COVID restrictions

Due to the high Covid numbers in the Ribble valley and much of the country Read Parish council are requesting that all who wish to attend the parish Council Meeting on 05/01/2022 have a negative lateral flow test on the day of the meeting. This can be registered this on the government web site here, with the result sent to the Clerk prior to the meeting.

Registering your results can be done without an account and knowing your NHS number and takes about 2 minutes. If done on your phone you can scan the test strip for the number at the appropriate point.

When asked why you took the test

Select :- Another reason and on the first screen


Select :- To go to a venue or event such as a nightclub, conference, government event, sports match or music festival

When asked to enter an email address please use

This will help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help keep your community safe.

If you are unable to record your test result online for any reason please contact the clerk on the above email address or bring your negative test to the Council meeting as evidence.

As the council meeting will be taking place indoors mask wearing is advised unless exempt.

Gritting updates

As the weather gets colder the gritters start to come out of hibernation. Lancashire County Council is responsible for the gritting of local roads.

Updates about the gritting can be found on Lancashire County Council’s website;


❄️ We will also post any updates as we receive them;

24th – 30th December Update

17th – 23rd December Update

10th – 16th December Update

3rd – 9th December update

26 November – 2nd December update

19th – 25th November Update

12th – 18th November Update

5th -11th November Update

29th October – 4th November Update

22nd – 28th October Update

Cricket Club Bonfire

The gate from the car park leading down to the allotments will be locked from 6 pm next Saturday 6th November when the Cricket Club have their bonfire, and will be opened on Sunday morning at approximately 7 a.m.  If you need any further information contact John Bond on 07989060637.

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe evening.

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 14th November 2021

at 9.30am a Remembrance service and Parish Communion will take place at St. John’s Church, Read.

at 10.40am there will be a wreath laying ceremony in St. John’s Churchyard, Read.

at 11.00am there will be a wreath laying ceremony at St. Peter’s Simonstone war memorials, School Lane, Simonstone.

Residents Christmas Meal

Residents ages 70 and over are invited to join us at the Higher Trapp Hotel on Wednesday 1st December at 12 noon for a 2 course meal and entertainment. Tickets will be on sale from Wednesday 27th/29th October at the Village Hall and Con Club Cafes(10am-12noon). Tickets will cost £10 (non refundable) towards the cost of the event. Tickets will also be available from Marie (Read) on 01282 778278 or Stephen (Simonstone) on 07792528860.

Early booking is advised as places are limited!

Celebration Sunday

The Parish councils of Read and Simonstone have come together to celebrate and give thanks to all the organisations and volunteers who give of their time and skills in both villages.          

The event will be held on  Sunday 26th September, from 11 am until 3 pm in the Village Hall, come and join us. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served throughout the day.

Many organisations will be represented, and there will be some entertainment during the event.

Everyone welcome, come and see what is on offer in our villages.

Are you looking for a project?

The Telephone Kiosk on Fort Street, Read is owned by Read Parish Council and in need of refurbishment. The Phone box has been decommissioned and is no longer in use, when given the opportunity to purchase the iconic piece of British history rather than see it destroyed the Council grabbed the unique chance with both hands.

Now we need the help of our handy residents to restore this phone box to its former glory. The Parish Council has kindly offered to assist in the restoration project by offering funding for materials used in the project.

If you are interested or would like further information you can contact one of your friendly local Councillors to discuss the project here.

New Website

Welcome to the new and updated website design for Read Parish Council.

We are pleased to deliver this new website, which is much more modern and up-to-date.

All documents have been transferred across from the old website to the new one. If you have any queries about the website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We hope you enjoy using the updated website.