A Hyndburn councillor has announced his retirement after more than a decade.
Rishton Labour councillor Harry Grayson announced he is to step down and will not be seeking re-election next year.
Coun Grayson was elected in 2006. He is current chair of the planning committee and sits on numerous boards and committees outside the council including the Homeless in Hyndburn Group and the Local Authority Health and Safety Forum.
Coun Grayson said he had enjoyed his time on Hyndburn council.
He said: “I have served ten years as a Rishton Councillor and have enjoyed every second trying to improve the place where I was born and have lived for 65 years.
“However, I am reaching the stage where I would like to partake in more activities with my family and so it is time for me to step aside and let someone else take the reins.
“I would like to thank everyone in Rishton for supporting me over the years and wish all residents the best for the future.”
Coun Grayson will remain on the council until May 2016 and anyone who is interested in standing for election as a Labour member should get in touch with the Rishton councillors by August 1 2015.