A recent National Audit Office Report has highlighted that by the end of the financial year 2019/20 funding for schools will have been reduced nationally by £3 billion, a cut that will effect 98% of schools.
This is in stark contrast with the Conservative’s 2015 manifesto pledge that “there will be a real-terms increase in the schools budget in the next Parliament.” Continue reading
We all expect to feel under the weather sometimes but when it comes to the way we feel emotionally, it can be tough to recognise or admit that we’re not feeling 100%. Continue reading
Lancashire County Council has paid out £435,260.63 compensating motorists for damage caused by potholes since 2012, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.
Nationally a total of £12 million have been paid out over the last four years, with an average payment per person of £650.
The figures were uncovered by Freedom of Information requests to 500 councils by the Liberal Democrats. Continue reading
Below are listed the bin collection dates for Christmas and New Year’s weeks in Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley.
|Normal Collection Day
||New Year Collection
||Tuesday 27 December
||Monday 2 January 2017
||Wednesday 28 December
||Tuesday 3 January 2017
||Thursday 29 December
||Wednesday 4 January 2017
||Friday 30 December
||Thursday 5 January 2017
||Saturday 31 December
||Friday 6 January 2017
The Liberal Democrats have just had their best year of Council by-elections in 20 years!
It ends a year of enormous growth for the Liberal Democrats, with fantastic by-election results, and tens of thousands of new members. People across the country are now voting to reject a politics of fear and division and instead voting for hard working Liberal Democrat Councillors who represent the united, open and tolerant Britain we live in.
Not since 1996 when records began have the Liberal Democrats been getting better results. Then John Major was still the Prime Minister, the Spice Girls were heading to their first Christmas number 1 and even Baddiel and Skinner couldn’t sing England to Euro victory.
Then like now there was change in the air, people were fed up with Thatcher, then Major, Conservative sleaze and hypocrisy – they wanted something new. Now, too, there is an ever increasing sense that people feel taken for granted and ignored by Labour and the Conservatives. By-election results from across the country show that they are now choosing to support the Liberal Democrats.
Net results in 2016 = Liberal Democrats +28, Conservatives -33, Labour -4, UKIP -3
Another amazing by-election result for the Liberal Democrats has seen them elect Sarah Olney to Parliament, sending a thumping message to the Conservative Government. Continue reading
Cllr Allan Knox has slammed the Government’s autumn statement and the lack of any additional investment for social care.
Commenting on the lack of any extra measures to tackle the social care funding crisis in the Autumn Statement, he said: Continue reading
On Wednesday 26 Oct, I presented the petition, to the Managing Director of Taylor Wimpey Manchester, calling on them to provide a roundabout at the A59 / Pendle Road junction, sooner rather than later and it appears it is going to happen!
Earlier this summer, hundreds of people just like you, who believed like I do, that we need a roundabout, signed the petition to have the roundabout built now, not after 50 houses have been built on the Standen estate. Continue reading
Cllr Allan Knox has welcomed the decision by the Ribble Valley’s Policy & Finance committee to carry out a new consultation about Clitheroe Market.
Cllr Allan Knox seconded the motion to restart the consultation process and that representatives from the market traders be part of the market working group process.
Cllr Allan Knox said: “Clitheroe market has being going for 800 years. Ribble Valley Borough Council has been its custodian for just 42 years. Continue reading
On Tuesday, Ribble Valley Borough Council will make a big decision about the future of the market.
Its options are to press ahead with the much derided current plan; or do what I (and many others would wish) start a new round of consultation. This should give a variety of options and involve all of Clitheroe, the market traders, market users and other stakeholders such as the civic society, chamber of trade etc. Continue reading