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

UNAUTHORISED USE - TOWN HOUSE FARM:

Local residents have expressed their concerns about the time being taken to resolve the long running problem of the parking of large vehicles at the farm.

The Chairman (Councillor D. Cranshaw) and Councillor Mrs.Long referred to the action taken by the Parish Council regarding the matter and informed the meeting of the current position.

The Members of the public felt that Chorley Council should be pressed to take more urgent action.

The Chief Executive at Chorley Council has been asked to meet local residents to discuss the problem and that the local MP be informed of the matter.

HIGHWAY MATTERS:

(A). FLOODING:

The Clerk reported latest situation regarding the clearing of gullies and that the proposed highways asset management team would commence operations in April 2017.

With regard to ditches in Windmill Lane Dover Lane and Duxon Hill the County Council had contacted the landowner to request the cleaning of the ditches.

The Vice Chairman (Councillor D. Metcalfe) reminded the Parish Council that this issue had been under investigation for a considerable time without resolution.

A member of the public commented that the edge of the carriage way in this area was deteriorating rapidly partly due to the state of the ditches and that large very deep potholes were appearing.

The blocked drains at Birchin Lane, Water Street and Denham Lane. were still to be looked at. County Councillor Cullens had indicated that the ditches in Pippin Street would also be looked at.

Councillor Hindle reported flooding on Oram Road near Sycamore Villas.

A member of the public reported that the gulley on Marsh Lane near Harry Croft was flooding.

It was reported that following an inspection of the culvert on Birchin Lane the County Council had indicated that it had not collapsed and the cause of the flooding had been repaired. It was disputed this action would solve the problem.

The flooding situation will continue to be monitored,the Clerk will contact the County Council to ascertain the latest position and report the latest flooding problems.

(B). PRIVATE ROAD:

Following a further meeting the County Council will not now install hazard markers and a white line to encourage vehicles to keep away from the edge. Instead they will undertake work to support the carriageway and clear the gullies.

(C). HOLT LANE - HIGHWAY DEFECTS:

The County Council has been asked to expedite the work.

(D). MANHOLE COVERS:

Temporary work has taken place to make the manhole safe and the County Council will complete the work shortly.

(E). HIGH COP:

The sign near High Cop Farm has been knocked over.The County Council has been informed about the missing road sign.

(F). FOOTPATH 40 - BROKEN STILE:

The stile at the junction of Duxon Hill on the footpath running from Duxon Hill to Windmill Lane has collapsed. The Footpaths Officer has been notified.

(G). HILLHOUSE LANE/ORAM ROAD:

The sign at the junction of Hillhouse Lane and Oram Road has been knocked down. Chorley Council has been asked to repair the sign.

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.

(B) APPLICATIONS:

The following applications have been received since the last meeting.

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.

2. Demolition of the existing rear porch, proposed construction of front porch and the construction of a two storey rear extension 22 Top oth Lane (App no 16/01190/FULHH) Applicants Mr and Mrs Lockwood.

BRINDLE GARDENING CLUB:

The Parish Council made a grant of £75.00 to the Gardening Club.

BRINDLE GUIDES :

The Parish Council made a grant of £75.00 to the Guides.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE:

The Parish Council gave consideration to the location of the plaque which had been awarded to mark the parish winning the Small Villages section of the Competition. An approach is to be made to the Cavendish Arms regarding the display of the Plaque.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Monday 13th February 2017 at.7.30 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church Gregson Lane.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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