The next meeting of Thornley with Wheatley Parish Council will be held on Monday 13 May 2024 commencing at 7 pm at Thornley Old School.
Agenda details will be available on the Meetings:Agendas page and on the Parish Noticeboard prior to the meeting
Community Transport in the Ribble Valley
The Little Green Bus is a community transport service which operates in the Ribble Valley. Please click on the link to find out more about the service provided.
Foster Carer Recruitment Campaign
LancashireCC need more foster carers & they are looking for people just like you who can provide a safe, loving home for a child in need.
Whether you work in a caring profession or not, you could have the skills & experience to make a good foster carer, & full training is provided.
Find out more about benefits & support if you #FosterForLancashire https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/fostering/foster-with-us/benefits-and-support/
Cycling and Walking Networks
Do you have ideas on how cycling & walking networks could be improved in your area? @LancashireCC need your feedback on their draft #Activetravel network map, please help by completing a short survey https://lancashire.citizenspace.com/lcwip-engagement-stage-2/
SUPPORTING HOUSEHOLDS WITH DEBT AND COST OF LIVING ADVICE
Ribble Valley Borough Council has appointed a debt and cost of living advisor as part of its ongoing commitment to its Household Support Fund (HSF) programme.
Originally introduced in October 2021 by the Department for Work and Pensions, the current phase of the HSF programme, which has resulted in Ribble Valley Borough Council being awarded £240,000 for 2023/24, is aimed at providing help for residents with inflationary changes and the ongoing significant rising cost of living.
To strengthen the service provided, the Council has appointed a debt and cost of living advisor to both assist residents who wish to apply for the HSF fund and to help residents who feel they may need additional support and benefit advice.
Nicola Hopkins, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s director of economic development and planning said: “The cost-of-living crisis continues, and more and more households are struggling to make ends meet.
“Through the ongoing provision of the HSF, Ribble Valley Borough Council is seeking to support our most vulnerable residents and the appointment of a debt and cost of living advisor further strengthens this. Provision of such support via other agencies in Ribble Valley can be challenging to access, which is why Ribble Valley Borough Council is initiating this service.
“As a first step, the advisor will be contacting all those residents who have received a voucher to see what further support could be provided. This could be ensuring that all benefits available are being received or could be to simply offer support for those who are struggling with debt or other financial matters.
“The service is open to anyone who lives or works in Ribble Valley, and we would urge any residents who feel they may need support or advice to get in touch.”
The debt and cost of living advisor will be available on Wednesday afternoons, and all-day on Thursdays and Fridays. Contact can be made via the customer services team by telephone on 01200 425111.
Further information regarding the Household Support Fund can be found on Ribble Valley Borough Council’s website: Help for Households – Ribble Valley Borough Council
Click on the link to see details of the Cosy Homes in Lancashire initiative.
Great value bus fares on most Lancashire bus services for evenings out and weekend travel
Passengers can now benefit from reduced fares including single ticket bus journeys for just £1, after 7pm, 7 days a week.*
Also, for travel at weekend, Lancashire residents can get a new Weekender ticket, buy Saturday to get Sunday free.**
Funded by HM Government in support of Lancashire County Council's Bus Service Improvement Plan, these discounted tickets will be available until at least March 2025. Funding of £34.1m has been granted to implement a range of measures to make buses the best travel option for more people working in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen.
This is in addition to the Department for Transport’s fares initiative of three months of single bus fares for no more than £2 for a single journey which has been further extended until October 2023.
Find out more about the discounted tickets at Bus service changes - Lancashire County Council
* Not available on Blackpool Transport services except services 74 & 75
** Buy any ticket on a Saturday and get the equivalent for free travel on Sundays
Have you had your say on Lancashire's roads? Click on the link below to find out more.
Please click on the link to view an open letter to Ribble Valley Borough Councillors, RVBC Climate Change Working Group, Lancashire County Councillors for the Ribble Valley and Nigel Evans MP, regarding the climate and nature emergency.
Please click on the link below to learn about The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service
Services provided by the Homewise Society - click on the link below
CAP Debt Help
Please find below details of debt help for the Ribble Valley area provided by Christians Against Poverty in Clitheroe
Time to get Walking
For information on walking in Lancashire please click on the link below
Share the Load
If you are feeling low and struggling to cope check out the link below
How to report a Highway fault - click on the link below
The Rural Services Network
The Rural Services Network seeks to provide a voice for rural communities by representing rural services, networking between rural service organisations and establishing and broadcasting best practice in rural service provision. Click on the link below to visit the website for more information.