THE Bishop of Blackburn will give a talk on countryside issues at a meeting in February.

The Rt Rev Alan Chesters will give a speech to the Lancashire branch of the Council for Protection of Rural England.

Rita Whitlock, of the group, said: "The bishop will be talking to us about countryside issues and the problems facing the members of rural communities."

The address will be followed by a lunch at the Wellington Conference Centre, Church Road, Leyland on February 10 at noon.

Tickets cost £5 and for further information contact 01772 456 181.