Parish and Ribble Valley Councillors
|Cllr. Keith Hutton
4 Syke Cottages,
|Cllr. Gillian James
Packwood, West View,
|Cllr. Jeff Marshall
|Cllr. Peter Entwistle
8 West View,
|Cllr. Keith Hughes
|Cllr. Leonie Millard
|Cllr. James Towler
|Mr. Barry Holden
|Ribble Valley - Waddington & West Bradford Ward|
|Cllr. Bridget Hilton
24 Westfield Drive,
|Cllr. Paul Elms
The Old Police House,
Newton in Bowland
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.
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 window.
Village 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.
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.
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 survey outlines the rationale for the Plan and the outcome of the survey of residents. Actions arose from the Plan and the report Parish Plan Actions 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 download.
The Parish Council accounts for the 2013-14 are available for download.
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 download.
The Parish Council commissioned VTC (Highway and Transportation Consultants) Ltd. to carry out a traffic and parking study on Main Street in February 2004. The study included the following investigations and action:
- An Open Meeting was held on Wednesday in March 2004 to invite residents and members of the Parish Council to discuss traffic management and parking problems on Main Street. The meeting was attended by over 50 local residents and Councillors.
- A questionnaire was distributed to residents of Main Street to seek their views on traffic conditions and parking along Main Street.
- Traffic and parking surveys were undertaken and observations made of traffic movements, parking and the use of the street by vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians.
The Parish has a Lengthsman and his duties encompass the maintenance of:
- Footpaths and stiles;
- Recreational Ground play area;
- Minor blocked drains;
- Seats & Notice Boards;
- General tidiness of the village.
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 Scheme.