Listed below are other services that might be of interest to residents of Barrow. If you have any suggestions for other services which could be included, please get in touch.
|NHS Non-urgent medical advice||111|
|Police – Non-Emergency||101|
|Police – Ribble Valley||01200 458766|
|Lancashire Crimestoppers||0800 555 111|
|Lancashire County Council||0300 123 6701|
|Ribble Valley Borough Council||01200 425111|
|National Grid – report gas emergency||0800 111999|
|United Utilities – report water emergency||0345 6723 723|
|Environment Agency Floodline||0845 988 1188|
|Electricity North West Ltd||0800 195 4141|
Local Policing in the Ribble Valley operates a system where Constables work across the whole area dealing with incidents that are reported around the clock.
Community Support Officers have direct responsibility for each ward and the PACT Officer (Police and Communities Together) for Barrow is PCSO Katie Ferguson. PCSO Ferguson can be contacted at Clitheroe Police Station on 01200 458766 or by email at email@example.com. Please note that she works shifts and her email address is not monitored in her absence.
As well as using the phone numbers listed above, you can report crime, contact an officer directly and apply for jobs online by clicking the ’do it online’ tab at www.lancashire.police.uk or visiting www.doitonline.lancashire.police.uk.
To register for regular crime updates and information on road closures in Barrow and the Ribble Valley, you can visit www.stayintheknow.co.uk. This is a free messaging service brought to you by Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire County Council.
Lancashire County Council Highway Matters
To report potholes, cracked flag/trip hazards, cracked/missing manhole covers, streetlights out, blocked drains, missing/damaged signs and also to request new services such as traffic calming measures, road resurfacing and disabled parking bays, you can contact Lancashire County Council by:
Signpost – Ribble Valley Borough Council
Ribble Valley has a new community directory, ‘Signpost’, featuring information about events and activities throughout the borough. For more information visit the website: www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/signpost
Mobile Library Service
The mobile library visits Barrow and if you are interested in using this service, please contact Clive on 07774335889.
Little Green Bus Service
Little Green Bus Service is a small charity based in Clitheroe that provides safe, sustainable and considerate transport to people who can’t access public transport. For more information, phone 01200 444484 or visit the website: www.littlegreenbus.org.uk
Hyndburn Homewise is a charitable organisation based in Accrington committed to helping people remain independent in their own homes. Homewise provides a comprehensive, impartial help and advice service on all aspects of home improvements, adaptations, repairs and maintenance. For more information, phone 01254 232249 or visit the website: www.homewiseonline.org.
Red Cross Carers Support Service
The Red Cross Carer’s Support Service runs throughout the Ribble Valley and offers free short-term practical and emotional support to help improve independence and well-being of carers and the cared for. They offer a wide range of services, including first aid training, a sitting in service to give carers respite, practical help with shopping and prescription collection. They also provide emotional support to help the carer feel less isolated. To refer yourself or someone else to the scheme or to volunteer, phone 01282 694557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ribble Valley Citizen’s Advice Bureau
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau provides free, confidential and impartial advice on personal finance, benefit, housing or employment problems. For more information, phone 01200 428966 or visit the website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ribblevalleycab.
Lancashire Age UK – Ribble Valley
Age UK Lancashire offers a variety of services across the Ribble Valley, including day care services for older people who need support to live independently, home help services, hospital aftercare services. The also provide advice on topics such as welfare benefits, community care, housing, consumer and health issues. For more information, phone 0300 303 1234, email at email@example.com or visit their website: www.ageuk.org.uk.