Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The Centre is undergoing major refurbishment upstairs to create new office space for local charities and organisations. Funding applications and works have been largely due to the help from the Rishton and Great Harwood Rotary Club, with local contractors being brought in for jobs such as replacing the windows.
Will McCaffrey, who worked on the new windows, contacted the Rishton Councillors and said, "Although I'm a down to earth tradesman I still appreciate the value of historic and iconic items. I took it down with the greatest of care so people can at least now enjoy what others did many years ago."
Cllr Ken Moss spoke to Margaret Standing, secretary of The People's Centre. He said, "The Centre are keen to preserve the sign and I have spoken to them about placing it indoors. It will be installed shortly and there is likely to be an official unveiling in the near future."
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Accrington Cemetery and Crematorium, along with Wilson Playing Fields and Woodlands, Lowerfold, Cutwood Park in Rishton, Oakhill, Mercer and Gatty Parks have each been awarded a Green Flag - a sign to visitors that they are well-maintained and well-managed, with excellent facilities.
Cllr Ken Moss, Cabinet Member for Parks said, “A lot of hard work, by a lot of people has gone into getting these Green Flags and their award is a testament to the sterling job done by the many community groups and staff involved. The fact that we now have seven sites, holding the prestigious Green Flag is great news for everyone, as this shows that they are well managed and maintained, welcoming, safe for users and have good links with the local community.”
Cllr Moss added, “A big thank you should go to the Friends and other support groups associated with the parks such as Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum, PROSPECTS, Hyndburn Athletics Club, Residents Associations, the Local History Society and our dedicated parks, cemetery and crematorium staff who all worked so hard to make these magnificent seven sites reach the high standards to get Green Flag status.”
Monday, 28 July 2014
If anyone has any information please contact any of the Rishton Councillors.
Sunday, 27 July 2014
He added, "This is just brainless vandalism. It isn't going to hurt the Councillors or the government, no one is going to give these idiots a 'better' tree as a result, all they have done is spoil what could have been something beautiful in our village that everyone can enjoy."
Saturday, 26 July 2014
They produce all styles of images, from 'record' (e.g. images of buildings) through to 'salon' style digital manipulated work, in both mono and colour, utilising many types of cameras from basic compact cameras up to professional DSLRs.
The group meet at Primetime on Stourton Street in Rishton and the website for the camera club can be found here:
Accrington Camera Club
Friday, 25 July 2014
Cllr Ken Moss put a motion to full Council in 2013 to secure funding for the project and fellow ward Councillor, Clare Cleary, has now taken up the baton and is moving forward with the scheme.
Leader of HBC, Cllr Miles Parkinson, said, "Along the canal we have a number of sites in the Rishton area that offer the potential for some very attractive canal side housing. The Council has recently agreed to fund a development brief that should help to stimulate the market and attract the interest of developers. The brief will be completed by December this year."
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Councillor Ken Moss said, "This is a good result for our local police. We have had a crime wave recently, largely believed to have been caused by a small number of individuals, so the fact that they have been caught will be a relief to many."
He added, "Information is key to solving crimes and catching people. Please do get in touch if you have any information, everything will be treated in confidence."
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Cllr Cleary said, "There are too many empty and dilapidated houses along Spring Street, despite years of work. Now that I have been given the reins I have made it my priority to get it sorted out."
She added, "The area has been run down by social landlords who have put in tenants who don't care about Rishton. I have now instructed Council officers to target rogue landlords and get houses which are lowering the tone back into good repair. It isn't fair on people who look after their properties to be surrounded by houses which are being left to rot."
Several enforcement orders are now in place along Spring Street and this is has led to remedial works being started by landlords.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
A police report sent to the Rishton Councillors stated that the offenders have now been caught and stolen items recovered. They have both been charged with over eleven offences and were remanded to appear in court on Monday 21st July.