ASHTON PACT MEETINGS
ASHTON PACT (Police and Communities Together) MEETINGS
Following a decline in attendance, the Ashton PACT meetings led by the police and elected councillors stopped being held.
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.
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 October 2019, Ashton residents Michael Balshaw (Independent candidate for Ashton 2019) and Beth Balshaw (Independent candidate For Ashton 2019) 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.