Attendance at meetings

Local residents and other members of the public are most welcome at Parish Council meetings.

Parish website

Please advise any Councillor or the Parish Clerk if there is any additional information that you would like to see on the website.

RVBC

Ribble Valley Borough Council minutes, reports and agendasOpens in a new window.

RVBC CouncillorsOpens in a new window.

LCC

Lancashire County Council minutes, decisions and CouncillorsOpens in a new window.

Ribble Valley MP

Nigel Evans (Conservative) is the MP for the constituency of the Ribble Valley. Mr Evans' email is evansn@parliament.uk, and his 'phone number is 020 7219 6939.

Members of the European Parliament

The contact details of the MEPs for the North West are available on the website of the UK Office of the European ParliamentOpens in a new window.

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Parish and Ribble Valley Councillors

Grindleton Parish        
Councillor Jeff Cowling Cllr. Jeffrey Cowling
Chairman -
Parish Council.
Scott Croft, Grindleton.
01200 440868
Email
  Councillor John Pye Cllr. John Pye
Vice-Chairman -
Parish Council.
Lazy Acres, The Croft,
Off Back Lane, Grindleton.
01200 441507
Email
Councillor Carolyn Doherty Cllr. Carolyn Doherty
Email
  Councillor Keith Hutton Cllr. Keith Hutton
Parish Councillor.
4 Syke Cottages,
Grindleton.
07979 569279
Email
Councillor Jeff Marshall Cllr. Jeff Marshall
Parish Councillor.
Swindlehurst Barn,
Back Lane,
Grindleton.
01200 440157
Email
  Councillor Peter Entwistle Cllr. Peter Entwistle
Parish Councillor.
8 West View,
Grindleton.
01200 441717
Email
Councillor James Towler Cllr. James Towler
Parish Councillor.
Steelands Farm,
Grindleton.
01200 441214
Email
  Mr Barry Holden Mr. Barry Holden
Parish Clerk.
Woodcroft,
Grindleton,
Clitheroe.
01200 441912
Email
Ribble Valley - Waddington & West Bradford Ward        
Councillor Michael Ranson Cllr. Michael Ranson
RVBC Councillor.
Hillcrest, Main St,
Grindleton.
01200 441177
Email
  Councillor Bridget Hilton Cllr. Bridget Hilton
RVBC Councillor.
24 Westfield Drive,
West Bradford.
01200 424227
Email

Parish Council Meetings

The meetings take place at 7:30pm in the Parish Room. The dates may change - please email the Parish Clerk to confirm the date of an upcoming meeting.

Minutes

The Parish Council minutes are available for download in the table below. There is an Annual Meeting in April/May and normally six Ordinary Meetings each year. The links will open in a new windowOpens in a new window.

Village and Pavilion Public Events Diary

This is a schedule of public events in the village, including fund-raising and some of the more notable public events at the Grindleton Pavilion. The schedule of regular classes and other events is available on the Pavilion web-page. Please email Graham Cooper if you have events for the Diary.

7 Jun 14 Sports Day and Evening Bash Danny Wood/Anne Huson
01200 447427/440141
24 Aug 14 Horticultural Show (Schedule) Norman Kelly
01200 441320
5 Nov 14 Bonfire Night Anne Huson
01200 440141
29 Nov 14 Christmas Fayre Mandy Brennan
01200 441551

Parish Plan

A Parish Plan was published in 2008. The aim was to determine what villagers want from their community, enable the Parish Council to reconnect with local people and move forward with new vigour to tackle what the community recognises as its problems and opportunities.

Photograph of the Parish Plan cover
Parish Plan cover (Jun 08)

The Parish Council wanted villagers to lead the process to enable different voices to be heard. A grant from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs was acquired at the end of February 2007. An open meeting was held in June 2007 to engage with the community and set up a working group. A questionnaire was developed to determine the views of residents. In total, the questionnaire was returned by 52% of households.

Initial issues were reflected back to the residents at a sociable session on 21 April 2008. We were pleased to welcome some of the outside agencies who may be involved in bringing about some of the actions needed (like the LCC bus operator officer and a youth officer). Many of the issues will need further investigation and work with a variety of outside agencies as the Parish Council has only limited resources financially and in terms of personnel. The Parish Council has tacitly accepted that it will be the driver/monitor of the Plan, reporting back to the community at its AGM and at other times if appropriate.

The Parish Plan incorporating the village surveyOpens in a new window outlines the rationale for the Plan and the outcome of the survey of residents. Actions arose from the Plan and the report Parish Plan ActionsOpens in a new window declares the action, the approach for delivery, timescale, responsibility and resource implications. The Actions are reviewed at each Parish Council meeting with a major review at the AGM.

The Parish Plan review that took place at the Annual Meeting on 7 April 2009 is available for downloadOpens in a new window.

Accounts

The Council is required to abide with financial regulations regarding External AuditingOpens in a new window and with Financial Controls and ProceduresOpens in a new window.

The Parish Council accounts for the year ending March 2011 are available for downloadOpens in a new window.

Freedom of Information Act

A document outlining information available from Grindleton Parish Council under the model publication scheme to comply with Freedom of Information Act is available for downloadOpens in a new window.

Traffic Study

The Parish Council commissioned VTC (Highway and Transportation Consultants) Ltd.Opens in a new window to carry out a traffic and parking study on Main Street in February 2004. The study included the following investigations and action:

The results of the Traffic Study are available for downloadOpens in a new window. Also available are the blank Traffic Study QuestionnaireOpens in a new window and the Traffic Study Questionnaire ResultsOpens in a new window.

Parish Lengthsman

The Parish has a Lengthsman and his duties encompass the maintenance of:

Please direct any comments or suggestions for work needed to Cllr. Keith Hutton (07979 569279). The LCC website has general information on the Parish Lengthsman SchemeOpens in a new window.