Minute’s silence in memory of Habergham parish councillor

COUNCIL – The meeting of Habergham Eaves Parish Council was attended by Couns Osbaldeston, Bulcock, Ashworth, Haworth, Marsden and Markarian and two police officers, with apologies from Coun. Wilkinson.

A minute’s silence was held to mark the death of Coun. Frank Ashworth, a long-serving and dedicated member of the parish council. A vacancy now exists for a councillor. The unpaid job is open to residents of the parish and involves meetings once every two months. Anyone interested can write for more information to the clerk, Mrs Rebecca Hay, at Ollistan, 239 Red Lees Road, Cliviger, BB10 4RF before May 4th.

Following pressure from the parish council, fencing has now been taken down at the former Coaching House site and the council intends to monitor the state of the site. Broken and wonky signs at Oakeneaves and Rossendale Road are to be repaired and replaced. A light out in New Road has been repaired. A driveway which had gravel spilling onto Glen View Road has been resurfaced and Lancashire County Council is to be asked to re-investigate water pouring onto the pavement in Glen View Road.

The police report detailed four burglaries in a place other than a dwelling, three vehicle crimes and one criminal damage. The next PACT meeting will take place on March 30th at 4 p.m. in Christ the King RC School. The parish council has again objected to a plan for a wind turbine at Habergham Hall Farm. The lengthsman is to look at the lock on the noticeboard at Approach Way.

The clerk is to report to Lancashire County Council that there is no amber light at the traffic lights in Manchester Road and to report to the police, a car blocking the pavement outside the garage of a house in Glen View Road.

The AGM will take place on Wednesday, May 4th, at 7 p.m. in Burnley Town Hall, followed by the council meeting at 7-15 p.m.