Council concern over Racism following Referendum

At the Meeting of the Full Council on Tuesday 12th July 2016 Elected Members supported the following motion A Notice of Motion was proposed by Councillor Alan Knox: “We are proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society. Racism, xenophobia and hate crimes have no place in our country. We, Ribble Valley Borough Council condemn racism, xenophobia and hate crimes unequivocally. We will not allow hate to become acceptable. Ribble Valley Borough Council will work to ensure local bodies and programmes have the support needed to fight and prevent racism and xenophobia. We reassure all people living in Ribble Valley that they are valued members of our community.”  The Notice of Motion was seconded by Councillor T Hill and was then debated.

Party Leadership - Theresa May to become PM

Following a statement today from Andrea Leadsom that she is standing down from the leadership contest Theresa May has been adopted as the Leader of the Conservative Party and will become Prime Minister.  

Party Leadership Election 2nd September 2016

Following the resignation of the Prime Minister a Party Leadership election will now take place on the 2nd September.  Members who have let their membership lapse due to non payment of subscriptions will NOT be entitled to vote.Therefore If you think your membership has lapsed or is about to please ring Christine at the office on 01200 425939 and she will check your record.  We understand the candidates will be whittled down to 2 by the middle of July then a ballot of all members will take place. If you want to influence the next leader you must have a valid membership - please don't miss out on your chance to vote.

Ann Widdecombe as Guest Speaker

Ann Widdecombe will be the guest speaker at a dinner hosted by Ribble Valley Consevative Association - Chipping Branch. The dinner is being held at The Gibbon Bridge, Chipping on Friday 17th June at 7pm Tickets available - £37.50 from Christine in the Clitheroe Office tel 01200 425939 

Andy Pratt- Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner Election - 5th May

PM backs Andy’s plan to tackle crime and make Lancashire safer. The Prime Minister has given his backing to Lancashire’s Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate who he said would do an ‘outstanding job’ for constituents in the county. Andy Pratt met with David Cameron at the Lancashire Summit Meeting at Garstang Golf Club, where they discussed Andy’s plans for Lancashire, including a pledge to tackle rural crime.

Ribble Valley Association members visit The Houses of Parliament

Ribble Valley Conservative Association organsied a 3 day visit to London on 29th November last year. The visit included a visit to the Houses of Parliament. Over 20 association memebers and borough councillors attended the event that was hosted in Parliament by Nigel Evans. MP for South Ribble Seema Kennedy was also present.  


AN £8million redevelopment scheme for Clitheroe Market featuring a 60-room hotel, restaurant, café, seven shops, 67-space car park and revamped market with a hall, 50 units, 28 cabins and 22 stalls has been officially launched.

Conservative Group Support Combined Authority Consultation

COUNCILLORS in Ribble Valley have given the go-ahead for public consultation on the proposed Lancashire Combined Authority. A combined authority is a legal body that allows councils to work together more closely and with greater accountability.