accomplished artists.

Free Festive Parking to Boost Business

Published: Wednesday 27th November 2013

Parking charges are to be waived at council-operated car parks in Clitheroe and Longridge town centres on three Saturdays in December.

Pupils Sprout Success with Council Cash

Sam Mosley, with Ribble Valley councillor Rupert Swarbrick and pupils Jack and Mae

Published: Monday 25th November 2013

Youngsters at a Ribble Valley primary school hope to sprout success thanks to a £1,400 grant from Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Free Hotpot at Clitheroe Castle to Mark Lancashire Day

Anson Bolton of the Millstone at Mellor

Published: Thursday 21st November 2013

Free hotpot is up for grabs at Clitheroe Castle next Wednesday (November 27) as part of the town's Lancashire Day celebrations.

Keeping the Elderly on their Feet

Ribble Valley Borough Council's health and fitness officer Tracy Balko

Published: Tuesday 19th November 2013

Best Foot Forward is the name of a programme launched by Ribble Valley Borough Council aimed at keeping the elderly steady on their feet

Booze Blitz in Clitheroe Town Centre

Kevin Horking and PC Kath Towler, community beat manager at Clitheroe Police

Published: Monday 18th November 2013

Street boozing is being blitzed in a partnership between Ribble Valley Borough Council and the police.

Ribble Valley What's on Gets New Look

What's on guide

Published: Friday 15th November 2013

Ribble Valley's vibrant and active social scene is to be showcased in a new-look and extended What's On guide.

New Controls Wage War on Dog Poop

Published: Wednesday 13th November 2013

New laws compelling Ribble Valley dog owners to clean up after their pets and keep them under control in public places are on the cards.

Core Strategy Examination to Start in January

Published: Tuesday 12th November 2013

A date has been set for a public examination into the Ribble Valley Core Strategy.

Rollout of Green Bins Starts

Published: Wednesday 30th October 2013

The rollout of green wheeled bins for the collection of uncooked food and garden waste in Ribble Valley has started.

Council Offices Lift Repairs

Published: Friday 25th October 2013

Ribble Valley residents are advised that the lift at the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, will be out of operation from Friday 1 November, to Monday 11 November.

Public Asked Their Views on Enterprise Zone

Published: Friday 25th October 2013

A public consultation has started into the proposed Lancashire Enterprise Zone at Samlesbury and Warton.

Discussions on Development of Clitheroe Market

Published: Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Ribble Valley Borough Council has entered into discussions with Barnfield Construction Ltd regarding a proposed redevelopment of Clitheroe Market.

Halloween Arrangements for the Nick O'Pendle

Published: Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Halloween revellers are advised not to head for the Nick O' Pendle on Thursday 31 October.

Scrap Metal Laws Come into Force

Published: Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Scrap metal dealers operating in Ribble Valley without a licence face fines of up to £5,000 under new laws designed to stamp out metal theft.

Mayor's Charity Dinner Dance

Published: Tuesday 22nd October 2013

A charity dinner dance is to be hosted by the Ribble Valley Mayor and Mayoress on Saturday 9 November.

Artists Invited to Take Part in Unique Shopping Event

Published: Friday 18th October 2013

Artists and craftspeople are invited to show off their skills and sell their wares at a unique Christmas shopping event in Clitheroe.

"Dementia Friends" Training in Ribble Valley

Published: Friday 18th October 2013

Two "dementia friends" training sessions are to take place in the Ribble Valley.

Hop on Board Stan the Van

Colin Winterbottom and Caroline Jarvis with STAN the Van

Published: Wednesday 16th October 2013

It trundles around Ribble Valley's leafy lanes offering a host of help on everything from benefits advice and bus passes to boiler replacements and business rates.

Clitheroe Conference to Combat Cyberbullying

Published: Monday 14th October 2013

Internet safety is the subject of a conference at The Grand, Clitheroe, on Wednesday 16 October.

Young Cricketers Scoop Two Top Trophies

Ribble Valley Under 15s and Under 13s Boys Cricket Clubs

Published: Friday 11th October 2013

Young Ribble Valley cricketers are bowled over after winning two top trophies.

Aiming to Lead the Way in Dementia Awareness

Published: Tuesday 8th October 2013

A campaign to establish one of the UK's first dementia friendly boroughs has been launched in Ribble Valley.

Ribble Valley Green Bin Rollout

Robert Thompson and the different sized Green Bins

Published: Monday 30th September 2013

The rollout of green wheeled bins for the collection of uncooked food and garden waste in Ribble Valley starts at the end of October.

Barrow Lands Planning Appeal

Published: Monday 30th September 2013

Ribble Valley Borough Council has decided not to defend an appeal by the Barrow Lands Company Ltd against its non-determination of plans to build 190 properties at land in Whalley Road, Barrow.

Door Opens on Furniture Recycling Scheme

Published: Monday 30th September 2013

Ribble Valley Borough Council is at the forefront of a new scheme to recycle furniture.

Award-Winning Food Trail has an App

Published: Thursday 26th September 2013

An award-winning food trail that has championed Ribble Valley produce and been emulated as far afield as Tasmania now has its own app.

Renewable Energy Fund for Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Stuart Hirst (right) and the council's housing officer, John Barber.

Published: Monday 16th September 2013

Community groups in Ribble Valley are invited to a meeting to see how they vie for up to £150,000 to fund renewable energy projects.

Ribble Valley Tops for Residents' Satisfaction

Published: Wednesday 11th September 2013

Ribble Valley has some of the most satisfied residents in the country, a survey has revealed.

Campaign to Tackle Rural Health Inequalities

Published: Thursday 25th July 2013

A campaign aimed at tackling health and wellbeing inequalities in Ribble Valley will be launched on Wednesday 31 July.

Littlemoor Polling Station Change

Published: Friday 12th July 2013

Voters in the Littlemoor ward of Clitheroe are advised of a change to their polling station at the forthcoming 1 August byelection.

White Sack Recycling Reminder

Published: Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Householders in Ribble Valley are reminded to leave their white sacks containing waste paper and cardboard for collection by 7.30am on their collection day.

Ribble Valley Postal Vote Renewal Call

Published: Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Postal voters in Ribble Valley whose applications are over five years old are being asked to supply their signature again.

Ribble Valley Support Armed Forces

The group signing of the covenant

Published: Friday 28th June 2013

Community leaders gathered in the Ribble Valley Civic Suite for the signing of the borough's Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Cold Call Regarding Council Tax Refunds

Published: Thursday 27th June 2013

Longridge residents are being warned about companies offering to get their council tax band lowered for a fee.

Council Joins Chorus of Concern Over GP Practice

Published: Thursday 20th June 2013

Ribble Valley Borough Council has joined the chorus of concern over proposed changes in NHS funding that could force the closure of a unique rural GP practice.

Waste Paper Recycling Boost on the Cards

Published: Friday 14th June 2013

Householders in Ribble Valley are being encouraged to recycle more waste paper and cardboard.

First Step for Longridge Neighbourhood Plan

Published: Tuesday 11th June 2013

Residents in Longridge are being asked whether they want to see the town designated a "neighbourhood area."

Warning Against Cutting Grass Verges

Published: Monday 10th June 2013

Intensive grass verge cutting is putting wildlife at risk and destroying biodiversity sites, countryside bosses have warned.

Street Clutter Clampdown on the Cards

Published: Monday 3rd June 2013

A clampdown on residents and companies who clutter Ribble Valley's roads and pavements with A-boards and banners is on the cards.

Search for Sports and Community Stars

Published: Friday 24th May 2013

The search is on for Ribble Valley's sporting heroes and community champions.

Stop Smoking Plea for Play Areas

Published: Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Smokers are being asked to quit smoking in play areas thanks to a new Ribble Valley Borough Council campaign featuring artwork by a Sabden Primary School pupil.

Health Scheme Aims to put Spring in Step

Ribble Valley Borough Council's healthy lifestyles referral officer, Sharron Whiteoak, with healthy lifestyles participants.

Published: Monday 20th May 2013

A Ribble Valley Borough Council health scheme is aiming to put a spring in the step of residents with health problems.

Weigh-2-Go for Health Scheme

Weigh 2 go Tracy Balko and Bob Taylor

Published: Friday 17th May 2013

A weight management scheme now available by self-referral is recruiting new participants.

Keen Traveller is New Ribble Valley Mayor

Published: Tuesday 14th May 2013

A former draughtsman and keen traveller, who hails from the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, is Ribble Valley's new mayor.

Cycle Ride Raises Cash for Good Cause

Published: Thursday 9th May 2013

Cycling enthusiasts are invited to take to their bikes and raise cash for a good cause.

New Running Group Sets The Pace in Longridge

Longridge councillor Rupert Swarbrick and Run Ribble Valley Longridge leader Katie Grayston

Published: Tuesday 7th May 2013

Ribble Valley Borough Council is setting the pace with a new health and fitness scheme aimed at beginner runners in Longridge.

First Aid Awards for Stepping Out Trio

Barrie Williams (left) with, from the left, Roger Sagar, Maureen Weardon and Gordon Woodward

Published: Friday 3rd May 2013

Three volunteer leaders of an award-winning Ribble Valley health scheme have qualified in first aid.

Check Food Stars Before Eating Out

Eamonn Roberts with Christine Nelson holding a food hygiene rating sign.

Published: Tuesday 30th April 2013

Check before you choose is the message to Ribble Valley residents planning a bank holiday meal out.

Legal Warning for Private Water Supplies

Published: Wednesday 24th April 2013

The owners of private water supplies are reminded that they are now legally responsible for ensuring the supply is on a par with mains water.

Deadline for New Proxy Vote Applications

Published: Tuesday 16th April 2013

Ribble Valley residents are reminded that the deadline for making a new application to vote by proxy in time for the forthcoming Lancashire County Council elections is Wednesday 24 April.

Clitheroe Castle Showcase for Local Artists

Published: Tuesday 16th April 2013

Artists who live and work in Ribble Valley and its neighbouring boroughs are being given the opportunity to exhibit their work at Clitheroe Castle.

Family Homes Up For Grabs in Longridge

Stuart Hirst and St Vincent's Housing Association Development Assistant Catherine Charnley

Published: Friday 12th April 2013

Fifteen family homes for shared ownership or affordable rent are up for grabs at an elegant housing development in Longridge.

Don't Lose Your Vote in County Elections

Published: Wednesday 10th April 2013

Ribble Valley residents are reminded that the deadline for joining the borough's register of electors in time for the forthcoming Lancashire County Council elections is Wednesday 17 April.

Night Patrols at Dog-Fouling Hotspots

James Russell, with Whalley police officer Kirsty Lee and police community support officer Adam Mellor.

Published: Tuesday 9th April 2013

Dog wardens and police officers are to undertake after-dark patrols at dog-fouling hotspots in Ribble Valley.

Food Scheme Looks Set to Grow and Grow

Pupils from Gisburn Primary School with David Ingham and Jackie Clements

Published: Monday 8th April 2013

Youngsters at a Ribble Valley primary school hope to reap what they sow thanks to a £2,000 grant from Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Welcome to New-Look Reception

Council Office Reception with three members of the customer service team.

Published: Thursday 4th April 2013

The doors have opened on the refurbishment of the main reception at the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe.

Discover Ribble Valley with New-Look Visitor Guide

Ribble Valley Borough Council's tourism and events officer, Tom Pridmore with the new-look visitor guide.

Published: Tuesday 2nd April 2013

Ribble Valley Borough Council has published its 2013 visitor guide, Discover Ribble Valley.

Right Royal Honour for Ribble Valley Parks

Robert Thompson (right) and Chris Hughes, Ribble Valley Borough Council's head of cultural and leisure services sat next to one of the Jubilee plaque.

Published: Wednesday 27th March 2013

Three Ribble Valley parks have been awarded diamond jubilee status.

People Power Sessions Could Save Households Hundreds

Published: Monday 25th March 2013

Householders in Longridge are invited to a drop-in session to discover how they can save up to £250 a year off their energy bills.

Clitheroe Castle Switches Off for Earth Hour

Published: Thursday 21st March 2013

Clitheroe Castle is joining hundreds of iconic buildings across the UK, among them the Houses of Parliament and Manchester United's Old Trafford, by switching off its lights for an hour on Saturday.

Ribble Valley Recycling Scheme for Uncooked Food

Robert Thompson and the different sized Green Bins

Published: Tuesday 19th March 2013

Households in Ribble Valley are to receive green wheeled bins for the collection of uncooked food and garden waste.

People Power Sessions Could Save Households Hundreds

People Power: John Barber and Ribble Valley Borough Council customer service advisor Judith Woodend

Published: Friday 15th March 2013

People Power is the name of an energy-switching scheme that could save Ribble Valley households up to £250 per year.

Support for Longridge Dementia Carers

Published: Tuesday 5th March 2013

Carers and relatives of people with dementia in Longridge are invited to a training and support session.

Cold Call Warning about Council Tax Refunds

Published: Thursday 28th February 2013

Ribble Valley residents are being warned about a company offering to get their council tax band lowered for a fee.

Council Tax Frozen for Fourth Year Running

Published: Thursday 14th February 2013

Thrifty Ribble Valley Borough Council has announced a council tax freeze without cuts in jobs or services for the fourth year running.

Council Tax Benefit Changes

Published: Thursday 31st January 2013

Council tax benefit recipients in Ribble Valley are advised of changes to the help they will receive in paying their council tax from April 1.

Support for Ribble Valley Dementia Carers

Published: Tuesday 29th January 2013

Carers and relatives of people with dementia living in Ribble Valley are invited to a series of training and support sessions.

Residents Invited to Help Shape Web Site

Published: Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Ribble Valley residents and anyone who uses or has used Ribble Valley Borough Council's web site are invited to take part in an online survey.

Take the Plunge for Fitness

Jon Schofield and Samantha Murray opening Ribblesdale Pool Swinfit sessions

Published: Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Ribble Valley residents are invited to take the plunge in a new fitness scheme making waves across the country.

Cash Boost for Excellence in Sports and Arts

Published: Tuesday 8th January 2013

Cash is up for grabs for equipment and tuition by budding young sportsmen and women and performance artists in Ribble Valley.