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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;

❄️ https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/winter/gritting/updates/

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

19th – 25th November Update

12th – 18th November Update

5th -11th November Update

29th October – 4th November Update

22nd – 28th October Update

October Local Crime Update

Please see below for your monthly crime statistics update received from our friendly local PCSO. The following statistics are for the month of October for Read and Simonstone: 01/10/2021-31/10/2021.

Drugs-0
Vehicle crime- 0
Criminal damage excluding vehicles-0
Public order- 1
ASB- 1
Assualt-4
Theft-0
Burglary-0
Road Related Offence-0

I hope this gives you a picture of what crime has occurred in your area. If you have anything to report or need police assistance please call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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!

September Local Crime Report

The following statistics are for the month of September for Read and Simonstone- 01/09/2021-30/09/2021.

Drugs- 0
Vehicle crime- 0
Criminal damage excluding vehicles- 0
Public order- 0
ASB- 1
Assault- 4
Theft- 1
Burglary- 0
Road Related Offence- 2

We hope this gives you a picture of what crime has occurred in your area. If you have anything to report or need police assistance please call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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.