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

MR. T SHARRATT:

The Clerk reported that Mr.Sharratt has tendered his resignation from the Parish Council due to ill health.

Members paid tribute to Councillor Sharratt`s the long service to the parish.

The Parish Council placed on record its appreciation of the long and valuable service of Councillor Sharratt to the Parish since 1996.

The Parish Council will now arrange for the filling of the vacancy.

BENCH - HOLT LANE:

It was reported that the hedge and a sycamore tree in front of the bench were overgrown and obstructing the view. A Member of the Public has offered to cut back the overgrown material.

UNAUTHORISED USE - TOWN HOUSE FARM:

The Parish Council was informed of the latest position regarding the unauthorised use .

The local residents present commented on the situation and circulated photographs of the vehicles. They had also contacted Lindsay Hoyle MP about the problem.

It was hoped that when the vehicles were relocated the site would be restored to its former condition.

The Parish Council will continue to monitor the situation.

HIGHWAY MATTERS:

(A). FLOODING:

With regard to ditches in Windmill Lane, Dover Lane and Duxon Hill the County Council had contacted the landowners but a response was awaited.

There has been some activity recently clearing some drains but not all. Dover Lane has been swept.

The blocked drains at Birchin Lane, Water Street and Denham Lane and the ditches in Pippin Street, Marsh Lane near Harry Croft and at Oram Road near Yew Tree Cottage would be looked at.

Some drain cleaning had taken place at Birchin Lane.

It was considered that the culvert in Birchin Lane was still in a dangerous condition and required attention.

The County Council would be asked to attend to all the drains and ditches as soon as possible and that the culvert on Birchin Lane should be revisited.

(B). PRIVATE ROAD:

The work proposed has been delayed.

(C). HIGH COP:

The County Council sign near High Cop Farm will be replaced as soon as possible.

(D). FOOTPATH 40 - BROKEN STILE:

The farmer has made temporary repairs to the stile at the junction of Duxon Hill on the footpath running from Duxon Hill to Windmill Lane.

(E). HILLHOUSE LANE/ORAM ROAD:

Chorley Council is arranging for the damage street name plates to be repaired.

(F). DOVER LANE:

The road surface on Dover Lane about 100 metres east of the riding stables is in need of repair. The County Council has been asked to make urgent repairs.

CHANGES TO RUBBISH COLLECTION:

These would be from 1st April and involved changes to the type of bins to be collected and charges for garden waste collections. Further details on Chorley Council website.

PLANNING REPORT:

(A). DECISIONS:

The following decisions have been made since the last meeting of the Parish Council.

1. Amendment to planning permission comprising changes from an mansard roof to gable ends and front elevations,facing material change from all render to match existing extensions to a mix of white render and stone (as per existing dwelling). Change of use from patio door with sire lights in carers room to front elevation to casement window with side access door and interior layout change resulting in larger window to application`s bedroom side elevations. Brindle Rise Gowans Lane (App no 16/01173/MNMA) - Applicant Ms Proudfoot. - Granted.

2. Erection of part first floor, part two storey side and rear extension with dormers to front and rear roof slope of proposed extension 4 Smithy Close (App No 16/00982/FULHH) Applicant Mr. Mercer. - Granted.

(B) APPLICATIONS:

No applications have been received since the last meeting.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE:

Arrangements are being made to display the 2016 Winners plaque at the Cavendish Arms.

He also reported that the Competition Secretary is seeking volunteers to act as judges for the Competition this year. The Clerk submitted details of this year’s Competition and the Parish Council has agreed to enter again.

RURAL COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME:

Details of Chorley Council`s Rural Community Grants Scheme have been displayed on the Notice Boards.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Monday 27th March 2017 the Annual Parish Meeting at.7. 30 p.m. to be followed by the Parish Council Meeting at the Community Hall Water Street Brindle.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.



T. Harkness FEBRUARY 2017

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