NEWSLETTER February 2020.
The Parish Council wishes to remind everyone that their meetings are open to all residents and that there is an opportunity to have your say at these meetings.



THERE WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL


ON MONDAY 1ST JUNE,2020 AT 7:30PM


TRAFFIC SPEEDS SANDY LANE/SMITHY LANE/WATER STREET:

The Chairman (Councillor D. Cranshaw) reported that the Parish Council was still awaiting dates for the proposed public meeting with County Councillor Snowden, officers from the County Highways Department,the police and local residents regarding road safety aspects on the B5256 Sandy Lane, Smithy Lane and Water Street. Also reported was the current situation regarding the Resident`s Action Group Campaign for Road Safety Improvements by Lancashire County Council. The police had indicated that with regard to the reduction in speed limits this had been streamlined and was managed on line. This meant there was an auditable multi agency approach to concerns raised and these should be reported to the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership. Chorley Council had been contacted regarding the operation of the Shoot in Brindle.

A resident expressed his concern at the proliferation of signs he felt there should be a review of signage. It was also suggested that the school sign should be adapted to flash at school opening and closing times.Reference was also made to parking problems at these times and it was considered that the Headteacher should be asked to prepare a Parent`s Charter with a specific condition relating to parking at the School. Mention was made to possible community training on monitoring of speed limits and further details would be obtained on this.

HIGHWAYS:

GREGSON LANE AND BOURNES ROW - FOOTPATH SIGN:

Several signs had been replaced on footpaths within the Parish in particular the one at Hewn Gate. The County Countryside Team was looking into the repair and replacement of other footpath signs.

WINDMILL LANE/DOVER LANE:

The ditches have been cleaned.

SANDY LANE - ROAD SURFACE:

The road surface by Bury Farm Cottage was deteriorating and required attention. The County Council has been informed.

ORAM ROAD - MANHOLE:

The manhole cover adjacent to Yew Tree Cottage is leaking. The Clerk has informed the County Council.

PLANNING REPORT:

Planning permission has been granted for a development in Smithy Close and two applications have been submitted to Chorley Council for planning permission relating to two separate developments in Windmill Lane. Details were circulated to all Members and whilst no observations were made on one of the applications so far as the other was concerned it was felt that the construction material to be used was inappropriate. These observations would be reported to Chorley Council.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION 2020:

The Parish Council has decided to enter the competition again in 2020.

BUDGETS 2020/21.

The County Council is proposing an increase in the precept of 3.99% of which 2% would be allocated to adult social care. The Police and Crime Commissioner intends increasing the police precept by 5.99%.

DIGITAL INCLUSION:

Chorley Council are proposing Computer Training Classes for residents.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Monday 23rd March 2020 at 7.30 p.m. at the Community Hall Water Street Brindle. The Annual Parish Meeting to be followed by the normal meeting of the Parish Council.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

T. Harkness FEBRUARY 2020

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