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PM recognises Leyland veteran’s community work

LONELINESS has been very much in the public eye in recent times and a Leyland man has received government recognition for his efforts to combat the problem. Phil Burton, a former Royal Artillery Bombardier, attended a Downing Street reception to receive a Point of Light Award from POM, Theresa May. Phil received his award from Prime […]

Garden Waste Collection Scheme

As of the April 9 2018, South Ribble Borough Council will be introducing an opt-in Garden Waste Subscription Service. The service will cost £30 per year for every bin you want collected. You can subscribe to the service now by visiting www.southribble.gov.uk/gardenwaste……..but you will not receive your bin sticker until March 2018. If you want more […]

100 Year Celebrations for Norah

NEW Year 2018 celebrations were particularly special for one Leyland lady as she celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends. Regulars at St Andrew’s Luncheon Club celebrated with Norah Finch at their regular monthly meeting. They were joined by Norah’s family, four of whom had travelled from Adelaide, South Australia to be with their […]

All Systems GO for Christmas Cracker

FESTIVE fun and frolics is very much on the menu as a group of plucky pensioners gear up for a Christmas concert in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Go On Tour are presenting a ‘Christmas Cracker Show,’ an afternoon of song, dance, comedy and fun – with a definite ‘ho ho ho’ emphasis – […]

Dementia-Friendly Status for Borough

South Ribble has been named a ‘Dementia Friendly Community’ by the Alzheimer’s Society. This important accolade means the borough is committed to ensuring people with dementia feel understood, valued and are able to contribute to their community. It comes on the back of hard work from the council and the South Ribble Partnership, and the […]

Gift of free parking this Christmas

MOTORISTS are invited to enjoy free parking this Christmas, as the council’s way of saying “Merry Christmas” to residents. Council-run car parks will be free of charge after 10am each day, from Monday 11 December up to (and including) Saturday 23 December 2017. The council has introduced the free parking to help ease the strain […]

Saffie’s Star Shines in Leyland

Saffie’s Star took centre stage as Corrie star Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald) switched on Leyland’s Christmas lights on Saturday night. The pink star is a tribute to Saffie Roussos who, at eight years old, was the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena bombing back on May 22. The spectacular star, which is made up of […]

Festive Fun in Leyland

DUST down your Santa hats and crack open the crackers! Christmas is coming to Leyland over the weekend of November 24-26 with the eagerly anticipated 2017 Leyland Christmas Festival — and there’s festive fun for everyone on offer. The highlight will be the personal appearance of Corrie star ‘Steve McDonald’ on Saturday night. Actor Simon […]

Pride of Place for Leyland Poppies

AS REMEMBRANCE Sunday approaches a Leyland boutique has proudly mounted a poppy display in its window at the heart of Hough Lane – ‘lest we forget.’ Joanne O’Neill, owner of clothing store Wo+man, along with her friend Angie Brooks has created an impressive display of cascading poppies and is encouraging Leylanders to support the British […]

Stars of Local Community Shine

A MUCH-LOVED lollipop man, a former soldier, and a nine-year-old volunteer litter-picker were among those honoured in this year’s South Ribble Community Awards. The glittering ceremony, staged by the South Ribble Partnership, at The Leyland Hotel on Thursday night, saw the shining stars of the community recognised for the work they do to improve the […]