Roughlee Parish News

April 2022 – Parish News

School traffic

An ongoing problem relating to parking at school drop off and pick up times has been the subject of a meeting attended by representatives of the school, of the Parish Council and the immediate residents. The problem is not unique to Roughlee School and there are no easy answers. Various ways of improving the situation were discussed and a follow up meeting has been arranged for 31st March to progress matters.

Community Lunch

As reported in last month’s news, the Luncheon Club has been reinstated with a different format. A community lunch will now be held at 12.30, every other Thursday, at the Bay Horse. The price for a two-course lunch is modest and local villagers of pensionable age will benefit from a small Council subsidy. Details of dates and prices are available from Adam at the Bay Horse. The lunches so far have been well attended and enjoyable.

Roughlee Village Centre

Future relationships between the Parish Council and the Village Centre Committee (VCC) are being formalized to clarify responsibilities but the work of the VCC continues to make a huge contribution to the social life of the village and to local charities. Of particular note was the sum of £4,356 raised for Pendleside Hospice from the Pub Walk event at the Village Centre. A further charity event is planned on the evening of Friday 29th April and all day on Saturday 30th April. This will take the form of a Beer and Gin Festival with proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation and to Cancer Research. It will also serve as an opportunity to remember Brian O’Sullivan and Paul Dainty, both long standing stalwarts of the VCC who sadly died in recent months.

Parish Gathering

The Parish Gathering is held annually and is an opportunity for villagers to hear, first hand, about the work of the Parish Council and to enjoy presentations on topics of interest, for example the local history of Roughlee. The Gathering normally concludes with a social get-together over a glass of wine. This year’s event is planned for Monday 20th June at 7pm so please make a note in your diaries. So far we plan a presentation on the Sky at Night but the Parish Council would welcome ideas for topics of interest from local people. Please let us know if you have topics you would like us to address.

— Andrew Walker – Chair, Roughlee Parish Council