PARISH COUNCIL – Ightenhill Parish Council held its July meeting at Padiham Road Methodist Church, Brassey Street, Burnley. Present were Coun. Maria Chattle (chairman), Couns Bushby, Wilson, Ferguson and Doyle and Roger Frost (clerk). Apologies were received from Couns Mitchell and Kayley, County Coun. Briggs and David Kilpatrick, the tree warden.
DOG ISSUE – The dog incident reported in this column recently is now being dealt with by the police. The parish council urges dog owners to keep their dogs on leads when walking in the countryside.
SIGNS – The parish council has decided to replace the damaged “Ightenhill” sign in Ightenhill Park Lane with a new one. Members also resolved to have another sign in Lakeland Drive. A site, near the new parish boundary, has been determined after taking advice from Burnley Council which will part fund the scheme.
GRASSED AREAS – A number of residents have commented about the current grass cutting policy of Burnley Council. The new scheme, in which some grass is to be allowed to reach maturity, is to encourage wild flowers to grow, helping insects, but it is not intended that the grass be allowed to degenerate and it will be cut as usual in late autumn. The parish was also concerned about the verge in part of Ightenhill Park Lane which needs rolling with a heavy roller. The clerk is to contact the council’s green spaces department.
ROAD WORKS – The appearance of white markings on the road in part of Ightenhill Park Lane probably signifies the county council is intending to undertake a maintenance scheme. However, the parish council has not been informed about what is intended. The clerk is to contact the county council.