A HEALTH centre has been congratulated for hitting a 10,000 vaccination milestone.

Clitheroe Health Centre have said that they have vaccinated over 10,500 people, mainly over 70's and care and frontline workers, since the start of the vaccination programme from all over the Ribble Valley.

The NHS team have been assisted by Clitheroe and Ribblesdale Rotary Clubs have helped to keep the programme, which runs for 12 and a half hours a day, operating as smoothly as possible.

The behind the scenes work has included transport for the elderly and vulnerable to and from the centre, the councils provision of free parking for those getting a jab and an information hub for advice on all aspects of the pandemic.

The Mayor, Councillor Stella Brunskill, who as a Rotarian has also been helping as a volunteer, has spoken on behalf of the community to congratulated the NHS workers and volunteers.

She said: "This is a massive community effort with councillors from all parties taking part along with volunteers from all organisations and walks of life across the Ribble Valley Borough. It shows what can be achieved when we all work together.’’

Whilst a large proportion of the borough residents have been vaccinated in Clitheroe, thousands more from Longridge, Chipping and Ribchester have been vaccinated elsewhere in the county.