Local News

New management team confirmed

At an executive meeting on 15th April the Chairman of the Association presented a new management team that was unanimously voted through. Joining the team is Graham Gooch as Deputy Chair Political with David Bird taking on the role of joint Deputy Chair Membership and Finance.

Corbynista Millionaire Visits Penwortham

Corbynista Millionaire Visits Penwortham

Emily Thornberry MP is visiting Penwortham to support the Labour campaign for the Lancashire County council election in May.

It is a bit difficult to see how she will chime with the voters in Penwortham.

Lancashire County Council candidate selection opens

Elections to Lancashire County Council take place on 4th May 2017 when an opportunity exist for the Conservatives to take back control of the Council from Labour.In preparation for these important elections, South Ribble Conservative Association, are seeking candidates for the various South Ribble Divisions.

An unforgettable year for the Mayor

THE Mayor of South Ribble is preparing to hand over her mayoral chains to the new Mayor after an ‘absolutely wonderful’ year representing the borough.Councillor Mary Green and her consort Tony Green have had a year full of events and have been representing the borough across the whole of Lancashire.They’ve been part of the Leyland Festival, presented students across the borough with prizes and awards, judged the 2016 Search for a Star auditions, hosted charity dinners including a masquerade ball and attended the dedication of the borough’s brand new WW1 memorial.Throughout the year the Mayor has raised plenty of money for her three chosen charities; St. Catherine’s Hospice, Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Legacy Rainbow House. 

Vote for Penwortham's Andy Pratt this Thursday!

Crucial PCC elections this Thursday with our own Andy Pratt as the Conservative Candidate for Lancashire, we thought we let you know a little of the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Andy himself, he wants to be the voice of the people to the police, secure an efficient and effective police and set the budget, appoint and hold to account the Chief Constable, set the police and crime objectives, bring together all partners, to make sure local priorities are joined up.

Flooding Roadshow

A flooding roadshow is inviting South Ribble residents to help shape the borough’s future flooding response. The Environment Agency, South Ribble Borough Council and partners are inviting residents to have their say on flooding and find out more about the support available. The drop-in sessions provide an opportunity for local people to inform flood risk management in their community by providing information on their experiences.

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.