CCTV – Could you help?

Lancashire Police have launched their new Community Portal for CCTV!

What’s that we hear you ask? Well, it’s a system where you can sign up your CCTV cameras, whether they’re from your business or personal residence, and it allows you to easily send in footage (including large data files in a wide variety of formats) if a crime or incident has taken place.

This is entirely FREE and completely voluntary, so we would like to assure you that by registering with the portal you are NOT giving Lancashire Constabulary access to your CCTV system or any cameras – you are simply making it easier for us to request and collect footage which may really help us in an investigation!

If you’d like to register your camera, just pop an e-mail to with your name and contact details to get started – you will then get a registration link sent to you from the system.

Thank you for your help and support!

Walking and Cycle Review

Lancashire County Council are reviewing walking and cycle paths to help make improvements to help make Lancashire a place where cycling and walking is easily accessible, safe to use, attractive and well maintained. By building an infrastructure that makes it easier for people to travel on foot or by cycle, we can make walking and cycling a practical choice as well as a healthy and sustainable one.

Lancashire County Council is working in partnership with Blackpool Council to develop Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans, for our future cycling and walking networks for each area of the county.

Have your say in the survey on their website!

George Lane

George lane will be subject to temporary road closure on the 19/04/22 until 25/04/22 to enable Electrical Cable works to take place. Further details can be found here.

You can also find details of any other planned works via the Highways Bulletin website which links to all planned works in Lancashire.

Please click on the below link and select the area that you are interested in.

Talent Contest!

A talent contest will be held to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee!

The event is being co-ordinated by Read & Simonstone Village Hall and further information can be found in this poster, best of luck to all contestants, we hope to see some interesting hidden talents.

Fort Street Telephone Kiosk for sale!

Do you fancy owning an iconic piece of British telecommunications history?

Read Parish Council are considering selling the Telephone Kiosk on Fort Street as there has not been enough interest in refurbishing and keeping it for the community.

The lucky winner would need to take responsibility for removing and transporting the kiosk as well as repairing the ground it occupied in a suitable manner.

For further information or to make an offer please email the clerk (April) on or contact one of your local Councillors.

Street Safe

People in our county are being asked to anonymously flag areas where they don’t feel safe via a new national online tool called StreetSafe.

Launched by the Home Office and The National Police Chiefs’ Council, the pilot project aims to identify areas that need improving and make the streets safe for everyone, particularly women and girls, and to also identify areas where there are fears surrounding anti-social behaviour and environmental issues.

StreetSafe is easy to use and includes a short series of questions which Lancashire residents can anonymously complete online. It is not a crime reporting tool but aims to pinpoint areas and locations where people feel unsafe and the reasons why, such as harassment, lack of street lighting or signs of drug or alcohol abuse.

We are determined to tackle crime and make the streets safer for everyone. A key part of this commitment involves tackling violence against women and girls.

To do this we are taking into consideration factors that contribute to women and girls feeling unsafe, wherever they are. One way people can help us, is to pinpoint on StreetSafe areas where they feel unsafe and explain why.

A crime doesn’t have to have taken place for you to mark it on StreetSafe’s online maps. Information submitted anonymously via Streetsafe will be used by policing in partnership with other agencies to deliver improved wellbeing and safety for communities, especially for women and girls.

The data submitted through StreetSafe is vital in informing violence prevention initiatives throughout the county.

The StreetSafe pilot is currently scheduled to run until the end of March 2022. For further information visit

Are you struggling?

Take some time to talk about it!

Lots of people have had a difficult time over the past couple of years, people have been left feeling isolated and scared resulting in our mental health taking a tumble. If you have been feeling down there are lots of people that can help. This leaflet has a list of the services available across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

December Local Crime Update

Please see below for your monthly crime statistics update. The following statistics are for the month of December: 01/12/2021-31/12/2021.

Vehicle crime- 2
Criminal damage excluding vehicles-0
Public order- 0
ASB- 1
Theft or UTMV-0
Road Related Offence-2

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.