Local News

Clean up continues after flooding

Although not as severely affected as some neighbouring areas, South Ribble Borough Council is helping residents of around 50 households and a number of businesses who suffered the devastating effects of surface water flooding and some river over-topping.As well as assisting the major responders such as Lancashire County Council and the Environment Agency, the council has cleaned up sludge and cleared debris. It has also advised those affected of the financial help and further practical support that is available. The council has been busy checking culverts, and extra staff remain on call to respond to further flooding if it occurs.

George Osborne releases Autumn Statement

The Autumn Statement I gave today delivers on the promise we made to the British people that we would put their security first:To protect our economic security, by taking the difficult decisions to live within our means and bring our debts down. The public spending plans I set out today mean we will reach a surplus of £10.1 billion in 2019/20 – that’s higher than was forecast at the Budget and means Britain will be out of the red and into the black.To protect our national security, by defending our country’s interests abroad and keeping our citizens safe at home. There will be no cuts in the police budget with real terms protection for police funding and we deliver on our commitment to spend 2 per cent of our national income on defence.

South Ribble Remembers

A STUNNING tribute to South Ribble’s fallen heroes has been officially unveiled. The new war memorial in Lostock Hall, which remembers 686 men who died serving their country in the Great War, was dedicated in a moving ceremony on Armistice Day.The service was attended by families of the men and some of Lancashire’s highest-ranking dignitaries. Led by Mayor of South Ribble Councillor Mary Green, the service included readings by Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Colonel Alan Jolley and Wellfield High School head girl Chloe Juniper, as well as a number of hymns.

J Fishwick and Sons bus company update

J Fishwick and Sons bus company went into Administration this weekend. This is very sad news for the local area as Fishwick's have operated a commercial local bus services in and around Preston, Leyland and Chorley since 1907. 

Housing plan revealed

South Ribble residents are invited to have their say about proposals to extend Leyland’s Worden Park as part of a new housing developmentDevelopers and landowners have submitted a vision in the form of a masterplan for around 500 homes and public amenities to South Ribble Borough Council’s Planning Committee, which agreed to invite the community to air its views on the proposals for land which borders the park, Altcar Lane and Leyland Lane.Developers Redrow Homes and landowners the Homes and Communities Agency have worked with the council to set out aspirations for the site, which include a mix of quality homes and features, including green spaces and two ponds, as well as the extension to Worden Park. 

Opportunity to meet Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP...

The Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP, Leader of the House of Commons, Member of Parliament for Epsom and Ewell and the former Lord Chancellor is coming to South Ribble for a fantastic dinner event. He's a leading member of the parliamentary party and cabinet member throughout the coalition government, Mr Grayling came to South Ribble during the general election to help Seema's campaign.

The annual dinner will take place at Mere Brow Village Hall (The Gravel, Mere Brow, Preston, PR4 6JX) on Saturday 5th December, 7pm for 7.30pm.

South Ribble Borough Council are DOUBLE award winners!

South Ribble Borough Council are DOUBLE award winners!Not only have the council retained the Customer Service Excellence Award for the 10th year running but they have also been awarded the Gold Award from IIP (Investors in People).

Economic boost for South Ribble

Adoption of a landmark plan has been heralded as a huge boost for the economic growth of South Ribble.Members of South Ribble Borough Council agreed to adopt a Local Plan for the area, which sets out a strong vision to enhance the borough as a place to live and do business over the next decade. Following extensive consultations and legal processes, the plan was officially agreed at Wednesday’s full council meeting.The Local Plan will guide future housing developments, business and commercial locations, transport infrastructure and education facilities, which will lead to significant investment in community facilities and urban centres. Its adoption further strengthens the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, with many of the projects identified within it underpinned by the plan.

Budget announced

Geoge Osborne announces a budget that delivers security for working people and fairness to the taxpayer. This Government is cutting taxes for working people so that they keep more of what they earn and introducing a National Living Wage for all working people aged 25 and over. This means that two and a half million people will get a direct pay rise.