Woone Lane – More Good News

Following on the news that traffic calming measures are going to be provided on Henthorn Road, comes more good news that the Woone Lane one-way system is about to be implemented, in the early spring.

Cllr Allan Knox reports: “Alongside the information about Henthorn Road, came the news that the scheme for Woone Lane would be implemented at the same time. Continue reading

Autumn Statement: Health and Social Care Cuts Continue

Nurse in aged care for the elderlyPublic health and social care are two of the most pressing issues facing our country today. Both are in need of new thinking and new funding if we are to maintain vital services helping our friends, families and neighbours every single day.

Public health responsibilities include preventive measures that routinely save thousands of lives and billions of pounds in health spending – from stopping smoking to nutritional information and physical exercise. Local government has taken responsibility for ‘public health and wellbeing’ in recent years, and is now facing a drastic reduction in its ability to fund these services. Continue reading

Woone Lane – One Way – at last?

Since about 2008 I have been calling for the top section of Woone Lane (from Eshton Terrace to the Brown Cow) to be made one way.

Back in 2009 we launched a petition on this website.

And the online petition site is still going strong with people still signing it.

Over the years friends and residents have continually said: “Allan, when are they going to make Woone Lane, one way?”

For my part, whenever I have had the chance, I have brought this issue up with the various powers that be (and have been – it has taken that long) and probably got a bit of a reputation for being obsessed about the issue.

Responses from Lancashire Highways have varied over time. Continue reading

Don’t Lose Your Vote!

This year’s Euro Elections on May 22nd are set to be the most fiercely contested ever.

Many Clitheroe residents have been telling Allan Knox and the Lib Dem team that they are worried that if Britain left the EU then their job or their family’s jobs would be under threat .

Because of this they are backing the Lib Dems on May 22.

They also know that in Lib Dem Euro MEP Chris Davies they have someone, who fights for local people be it by ensuring the scrapping of roaming charges on mobile phones, making sure e-cigarettes are freely available to everyone (not just those who can get a doctor’s prescription ) and has ensured fish stocks will remain plentiful.

To ensure you don’t miss your vote – get a postal vote by downloading a form from here

Good Friday Bins

I am being asked, by Clitheroe residents if bins and white paper sacks are due to be collected today because it’s Good Friday.

The simple answer is yes. In the land of Ribble Valley refuse collection both Good Friday and Easter Monday are normal days.

The only issue residents face is if your bins are missed accidentally, you will not be able to phone up the council offices and say: “What about my bins?” because the offices are shut.

As a rule of thumb the only time refuse collections alter in Ribble Valley is over the Christmas Period.