Following the resignation of two long serving members, casual vacancies now exist for councillors to serve on Read Parish Council. Becoming a Parish Councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. If you would like further information please use the link below.
STAN is a new service provided by Ribble Valley Borough Council in conjunction with Rossendale and Pendle Borough Councils.
Why don't you come along to STAN on the Stork Hotel Car Park on Wednesday 21 August 2013 between 10am. and 4pm. and speak to the staff on board to see what they have to offer you.
Nigel Evans MP for Ribble Valley Constituency will be holding a surgery at the Conservative club in the village on Tuesday 20th August from 3:00pm until 3:30pm. If you wish to raise any issues with him please just turn up between the times above.
The Lancashire County Council is considering the above advisory 20mph speed limit outside Read St John's Primary School, the effect of which will be to introduce a part-time 20mph Speed Limit which will advise the public to drive at that speed during key school times.
It’s never too late to start exercising – and it doesn't have to mean taking up marathon running to make a difference. You can now attend gentle exercise classes at Read United Reformed Church, East View, Read aimed at keeping your joints supple.
Readstone United Junior Football Club has recently received the Charter Mark for Junior Football from the Lancashire Football Association as an acknowledgement of the high standard of coaching and organisation within the club. If you are interested in playing for the club please click below for further detals.
Sabden Road, Simonstone will be closed to all motor vehicles between the hours of 9:30 - 15:30 on Monday 13th May till Friday 17th May. A diversionary route will be in operation during this period. Please click the link below for more detailed information.
Dog wardens and police officers are to undertake after-dark patrols at dog-fouling hotspots in Ribble Valley. They are to blitz Clitheroe, Whalley, Mellor, Sabden and Read on the lookout for dog owners who let their pets foul public places. They will be stopping dog walkers and asking them if they are carrying dog poop bags.
All households in Read will shortly receive a copy of the Annual Parish Newsletter for 2013 summarising the Council's work throughout the past year.
The Chairman and members of Read Parish Council invite residents to attend the Annual Parish Meeting to be held at United Reformed Church, East View, Read, BB12 7PS on Wednesday 3rd April 2013 commencing at 7.00pm.
If you have room to spare and time to share you could foster an adult. Find out more from Shared Lives on 01257 516036 or use the link below for further information.
Police and Communities Together, or PACT, is the name we give to making sure you have a say and involvement in how your local neighbourhood is policed. The PACT process gives you the chance to meet your neighbourhood policing team every month, have a say on how your neighbourhood is policed and monitor our performance.
Latest newsletter from the Parish Council including a questionnaire about the new bus shelter and a booking form for the Senior Citizens Christmas Party. Download your copy below or use the more link for further details.
Winter Newsletter 2012.(pdf)
Are you worried about your memory ..... or someone else's? If so then an event is being held in Clitheroe on Tuesday November 20th at which various organisations will help to answer any concerns or questions you may have.
Preparing a Parish Plan has been an interesting exercise for the Parish Council. Most people that live in the parish believe that Read is an enjoyable place to live and have views about the issues that affect community life, both now and in the future.
To mark the completion of the Guild Wheel, Lancashire County Council, in partnership with Preston City Council, will be hosting an exciting celebration event on Sunday 19 August. Everyone is Welcome!
Use the link below for further information.
*Applications for this post have now closed*
Becoming a Parish Councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. Read Parish Council has a casual vacancy for a Parish Councillor following the resignation in July of Councillor Sam Bruce. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor for Read follow the link below for further information.
Ribble Valley Borough Council are inviting applications for funding from community groups to improve access to services in local villages. The Village Amenities Grant Scheme will award grants up to a maximum of £10,000 for eligible schemes. Could your community group benefit? Please note that applications close on Tuesday, 31st July 2012.
A presentation of the results of the recent village survey will be given prior to the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 4th July commencing at 7:00pm. All village residents are invited to attend the presentation. The Parish Council wish to thank all residents who participated in the survey.
Download the Survey Results (PDF 533kb)
Read Parish Council wish to present all children resident in the village who are 12 years or under with a Jubilee commemorative mug. We still have unclaimed mugs. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you wish to receive a mug for your child.
From 24 June 2012 Lancashire County Council is introducing a number of revisions to the majority of the subsidised bus services in the Ribble Valley.
All households in Read will shortly receive a copy of the Annual Parish Newsletter for 2012 summarising the Council's work throughout the past year.
*Just a reminder to all residents - completed surveys should be returned by Monday 30 April 2012*
Read Parish Council is inviting all residents to complete a survey which will be used to help to create a Read Parish Plan.
Clitheroe Town Council's main activities in 2012 will be centred on the Torchlight Procession being held on August 25th to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics
Each year Read Parish Council’s annual return is audited by an auditor appointed by the Audit Commission and any person interested has the opportunity to inspect/make copies of the annual return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them.
A Read woman who has just retired as parish council clerk after 35 years has penned a book about one of the village’s most iconic families.
Do you want to find out what volunteering opportunities are available in Ribble Valley? Come along to the United Reform Church, Moor Lane, Clitheroe BB7 1AZ. Tuesday 17th April 2pm - 7pm.
Led by local teenagers, this is a new group that currently consists of five members. Holding regular meetings, we are discussing how to liven the local area for teenagers and the wider community.
Junior residents of Read can now enter a writing, painting or drawing competition. Presentation will be made to the winner at the Jubilee Event on the cricket field on June 4th.