Friday, 29 April 2016

HYNDBURN LABOUR ELECTION STATEMENT 2016

Hyndburn has suffered the deepest cuts in England while Southern Councils have been given millions extra. The Tories do not care about the North.

Labour have kept your HBC Council tax at the same level as 2010, garden waste collection, pest control and bulky goods removals are still free services and we will never charge for car parking.

Labour have fought for Hyndburn and continue to manage finances without resorting to additional borrowing. We are working with the private sector to bring in new investment and create jobs for local people at new business parks. We also work in partnership with several voluntary groups which has brought in millions of pounds for projects around the borough.

Labour continually source grants for parks and leisure, which enabled a new games area at Milnshaw, a forthcoming £2m revamp at Rhyddings and new sports facilities including 3G football pitches, changing rooms, saunas and a women's gym. We are now also entering into lease agreements with local football teams so that they can have dedicated home grounds, with Rishton Utd being the first of its kind.

Labour have invested over £22m into regeneration projects around Hyndburn since 2011, plus secured £7m for new homes and over £10m for a major town centre renovation starting this year.

Only Hyndburn Labour has protected you from these unfair Conservative government deep cuts. We offer continued sound financial management and innovative ideas across Hyndburn, not reckless spending in favoured areas.

Please vote Labour on May 5th.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

CHURCHES TOGETHER NOTICES - 28th APRIL 2016

Churches Together meeting at St Charles Church
Wednesday 11th May 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Please note the change of time for this meeting from a Sunday afternoon to make it more convenient.
This is an open meeting and new faces and new ideas would be most welcome!

Churches Together United Service at St Charles Church
Sunday 15th May at 6pm.
This will be a celebration of Paschal Vespers followed by a shared supper. In previous years we have shared this on Easter Day but this year we are sharing it at Pentecost.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

TREE GUARD INSTALLED AROUND JUBILEE TREE

A new safety guard has been installed around the Jubilee tree at The Ladybird Garden. The ornamental guard had become too small for the tree due to its growth so a standard wire protector was fitted instead on Friday 22nd April.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

TORY CUTS CALCULATOR

The Association of Labour Councillors have launched a new online tool showing how different areas have been hit by Conservative government cuts. Figures have been used from the House of Commons Library.
Across the country, local authorities’ spending power per household is on course to fall by an average of 16 per cent (£169) between 2011-12 and 2012-20. Labour Councils are set to see falls of 21 per cent on average, compared to a 13 per cent fall for Tory Councils.

Monday, 25 April 2016

RISHTON CANVASSING - 24th APRIL 2016

The Rishton Labour team have been out supporting Jeff Scales on the doorsteps of Rishton over the past few days and the following streets have been canvassed:
  • Harwood Road
  • Spring Street
  • Bridgefield Close
  • Sands Close 
  • St Charles Road
  • Haworth Street
  • Station Road
  • Station Close
  • Pickup Road
  • Shawbrook Close
All houses in Rishton which have not yet been canvassed will be visited in the next 7 days.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

SWITCH ON RISHTON BINGO A SUCCESS

A bingo night organised by the Switch On Rishton committee at Rishton Cricket Club has been hailed as a success and more will be planned for the future. The event took place on Friday 22nd April and was well attended, with a tombola stall, a Joe 90 draw and a Roll-A-Pound game to win a bottle of whiskey.

Cllr Ken Moss hosted the evening as bingo caller and said, "We're very grateful to everyone who attended and they all seemed to have a good time. The Switch On group have made a far better job of the Christmas celebrations than the Council could ever do so we're happy to support them in whatever way we can."

The event raised £187.50 and this will go into the Switch On Rishton funds for Christmas 2016.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY 2016

The Rishton Labour Councillors would like to wish all residents a very happy St George's Day!

The Rishton Arms on Station Road has decked out the pub in England flags and a special St George's Day event has been organised along Broadway in Accrington today starting at 11.00am. All residents are invited to attend.

A website dedicated to St George's Day and all things English can be found here:

http://www.stgeorgesday.com/

Friday, 22 April 2016

PROCLAMATION OF THE QUEEN'S 90th BIRTHDAY

Rishton Councillors Miles Parkinson and Ken Moss were in attendance at Accrington Town Hall yesterday to hear the Town Crier, Rawden Kerr, make the official proclamation of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday.

A special guest book was set up in the foyer for members of the public to sign and send their best wishes to the Queen and this will be sent to Buckingham Palace when it is full.

The public were also invited into the Mayor's parlour after the ceremony for tea and biscuits.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY TO QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Hyndburn Labour would like to wish a very happy birthday to Queen Elizabeth II, who is 90 years old today.

The Queen, who is the longest reigning monarch in the history of Great Britain, will be celebrated in a ceremony outside Accrington Town Hall at 1.00pm today. The Mayor of Hyndburn and the Town Crier will be in attendance to conduct the service and all residents are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

POSTAL VOTING FORMS DESPATCHED

Polling forms for residents who are registered as postal voters have now been despatched and will arrive on doormats shortly.

Residents are urged to post their forms back no later than 2nd May but they can be hand delivered to polling stations on 5th May if necessary.

If anyone has a problem with their postal voting form then please contact HBC on 01254 388111 as soon as possible.