Friday, 18 April 2014

CROSSING TIME AT HIGH STREET LIGHTS

Complaints have been raised with the Rishton Councillors regarding the length of time allowed for pedestrians to cross at the pelican crossing on High Street in Rishton. A report was logged at a recent Area Council meeting that just over 6 seconds are allowed for each crossing.

This has now been passed to the Highways department for investigation.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

PLANNING APPLICATIONS - 17th APRIL 2014

The following planning applications have been lodged with HBC in the past week:

11/14/0140 - 40 Blackburn Road
This application related to the erection of a garden shed

11/14/0141 - 38 Blackburn Road
This application relates to the erection of a garden shed

To search for any planning application in Hyndburn please follow this link:

Search HBC planning applications online

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

STREET LAMP FAULTS ON DERBY STREET

Two street lights on Derby Street are permanently switched on and these have now been reported to the Council for repair.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

SPEED MONITORING IN RISHTON

Lancashire County Council have installed several posts around Rishton, notably on Hermitage Street and Parker Street, in response to complaints from residents relating to speeding vehicles.

Speed monitoring signs will be moved around the village to display speeds and record the number of speeding vehicles for information to note the severity of the problem at each location.

Monday, 14 April 2014

NEW BUS SHELTERS INSTALLED

New bus shelters have been installed along the Hyndburn Circular route as part of the Pennine Reach scheme which will see improvements to the public transport system over the next two years.

Lancashire County Council is driving the £40million scheme which will culminate in new bus stations at Blackburn and Accrington, plus see a new pedestrianised crossing at Eachill Junction by 2016 at the latest. The scheme has suffered several delays but has now been started in earnest and has been welcomed as the crossing has been requested in Rishton for many years.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

GRAFFITI ON BENCHES AT CUTWOOD PARK

There has recently been a spate of graffiti at Cutwood Park, with the person committing it signing themself as 'TRANE'.

The local police are actively looking for the culprit and residents are urged to come forward with any information. Anyone with details should contact PC Johanna Maden at Johanna.Maden@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or Steve Charnley at Steven.Charnley@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.

Calls can also be logged by ringing 101 and all information will be treated in confidence.



Saturday, 12 April 2014

PLANNING APPLICATIONS - 12th APRIL 2014

Only one planning application has been submitted within the last week regarding Rishton:

11/14/0116 - 104 Harwood Road
This relates to the demolition of a car port and the erection of a new garage

Friday, 11 April 2014

NEW BLACKBURN DEMENTIA WARD OPENED

Cllr Clare Cleary attended an event at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on 9th April 2014 to mark the opening of a newly refurbished ward. C5 is an acute medical ward offering a dementia and elder-friendly environment, which aims to make the patient feel more at home.

Clare said, "The facility is a fantastic example of a well thought out and researched place for patients and their families. The ward is a beautiful addition to the hospital and hopefully can be mirrored in hospitals across the county."

Cllr Cleary had a tour of the ward with staff and other invited guests and had a cup of tea and a cake with patients in the brightly coloured and comfortable day room.


Thursday, 10 April 2014

CENOTAPH LIGHT AND FLAG REPLACED

One of the spotlamps which illuminates the Rishton Cenotaph is currently out and this has been forwarded to officers at HBC for repair.

The Union Flag also took a buffeting over winter during the high winds and ended leaving it looking quite tatty and this too has been replaced.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

FREE WILD FLOWER SEEDS FROM THE BBC

BBC Countryfile are still giving away free packs of wild flower seeds in case anyone is interested in ordering some. Both the Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum and the local Prospects panels are taking part in the scheme.

The link to the Countryfile website can be found here:

BBC Countryfile

There is also a direct link to the seed order page:

BBC Countryfile - Grow Wild Seeds