Castle St Improvement Works

Letter to Businesses 20 March 2024

20th March 2024

Dear Sir/ Madam


As I hope you are aware Lancashire County Council will be undertaking improvement works to the carriageway and footways along Castle Street. At the end of last week Ribble Valley Borough Council were informed that these works will commence on Monday 15th April and run until 31st July 2024, with the road closed to vehicles during this time. Pedestrian access will be maintained during the works.

I appreciate that the closure of Castle Street for this period will require adjustments particularly in respect of those businesses on Castle Street whose deliveries are directly from Castle Street. LCC have confirmed that the intention is to complete the kerbing and footways first, one side at a time. Individual doorway access will be maintained during shop hours and the carriageway will be available to allow deliveries. LCC intend to establish a schedule of deliveries with the businesses affected on Castle Street. If you are one of the businesses on Castle Street who will need to establish delivery arrangements please can you contact Robert Simmons, Operations Manager (Highways Countywide Projects)- at LCC to make suitable arrangements during the construction period.

To enable all interested parties to view the plans in advance of works starting a public drop-in session has been arranged for 4-6pm on Thursday 28th March at RVBC Council Chamber, 13 Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DD. Officers from LCC will be attendance to answer any queries you may have. The plans will be on display to view along with the palette of materials to be used.

Link to Lancashire County Council press release.

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Hopkins