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Flood Advice and Bad Weather Information

Given the past problems caused by bad weather it was thought advisable to once again let it be known that advice is available. Pendle Borough Council (PBC) give sound practical advice on its website and will actually deliver sandbags to you. Do not wait until the water is lapping at your door, contact PBC now and ask for sandbags. You can then be prepared for the worst.

Conclusion of External Audit

The audit for the year ended 31st March 2017 was completed on the 18th September by BDO LLP and was presnted to and accepted by Council at the 25th September 2017 meeting. All the documentation required by the Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts & Audit Regulatiuons 2015 can be found on the Finance page of this website.

Charity strawberry grow bags

Strawberry grow bags for sale - all donations to charity

Peter and Mandy Leighton are selling last years strawberry gro bags which were cut back after cropping to make way for the new crop. There are 10 plants per bag and if the plastic is cut off and the whole block is lightly trenched it will created an instant strawberry bed. They cost £2.00 per bag, with 150 bags available, and the money will go to the charities Air ambulance and Martin House. 

Please contact: 01282 844555 if interested or email below.

Amanda Leighton <amandaleighton55@icloud.com>

Peter Leighton <mandaleighplants@btconnect.com>

Councillor Vacancies

These two vacancies have now been filled

The two vacant seats on Council have been notified to Pendle Borough Council, and the public Notices displayed in the appropriate manner and period of time as prescribed by Law. No Election has been called and Council has agreed that it wishes to fill these vacancies by co-option.

Earby Independent Hostel

Please follow the link above to see a press release that was approved at the Council meeting held on Monday 25th September, which gives a full update on developments at the Hostel and the planned re-opening date.

 

Earby Land Sell Off

Earby Town Council has asked for these three sites plus the White Lion Public House to be added to Pendle Borough Councils list of "Assets of Community Value" which will give members of the local community at least 6 months time to consider and find funding etc to purchases them, if so desired,  should any of these listings eventually end up been put up for sale.

Vacancy: Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

This vacancy has now been filled.

Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Part Time 75 hours per month
Salary SCP 26-29 £23,398 to £25,951 Pro Rata
(Rates applicable from 1st April 2017)

Earby Town Council is seeking to recruit a Town Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer.

Surgeries

The weekly parish surgeries will recommence on Friday 1st September at the Parish Rooms, Victoria Road from 10.30am to 12 noon, Vice Chairman Vera Cocker will be in attendance, please feel free to pop in and raise any Earby issues.

Accounts for the Year Ending 31st March 2017

The accounts for this year are now available for public inspection with the period commencing on Wednesday 28th June and ending on Tuesday 8th August. The required documentation can be found under the "Finance" section of this website; the "Accounting Statements" for 2016/17 is unaudited and subject to change, by BDO LLP who are the Councils external auditors.

Earby Youth Hostel

News about the Hostel and its future. Due to the YHA not renewing leases on many of the more historical buildings then, after much discussion between Pendle Borough Council, Earby Town Council, Friends of Earby YH and others, Earby TC is taking over the running of the hostel.

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