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:-

POLICING:

The police were continuing to monitor activities at the Quarry. However it appeared that there had been an increase recently. They are aware of this and are to step up patrols. A report was also presented on an incident involving the police on Holt Lane.

HIGHWAY MATTERS:

FLOODING:

The ditches at Duxon Hill and Windmill Lane have been cleared and the flooding near the school in Water Street had been sorted. Flooding was reported further up Water Street towards High Cop and this has been reported to the County Council for investigation.

HILLHOUSE LANE - RESURFACING:

The painting of `Slow` marking on Hillhouse Lane near the junction of Gowans Lane will be carried out in the next 6 weeks.

GREGSON LANE - TEMPORARY CLOSURE:

Mintholme Crossing will be closed from 23.00 hrs on 13th April until 07,30 hrs on 14th April 2019 for annual testing of the level crossing.

FORMER SAND PIT SANDY LANE:

A local resident asked that the former sand site should be tidied up. Chorley Council had investigated this matter and considered that the tidying up of the site was not their responsibility make further enquiries are being made.

FOOTPATHS AND STILES:

There has been no progress on the repair of the stiles. However, following a request to the Ramblers Association they agreed to undertake a survey into the condition of the footpaths and stiles within the Parish. This is expected to take place in June 2019. The Parish Council will then consider a project relating to the improvement of the footpaths.

INCIDENT AT MINTHOLME CROSSING:

The Clerk submitted the comments of County Councillor Snowden following a review of the Mintholme Crossing Gritting Incident in January when the crossing was blocked for several hours by vehicles being unable to deal with the icy conditions. Following on from this,a reassessment was undertaken by officers of this section of Gregson Lane in line with gritting policy and taking into account the recent reports. This had concluded:- Whilst this section of Gregson Lane would not be appropriate for treatment as part of the precautionary network as this was a relatively narrow country lane with an appropriate alternative parallel route on the A675 which was part of the precautionary network inclusion on the secondary routes would seem appropriate and this would be actioned. This section of Gregson Lane was also subject to a 7.5 tonne weight restriction (except for access) which should prevent it's use by the majority of HGV drivers. Local businesses requiring HGVs for access should warn any drivers with legitimate access requirements that the road may present hazards. Network Rail were responsible for the areas immediately approaching the level crossing and the Parish Council has asked them to review their plans in light of the incident.

SLACK BROOK WATER STREET:

A local resident reported that Slack Brook was culverted across Water Street. The whole  area around  where the old Telephone Box was situated has been cleared and tidied up, however, it had now exposed  a short stretch of Slack Brook which had steep drops into the fast flowing water through the culvert. It was considered this posed a high risk to the public, particularly children on their way to and from Brindle St James' School. The Parish Council was requested to consider how the area might be made safe. The County Council has been asked for their views on the issues raised on health and safety grounds.

PRIVATE ROAD:

The road had 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 was deteriorating rapidly and was uneven. County Councillor Snowden has been asked for his views regarding the proposed resurfacing work.

PLANNING REPORT:

(A) Decisions:

Planning permission has been granted for developments in Sandy Lane and Water Street and an appeal lodged regarding refusal of an agricultural determination at Sandy Lane.

(B). Applications:

An Application for a development at Bournes Row has been submitted to Chorley Council since the last meeting. Details had been circulated to all Members observations have been made regarding the proposals.These have been reported to Chorley Council.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION:

The Parish has now been entered in the Best Kept Village Competition 2019.

CPRE CAMPAIGNS:

The Parish Council has agreed to support CPRE campaigns regarding the recycling of plastic and the return of glass bottles.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Monday 13th May 2019 the Annual General Meeting at.7.30 p.m. to be followed by the meeting of the Parish Council at the Community Hall Water Street Brindle.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

T. Harkness MARCH 2019.



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