9 Brindle Parish Council Website

Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Brindle Parish Council website.

The aim of the site is to keep parishioners informed of the Council's activities and proceedings. Also, the site provides an archive of minutes and other Parish Council documents. We will undertake to keep the site up to date and relevant.

The Parish Council Meetings are held about every 6 weeks at 7-30pm on a Monday at various venues around the parish

Members of the public can attend so please come along to see what we do for the parish.

We also want to hear your views on the site, the good, the bad, the missing, the irrelevant. Please pass your views to the Webmaster or any Parish Councillor.

Darren Cranshaw

Chairman.

Parish Council News

The Parish Council considered the following matters:-

POLICE REPORT:

Councillor Mrs Long reported that following her discussions with the Police it was their intention to be present at future meetings of the Parish Council.

HIGHWAY MATTERS:

(A). MEETING WITH COUNTY COUNCILLOR:

The Parish Council met the new County Councillor to discuss long standing problems in Brindle with him. The Parish Council then proceeded to consider the latest position in relation to the issues raised. With regard to stiles and footpaths it was reported that due to reductions in expenditure the Countryside Service would no longer maintain footpaths and stiles in the Parish.. It was understood that this responsibility would revert to landowners.

(B). FLOODING:

The County Council has again requested the landowners to clean the ditches in Windmill Lane, Dover Lane and Duxon Hill. The drains at Birchin Lane and at Oram Road near Yew Tree Cottage and Water Street are still to be looked at. Further flooding has occurred at Top oth Lane, Hillhouse Lane and Denham Lane. There are also flooding problems with the gulley near the post box on Holt Lane.

(C). PRIVATE ROAD:

The work has not yet started and the County Council has been asked to proceed as soon as possible. A Member of the Public reported several deep potholes on Private Road and there was severe flooding near the church.

(D). HOLT LANE - HIGHWAY DEFECTS:

The repairs have been carried out.

(E). HIGH COP:

The Clerk reported the County Council had investigated the signage at Top oth Lane and indicated that the purpose and position of the sign was not clear although it appeared to have been absent since 2009. Records did not indicate a safety concern in the area which would suggest the requirement for signage and therefore no further action would be required at this time. The County Council has removed the damaged salt bin.It would not be replaced.

(F). PIPPIN STREET:

The street nameplate sign has had been replaced, the vegetation cut back and the fallen tree removed.

(G). POTHOLES:

The potholes on Marsh Lane have been repaired.

(H). IRON MAN EVENT:

Chorley Council has requested the views of the Parish Council on the organisation of the event. The Parish Council reiterated that the route should be changed from Top oth Lane and Water Street to Holt Lane.

(I) . TOP OTH LANE:

(1) Manholes.

The manholes between Top oth Lane and the junction of Marsh Lane were considered hazardous to traffic. OpenReach has completed the work to them.The County Council inspected them and they were satisfactory.The County Council will be responsible for their future maintenance..

(2). Notice Board :

It was reported that the door to the notice board needed attention and the area around it was overgrown. A local resident has done some cutting back and it was suggested that hard-standing be provided. The Clerk has contacted a joiner about the door.

(3) Traffic Speeds:

There are concerns at the speed of traffic through Top oth Lane, which has the national speed limit. Several households have more than one car, parking is scarce and there are cars parked on either side of the lane. Walkers and residents are forced into the road when walking along here. It is suggested that either the roadway should have SLOW signs painted at either end of Top oth Lane, introduce a 20 mph limit or have speed humps. A 20 mph limit was put forward to the County Council in the past and this had been not been agreed to.

(4). Road Levels:

The tarmac repair across the roadway by 20 Top oth Lane has sunk below the road level. There were many heavy vehicles using this roadway and the vibration causes the houses to shake.The County Council has been asked to take appropriate action.

(5) Flooding:

There are concerns regarding flooding in heavy rain. This is a regular occurrence in Winter because the drain could not cope with the flow of water It was constructed when much less water was used by households and when there was a cobbled road that absorbed much of the heavy rain. A local resident has requested a water flow test in the drain. .

(J). DENHAM LANE - GRIDS:

The grids on the roadway of Denham Lane are set too deep and a problem to cars when they roll over them in passing large vehicles.The County Council has been asked to investigate.

(K). SANDY LANE - GRASS VERGES:

The Members of the public present reported that length of Sandy Lane from the centre of the Village to Holt Lane was dangerous for walkers because the verges were not cut and walkers had to use the road way passing blind bends.

. DENHAM QUARRY:

Chorley Council has been asked to cut the overgrown footpaths in the Quarry.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Monday 9th October 2017 at.7.30 p.m. at the Community Hall Water Street Brindle.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.



T. Harkness September 2017



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