NEWSLETTER Febuary 2019.
            The Parish Council wishes to remind everyone that their meetings are open to all residents and that there is opportunity to have your say at these meetings.

HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS:

(A). BRINDLE LODGE - DOG FOULING:

Following reports of excessive dog fouling in Brindle Lodge.The Dog Warden at Chorley had visited the site and issued a fixed notice penalty to one offender. He is arranging for notices relating to dog fouling to be erected. As part of Brindle Lodge is in South Ribble the dog warden for that area has alsobeen informed.

(B). TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE:

Finnington Lane will be closed between 0800hrs and 1700hrs on Thursday 14th March for resurfacing work. An alternative route for vehicles would be from Riley Green Switch Road via Bolton Road.

(C). INCIDENT - MINTHOLME:

Details of the problems at Mintholme Crossing arising from the recent wintry conditions were reported. The incident resulted in vehicles becoming stuck at the crossing and involved long tailbacks and the postponement of rail services. The County Council has investigated the issues raised and is considering what action to take to avoid a repeat of the situation.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

DECISIONS.

Planning permission has been granted for developments at Riley Green, Quaker Brook Lane and Hoghton Lane. .

APPLICATIONS:

Applications have been received for two developments at Blackburn Old Road. Further applications were submitted regarding the discharge of conditions for residential development at Riley Green, a development at Finnington Lane and a Neighbouring Planning Authority application at Moulden Brow. An application has been resubmitted for a development at Bolton Road/Riley Green..

CONSULTATIONS:

(A). CHORLEY COUNCIL BUDGET - COUNCIL TAX 2019/20: Details of the proposed budget were circulated recommending an increase in the Council Tax.

(B). HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRES CONSULTATION:

The Clerk circulated a consultation from the County Council about revisions to the opening of Recycling Centres.. Details have been put on the notice boards.

KEEP HOGHTON GREEN TIDY AND CLEAN :

A volunteer group has been established by a resident of Long Barn Row to undertake litter picking and other tidying up projects within the Parish. The Group is currently seeking grant aid from Chorley Council.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Monday 18th Mach 2019 at 7.30. p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Church Hall.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

TONY HARKNESS CLERK. FEBRUARY 2019.