Friday, 22 May 2015

PARKER STREET BOWLING GREEN TO BE RE-SEEDED

The condition of Parker Street bowling green at Rishton Free Gardeners Club has deteriorated and this is to be addressed at the end of the season.

Cllr Ken Moss said, "I noticed patches of moss in the lawn on polling day and was quite surprised by the look of it. One of the Council staff contacted me about other work which is taking place at the site and mentioned the green so I have requested that it is re-seeded at the end of the bowling season so as not to interrupt scheduled matches."

Thursday, 21 May 2015

GRASS CUTTING BACK TO NORMAL

The grassed areas at Bridge Street, Danvers Street and Cliff Street have inadvertently been missed off the mowing rota and this has now been rectified.

Cabinet member for Parks and Open Spaces, Cllr Ken Moss, said, "We have a new contractor for grass cutting and they have simply missed these areas off their list of work. As soon as they were notified about the error they had been out to cut the greens within a few days. Mistakes happen but thanks to all affected residents for their patience while it was sorted out."

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

PLANNING APPLICATIONS - 20th MAY 2015

A planning application has been submitted to Hyndburn Borough Council relating to Rishton:

11/15/0162 - 34 Maple Crescent
This relates to the erection of a rear extension

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

PARKER STREET BOWLING PAVILION UPGRADE

The pavilion by the bowling green at Rishton Free Gardeners Club is currently undergoing a makeover by HBC Parks department. Work has already started and a new solus complex began being installed on 18th May.

Further work to improve the site will take place over the course of the year.

Monday, 18 May 2015

BENCH IN DISREPAIR AT ESPLANADE

One of the benches at The Esplanade has fallen into disrepair and will be removed shortly by Hyndburn Borough Council.

The Rishton Councillors have agreed to use some of the Area Council capital funds to replace the bench and this will be installed very soon.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

PLANNING APPLICATIONS - 17th MAY 2015

A planning application has been submitted to Hyndburn Borough Council relating to Rishton:

11/15/0158 - Higher Side Beet Croft, Side Beet Lane
This relates to the construction of a timber stable block

Saturday, 16 May 2015

CUTWOOD PARK GREEN FLAG JUDGING 2015

Cutwood Park has once again been entered into the Green Flag Awards by residents voting for their favourite park. Judges came to Cutwood on 15th May and spent time inspecting the facilities, state of the grounds and wildlife to come to their decision, which will be published in June.

The park is very well used and two school parties were working in the woods during the judging session, including a group from Rishton Parish Church Pre-School which is based at St Peter & St Paul's Church and works with The Copperhouse for their Forest School sessions..

Cabinet member for Parks, Cllr Ken Moss, said, "You only need to take the briefest stroll through the wood to see a wide variety of flowers and wildlife. Community groups have worked on areas to provide new nesting boxes for birds and squirrels and there are also fantastic views across the reservoir. There are always improvements we can make but on the whole the Council maintain Cutwood to a good standard for all Rishton residents to enjoy. We're very proud of it."

Friday, 15 May 2015

SHRUB OBSCURING LAMP AT PARKER STREET

The large laurel bush at the old Gaskells Carpets site has once again become overgrown, blocking the street lamp and obscuring the Free Gardeners Club.

The Rishton Councillors have requested that the owners of the land should be instructed to remove the shrub as this is the second time that the problem has occurred in 12 months.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

COLLAPSED ALLEY AT TALBOT STREET

A section of the back alley between Talbot Street and Burton Street has collapsed, leaving a considerable hole. This has now been cordoned off by Lancashire County Council, who will attend to repairs shortly.

Any resident using the back alley should be mindful of the hazard and not attempt to remove the barriers.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

DOG WASTE BIN AT EACHILL GARDENS

The Rishton Councillors have received complaints that the dog waste bin at Eachill Gardens has been full to overflowing recently and this has now been passed to the Waste Services department for investigation.

The bin has now been emptied but will be monitored to see whether the location needs further facilities.