Saturday, 5 May 2018


Ken Moss has been beaten in the Rishton election by the Conservative candidate Michael Miller who takes over as Councillor from next week. Cllr Miller lives in Green Haworth and his contact details are not yet known.

Ken said, "It's not a shock, I've upset a lot of people by being very direct on contentious issues. I will miss it, of course, but I'm extremely busy with work of my own so I certainly won't be short of something to do. All the best to my successor and heartfelt thanks to my Labour colleagues without whom I couldn't have done half of the things I've managed to over the years."

Council Leader Miles Parkinson said, "We've lost a seat in Rishton which we have held for a number of years. We are very disappointed to lose Ken. He’s been a very hard-working cabinet member."

Two thirds of voters stayed at home for the local elections, with the voter turnout just 33.3 per cent across the borough.

Labour now hold 26 seats on the council, compared to just 9 for the Conservatives.

Thursday, 3 May 2018


Today is local election day and the polling stations are now open until 10.00pm.

The Rishton Councillors try for the most part to be as non-political as possible but today we would ask everyone in Rishton to vote Labour and elect Cllr Ken Moss for a third term.

Ken said, "This is a purely local election and nothing to do with national politics so we would ask people to go and vote based on who they think will do the best for Rishton, not the party leaders in Westminster. Hyndburn Labour have balanced the books and delivered £10m in investment across the borough without borrowing. Please don't reward the Tories for cutting our money, vote Labour today."

Wednesday, 2 May 2018


With just one day left until the polling stations open, Rishton Labour would urge everyone to vote for Cllr Ken Moss tomorrow and keep the current team of Councillors together.

Ken said, "Myself, Clare Cleary and Jeff Scales make a good team as we all bring different skills to the table when issues come up. We've worked so well together over the past few years and two of the three of us now hold Cabinet positions which has enabled us to have better control over developments in Rishton."

He added, "It's a very rewarding job and I would like to keep doing my bit for the public. Please support me for a day and I'll support you for another four years."

Polling stations open on Thursday morning at 7.00am and will remain open until 10.00pm.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


If you are registered to vote by post and still haven't returned your ballot papers there is still time to do so.

Postal voters can still use post boxes until the last scheduled collection on 3rd May or alternatively drop their completed ballots in sealed envelopes at their nearest polling station.

Cllr Ken Moss said, "There are currently around 300 postal ballots in Rishton which have not been returned and we would encourage people to use their vote. You can still cast your vote up till 10.00pm on May 3rd by going to a polling station."

Wednesday, 25 April 2018


Team Rishton are continuing to canvass as the election campaign enters the final stage. The following streets have been canvassed in the past few days:
  • Harwood Road
  • St Pauls Road
  • Church Road
  • Ullswater Close
  • Westwood Avenue
  • Norfolk Street
  • Howard Street
  • Norden View
  • Stourton Street
  • Bridge Street
  • Allan Critchlow Way
  • Spring Street
  • Shuttleworth Street
  • Livesey Street
  • Sands Road
  • Sands Close
  • Cliff Street
  • Clifton Street
  • Lord Street
  • Brook Street
Ken Moss is standing for Labour in Rishton and polling day is on Thursday May 3rd.

Monday, 23 April 2018


The Rishton Councillors would like to wish everyone a happy St George's Day!

Saturday, 21 April 2018


Team Rishton have been out knocking on doors in the following streets over the past few days to promote Cllr Ken Moss as the Labour candidate for Rishton in the 2018 local election:
  • Petre Crescent
  • Hawthorn Close
  • Oak Close
  • Cedar Close
  • Ash Close
  • Beech Close
  • Elm Close
  • Sycamore Close
Polling day is on May 3rd from 7.00am until 10.00pm.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018


Postal ballot forms are in the process of being delivered to those householders who are registered to vote by post. Those who are registered to vote by post can return their slips with immediate effect by following the instructions inside.

You can also take your postal voting forms to polling stations sealed in the envelope provided on polling day itself.

Voting in the local elections takes place on May 3rd this year and the Labour candidate for Rishton is Cllr Ken Moss who is standing for a third term as ward councillor.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018


Recent works to improve power lines at the end of Cut Lane have meant that there has been a certain amount of damage to the road surface by plant vehicles.

Cllr Ken Moss has spoken to Electricity Northwest Ltd following complaints from residents and they will be sending someone out to assess the extent of the problem for repairs.

Monday, 16 April 2018


The following planning applications have been submitted to HBC relating to Rishton this week:

11/18/0105 - 23 High Street
Change of use from butchers shop to tattoo parlour

11/18/0144 - Pine Lodge Farm, Wilpshire Road
Erection of agricultural building

11/18/0128 - Norden Playing Fields
Discharge of various conditions relating to development of the football pitches