Monday, 20 October 2014

NEW RISHTON POLICE OFFICER

PC Clare Wall has now taken over as the main police officer for Rishton, replacing PC Johanna Maden who has served the community for many years. Clare has worked as a beat officer in Baxenden, Barnfield and Altham and will now join PCSO Steve Charnley in looking after Rishton.

Cllr Ken Moss said, "We are very sorry to lose Jo but she is taking time off to start a family and we wish her well for the future. I have met with PC Wall and she is clearly very hands-on and wants to really engage with us to sort out problems. Her track record is excellent so we are lucky to have another good officer here in Rishton."

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

CRIME AND SAFETY DAY - 13th OCTOBER 2014

A Community Crime and Safety Day took place on Monday 13th October at Rishton Library from 10.00am-12.00pm then in the afternoon at Great Harwood Library from 2.00pm-4.00pm. Police officers offered advice on crime prevention and the Fire and Rescue officers advised on fire safety and took names for any home fire safety checks.

Cllr Clare Cleary was in attendance and said, "This was a very positive event, with lots of practical advice avalable for residents from our local Police and Fire officers. They get a lot of criticism but I am proud to support our local teams, they really try to do the best with what they have."

For more information please email steven.charnley@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

Friday, 10 October 2014

UPDATE ON MOTORBIKE SITUATION

Cllr Clare Cleary has drafted a letter to residents along Spring Street and the surrounding area encouraging them to attend a public Police meeting at the Library from 10.00am on Monday 13th October.

Cllr Cleary said, "We want residents to show how angry they are at the lack of support from senior police in dealing with the mini motorbike nuisance. There have been a couple of near misses recently and people are frustrated with the lack of response."

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

HELP REQUESTED TO CLEAR STEPS

An online appeal has been made by a group of Rishton residents to help clear some overgrown steps leading to a house on Parker Street. Mr Allan Presho, who lost his wife Iris last year, uses the steps every day to tend his allotment but they have become overgrown and are now presenting a hazard.

Cllr Ken Moss said, "Allan is very well respected in Rishton and I have been approached by some local women who want to help him out. I went to ask him if it was alright to clear his back steps for him and he was delighted by the gesture. The steps are a little steep and I will contact the owners to see if we can get them modified but in the first place we can cut back the overgrowth."
 
Rishton resident Sarah Wade said, "I can arrange a strimmer which will get through most things then we can do a tip run or maybe we could arrange for the Council to collect. I'm not sure what we can do about the 12" steps the old gentleman struggles with but clearing overgrown stuff is a good start."

Fellow resident Jodi Roper added, "I'm more than happy to help out! That's what online groups should be all about, too much ranting about how bad things are in Rishton and not enough mucking in and being useful."

The group will be clearing the steps at 6.00pm on Tuesday 7th October and anyone who wishes to help is welcome.

Monday, 6 October 2014

PROSPECTS - 7th OCTOBER 2014

The next Prospects meeting will take place at 7.00pm in The People's Centre on School Street. The group undertake activities to maintain and cultivate green spaces across Rishton to improve our surroundings and new volunteers are always welcome. The agenda will run as follows:

1. Welcome

2. Apologies

3. Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd September 2014

4. Katy Holden, One Planet (Katy’s visit was postponed last month)

5. Matters arising: Project Update

6. Treasurer’s Report

7. Foundation

8. Green Spaces Forum

9. Magazines & Newsletters report

10. Time Booking

11. Working Parties

12. Any other business

13. Date of next meeting : 4th November 2014 (AGM)

Sunday, 5 October 2014

RUBBISH BEHIND HAWORTH STREET

There has been some rubbish dumped behind Haworth Street and this has now been reported to the cleansing team for removal.

Residents are reminded that such tipping is illegal and culprits are liable for prosecution if they are caught or traced.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

RISHTOBERFEST - 25th-26th OCTOBER 2014

Rishton resident Andrew Harris has organised a beer festival which will take place later this month at Norden High School from 25th to 26th October. Over 30 ales will be available from the following breweries:

IRWELL WORKS BREWERY
Lightweights & Gentlemen 3.2%abv
Tin Plate 3.6%abv
Copper Plate 3.8%abv
Costa Del Salford 4.1%abv
Steam Plate Best Bitter 4.3%abv
Marshmallow Unicorn Milk Stout 4.4%abv
Iron Plate Lancashire Stout 4.4%abv
Mad Dogs & Englishmen 5.5%abv

THREE Bs BREWERY
Bee Thrifty 3.4%abv
Bobbins Bitter 3.8%abv
Bee Blonde 4%abv
Fettlers Choice 4.2%abv
Tacklers Tipple 4.3%abv
*SPECIAL ALE* CAPTAIN PETRE 4.5%abv
Pinch Noggin 4.6% abv
Shuttle Ale 5.2%abv

BANK TOP BREWERY
Barley To Beer 3.6%abv
Sweeney's 3.8%abv
Bad To The Bone 4.0%abv

HART BREWERY
Temptress 3.6%abv
Lancashire Best 3.9%abv
Lancashire Mild 4%abv
Pinches IPA 4.3%abv
Victorian Oyster Stout 5.5%abv

A selection of ciders will be available too:

ABRAHALLS
Slack Alice - 4.6%abv
Thundering Molly - 5.2%abv
Lily The Pink - 4.5%abv

THISTLY CROSS
Whiskey Cask - 6.9%abv

BROADOAKS
Premium Perry - 7.5%abv

The festival comes shortly after the successful ale festival at Rishton Conservative Club in late September and it is hoped that these will lead to more.

Cllr Ken Moss said, "I've been a real ale drinker all my life so I am delighted to see that it is finally taking off in Rishton with hand pumps now at most of the pubs and clubs. Beer festivals are expensive to host but the Con Club one was fantastic and I hope that Andrew's is just as successful. Good luck and good health!"

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

RISHTON POLICE CONTACT AND UPDATES

Regular updates from the Rishton police officers can be found on their dedicated web page here:

Lancashire Police - Rishton

The page also provides email links to each of the individual officers plus details of forthcoming PACT meetings and a news feed of Rishton stories.

Monday, 29 September 2014

TABLE TOP SALES - 5th OCTOBER 2014

Two indoor sales events are taking place in Rishton on Sunday 5th October. Norden High School is hosting a table top sale from 8.30am until 12.00pm. Tables cost £5 each for sellers and the entrance fee is £1 each (accompanied under-16s get in free).

Also taking place is the monthly indoor car boot sale at Rishton Free Gardeners. The club is open for sellers to set up from 9.00am and pitches cost £5 each. Doors open to the public at 10.00am and entry is free.