NEWSLETTER August 2020.
            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:

HEDGE - QUAKER BROOK LANE/THE STRAITS:

The County Council had requested the landowner to cut back the hedge at the junction of The Straits and Quaker Brook Lane. They had not replied to the request of the Parish Council that the hedge be removed to improve sight lines at this junction. The County Council has been asked again for a site visit to discuss this suggestion.

DOG BIN LEEDS LIVERPOOL CANAL:

Following requests from local residents Chorley Council put a dog bin near the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

OVERGROWN HEDGES:

OLD VICARAGE BLACKBURN OLD ROAD:

The hedge has been cut back.

BLACKBURN OLD ROAD (A675):

The hedge at the boundary of land running from the railway bridge to the Gib Lane is overgrown and a road safety hazard forcing pedestrians to walk in road. The County Council has been asked to arrange for it to be cut back.

It was also reported that there was a raised grid located on the right hand side of the footway near the railway bridge.

QUAKER BROOK LANE/THE STRAITS:

A blocked drain at Quaker Brook Lane was reported. The blocked drain is a recurring problem and a more permanent solution is required.

The County Council was asked to consider a solution to the recurring flooding problems with the drain.

ROAD SIGNS:

A warning sign is missing near the double bend on Hoghton Lane and tree branches are obscuring a 40mph sign. The County Council has been informed.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

(A) DECISIONS:

Applications for developments at Private Road and Quaker Brook Lane had been refused and applications for developments at Valley Road. Bell Villas, Quaker Brook Lane and Bolton Road have been granted since the last meeting of the Parish Council.

(B). APPLICATIONS:

Applications for two developments in Chapel Lane and a further application for development in Weasel Lane had been submitted to Chorley Council since the last meeting.

WAR MEMORIAL:

It was hoped that work to rectify the ponding issue at the War Memorial would start by the middle of August 2020.

CRIPPLEGATE LANE:

The Specialist Contractors appointed to control the rat infestation were continuing to do so.   The Parish Council is awaiting details of the ecology consultants report.

DATES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS 2020/21:

It is hoped the Parish Council will meet on the following dates:-

2020 - 14th September,26th October and 30th November. 2021 - 25th January, 1st March, 12th April.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday 14th September 2020.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

TONY HARKNESS CLERK. AUGUST 2020

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