About Balderstone Parish Council

  • The seven Parish Councillors are elected for a four year term of office.
  • Parish Council meetings take place four times a year in Mellor Brook Community Centre.
  • An Annual General Meeting is held once a year and takes place immediately before the normal meeting that occurs in May.
  • Parishioners are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings.
  • Minutes of the Parish Council meetings are displayed on notice boards in the Church, Community Centre and on this Web Site.
  • There is a Parish Council Notice Board in Mellor Brook on the gable end of the Fielden Arms Hotel for official and general information.
  • The Parish Council has an annual budget of approximately £3000.
  • The budget covers part-time Clerk’s salary, insurance, audit fees, donations to charities and worthy causes (usually those with a local dimension).

What the Parish Council Does.

  • Endeavours to look after the interests of all residents by taking a balanced and impartial view.
  • Follows up matters raised by residents.
  • Submits comments to Ribble Valley Borough Council (RVBC) on planning applications.
  • Liases with Lancashire County Council (LCC) regarding road signs, conditions of roads and drainage.
  • Liases with RVBC on matters such as footpaths, unlawful tipping, untidiness and breaches of planning approval conditions.
  • Has representation at RVBC Parish Council Liaison Committee meetings.
  • Submits responses to RVBC on consultative and draft documentations.
  • Completes a range of questionnaires.
  • Responds to requests for information and local views.