Wednesday, 18 April 2018

POSTAL VOTE PAPERS DELIVERED

Postal ballot forms are in the process of being delivered to those householders who are registered to vote by post. Those who are registered to vote by post can return their slips with immediate effect by following the instructions inside.

You can also take your postal voting forms to polling stations sealed in the envelope provided on polling day itself.

Voting in the local elections takes place on May 3rd this year and the Labour candidate for Rishton is Cllr Ken Moss who is standing for a third term as ward councillor.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

POTHOLES ALONG CUT LANE

Recent works to improve power lines at the end of Cut Lane have meant that there has been a certain amount of damage to the road surface by plant vehicles.

Cllr Ken Moss has spoken to Electricity Northwest Ltd following complaints from residents and they will be sending someone out to assess the extent of the problem for repairs.

Monday, 16 April 2018

PLANNING APPLICATIONS - 17th APRIL 2018

The following planning applications have been submitted to HBC relating to Rishton this week:

11/18/0105 - 23 High Street
Change of use from butchers shop to tattoo parlour

11/18/0144 - Pine Lodge Farm, Wilpshire Road
Erection of agricultural building

11/18/0128 - Norden Playing Fields
Discharge of various conditions relating to development of the football pitches

Sunday, 15 April 2018

RISHTON CANVASSING - 15th APRIL 2018

Canvassing by the Rishton Labour team continues apace with a very good response on the doorsteps from residents. The following streets have been visited this week:
  • Westwood Avenue
  • Hampshire Road
  • Grasmere Close
  • Cornwall Road
  • Ullswater Close
  • Church Road
  • St Peter Street
  • Petre Crescent

Saturday, 14 April 2018

GLEESON HOMES OFFICIALLY OPENED

Councillors Ken Moss and Clare Cleary attended the official opening of the new Parker Place housing development in Rishton on Thursday 12th April. A total of 75 houses will be built by Gleeson on the site of the old Gaskells Carpets factory on Parker Street.
 
Cllr Ken Moss said, "Over 30 houses have already been built, with most of those now occupied and the vast majority of buyers having moved less than 2 miles. Eight homes have been bought by young Rishton families and that is exactly what we want to see."

The average mortgage price for one of the new Gleeson homes at Parker Place is £106,000 which works out at under £60 per week and anyone interested is encouraged to visit the site office to speak to a sales advisor for more details.





Friday, 13 April 2018

RISHTON LABOUR ELECTION ADDRESS 2018

The election address for Cllr Ken Moss is currently being delivered to every household and details Labour policies and activities in Rishton. If any resident has any questions then please get in touch on 07789077816 or email rishton@hotmail.co.uk



Tuesday, 10 April 2018

DERELICT HOUSE ON BRIDGE STREET

A house has been left derelict on Bridge Street following a spate of vandalism and this has now been reported to HBC enforcement officers so that the landlord can be contacted to make the property presentable again.

Monday, 9 April 2018

REGISTER TO VOTE BY 17th APRIL 2018

Time is running out to register to vote in the local elections on May 3rd.

You only need to register once - you don’t need to register separately for every election. You must register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality.

The process takes about five minutes and can be done online here:

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

You need to register by 17th April 2018 to vote in this year's elections.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

RISHTON CANVASSING - 8th APRIL 2018

Team Rishton have been out knocking on doors again this week and are continuing their quest to see everyone before polling day. The following streets have had a visit this week:
  • Walmsley Avenue
  • Petre Crescent
  • Sycamore Close
  • Pine Close
  • Oak Close
  • Beech Close
  • Ash Close
  • Cedar Close
  • Maple Crescent
  • Westwood Avenue
  • Cornwall Road

Friday, 6 April 2018

RISHTON ELECTION CANDIDATES 2018

Cllr Ken Moss is to contest a third term as Rishton Councillor against just one other opponent.

Ken said, "I wish Mr Miller all the best and as always it will be a clean fight from Labour."

Polling day is 3rd May 2018.