ROAD CLOSURE

Cow Ark Road, Newton is closed for emergency repairs close to Storth Farm.

The road is to be closed until Tuesday 10th December unless works finish earlier. There will be no access until this time.

Diversion routes have been put in place

Over 60s party

The over 60s Christmas party is due to be held at Newton Village Hall on Saturday 14th December commencing 12pm.  This event is open to all residents aged 60 and above and their partners who live in the parishes of Dunsop Bridge, Newton and Slaidburn.

There will be a meal to start with followed by entertainment provided by Paul Dillon, who came last year and has been asked back by popular demand.

Each village will send out invitations to everyone believed to be eligible however if you have not received an invitation and you would like to come along please contact your village representative who are listed below.  Please let us know if you have qualified for a place since last year and make sure that we are aware if you have any dietary requirements.

Dunsop Bridge – Rachel Carr Tel 448228 or email rachelcarr687@gmail.com Newton – Mary Beattie Tel 446086 or email maryebeattie@gmail.com Slaidburn – Jackie Howard email slaidburnvillagehall

BT TELEPHONE BOXES

The Parish Council have received a letter from Ribble Valley Borough Council advising us of the possible removal of telephone boxes situated within the Ribble Valley.

The telephone box situated within the centre of Newton Village is one of the boxes marked for removal, according to records it has only been used 9 times within a 12 month period and the council has a consultation period on this removal process until 13th November 2019

Please contact Newton Parish Council if you have any comments you would like to make by 8th November. You can also comment on this consultation or make your views known to the Local Planning Authority, please email regeneration@ribblevalley.gov.uk for the attention of Amy Holden, Economic and Community Development Officer, with your comments by Wednesday, 13November 2019.

SLAIDBURN HEALTH CENTRE

It has been announced that the Health Centre has a new service provider. NHS East Lancashire CCG has approved a bid from Bowland Health Ltd whose medical director, Dr Amy Bonner, has been acting as a locum at the surgery.

For further information please follow the link below

http://newtoninbowland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CCG-Press-Release-PDF.pdf

NIGEL EVANS SURGERIES

Nigel Evans MP is due to visit the Hodder Valley on Saturday 31st August to meet residents. If anyone wishes to meet him the times and places are listed below. Please go and let him know if you have any issues, whether it be on the possible closure of the health centre or anything else

The surgery times are as follows

  • Dunsop Bridge Village Green 10.00 – 10.25am
  • Parkers Arms Newton 10.40 – 11.10am
  • Hark to Bounty Slaidburn 11.20 – 11.50am

SLAIDBURN HEALTH CENTRE

145 people attended a meeting on Wednesday 21st August to discuss the prospects for Slaidburn Health Centre with a clear message for NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England. If you can’t or won’t #saveslaidburn surgery, will.

The Patients Participation Group are doing whatever they can to stop this happening and are asking as many people as possible to write to various people/organisations to show their feelings.

Tens of thousands of pounds was pledged on the night. With a charitable trust to be set up ASAP.

We need to stand united and fight for this vital local service. Please send an email to saveslaidburn@gmail.com if you would like to join the mailing list” PLEASE VISIT AND LIKE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE – Save Slaidburn.

Objection letters are available from the shop and Health centre in Slaidburn. It is vital we do what we can to stop this!!!!!!!!!!!

SLAIDBURN HEALTH CENTRE

As the fight continues to try to keep Slaidburn Health Centre open on a long-term basis, a further meeting for Patients is to be held at Slaidburn Village Hall on Wednesday, 21st August, commencing at 7.30pm.  The meeting will provide an update on the attempts to find a replacement for the current service provider, ELMS, as well as discussing possible future actions.

In addition, a letter is available for patients to sign urging the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – the body responsible for obtaining a new supplier of services – to ensure the Practice remains open for as long as necessary until a new provider is found.  A copy of the letter is attached and further copies can be obtained from Slaidburn Health Centre, the shops in Slaidburn and Bolton-by Bowland, the Hark to Bounty and Puddleducks in Dunsop Bridge

http://newtoninbowland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/PPG-letter-August-2019-PDF.pdf


TEA DANCE

Newton Village Hall will be hosting a tea dance on Wednesday 28th August 2019 commencing 1.30pm. Music will be provided by Blackpool Tower organist John Bowdler. Afternoon tea will be served, There will be a raffle and the licensed bar will be open. Tickets cost £8 per person.

To reserve a place please call Marjorie Tel 01200 446643

CONSUMER ALERTS

Please see the link below showing alerts highlighted from Lancashire County Councils Trading Standards Team. Don’t get caught out!!!!!!!!

http://newtoninbowland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/TRADING-STANDARDS-JULY-2019.pdf

VILLAGE CLEAN UP

There is to be a village clean up on the evening of Wednesday 12th June commencing 7pm, weather permitting. Everyone taking part is asked to meet at the village notice board and bring along any tools they may have. If you are unable to come to the village but wish to take part please feel free to tidy anywhere within the parish.

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