Thursday, 21 August 2014

WEEDS AT MAPLE CRESCENT BOUNDARY

Weeds growing along a boundary that runs behind Maple Crescent and neighbouring cul-de-sacs are growing through the fence and into residents' gardens. Some residents are no longer physically able to keep on top of maintenance and a request as been made to the Rishton Councillors to cut them back.

Instructions have now been sent to the work crews at HBC and this will be attended to shortly.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

LEST WE FORGET ART EXHIBITION

Rishton artist, Catherine Hargreaves, will be displaying her art to commemorate the two World Wars in an exhibition in Blackburn on King William Street. The exhibition opens on Saturday 13th September and closes on Saturday 27th September.

Catherine will be curator for most of that fortnight and anyone wishing to get in touch with her should ring 07946510049 or 01254 889174.


Saturday, 16 August 2014

BIKERS ON CANAL

Four young men were riding their motorbikes up and down the canal and the surrounding area on Friday 15th August, scaring pedestrians and horse riders. Such activity is illegal and can result in the bikes being removed from the owner.

This photograph was taken at 6.30pm on Friday evening and if anyone can identify the youths or knows who they are please get in touch with any of the Rishton Councillors or the police in confidence.

Please help us to make Rishton a safer place.

Friday, 15 August 2014

ASBESTOS AT BRITANNIA MILL

HBC officers are currently dealing with asbestos which was left on site following the demolition of Britannia Mill at the end of Bridge Street.

The asbestos is not understood to be harmful unless it is disturbed whilst people are in close proximity. However, this constitutes a blighted site and is unacceptable from a Council point of view.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

64 COMMERCIAL STREET CLEARED

A dirty back yard which was reported recently on Commercial Street has now been cleared of all rubbish. HBC enforcement officers visited the site and the current tenancy holders co-operated fully, disposing of all waste at the property within a week. No further enforcement action is therefore necessary.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

THE PEOPLE'S CENTRE OPEN DAYS

The People's Centre on School Street will be holding two open days in September for residents to go and look at the improvements which have been made recently, including new windows and door, fittings and flooring and the recently uncovered sign from when the building was a cobbler's shop.

The open days take place on Saturday 6th September and Wednesday 10th September from 10.00am until 2.00pm. Visitors are invited to come for a brew and a biscuit and to see what is on offer at the Rishton community centre.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

CONSERVATIVE CLUB BEER FESTIVAL 2014

A beer festival is taking place at Rishton Conservative Club on 26th and 27th September. The event, organised by Dave Lees, will play host to a range of beers and ciders and is open to all.

Further details can be found through the club's Facebook page:

Facebook - Rishton Blue Pig

Friday, 8 August 2014

RUBBISH IN DANVERS STREET ALLEYWAY

Cllr Clare Cleary has spotted rubbish being regularly tipped in the same spot on Danvers Street during one of her walkabouts. The cleansing team have been notified at HBC and enforcement officers will be investigating to identify the culprit.

Tipping in back alleyways is illegal and prosecution involves a heavy fine.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

HIGHFIELD ROAD CAR VANDAL CAUGHT

The police have acted on information provided by residents on the Rishton First Facebook page and caught the person responsible for damage to a vehicle on Highfield Road.

Local officers held a Restorative Justice meeting with the culprit, who admitted responsibility and will be paying in full for all garage repairs to the damaged car.

Thanks to those who came forward with information. Please do let us know if you have any information on criminal activity and it will be treated in confidence and passed to the police,

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

LIGHTS OUT IN RISHTON

The lights at Rishton Cenotaph were turned out at 10.00pm on Monday 4th August to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War. Lights at other HBC monuments across the borough were also turned off and the Town Hall was plunged into darkness, save for one solitary lamp in the Mayor's parlour.

The three Rishton Councillors, plus County Councillor Miles Parkinson and Graham Jones MP all attended a special service at the Accrington War Memorial organised by the Royal British Legion. The Accrington Pipe Band played a selection of musical pieces before readings by Deputy Mayor Marlene Haworth and former Mayor Judith Addison.

The event attracted hundreds of people and finished at 11.00pm with the last post being played.