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To view the vacancy Poster please click below:

Wilpshire Parish Council Poster 13-11-2021

Wilpshire Parish Council has vacancies for additional Councillors. Are you over 18?

Can you spare a few hours per month?

Do you want to make a difference?

Contact the Parish Clerk via email on wilpshireparishcouncil@gmail.com   alternatively send a letter of application  to the Clerk at 5 Hollowhead Close Wilpshire BB1 9LE  Or visit our website for more information https://www.wilpshireparishcouncil.org.

There is a meeting on 15 December if you are interested in seeing what the role of Parish Councillor involves please attend.

 

CASUAL VACANCY  WILPSHIRE PARISH COUNCIL FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR = If you are interested please contact the clerk for more details wilpshireparishcouncil@gmail.com or 07756091554

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 WILPSHIRE   PARISH COUNCIL( Wilpshire and Ramsgreave Ward)_

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (SEC. 87(2)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Wilpshire following the resignation on 3rd November of Councillor  Cotton-Ambler

Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of councillor of a parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if within fourteen days (computed as stated below) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the proper officer of the council of the borough within which the parish is situate by TEN electors for the electoral area in which the vacancy has occurred.

 

The Proper Officer is the Returning Officer, Ribble Valley Borough

Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA

 

 

Dated this  10th day of  November 2021

 

 

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 WILPSHIRE   PARISH COUNCIL( Wilpshire and Ramsgreave Ward)_

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (SEC. 87(2)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Wilpshire following the resignation on 26 September of Councillor  Coleman

Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of councillor of a parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if within fourteen days (computed as stated below) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the proper officer of the council of the borough within which the parish is situate by TEN electors for the electoral area in which the vacancy has occurred.

 

The Proper Officer is the Returning Officer, Ribble Valley Borough

Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA

 

 

Dated this  27th day of  September 2021

 

 

 

 

 

       WILPSHIRE   PARISH COUNCIL( Wilpshire and Ramsgreave Ward)_

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (SEC. 87(2)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Wilpshire following the resignation on 26 September of Councillor  Coleman

 

Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of councillor of a parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if within fourteen days (computed as stated below) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the proper officer of the council of the borough within which the parish is situate by TEN electors for the electoral area in which the vacancy has occurred.

 

The Proper Officer is the Returning Officer, Ribble Valley Borough

Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA

 

 

Dated this  27th day of  September 2021

 

 

 

Lesley Lund

 

Clerk to the Council

 

 

 

 

Salesbury Memorial Hall 

Salesbury Memorial Hall is situated at the heart of the villages of Salesbury, Wilpshire and Clayton-le-Dale. The hall was built from funds raised by the local community in memory of the 36 members of the Parish who lost their lives in the Great War of 1914-18. Their names are commemorated on the Roll of Honour in the entrance hall.

The hall is run as a Charitable Trust by a committee of 13 local volunteers who are responsible for the maintenance and future development of the Hall. The main hall and the two upstairs meeting rooms have been recently refurbished to a high standard.

On the ground floor, the facilities comprise of a large, main hall (10m x 18m) and a fully equipped, modern kitchen. New toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet, are also situated on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a large conference/meeting room with a high specification projector and 100“screen. There is also a smaller, adjoining room which can be used separately or for refreshments.

The hall is fully accessible throughout and offers free WiFi and parking. All of which makes Salesbury Memorial Hall the ideal venue for local interest groups, private parties, wedding receptions, business meetings and community events.

Main Venue Contact Annette Patterson
Telephone 07754053923
Email annette8cg@gmail.com
Website https://salesburymemorialhall.com

       WILPSHIRE   PARISH COUNCIL( Wilpshire and Ramsgreave Ward)_

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (SEC. 87(2)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Wilpshire following the resignation on 26 September of Councillor  Coleman

 

Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of councillor of a parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if within fourteen days (computed as stated below) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the proper officer of the council of the borough within which the parish is situate by TEN electors for the electoral area in which the vacancy has occurred.

 

The Proper Officer is the Returning Officer, Ribble Valley Borough

Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA

 

 

Dated this  27th day of  September 2021

 

 

 

Lesley Lund

 

Clerk to the Council

 

 

Three new kissing gates have been installed by Wilpshire Parish Council on the public footpath leading from Wilpshire Golf Course to Little Snodworth Farm thanks to a £1000 grant from the Lancashire Environment Fund and the Council’s own funds. These gates have replaced three awkward stiles and will be much appreciated by walkers. This section of public footpath in Wilpshire is well used by locals and those following the 294 miles’ Lancashire Way of which it is a part. The photographs show one of the new kissing gates and the stile it replaced


Our new Police and Crime Commissioner has commissioned a survey to look at issues concerning residents here in Lancashire.

Below is a link to the survey.  This feedback will form part of the future policing strategy.

 Lancashire PCC Consultation (snapsurveys.com)

 

RESULT OF ELECTION

 



 

 

Wilpshire and Ramsgreave Parish Councils provide the funding and maintenance of the floral displays at our local station to give an attractive welcome to passengers using it.

WILPSHIRE PARISH COUNCIL

VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR posted 27/6/2021

Following the resignation of Cllr Bremner on 24 June 2021 there is a vacancy for a parish councillor on Wilpshire Parish Council.

Please see attached notice of vacancy:

Jean Bremner Parish Vacancy

 

CASUAL VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR

 

If you are interested in serving on Wilpshire Parish Council as a councillor and live in the Parish, within 3 miles of the Parish or work in the Parish please send an email or letter of application to the Clerk either by email at wilpshireparishcouncil@gmail.com   or by post to 5 Hollowhead Close, Wilpshire BB1 9LE. Closing date for applications 14 June 2021.

 

If you would like to know more  prior to applying please contact the Clerk either on the above email or telephone 07756 091554.

 

Lesley Lund

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL

 

VACANCY

WILPSHIRE  PARISH COUNCIL(  Wilpshire/RamsgreaveWard)_

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (SEC. 87(2)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of WILPSHIRE following the [resignation/death] on 20 April 2021 of Councillor Gary Shulman

Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of councillor of a parish, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held if within fourteen days (computed as stated below) after public notice of the vacancy has been given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice in writing of a request for such an election has been given to the proper officer of the council of the borough within which the parish is situate by TEN electors for the electoral area in which the vacancy has occurred.

The Proper Officer is the Returning Officer, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA

Dated this  25th day of   April 2021

Lesley Lund

Clerk to the Council

In computing any period of time for the purposes of this notice a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning, shall be disregarded.

 

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The nomination window for the 2022 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS)  is now open with a closing date of 15 September 2022 and the local panel would really appreciate your  help in encouraging local organisations to seek nomination. Last year, despite Covid over 25 charity and community groups from across Lancashire were nominated with the winners announced this June. I’ve attached a leaflet giving further details and would be very grateful if you could share in across your membership. Whist 25 nominations is an increase on previous years, there are still some areas of the County were we’d welcome more nominations from. A link to the QAVS website and nomination form is available here Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (culture.gov.uk) Groups can be any community organisation of 3 or more people and do not need to be registered charities.

Local Leaflet Apr 21

It’s Spring!    posted 09/04/2021

Daffodils along the A666 planted by Wilpshire Parish Council

Wilpshire Triangle looking pretty with lots of colours!

New Kissing Gate – public footpath on Wilpshire Golf Course – posted 19/2/2021

The kissing gate was made and adapted from a standard gate by our contractor.

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4/02/2021

Work has started at Ramsgreave & Wilpshire Station to further lengthen the platforms in order to take longer trains.

 

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Wilpshire Parish Council Footpath Improvement Initiative

Progress Report

A survey of all Public Rights of Way (PROW) in Wilpshire was undertaken by Councillors Tony Gaffney and Craig Ward in 2015. The condition of surfaces, stiles and gates was recorded on maps and reported to the full Council in due course.

As a result of this survey it was agreed that a programme of improvement works be carried out by the Parish Council. It was also agreed that Parish Paths Partnership funding from L.C.C. be applied for on an annual basis. L.C.C. were also informed of damaged stiles on the PROW network in Wilpshire.

The list of improvement works to be carried out were as follows:

  • FP16* Durham Drive towards Vicarage Lane above the railway tunnel (Completed)
  • FP21 Old Station towards Knowsley Rd (Completed)
  • FP16 Vicarage Lane to The Hazels (Completed)
  • FP12 Section running SW from Snodworth Fm towards the golf course (Completed)
  • FP9 Whalley Rd towards the golf course 50m approx. (Completed)
  • Non-definitive FP Rear Beaver Close to Hollowhead Lane (Completed)

 

* Footpath numbers are allocated by LCC and can be seen on Mario Maps by zooming in on the map to Wilpshire and ticking PROW under Countryside & Environment in the menu bar. Visit: http://mario.lancashire.gov.uk/agsmario/default.aspx

 

FP16 Durham Drive – Vicarage Ln after improvement

 

Parish Paths Partnership Funding

 

£500 grant per annum

 

It was agreed that the following sections of path be strimmed on an annual/seasonal basis:

 

  • FP5 Leading from The Follies (Vicarage Lane)
  • FP 25 Wilpshire Glen from stepping stones towards Hollowhead Avenue
  • FP26 Path across Public Open Space – Hollowhead Ave to Hollowhead Lane
  • FP16 Hedge trimming Durham Rd towards Vicarage Lane – tunnel top

Additional strimming work as required:

  • FP26 Whalley Rd to Hollowhead Public Open Space
  • FP20 Beaver Close to Hollowhead Lane

 

Additional PROW Improvement Works

Since the original Initiative was agreed, further improvement work has been undertaken by WPC as follows:

 

Resurfacing

  • Ginnel leading from The Hazels to Salesbury Common
  • BW7 Tippings Fm – a short section of the bridleway
  • Back alley leading from Ribchester Rd to Woodcrest
  • Footbridge installation on FP1 at two places

 

Other Improvement Work

Other bodies have undertaken improvement work in Wilpshire Parish as follows:

 

  • C.C. have installed several kissing gates and replaced a footbridge
  • Peak & Northern Footpath Society have erected three of their distinctive signposts at strategic points on the PROW network in our area
  • At the request of WPC, RVBC assumed more responsibility for maintaining the Public Open Space behind Hollowhead Ave/Close including the mowing of footpaths on a regular basis.

 

Peak & Northern signpost at Snodworth

 

Other Initiatives

  • WPC has published details of local walks under the heading, ’Walking Wilpshire’’ in its annual Newsletter to residents and on its website. This is an ongoing initiative
  • The PC has organised an annual Parish Council Walk
  • The PC includes information about its Footpath Improvement Initiative in its annual Newsletter
  • The PC encourages residents to report issues relation to the PROW network via the L.C.C. Report It webpage
  • The Lancashire Way Long Distance Path, created in the past decade, uses some of our PROW network
  • At the request of WPC, Wilpshire Golf Club has upgraded waymarking of FP10 across its land.
  • Installation of three public benches at strategic locations

 


   Parish Council Bench – Hollowhead Public Open Space

 

Conclusion

WPC can take great credit from the work it has done in the past five years or more to improve the PROW network in its area by incremental steps and this has had a significant impact upon the state of it. It would be fair to say that the network has never been in a better condition.

 

As a result of all the initiatives, there is clear evidence that much of the network is being used by many more people on a regular basis and never more so than in the past year as a result of the COVID pandemic. Many local residents and others have rediscovered their local public footpaths. This has been a bonus in terms of benefits to both health and wellbeing but also has  raised issues.

 

The improvements carried out over the years have proved their value in terms of path surfaces being more resilient to increased use. However, increased use has caused increased wear and tear on sections of the PROW network which previously received less use and now really require attention. It is with this in mind that WPC now needs to plan the next phase of the Footpath Improvement Initiative.

Craig Ward          January 2021

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DOES THE GRIT BIN NEED REPLENISHING? SEE BELOW:

phone LCC Highways:
on 0300 123 6701 – up to 5pm weekdays.

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HELP AT HAND FOR LONELY AND WORRIED DURING NEW LOCKDOWN posted 07/01/2021

IF you are feeling lonely or worried during the new lockdown, don’t forget the Ribble Valley Community Hub is here to help.

The hub has been beavering away in the background throughout the pandemic helping thousands of residents with everyday needs and offering a listening ear.

And now that the country has entered a new lockdown until at least mid-February, hub staff are still on hand to help if you are facing difficulty, worry or loneliness.

They can make referrals for help with such as shopping and prescription collections to community support groups and offer advice on a wide range of services.

And they have contacted around 1,800 extremely clinically vulnerable people in the borough in recent weeks and will be contacting others over the coming days.

Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Stephen Atkinson said: “Our officers have been running the borough’s community hub throughout the pandemic and have helped thousands of residents.

“They have access to a wide range of knowledge and information, and been able to match hundreds of households with vital support.

“I am proud to lead an organisation that is helping vulnerable households during these unprecedented and difficult times.”

Detailed information about the Ribble Valley Community Hub is available at ribblevalley.gov.uk.

You can contact the hub Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on 01200 414597.

● The new national lockdown means you must stay at home and not leave your house unless absolutely necessary until further notice. Full details on what you can and cannot do is available at gov.uk.

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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2020

The Chairman of the Parish Council, Craig Ward, laid a wreath on behalf of the Council and residents of Wilpshire at the Remembrance Memorial outside the Methodist Church. Because of the pandemic the usual Remembrance service wasn’t held. The Parish Council also organised the display of poppies at the traffic light garden.

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NEW ARTWORK AT WILPSHIRE/RAMSGREAVE RAILWAY STATION

New artwork has been installed on Ramsgreave & Wilpshire Station as part of a project initiated by the East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership called ‘Let’s Connect’ which aims to improve the appearance of local stations. The art project at our local station was organised by artist Karen Allerton who worked with students from Ribblesdale High School, Clitheroe and Blackburn College. Full details can be found by following this link:

https://www.communityraillancashire.co.uk/news/along-the-line-artwork-installed/

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DURHAM ROAD PLAY AREA – REOPENED SATURDAY 18 JULY 2020

Durham Road Play Area has been re-opened but please protect yourself and other users by

Remembering to Social Distance

Using hand sanitiser before entering and on leaving the area as the area is NOT cleaned to be COVID secure

If you are not accompanying your children on the area please make them aware of the very important guidelines for use of the play area outlined above.

Please note that the play area closes at 9pm in summertime and is subject to bye laws.

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