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Could you be a Councillor and stand for what you believe in?

What matters to you in your local area? Is it providing more things for young people to do, improving services for older people, making the roads safer or ensuring that local businesses can thrive? Whatever needs changing in your local area, you could be the person to change it by becoming a county councillor.

Lancashire County Council can only be as effective, relevant and vibrant as the people elected to run it. The Council needs councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged, with a commitment to local people and a passion for change.

Decisions made by councillors affect the lives of everyone in the area in countless ways. Representing the population of over 1.2 million across Lancashire, understanding the issues and concerns they face and taking action are the most important tasks that any councillor undertakes.

An information evening will be held on Monday 8 July 2019 at County Hall, Preston. The event starts at 5.30pm and there will be presentations on the role of the county council, roles and responsibilities of a councillor and the support available. There will also be the opportunity to speak informally to council officers and the Local Government Association.

For more information and to book a place, please visit:

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Remembrance Sunday – 12 November 2017.

Members of the Parish Council attended the Remembrance Day Procession on the Sunday afternoon. People gathered at Billington Gardens for procession behind the Accrington Pipe Band at 2.40pm to the Cenotaph at Elker Lane. There was a short service and laying of wreaths and then the procession returned to Billington Gardens where the Mayor of Ribble Valley gave a short ‘thank you’ speech.