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

LANCASHIRE BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION:

Representatives attended the Annual Awards Ceremony on 19th October and received a commemorative plaque, a trophy to be retained for one year and a Certificate.

Consideration is being given to the location of the plaque and certificate.

POLICE LIAISON:

The police have reviewed their liaison arrangements.

They will no longer hold PACT meetings but In future it is proposed that each team in the Chorley Policing area will have an identified PCSO as an engagement point of contact. They will maintain regular contact with Parishes, and provide a newsletter every two months which they will send to the relevant clerks with the request this be forwarded to other people and groups in the community. Further, they have been asked to identify key events – particularly annual meetings, and ensure attendance and advertising regarding attendance. The police asked that local residents should be encouraged to join and support “In The Know”the online newsletter.

HIGHWAY MATTERS:

(A). FLOODING:

The Parish Council considered the latest situation regarding the clearing of gullies.

The County Council has produced a schedule for the maintenance of gullies.The gullies in Hillhouse Lane and Pippin Street will be cleaned on an Annual basis and Top oth Lane and Holt Lane will be cleaned every eighteen months. Emergency cleaning would be carried out as appropriate.

The blocked drains at Birchin Lane and Duxon Hill are still to be looked at.

Further blocked gullies have been reported in Water Street and Denham Lane.

(B). PRIVATE ROAD:

The County Council are still to install hazard markers and a white line to encourage vehicles to keep away from the very edge by the end of October.and will continue to monitor the location for signs of failure.

(C). HOLT LANE - HIGHWAY DEFECTS: The County Council has been asked to remedy the defects in the road surface following complaints from local residents.

(D). SANDY LANE - FORMER SAND QUARRY: The overhanging vegetation at the former sand quarry has been cut back.

(E). IRON MAN EVENT: Chorley Council has considered the concerns of Parish Councils in Chorley. The race organisers have taken these into account but do not propose to change the route.

PLANNING REPORT:

(A). DECISIONS: The following decisions have been made since the last meeting of the Parish Council.

1. Conversion of redundant barn to single residential dwelling land south east of Warburton House Holt Lane. (App no 16/00796/FUL) Applicant Mr. Pawson. - Withdrawn.

2. Conversion of barn to create one dwelling Lower Copthurst Farm Birchin Lane (App no 16/00597/FUL) Applicant Mr Mayor. - Granted.

(B) APPLICATIONS:

The following applications have been received since the last meeting.

1. 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.

2. Prior approval application for proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwellinghouse and associated operational development land south east of Warburton House Holt Lane (App no 16/01040/P3PAO) Applicant Mr.Pawson.

3. Certificate of lawfulness erection of rear dormer extension 8 Oak Bank Gregson Lane (App no 16/0104/CLPUD) Applicants Mr. And Mrs Massaro.

PARISH COUNCIL PRECEPT:

The Parish Council does not intend increasing its current precept on Chorley Council.

DENHAM QUARRY:

Chorley Council is to remove the fencing nearest the road side in view of the number of times it is damaged and has to be replaced. They will place boulders on the bund to prevent vehicles being driven across.

The remainder of the fencing will be replaced and an order has been placed for this. In addition hawthorn whips will be planted at the back of the fencing as an additional deterrant

St. Catherine`s Hospice has requested permission to hold a sponsored abseiling event in the Quarry.

REMOVAL OF PHONE BOX:

Chorley Council has been notified by Bt that it intends to remove the phone box in Water Street because of lack of use. Any representations should be submitted to Chorley by 21st December 2016.

SHUTTLINGFIELDS TRUST:

The Clerk reported on the current situation regarding the winding up of the Trust

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

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



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