Food banks, how they work and where to go in Hyndburn

To use a food bank you have to be registered as being in need. The first point of contact is the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. See using a food bank “The adviser will ask you some questions about your income and needs. They can check if you should be getting any benefits you’re not currently claiming and […]

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Yellow Ice Warning for Hyndburn and Lancashire.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Hyndburn as temperatures drop below freezing on Tuesday. Icy stretches are expected on the roads, expect: Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths The warnings are in place until 11.00, Tuesday the 4th […]

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Snow expected on high ground in Hyndburn

On Tuesday, Snow is forecast overnight in Hyndburn and is expected to stick on high ground. Temperatures will plummet on Wednesday down to 3 degrees. However, it will be a clear and bright day. Temperatures overnight may drop to -4 degrees. There are no weather warnings in place. The forecast for Hyndburn states, “Tomorrow looks […]

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More unaffordable housing for Hyndburn?

Shared ownership, a convoluted bodge but better than nothing? The Government shared ownership scheme seems like a convoluted bodge, you may be better off just renting, as does much of Europe and Scandinavia. The New-build site off Spring street in Rishton is a case in point. Apparently, with the shared ownership scheme, For £70,000, you […]

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Rishton canal breach - Hyndburn news

Work continues on the canal breach at Rishton – photo feature

The Canal and River trust continues work on the canal breach at Rishton- All images Geoff. Whittaker. The Leeds & Liverpool canal at Rishon has been closed since the bank was breached in October. Round-the-clock repairs are proceeding, and a Mad Max-style camp has been set up for the workers and equipment. Access is difficult […]

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