Clampdown on Speeding Drivers Launched In Lancashire

30mphAccording to police sources, a major operation has been launched in Lancashire to target speeding on the county’s road network.

The majority of people within the county are staying at home and, if they need to go out, are continuing to stick to the speed limits – but we have unfortunately seen an increase in vehicles travelling above the speed limit in the last few weeks. Continue reading

Construction until 9pm slammed

Cllr. Allan Knox, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Ribble Valley Borough Council has slammed the announcement by Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, that in a bid to get the construction industry restarted, he will allow flexible working on sites, which means that construction could go on as late as 9pm in residential areas.

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Bins, Buses, Trains and Supermarkets, Xmas Information

We’ve tried to put as much information on here about bin collections, bus and train times and supermarket opening hours over the holidays. We hope it is useful

Refuse Collections

Normal  Day Christmas Collection New Year Collection
Monday Sat 22 December Mon 31 January 2018
Tuesday Mon 24 December Wed 2 January 2019
Wednesday Thurs 27 December Thurs 3 January 2019
Thursday Fri 28 December Fri 4 January 2019
Friday Satur 29 December Sat 5 January 2019

Waste paper and cardboard will also be collected on the rearranged refuse collection dates, and don’t forget to recycle your Christmas wrap, cards and packaging.

Christmas trees can be chopped up and placed inside green bins, or if you are not on the green wheeled bin service tied up and left with burgundy bins or lilac sacks on green waste collection week. They can also be taken to the household waste recycling centre at Henthorn, Clitheroe.


Transdev can be found here
Preston Bus can be found here


Northern Rail can be found here
N.B. Trains are terminating at Salford Central as Manchester Victoria is closed during the holiday period.


Sainsbury’s can be found here
Tesco can be found here
Booths can be found here
Aldi can be found here
Lidl can be found here
Spar can be found here


Clocks spring forward – so check your smoke alarm!

This Sunday, 25 March, The UK will switch to British Summer Time (BST) at 1am on Sunday morning, meaning people will effectively lose an hour’s sleep. The change, also known as daylight saving time, will mean there is more daylight in the evenings but less in the mornings.

Cllr. Allan Knox said, “Most electronic devices these days will change the time for you, so you’ve no need to worry  but most of us have at least one clock or watch that we need to change manually.”

When changing your clocks manually, it is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarm. Continue reading

Campaign to save Interchange Information Centre

Cllr. Allan Knox has been leading the campaign to keep Clitheroe Interchange Information Centre open. The closure move came as part of the latest round of cuts from Tory-run Lancashire County Council and was included as part of their budget.

Allan was first to highlight the issue when he brought it up at December’s Ribble Valley Council meeting and demanded that the council do all in its power to keep it open. He then followed this up in the New Year, by launching his petition to keep it open.

Cllr. Allan Knox said: “The Interchange is an essential part of the Ribble Valley public transport network. Continue reading