Ribble Valley Feedbackonline newsletter – May 2012
Welcome to the May edition of the feedbackonline newsletter. We hope you find this informative and useful. We distribute this every 2 months to residents who have registered an interest in being kept informed. As always, your feedback is warmly welcomed.
What’s been happening since we were last in touch? Well, the launch of our community reporters section of the website (www.feedbackonline.org.uk/community-reports) has been growing in content and stature. Many of our community reporters have had at least one of their reports published. The range of topics is varied and we hope you agree that the quality is very impressive. If you haven't yet had the chance to read these please do spare a couple of minutes to do so...
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This has only been launched since early March but already you are letting us know what you think:
Club in crisis - Danny's rallying call to all Blackburn Rovers fans was unfortunately not enough to prevent Premier League relegation. But great to see the passion and spirit in the community.
Calling music lovers everywhere - Kasongo admits to liking the Backstreet Boys and invites you to share your musical memories from days gone by.
Pavement or a place to park the car - Pete explores the use of our pedestrianised as car parks and questions why people need to park so close to their front doors.
These reports are designed to share ideas, raise local issues and to generate discussion. You’ll see that many of the reports have comments alongside them. We want to know what you think so please do spare a couple of moments to read some of the reports that are of interest to you. And if you have a comment to make, we’d love to hear from you.
To view any of these reports in greater detail, or to look at other reports in your local area, just click here.
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The key decisions are listed daily on the site, to let you know what’s coming up and what decisions have been taken. Here is a small sample of the decisions captured throughout April and May…
To view these decisions in greater detail or to see other decisions that affect your local area, just click here.
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The 'have your say' area of the site allows you to comment on formal consultations. These could be initiated by the Council, the Police, Lancashire County Council or the NHS. Whatever your interest, there will usually be something in this section that you will have an opinion on. Here's some of the activity that's been happening recently...
Shaping the future of Ribble Valley (comments invited on whether the 'core strategy' is sound and produced in accordance with the legal requirements)
Helping to shape the future of health provision (inviting your views on how the new look commissioning services will operate)
If you want to view any of these consultations in greater detail, or look at other consultations that affect your local area, just click here.
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News contributions come from a variety of public sources. Here are a few of the more recent, interesting articles…
- New trend of 'yarn bombing' at Clitheroe Castle
- Tax enforcement swoop in Ribble Valley
- Battery power for recycling in the borough
To view any of these news articles in greater detail, or to look at other news affecting your local area, just click here.
| || || Upcoming events|
Throughout the year there are often a variety of local events taking place across the region. Here is what’s coming up…
- Whalley Music Festival, 1st June to 5th June. Live music events will be held in all FOUR pubs, Whalley Arms Car Park and Village Hall.
- Chatburn Double Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 2nd June. Taking place to celebrate both The Queen and 60 years of the playing fields
- Charity Ball for Derian House, 15th June. To be held at Mytton Fold Golf & Country Club for the local children's charity.
To view any of these events in greater detail, or to look at upcoming events in your local area just click here.
As always, we welcome your feedback on matters that are important to you. It’s your area, it’s your website, so have your say! Simply log on to see what’s going on locally and to get involved.
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Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter and the next edition will be with you towards the end of July. Enjoy the start of summer.