Tuesday, 16 December 2014

OUTDOOR CAROLS - 16th DECEMBER 2014

Christmas Carols will be sung on the streets of Rishton again this year on Tuesday 16th December. All residents are welcome to take part and the congregation will gather at the Methodist Church on Albert Street at 6.30pm before processing into the streets to sing a few hours of festive songs, accompanied by the brass band.

A hot supper will be provided back at the church afterwards.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

ELECTRICITY NW PROBLEM AT THE TURRETS

Due to a problem encountered by Electricity Northwest upon connecting the new supply to The Turrets Garden it has not been possible to light the tree.

Engineers are working on a solution and this will hopefully be resolved early next week.

Friday, 5 December 2014

LANCASHIRE SINGS CHRISTMAS 2014

The BBC Radio Lancashire programme Lancashire Sings Christmas is returning in 2014 and is scheduled for broadcast at 7.00pm on Thursday 18th December. The programme is for community groups to gather round the radio and enjoy a county-wide carol service.

The service will once again take place at The Roebuck Inn and is open to all. Further details about the broadcast can be found by visiting the webpage:

http://lancashiresingschristmas.co.uk/

Thursday, 4 December 2014

RISHTON CHRISTMAS SWITCH ON 2014

A reminder to all residents that the annual Christmas lights switch on will take place on Friday 5th December at 6.30pm at the Library. Cllr Clare Cleary will introduce the event and The Worshipful Mayor of Hyndburn will then switch on the lights. The blessing of the crib will also take place during the evening.

St Charles School choir will be leading the singing this year and carol sheets will be provided.

Also taking place on the same night is the Rishton Free Gardeners Club Christmas Fair which will include stalls for gift ideas ranging from crafts and foodstuffs through to Bodyshop products.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

ENERGY FREEZE LEAFLETS DELIVERED

The Rishton Labour Councillors have been out delivering leaflets outling details of a three year price freeze on energy bills if a majority Labour government is elected next May.

A price freeze to bring down the cost of living for energy consumers is one of the main items on Labour's election manifesto for the General Election on May 7th 2015.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

WATCH OUT FOR SCAM CALLERS

There have been a number of complaints to Councillors and the police regarding door to door salesmen offering loft insulation who have managed to get into the houses of elderly residents and begin work without the necessary paperwork. In some cases this has hidden cost implications for what is being advertised as a free service.

One resident said, "I would like people to keep an eye on elderly neighbours this Christmas. I've just had to intervene when three men turned up at my neighbours house to install loft insulation. My neighbour has dementia and normally her daughter would be there. It turns out they didn't have permission from the landlord to be there and had already stripped the loft of insulation. I'm worried that although these men were happy to leave when they were told they weren't welcome they still hadn't got all the relevant paperwork or permissions. They would've known she was vulnerable when they visited and my neighbour is quite distressed now."

Cllr Ken Moss said, "There are reputable companies out there offering this service of course but there are also those which have been set up simply to gain entry to houses. As with all salespeople, be very very sure who is coming into your home before you agree to anything."

Monday, 1 December 2014

HELP FOR HEROES COFFEE MORNING

Help For Heroes have organised a coffee morning on Saturday 6th December from 10.00am until 1.00pm
at The People’s Centre to raise money for the charity.

Tickets cost £1.00 including a drink and mince pie with activities and items for sale:
  • Raffle
  • Good quality bric-a-brac
  • Hand knitted scarves
  • Hand made greetings cards 
  • Guess the number of chocolates
  • Christmas cards and Christmas decorations

For more information and tickets conatct Wendy Singleton on 01254 885907.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

CHRISTMAS TREE COVERED BY CCTV

The Christmas tree at Rishton Library will be replaced this week following a series of vandal attacks which have seen several branches ripped off. The tree will be in place and dressed with lights ahead of the switch on event on Friday 5th December at 6.30pm.

Police have been examining CCTV footage and have received information from residents who have provided several names to the authorities. Officers and Councillors have spoken to the families concerned and have received support from the relatives in stopping this behaviour.

Cllr Harry Grayson said, "Enough is enough now. The CCTV is watching the area which includes the Christmas tree and the three Rishton Councillors all agree with the principle that anyone who is caught vandalising the tree should pay for the cost of a new one. We don't have the money to keep replacing our trees just because there is a minority element in Rishton who think it is fun to destroy our decorations."

Saturday, 29 November 2014

ADVENT SERVICE - 2nd DECEMBER 2014

A special Rishton schools advent service will take place on Tuesday 2nd December at 6.30pm at St Peter and St Paul's Church.

All residents are welcome to attend to sing along and prepare for  special Christmas!

Friday, 28 November 2014

RISHTON CHRISTMAS DIARY 2014

The following events are confirmed over the Christmas period in Rishton:

29th NOVEMBER
10.00am - Christmas Market, St Peter & St Paul's Church

2nd DECEMBER
6.30pm - Schools Advent Service, St Peter & St Paul's Church

3rd DECEMBER
5.00pm - Christmas Fair, Norden High School

5th DECEMBER
6.30pm - Christmas Lights Switch On, Rishton Library

6th DECEMBER
10.00am - Help For Heroes Coffee Morning, The People's Centre

14th DECEMBER
4.00pm - Christingle Service, St Peter & St Paul's Church

16th DECEMBER
7.00pm - Outdoor Carol Singing, (location TBC)

18th DECEMBER
7.00pm - Lancashire Sings Christmas, The Roebuck Inn

21st DECEMBER
1.00pm - Children's Party, Rishton Free Gardeners Club

This diary will be updated throughout December and if you wish to advertise an event please contact Cllr Ken Moss.