News articles by Mellor Parish Council



Remembrance Day 2020

9th of October, 2020

Remembrance Day this year will, of necessity be commemorated in a different way in order to protect us all. There will be no Service at Mellor War Memorial, and the laying of wreaths must be carried out in our own time, with social dista...

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Mellor Library to reopen

24th of September, 2020

Great News!  Mellor Library is to reopen 30 September 2020. However, due to Covid regulations and in order to keep everyone safe, there are changes, so please raed this before you go; details of the opening times are included.

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Mellor Play Area has been re-opened

4th of September, 2020

Mellor Parish Council continues to follow the latest Government Guidance and asks that all do so in order to protect one another and beat Coronavirus. However, if it is found that some are abusing the facility, putting themselves or othe...

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Speed Kills - hopefully not in Mellor

22nd of August, 2020

During lockdown our roads have been quieter. However the Parish Council is now receiving a number of serious complaints about speeding in & around Mellor - this is unacceptable, but could be dangerous or even fatal.Particular areas highlighted...

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Time to get on yer bike!

22nd of August, 2020

'Switch to Cycling' is a new campaign from Lancashire County Council aiming to build on the momentum of those of you who have started cycling during lockdown and encourage more people to take up cycling for short journeys. It pro...

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Isolation Art Exhibition

22nd of August, 2020

Lockdown Artists to Exhibit at Popular Clitheroe Gallery Residents have unleashed their creativity during lockdown in response to 9 themes set by Ribble Valley Borough Council’s Arts Development Team. Over 140 piec...

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Consultation on Controls of Dogs in Public

22nd of August, 2020

Ribble Valley Borough Council wants all our views on whether control of dogs in public places should continue. A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) was introduced in 2017, in order to keep our public spaces cleaner, safer & healthier. The Co...

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Cllr. Noel C. Walsh R.I.P.

6th of August, 2020

It is with great sadness that we received the awful news on Monday 3rd August 2020 that our friend and fellow Councillor - Noel Walsh had sadly passed away following a serious illness.    This is very sad news indeed ...

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LCC - Have Your Say on Your Roads

22nd of July, 2020

You can have your say on your roads and transport locally by completing a short survey.  As part of a new campaign to promote the work of their highways service, Lancashire County Council is encouraging people to complete the National Highway...

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Bus service improvements

2nd of July, 2020

Bus services are changing across Lancashire. Whilst there are more, sensible rules to keep all as safe as possible, for example wearing face masks and using contactless payments where possible, or correct fare when not, the improved services open ...

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Mellor Play Area - remains closed

2nd of July, 2020

Mellor Parish Council continues to follow the latest Government Guidance on Coronavirus. Whilst it may be possible to re-open some facilities, the guidance does mean continual cleaning, disinfecting and ensuring social distancing. T...

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The Harry Challenge raising funds for NHS

11th of June, 2020

Harry Clarkson, a passionate gardener sadly passed away on 29 April 2020. Harry was involved with building Mellor Village Hall, a keen member of the former Mellor Garden Club and instrumental in setting up Mellor Village Show. He had the vision to...

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VE Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations

4th of June, 2020

We’d love to see communities getting involved (while observing Government Guidelines on Covid-19): so why not have a street party with everyone in their own homes, or bake a cake, or get the kids to make some bunting to string out. Let ...

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Funding during Covid 19 Situation

4th of June, 2020

I wanted to share a few links to grants/funding that I am aware of, in case it is of any use to any groups at this time. If I hear of any others I will forward these on. If you are aware of any others that would benefit our communities, pleas...

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Cornavirus update - newsletter now out

4th of June, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE STAY AT HOME, SAVE LIVES, PROTECT THE NHS, BEWARE OF SCAMS Mellor Parish Council will not be physically meeting for the moment, and has resolved to work using Emergency Powers. However that does not meet that nothi...

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Parish Council Emergency Powers

4th of June, 2020

MELLOR PARISH COUNCIL – EMERGENCY POWERS Doc Ref MPC EM 26.03.2020 It is agreed that from 6.00pm on Thursday 26th March 2020, Mellor Parish Council will, until further notice I.Empower Chairman (Cllr. Marsden) & Vice Chairm...

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Coronavirus - Covid 19

4th of June, 2020

Mellor residents will no doubt wish to support their community. It is pleasing to note that the Spar Shop on Carter Fold has offered a delivery service to local shoppers who cannot get to the store. Please ring them on 01254 812802. If y...

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Third Parish Council Vacancy

4th of June, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Mellor following the resignation of Councillor B. Murtagh on 3rd February 2020 Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and...

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Free Home Safety Visits

4th of June, 2020

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service offers FREE home safety visits looking at the way people live and any problems they may have They will refer as necessary to other agencies for help such as volunteer services social services and safe...

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Mellor Youth Orchestra

4th of June, 2020

Mellor Youth Orchestra was formed eighteen months ago and since that time it has performed at various village events The Remembrance Service at the War Memorial was enriched by the talents of its members when hymns were played One se...

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Grants for Voluntary Groups, but HURRY!

4th of June, 2020

Voluntary groups in Ribble Valley can apply for funding towards revenue or capital projects which will support the needs of communities and or directly benefit the residents of Ribble Valley as a whole. A Criteria must be followed a...

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Another Casual Vacancy for the Parish Council

4th of June, 2020

GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (SEC.87(2)) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Mellor following the resignation of Councillor D. Murtagh on 6th January 2020 Ru...

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Upgrade of Public Use Computers in Libraries

4th of June, 2020

The upgrade to the public use computers in libraries will mean quicker log in,improved broadband access and computers which have been upgraded to Windows 10. Users will be able to self extend their computer session, with additional space to...

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Remembrance Day 2019

4th of June, 2020

Civic service will be held at St. Mary's Mellor 9.30, including Ribble Valley Mayor & Chief Executive, followed by The Silence at 11.00am and Service at Mellor War Memorial.

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Christmas Fayre 2019

4th of June, 2020

St. Mary's Church Mellor are holding a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 30th November from 11.00am until 1.00pm. This will be in school, Santa will be there & lunches will be served.

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Casual Vacancy for a new Parish Councillor

4th of June, 2020

GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 (SEC.87(2)) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Mellor following the resignation of Councillor Moss on 6th November 2019. Rul...

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First Village Meeting Saturday 28th September

4th of June, 2020

The meeting is for all to come along and meet your Parish Councillors to give them your views on anything relating to Mellor and Mellor Brook. The Parish Council has limited powers, but can act as a focus and contact other agencies on be...

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Mellor Village Show 2019

4th of June, 2020

As usual, Mellor Village Show will have fun & interest for everyone. It takes place in the Village Hall this year on Sunday 1st September, between 2.00pm & 4.00pm. However, if you plan to enter (& hopefully you do!) then now ...

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