PARISH COUNCIL – Coun. A. Pickles chaired the meeting on May 20th attended by Couns E. Heys, K. Whittle, P. Riley, M. Heys, M. Hines and G. Smith. Also present were borough Couns C. Towneley and D. Heginbotham, county Coun. M. Brindle, PCSO D. Johnson and colleague.
PCSO Johnson presented a monthly report stating there had been 23 incidents reported, three of which were crimes. He reported on the situation of badly parked vehicles which have been the subject of complaints to the police. He pointed out that parking on chevrons was illegal and if this was not adhered to the police would have no alternative but to issue fixed penalty notices.
Two residents have shown an interest in serving on the parish council and it was resolved that Coun. C. Towneley and S. Wilby be invited to join the council.
Councillors have requested the replacement of or repairs to the post and rail fence in Burnley Road, Walk Mill, and attention was drawn to the crumbling wall at the junction of the Bacup, Burnley and Union Road.
The Prince’s Trust is to undertake some of the improvement work at Mount Lane changing rooms.
Coun. Brindle reported on matters referred to Lancashire County Council, in particular speeding traffic and safety issues around parking at the school.
Friends of Overtown have proposed to replace fencing in Mount Lane.
A report on the Mount Lane playing field stated work is ongoing.
Planning applications were considered.
WHIST DRIVE – Winners at the whist drive in the village hall were: Ladies – Mrs M. Duckworth, Mrs J. Crabtree, consolation Mrs W. Newham. Gents – Mrs O. Wistern, Mrs J. Ramsden, consolation Mrs G. Smith. Dominoes: Mrs E. Nicholson, Mrs M. Heys, Mrs J. Cottam, consolation Mr D. Wrathall, who also won the raffle. The next whist drive will be held on Thursday evening.
FRIENDLY HOUR – Members had an enjoyable afternoon when Ann and Ken Dixon recalled their holiday in India. They were thanked for a fascinating afternoon.