Roughlee Parish News

Dec 2021 – Parish News

This edition of the News covers the Christmas and New Year holiday period and takes us through to 2022. Let us hope that next year is a very big improvement on the last two! This edition is also the last to be co-ordinated by John Parsons who has acted as editor for very many years. John is owed a very big thank you from all who have enjoyed and contributed to the Parish News.

Car Park

The subsidence which has threatened the Roughlee Fisheries car park has now been resolved, or at least we hope so. The car park surface had been slowly sinking for some months and recent investigations revealed that the foundations of Roughlee Mill and the mill race which were demolished over 60 years ago had not been filled in and compacted properly. The recent works have refilled the voids and the car park is now fit for purpose.


As previously recorded our long-time organiser of the Roughlee Best Kept Village group, Nigel Brotherton, has retired from the role to return to full time work. Having won first place in previous years his final contribution resulted in a highly commended third place in the 2021 competition. Congratulations to Nigel and his team for a very creditable effort. Nigel’s place has been taken by Meg and Michael Davey who will take up the reins for the coming year, assisted by Ian Mortimer. The Parish Council are truly grateful to all who help towards keeping our village so beautiful.

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch

Meg and Michael have also undertaken the organisation of this year’s Senior Citizens lunch which will be held on Thursday 9th December. As in previous years the pupils of Roughlee School will entertain us with their Christmas concert. Invitations have been sent out so if you are a Senior Citizen and have not received yours please contact our Clerk, Mary, and let her know.

Platinum Jubilee

Arrangements are continuing for the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations which are to be held on Thursday 2nd June 2022. This is a special Bank Holiday to celebrate the Jubilee. Full details will be available in due course.

RVC Events

The Roughlee Village Centre Committee has been busy over the past months with the Pendle Pub Walk and Halloween celebrations. The next big event is the Christmas Fayre which is on Sunday 28th November and the Christmas Boogie will be held on Saturday 18th December. Also of note is a very generous bequest from a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous. The bequest is for the benefit of Roughlee Village Hall and will ensure a secure future for our Village Centre.

Bay Horse Inn

Finally, it is a great pleasure to report that the Bay Horse is now fully open again including for the service of food. It is difficult to over-emphasise the importance of the pub in the life of the village and we wish Adam and his team all good wishes for a long and prosperous tenancy.

In conclusion the Parish Council send best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all villagers, their families and friends.

— Andrew Walker – Chair, Roughlee Parish Council