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:-

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN.

D.Cranshaw was appointed Chairman of the Parish Council for the year commencing May 2019 to May 2020.

APPOINTMENT OF VICE CHAIRMAN.

D. Metcalfe be appointed Vice Chairman of the Parish Council for the year commencing May 2019 to May 2020.

APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The following appointments be made:-

A. Lancashire Association of Local Councils D.Cranshaw.

Chorley Area Committee

B. Roads, Footpaths and Bridleways J. Baldwin.

C. Village Hall Management Committee D.Cranshaw. Mrs S. Long

D.. Chorley Borough/Parish Liaison D. Cranshaw

E. Website Maintainer D. Metcalfe

F. CPRE C. Hindle

DATES OF MEETINGS.

The Parish Council will meet on the following dates at the venues stated in 2019/20. All meetings will commence at 7.30.p.m.

2019.

DATE VENUE

24th June Trinity Methodist Church Gregson Lane

19th August Community Hall

14th October Community Hall

11th November Community Hall

2020.

13th January Community Hall

10th February Trinity Methodist Church

23rd March Community Hall. Also Annual Parish Meeting.

HIGHWAY MATTERS:

FOOTPATH SIGN GREGSON LANE:

The footpath sign near Hewngate Farm had been knocked down. The Countryside Service at Lancashire County Council has been informed.

FOOTPATHS AND STILES:

Following an inspection prior to the Cuckoo Walks three stiles within the Parish were identified as needing attention. Arrangements were made for them to be repaired the Parish Council has made a financial contribution..

HILLHOUSE LANE - RESURFACING:

The County Council has not yet painted an additional SLOW sign on the road in Hillhouse Lane the County Council has been asked to carry out this work as soon as possible.

PRIVATE ROAD:

The road received a minor surface dressing in 2018 and it was understood that a more substantial resurfacing would take place in the future, however, the current surface is deteriorating rapidly and is uneven. It was understood that because of reductions in expenditure the work has been postponed. County Councillor Snowden has been asked to include the proposed resurfacing work in a future road maintenance programme. road is subsiding in certain parts. The County Council has been asked to look into this.

PLANNING REPORT:

(A). DECISIONS:

A certificate of lawfulness has been granted for a development in Sandy Lane and planning permission granted for two developments in Sandy Lane and one in Private Road.

APPLICATIONS:

An application has been submitted to Chorley Council for a development at Dover Lane and for three applications at a development on Sandy Lane and a further application at a different location on Sandy Lane since the last meeting.

APPLICATIONS FOR GRANT

The Parish Council received requests from Brindle Historical Society and Brindle Show for grants towards the expenses of these organisations In both cases they had submitted a copy of their annual accounts which had been circulated.

A letter of thanks was also submitted from Brindle WI for the donation made by the Parish Council.

A grant of £100.00 was made to Brindle Show and the decision relating to a grant to Brindle Historical Society be deferred to the next meeting.

CHORLEY ELECTORAL REVIEW:

The Local Government Boundary Commission has completed its review of the electoral arrangements for Chorley and recommended a reduction in the number of councillors from 47 to 42 and that the ward boundaries be redrawn to reflect voter numbers. This meant that the Brindle and Hoghton Ward would now include Clayton East.The recommendations were subject to Parliamentary Approval and would be implemented from May 2020.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Monday 24th June 2019 at.7.30 p.m. at the Trinity Methodist Church Gregson Lane.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

T. Harkness MAY 2019





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