Dear Residents,

Are You Interested In Developing the Quality of Life for Simonstone Residents?

During the last few months ,we have enjoyed a number of successful community events in the Village of Simonstone.

In November about 120 people attended the dedication and act of remembrance relating to local soldiers killed in the two World Wars,the culmination of over a years work by 

Simonstone Parish Council,St Peters Church,local industry,local historians,the Library and the Borough Council,supported by the Canadian Army and the Household Cavalry Association.

In December 250 residents celebrated the Dedication of the Village Christmas Tree ,jointly facilitated by St Peters Church,St Peters School,Guides,Brownies,Rotary and Simonstone Parish Council.

We also hosted the Annual Senior Citizens Party with over 60 meals provided,served by local people and also with entertainment.

Reflecting on these events,local historians have offered to lead a Historic Walk around the village themed on the First World War,probably in April /May.

Secondly the Parish Council are investigating the options for a travelling theatre company to perform a family suitable play or plays later this year.

We are also working with others to try to make the former Railway Track to walkers and others.

Whilst there are a number of Social and Cultural Organisations linked to the Village relating to the library, the Church ,the School and some sports ,the Parish Council thought it would assist to know which organisations exist and any unmet demands for interest groups for residents locally.

The Parish Council would like to know if residents either currently in local organisations or interested in trying to form new social groups would be interested in meeting together with the Parish Council to facilitate this.

If nothing else ,we can log local social/cultural organisations,or hopefully assist with expertise or modest pump priming support to improve the social and cultural life of our village through meeting unmet needs in this area.

Please write to 
Roger Hirst,Clerk to the Parish at 24 Ennerdale Road,Clitheroe BB7 2PB;
Telephone 01200428742 
Email;simonstonepc@talktalk.net

Yours Sincerely

David Peat
Chairman Simonstone Parish Council