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News Archive

Aug 17, 2017

Casual VacancyHelp Shape The Future Of The Village. Be actively involved in the community. Put words into action. Hold a voluntary, rewarding and interesting position.
Join Read Parish Council. Click the link below for further information and downloadable application form.

Jul 11, 2017

Casual VacancyFollowing the resignation of Councillor Lisa Snape we are now following the Casual Vacancy procedures. If you might be interested in becoming a councillor please contact the Clerk or any Parish Councillor for further details.

Mar 28, 2017

MeetingThe 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 19th April commencing at 7:00pm

 

Nov 10, 2016

We are aware that a Questionnaire regarding local housing needs and requirements for Read and Simonstone has recently been circulated to all residents. Please use the link below for further details.

Sep 7, 2016

Following the resignation of Councillor William Harrison in July 2016 we are now in a position to co-opt to this vacancy. For further information please click the link below.

Jul 21, 2016

Casual VacancyA casual vacancy has arisen on the Parish Council following the resignation of Councillor Harrison on the 20th July 2016.  Please use the link below to view the Notice of Vacancy which outlines the procedure for dealing with a casual vacancy.

Jun 7, 2016

Inspection of AccountsRead Parish Council’s Annual Return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year 2015 -2016.

 

Please use the link below for further details.

Feb 11, 2016

Road ClosuresThere will be temporary road closures on Padiham Road, Sabden Road, Back Lane, Sabden on the 29/02/2016, until 04/03/2016 to enable patching works to take place. Please use the more link below to obtain further details and a plan of alternative routes.

Feb 4, 2016

Public ConsultationThe Trustees of Hammond Ground are setting out their residential proposals for this site at a ‘Public Consultation’ event to be held at Read Constitutional Club on Thursday 25th February 2016 between 1pm. and 8pm.

Jan 26, 2016

LCC Budget CutsRead Library and Our Local Bus Service are facing closure and cuts due to Lancashire County Council’s unprecedented financial challenge and budget proposals for 2016 onward. The County Council are currently going through a consultation process which includes surveys which we encourage the people of Read to take part in. Please use the link below for further information.

Nov 25, 2015

ReviewTell them what you think. The Independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people accross our area to comment on proposed new electoral arrangements for Lancashire County Council.

Oct 11, 2015

Casual VacanciesA number of vacancies currently exist on the Parish Council. There are 2 vacancies which need to be filled by co-option to bring us up to our full complement of 8. Have you considered becoming a Parish Councillor?

Jul 13, 2015

Conclusion of Audit 2015The Parish Council external audit for the period ended 31 March 2015 is now complete and the Annual Return 2014-2015 is now available for inspection by local electors.

Jul 2, 2015

Diversion SignWhins Lane, Read will have temporary road closure restrictions on the 15/07/2015, until 14/08/2015 to enable surface dressing works to take place. To see an alternative route during the closure please click the link below.

Jun 21, 2015

St Johns Church ReadAnyone wishing to contact the vicar or vicarage at St Johns Church, Read on church matters or business should note that the new contact is Rev. Robert Fielding on 07835 035823.

Mar 29, 2015

Local ElectionsNominations have opened for candidates wanting to stand in Ribble Valley borough and parish elections.

Elections for the 40 seats on Ribble Valley Borough Council, 10 seats on Clitheroe Town Council, 12 seats on Longridge Town Council and 33 parish councils will take place on Thursday 7 May.

Mar 26, 2015

Road ClosuresThis affects Whins Lane, Read.

The first closure will be on the 20th April 2015 until 8 May 2015 to enable carriageway patching

 The second closure will be on the 17th June 2015 until 8 July 2015 to enable carriageway surface dressing

Mar 26, 2015

Annual Parish MeetingWhat is a Parish Meeting?

Every English Parish must have a Parish Meeting (Local Government Act 1972, s13(1)).

This meeting consists of the local government electors registered for the area for which it is held i.e. all those who have a right to vote in Read. The meeting must be held each year between 1st March and 1st June (incl.) and must be after 6pm in the evening.

Jan 12, 2015

Rover ScoutsAre you at least 18 and would like to serve your community whilst joining in the great adventure and family of scouting? Come together with like minded people in exploring your love of the outdoors. 

Jul 29, 2014

The Parish Council external audit for the period ended 31 March 2014 is now complete and the Annual Return 2013-2014 is now available for inspection by local electors.

Jun 30, 2014

Casual VacancyFollowing the recent resignation of two Parish Councillors we are now following the Casual Vacancy procedures. If you might be interested in becoming a councillor please use the more link below for further details.

May 27, 2014

Casual Vacancy LogoFollowing the resignation of Councillor A Wilkinson we are now following the Casual Vacancy procedures. If you might be interested in becoming a councillor please contact the Clerk or any Parish Councillor for further details.

May 27, 2014

Best Kept Village ThumbRead Parish Council have decided to enter the Best Kept Village Competition this year. We have won in past years and received new wooden benches as our prize. Lets see if we can impress the judges again.

Apr 24, 2014

Seven O ClockWill local residents please note that with effect from May 2014 all Parish Council Meetings will commence at 7:00pm.

Apr 21, 2014

Annual Inspection of AccountsEach 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.

Mar 24, 2014

The Chairman and members of Read Parish Council invite residents to attend the annual Parish Meeting to be held on Wednesday 9th April 2014 at United Reformed Church, East View, Read BB12 7PS commencing at 7:00pm.

Feb 6, 2014

Read In WinterAdvice from Ribble Valley Council on how to prepare for winter including service disruptions, gritting and help to keep warm. Free rock salt is available for people over 70.

 

Feb 6, 2014

Joseph Kemp Blue PlaqueA commemorative blue plaque was commissioned by The Parish Council in November 2013 to commemorate the life of Joseph Kemp and his contribution to the village. 

Nov 22, 2013

Newsletter ImageLatest newsletter from the Parish Council including a booking form for the Senior Citizens Christmas Party. Download your copy below or use the more link for further details of the party.

 

Winter Newsletter 2013 (PDF)

Oct 29, 2013

Stan The VanSTAN 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 30th October 2013 between 10am. and 4pm. and speak to the staff on board to see what they have to offer you.

Aug 27, 2013

vacancies logoFollowing 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. 

Aug 13, 2013

Stan The Van ThumbnailSTAN 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. 

Aug 13, 2013

Nigel Evans SurgeryNigel 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.

Aug 13, 2013

Audit CompletionNotice is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31 March 2013 was completed on 17 July 2013 and that the accounts are now available for inspection.

Jul 29, 2013

Refurbished FingerpostRead Parish Council have recently commissioned the refurbishment of the heritage fingerpost sign at the junction of George Lane and Whins Lane. You can see the results by using the more link below.

May 28, 2013

Speed Limit SignThe 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.

May 4, 2013

People Keeping FitIt’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.

Apr 25, 2013

Readstone LogoReadstone 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.

Apr 25, 2013

Diversion SignSabden 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.

Apr 4, 2013

Dog Fouling Warning ImageDog 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.

Mar 27, 2013

Newsletter 2013All households in Read will shortly receive a copy of the Annual Parish Newsletter for 2013 summarising the Council's work throughout the past year.

Mar 14, 2013

Annual Meeting ImageThe 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.

Feb 26, 2013

Shared LivesIf 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. 

Jan 24, 2013

Lancashire Police PACT ImagePolice 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.

 

Download the Latest Newsletter and visit our PACT Page for further information.

Nov 7, 2012

Newsletter LogoLatest 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)

Oct 24, 2012

Dementia ImageAre 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.

Sep 7, 2012

Parish PlanPreparing 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.

 

Aug 6, 2012

Guild WheelTo 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.

Aug 3, 2012

Parish Councillor Vacancy*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.

Jul 2, 2012

Village Amenities Grants SchemeRibble 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.

Jun 18, 2012

Survey ResultsA 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)

Jun 11, 2012

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.

May 30, 2012

Changes To Bus ServicesFrom 24 June 2012 Lancashire County Council is introducing a number of revisions to the majority of the subsidised bus services in the Ribble Valley.

May 10, 2012

Parish Council Newsletter 2012All households in Read will shortly receive a copy of the Annual Parish Newsletter for 2012 summarising the Council's work throughout the past year.

May 8, 2012

Plan For The Future*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. 

Apr 30, 2012

Torchlight Procession 2012 LogoClitheroe 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

Apr 23, 2012

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.

Apr 13, 2012

Life Beyond The Mills - The Kemps of ReadA 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.

Apr 11, 2012

Volunteering in the Ribble ValleyDo 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.

Mar 30, 2012

Have Your SayLed 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.

Mar 30, 2012

Painting CompetitionJunior 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.