The Parish Council meeting due on 12th May has had to be rearranged due to government legislation. For the last 12 months due to Covid-19 we were able to meet via remote means however from 7th May we will be unable to do so and our meetings need to be held physically.

Due to this change, running alongside the current covid rules the plan is to hold the meeting on Wednesday 26th May at 7.30pm in Newton Village Hall.

The meeting is open to everyone, but we ask if anyone wishes to attend they let us know in advance, so that we can adhere to the distancing rules.

Please let the clerk know if there are any items to go onto the agenda and if there are any changes to the meeting we will let you know in advance


The annual meeting for Newton-in-Bowland Parish Council is due to take place on Wednesday 12th May at 7.30pm. If you would like anything to be placed on the agenda please let Sandra know.

The meeting is due to take place via Microsoft Teams, if you would like to join in please let me know and a link will be sent.

contact Sandra tel 448289, email


There is to be a large convoy of vehicles on Monday 15th march heading over Waddington Fell through Newton to Slaidburn. This is a trial run to see that the vehicles can safely pass through. If there is a good result large machinery will follow the same route on Tuesday. Be prepared for slow traffic. Click here for more details


Please click here to see a list of Q&As following a meeting with RVBC and United Utilities



The Parish Council are asking all dog owners to be considerate when walking their dogs.

They ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times when passing through fields when livestock are present. This is important at all times but especially at this time of year when sheep are due to lamb, dogs chasing them can cause them to abort and after lambing may cause the lambs to  become upset and separated from their mothers, sometimes even rejected.

Also remember to clean up after your dogs, please use the bins situated in the village or take it home to your own bins, please do not leave it in a bag tied to a fence. Leaving this in fields can affect livestocks health.


We seem to be having a lot more litter thrown onto our grass verges as more visitors have been coming into the area over the last few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some of our residents have suggested that as they are walking locally they are happy to pick up litter as they go along, in an attempt to keep our parish tidy.

The Parish Council have acquired some litter pickers . If anybody would like to join us in keeping the village tidy and become one of the Newton Wombles please contact Sandra Tel 448289 or email



Please see below a link to the scoping assesment application submitted to RVBC by United Utilities for the Marl Hill Section of the HARP.

Please note that the name may be somewhat confusing as it is not going through marl Hill Area on Easington Road but going through Waddington Fell towards Waddington

If there are any comments to raise feel free to do so

Please click here for the link.


Click here to see the latest consumer alert notification from LCC


United Utilities have submitted their Environmental Impact Assesment to Ribble Valley Borough Council for the upcoming HARP. If you would like to see the proposals please click the link below

The parish council will look at these proposals at their meeting next week. If there are any comments you would like to make please let Sandra know. Whilst we are able to make comments on the appraisal the parish council are not formally being consulted by the council at this stage.

The main reason for this addendum to the previous scoping request in 2019 is due to the introduction of a new haul route around Waddington.

To save any confusion our PC meeting due tonight has been postponed until next Wednesday 17th Feb, so if you have any comments on this or any other item please let Sandra know so that they can be placed on the agenda


The next meeting for Newton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 10th February at 7.30pm via Microsoft Teams.

If there is anything you would like adding to the agenda please let the clerk know by Saturday 6th Feb, this can include anything to do with the parish whether it is the upcoming HARP project proposed by UU, the state of the roads, gritting, public footpaths etc.

As always these meetings are open to the public so If you would like to sit in on the meeting please let Sandra know and a link will be sent.



There was some illegal flytipping on Dunsop Road Newton this morning 20th May.

Ribble Valley Borough Council have been informed and they will arrange for its removal. If anyone sees anything in the future please contact Sandra Tel 01200 448289 or ring the council direct Tel 01200 425111

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