Wednesday, 23 April 2014

ST GEORGE'S DAY 2014

The Rishton Councillors would like to wish everyone a happy St George's Day, the patron saint of England. Flags will be flown in Rishton and around the borough to celebrate everything English and residents are encouraged to get involved and show their patriotism.

Readers may be interested in a website dedicated to St George's Day. This is in no way affiliated to the Labour party but gives a little of the history of our patron saint's day here in England:

http://www.stgeorgesday.com

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

BRIDGE STREET RESURFACING REQUESTED

A stretch of Bridge Street and the adjoining footpath has fallen into disrepair from heavy traffic use along one side and this has now been reported to Lancashire County Council for resurfacing.

The road has been patched up many times over the years but now has several deep potholes and the footpath has been cracked by wagons struggling to cope with the narrow width of the street when cars are parked on the opposite side.


Monday, 21 April 2014

PROSPECTS - 6th MAY 2014

The next meeting of the Prospects group will take place on Tuesday 6th May 2014 at The People's Centre at 7.00pm and is open to anyone who would like to get involved with Rishton's green spaces.

The local panel are appealing for volunteers to come forward and help with some of the working parties that weed and plant flowers all around the village in places such as the railway station and the canal.

Anyone who would like further details should contact Colin Cooper on 885007.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

DISEASED TREE REMOVED FROM TURRETS

One of the trees at The Turrets public garden on Blackburn Road was showing signs of internal decay and was removed earlier this year. Two tree operatives visited the site and found a split in the larger of the two stumps which allowed the tree to be physically moved three feet in either direction. 

Complaints were received from residents who felt that the tree was removed at the request of one of the neighbouring properties but this had no bearing whatsoever on the decision to remove the tree. 

The loose railings adjacent to the tree were also reported to the Property Services department for attention. 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

POTHOLES ON WILPSHIRE ROAD

There are two deep potholes on Wilpshire Road in Rishton which are gradually worsening and are now causing a swerving hazard on a bad bend. The bend is halfway up the hill coming out of Rishton where the scotchlite warning bollards line the roadside.

This has now been reported to the Highways department for repair.

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.