ASHTON PACT (Police and Communities Together) MEETINGS
In late September 2018, prompted by a discussion with an Ashton resident regarding the number of crimes occurring in the neighbourhood, Cllr. Liz Atkins (Labour) arranged an Emergency PACT meeting. This was the first PACT meeting for a number of months after regular meetings were abandoned following a large decline in attendance.
Following the meeting, a Powis Road resident contacted Cllr. Gillian Oliver (Labour) to arrange a shadow walk the length of Powis Road with representatives from LCC Highways and concerned residents to discuss areas of concern.
You can read the report from Highways, here.
ASHTON-ON-RIBBLE AND RIVERSWAY PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER MEETINGS
In late October, Ashton residents Michael Balshaw ( Conservative candidate for Ashton 2019) and Beth Balshaw (Conservative activist) created an alternative organisation covering the new ward boundaries for Ashton called Ashton-On Ribble and Riversway People and Communities Together. They also created a Facebook Page and group of the same name to communicate with residents.