Local Liberal Democrats, led by Cllr. Allan Knox have blasted local Conservative’s for letting down Clitheroe and all of Lancashire, as figures unveiled in Parliament show, that cash to fix our roads has been slashed. Continue reading
Figures released by the Department for Health shows the Conservative Government is planning a further £3,437,113 cut to the public health budget in Lancashire. The budget pays to help improve people’s health – and stop them getting ill in the first place – so there is less pressure on the NHS. Continue reading
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
The campaign to bring speed calming measures to Henthorn Road looks to have been successful, reports Cllr Allan Knox.
“Concerned local residents and myself have received a communication from the Highways Department informing us that the Council has gone out to tender and the work should be done in the spring,” said Allan. Continue reading
The funding crisis in social care means more patients than ever before are stuck in hospital beds longer than they need to be, adding pressure to local hospitals. Continue reading
As we hit the festive season, one of the most commonly asked questions I get as a councillor is not, “What is Father Christmas bringing me?” but “When are my bins going to be emptied?” Continue reading
Public 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
Lib Dem run Clitheroe Town Council have written to the DWP vigorous opposing the withdrawal of a Job Centre Office in Clitheroe
In their resolution they said: Continue reading
Since about 2006 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
Many Clitheroe residents will been shocked to see this story on the front page of the Clitheroe Advertiser