Mayoress has big ideas for Riley Green Students

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Chorley Borough Council were left reeling when our Lady Mayoress put forward plans from this new building at Riley Green. She suggests constructing this futuristic extension to Blackburn College. It will specialize in Animal Husbandry and general farming studies, she expects it will soon become Britain’s leading agricultural college. The land to be used is presently called the Pinfold and is owned by all the people of Riley Green. However students’ fees are expected to go straight to the Mayor’s Parlour Entertainment Fund.

The pictures from the top show a chill out room, the dormitory corridor, an individual en suite and the exterior of the college. If the plans go through, completion of the work is expected by April 2017.

Increased Security

Since winning the Annual Flower Festival, 5 Sunflower Category Gold Prize, the Mayoress has been extra cautious. Of course when the Mayor vanished that was cause for much alarm. Now with all the prize money and Tesco Vouchers to the value of £5 she insisted on me fixing up some extra security. Luckily our Riley Green Local, The Royal Oak had some surplus cameras etc.. seemingly doing nothing on their roof (well I think they were surplus). All I needed was a tall ladder and a few tools and lo & behold, the Mayor’s Parlour Chubbsafes Executive Fire Safe Size 65 is carefully guarded from night time prowlers.



Mayor Sacked, Tower Hamlets.

Since hearing the news regarding the ex Tower Hamlet’s Mayor, our Riley Green Mayor is keeping a low profile….. Here is what has happened in the London Borough according to the BBC……………

“This is not the consequence of the racial and religious mix of the population, nor is it linked to any ascertainable pattern of social or other deprivation.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mr Mawrey ( the Judge) also described Bangladesh-born Mr Rahman as an “evasive and discursive witness whose evidence was untruthful on occasion” and suggested he had played “race” and “religious” cards.        “It is the result of the ruthless ambition of one man.”

This judgement really strikes home in our Hamlet & the Mayor is running scared. He thought he could mix it with the big boys, but no he can’t. The Tower Hamlets Mayor knew all the angles and ‘Hamlet’ qualified him for the Rural Mayors of Rural Britain (RMRB) meetings. He ran rings around our country bumpkin Mayor and it’s rumoured that he took much of our crowd funded funds (”for further investment, you understand”).  The Mayoress was shocked when the Mayor recently offered to do some decorating, wondering why he wasn’t about his usual ”duties”. No more pontificating, at least for a while………How will he explain the missing funds?






Forest Fire in Riley Green

Last night was another of the Mayor’s Scares nights.

Looking through his Parlour window he thought that Duxon Hill Woods were alight. Fooled again………….it was the sunset of the month so far.

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Early this morning with the National News telling us about the polluted air around us, it explains why the rising sun was less bright, having to fight through the poisoned atmosphere.

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Riley Green, Normal Sunset

This is the final picture in the March series of problem sunsets.

All in all, Riley Green is as likely to get a sunset as anywhere else in Lancashire, for a photograph though, it boils down to whether the Mayor finds the camera in time.

This picture was taken on the Riley Green community funded brand new Lumix TZ70, the new camera is even easier to point and click than the last one.


The picture was taken through the window of the Mayor’s Parlour on the 21st of March.

Sunset Riley Green

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Murphy’s Law isn’t it? After the recent Mayoral debacle over sunsets yesterday evening, the sun shone for the first time in a week or two! Under strict instructions, the Mayor’s DIY man, before he finished for the day, pointed and clicked the Lumix LX5 in roughly the right direction and took the above picture, then he departed.
The Mayor is beyond perfectionism and was not very pleased at all. Grabbing the camera he was heard muttering “if you want a job doing properly, do it yourself”, and thus he took the picture below. He told his wife later that trees and sunsets can be anywhere, but that his picture reveals all, and that even though the sun may well be 92,000,000 miles away, the sign is definitely in Riley Green, thus proving his point once again…….


Sort of Sunset, Riley Green.

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some sort of sunset

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Since the Mayor ordered the Sunrise snapshot last week, he’s been demanding a Sunset picture to complement it. However, Mayor or no Mayor the DIY man can only do sunsets when there’s a setting sun. These last few days in Riley Green have been starved of sunshine. Also working from sunrise to sunset is too much for this unpaid lackey. A minimal sun did appear yesterday evening & the DIY camera man did his best. The Mayor was neither happy nor understanding, and has instructed that better pictures must appear very soon.

Bees Knees in DIY, it’s official.

The Worshipful Mayor of Riley Green considers himself to be the bee’s knees in DIY. When her ladyship the Mayoress ordered an Ikea Ektoplink Pine Wardrobe (double) her partner duly offered to construct it for her.

Thinflatpack1webgs didn’t go 100% swingingly well, he said he was sure that there were some bits missing.  Anyway in a typical resourceful manner, he & his wife boarded the Mayoral Limousine for the official opening of a new balloon shop in Bank Top, ( Bank Top Balloons for Blackburn & the World). His well prepared speech was difficult for the gathered crowd to understand since he accidently inhaled too much helium when helping to inflate a sausage shaped big one……….. [Read more…]

Mayor Approves Local Eateries.

In time for Spring Eternal 2015 our worshipful, crowd funded, Riley Green Mayor, has been food sampling in the gourmet estmayorofrileygreen1ablishments within easy reach of his parlour. Wearing his regalia seen in picture, he expects to qualify for bargains. His expectations are consistently and regularly dashed, but his hopes do spring eternal……. His current favourite food is found at the links below, why not try them, you may be lucky enough to buy the Mayor a drink.

Royal Oak, Riley Green

The Boar’s Head

Vaio Tea Room

Oyster and Otter

His favourite at the Royal Oak is Ox Cheek, at the Boar’s Head he prefers Smoked Haddock Risotto, at the Vaio Tea Room he partakes of the Vintage Afternoon Tea, while at the O & O he usually surrenders to the Fish Pie. When wishing to switch off from his strenuous duties, the Mayor often takes his ever loving wife down to the Riley Green Marina and boards MV Romance for that special get-away-from-it-all evening. The food is special, the crew are superb and the whole ambience is beyond compare.

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Mayor’s Scares

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The Mayor had a scare last year when our village cricket ground was invaded by travellers. They decided to travel no more and occupied the area for several days. Lockable gates were eventually fitted and no further trouble was encountered. Until that is, a further Mayor scare this weekend. The Mayor of Riley Green was chauffeur driven in a Preston direction when he came upon what he thought was an Indian encampment! The chauffeur was beckoned to pull out the in-car Lumix LX5 camera and point and click in the direction of the encampment. The teepees in the pictures were massive and alarming. However all ended well and the Mayor gave them his full approval. They  turned out to be available for hire, and in this case were being used for a 21st birthday party!

Anyone interested can hire the same and can get full details from:-