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PARISH COUNCIL - The latest meeting of Worsthorne Parish Council was attended by Couns A. Lawson, P. Frost-Hardwick and K. Smith and PCSO D. Johnson. Apologies were received from County Coun. M. Brindle.

Concern was raised about traffic management between Brownside Bridge and lower Lindsay Park entrance – drivers travelling uphill were faced with a blind bend. They were also being forced to drive on the wrong side of the road by illegal parking on the double yellow lines outside the cottages. The clerk is to ask Lancashire County Council to investigate.

Regarding memorial benches in Hurstwood, the chairman thanked Coun. Frost-Hardwick for her work to produce a guide. It was agreed that the Lakeland memorial benches should be numbered. The benches will cost £250 and the clerk is to contact residents who were interested in purchasing a bench. The chairman also reported that new bollards had been erected by United Utilities around the green.

CLERK’S REPORT – The clerk is to request an update from Streetscene regarding containers being stored on the green behind 151 Brownside Road and ask Kiddiwinks Nursery to move the waste bin to the side of the nursery. Regarding Hurstwood, the clerk is to contact LCC about the cul-de-sac sign and United Utilities about free car parking.

QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE – Coun. Lawson reported that damson, apples and plum tree would thrive in the proposed community orchard. Possible sites include the graveyard, the eastern side of the recreation ground, Hurstwood Common, Worsthorne Common, residents’ gardens and land in Brownside Road. The Spar shop is to donate prizes for a coat of arms competition. The winning design could be painted on glass above the Reading Room door or displayed on road signs in Pike Hill, Brownside and Hurstwood.

POLICE REPORT – PCSO Johnson reported that in the past four weeks there were 29 incidents, of which nine were crimes. He also reported that £13,090 of Lancashire Environment funding had been awarded for the recreation field project, leaving £4,300 still to be raised. A meeting with Burnley Borough Council’s parks department had been arranged to finalise details. Three quotes are necessary before the parish council can appoint a contractor.

ST JOHN’S CHURCH – Stainer’s Crucifixion will be sung by the choir on Sunday at 6-15 p.m. On Palm Sunday, April 17th, at morning service the palm crosses will be blessed and distributed.

TREASURE HUNT – Families and couples walked around Worsthorne for a treasure hunt. A raffle for a teddy bear raised £164.

WORSTHORNE MEN’S GROUP – Stuart James will give an illustrated presentation about Egypt at the meeting on Tuesday in the Church Rooms.

WINE CIRCLE – A quiz evening will be held on Monday at 8 p.m., with samples of Wine Circle members’ wine. Next Monday, the male members will host an evening of musical entertainment and will provide a pie and peas supper.