Local News

LCC Conservatives express concern for staff

The Lancashire County Council Labour Administration, backed by the LibDems, has caused alarm amongst the whole of the workforce at County Hall by announcing that 2,500 jobs will have to go. This number has been arrived at by the simple mathematical calculation of dividing the total employee savings required by the average salary.

Village Parades at Risk

Association Chairman Councillor Malcolm Barron fears traditional village parades across Lancashire are in jeopardy following new guidance not to support marshalling traditional parades and walking days that have taken place across the County for generations.

Village parades at risk

Association Chairman Councillor Malcolm Barron has tabled a motion to the next full meeting of Lancashire County Council following complaints that police may no longer support community parades.

Cheaper Calls to the County Council

Lancashire County Council has moved closer to replacing its current 0845 numbers with 0300 numbers, which will make it cheaper to contact the council by phone. The new numbers will be introduced on Thursday 27th March and will cost the same to call as geographic numbers starting 01 or 02.  To many customers, they will be free of charge as part of their telephone packages.

Lancashire Broadband Success

Major milestone achieved, as more than half of Lancashire is now reached by fibre broadbandThe rapid progress of the Superfast Lancashire project means that more than half (52 per cent) of Lancashire can now get access to high-speed fibre broadband.

Leader welcomes latest railway station improvements

 
THE latest developments at Leyland Railway Station have been heralded as a significant step.South Ribble Borough Council Leader, Councillor Margaret Smith, who has campaigned for improvements to the station for many years, said ongoing work to create a new ticket office is an essential part of making the station fit for the 21st Century. Network Rail say the new ticket office is expected to be completed in February.

SRCA Fundraiser – Pampered Chef

A thank you to the 30 or more members who attended SRCA’s first fund raising effort of 2014, a 'Pampered Chef' event.The midweek lunch time gathering that took place in ‘Val’s Kitchen’ and raised over £200 for the Association, many thanks to all those who took part and enjoyed this hugely successful occasion.

Pampered Chef Party

You are invited to join Val Caunce at home for a Pampered Chef Party.Watch a cookery demonstration using pampered chef equipment then taste the delights at lunch.It'll a great opportunity to catch up with friends or even replace some of your old kitchen utensils with proceeds going to the Association.

Parliamentary Candidate Selection

The South Ribble Conservative Association will shortly begin the process to select the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election following the decision of Lorraine Fullbrook MP not to stand for re-election. 

Christmas Message

The South Ribble Conservative Association would like to wish all members and supporters a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.