LCC response to Road Safety Petition


NEWSLETTER September 2022
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.



The Parish Council considered the following matters:-



POLICING:


The Police and Crime Commissioner had confirmed the current PCSO is still the police officer for Brindle.

HIGHWAY MATTERS:


FLOODING:


The County Council has been asked to re-investigate the flooding problems in Water Street and will re-visit the site to determine what is required.

PIPPIN STREET:


The County Council has been asked to come back and do some more work.

MOTORWAY UNDERPASSES:


The two underpasses both require extensive tidying up and maintenance work to the lighting.

DIRECTION SIGN JUNCTION - SANDY LANE:


The direction sign at Sandy Lane had been re-erected.

STREET SCENE STRATEGY:


Arrangements have been made to meet Chorley Officers about the Strategy at the next Parish Council meeting on 7th November 2022.

TOP OTH LANE - SLOW SIGNS:


The Slow signs on the road at Top oth Lane need repainting. the County Council has been asked to say when this will be done.

SANDY LANE WHITE LINES:.


The white lines on Sandy Lane from Tullis Farm to Holt Lane required repainting. the County Council has been asked to undertake the work.

FOOTWAYS AND GRASS VERGES - SANDY LANE:


The footpaths and verges on Sandy Lane are overgrown. Chorley Council has been asked to attend to this.

FLY TIPPING -CALVERTS FARM WATER STREET:


Fly tipping had occurred at the farm. Chorley has been notified.

PLANNING REPORT:


Decisions:


The following decisions have been made since the last meeting of the Parish Council:-

1.Single storey rear extension Kayes Barn Marsh Lane (App no 22/00224/FULHH) - Granted.

2. Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of detached dwelling with garage Brooklyn Sandy Lane (App no 22/00600/FUL). - Granted.

3.Section 73 application to vary condition no 2 (approved plans) attached to planning permission 20/01339/FUL (Conversion of existing garage to a self contained two bed room dwelling house in order to amend the internal layout, external elevations and materials. Ladywell Gowans Lane (App no 22/00737/FUL). - Granted.

Applications:


The following applications have been made to Chorley Council since the last meeting of the Parish Council:-

1.Widening of existing driveway dropped kerb (resubmission of app no 22/00395/FULHH) (App no 22/00926/FULHH) .

2.Application to discharge Condition 14 (Invasive species method statement) ref 22/00600/FUL Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of detached dwelling and garage Brooklyn Sandy Lane (App no 00926/FUL).

3.Notification of tree works within a conservation area Myrtle Cottage Sandy Lane (App no 22/00885/TCON).

UNAUTHORISED DEVELOPMENTS:


A newspaper article relating to the interpretation of Article Q under planning legislation was circulated and considered in respect of Anderview Farm,The local resident who had raised this had been informed.

The Planning Obligations Officer (Enforcement) is investigating unauthorised developments at Crabtree Farm and Leigh Farm.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday 7th November 2022 at 7.30 p.m. Meeting at the Community Hall Water Street Brindle. ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. T. Harkness SEPTEMBER 2022.






Brindle Parish Council: local information



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Doorstep salesmen scam

A householder in the Preston area received a knock on the door from a salesman offering to replace window glass, stating they would get a £30 reduction if they agreed to being given a quote. After receiving the quote the salesman claimed that as part of the deal there would be a 50% discount given, but that the householder would have to pay the full amount and claim the discount back once the windows had been fitted. The offer was not taken up. Be wary of such offers. Once you have paid it could prove difficult to get the supposed discount returned to you. The Safetrader scheme can help you find a trader in your area. Contact the scheme on 0303 333 1111 or go to www.safetrader.org.uk.

Insurance cover scam

Beware receiving a telephone call offering to sell you various types of insurance cover such as for household appliances, kitchen protection, and roof repair. A resident in the Lancaster area had been sold many such insurance schemes, all on a monthly direct debit payment, some of them not even explaining what the cover was for, some duplicating cover already held! Similar calls have also been reported from the Chorley area, including one for household appliance cover with the caller also offering a supposedly free household energy efficiency survey.

Scam energy bill reduction offer

Beware receiving a telephone call claiming to be from a price comparison website you may have used in the past. The caller states that your energy bills can be reduced, as a special offer for one day only and is limited to a small amount of customers so you have to act quickly. This is a scam to gain access to your bank details. Be suspicious of calls, emails or texts offering to reduce energy costs

Scam parcel delivery

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Advice on remote access scams

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Keep safe and well! Enjoy our beautiful Spring!

Brindle Parish Council

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