Village Hall Cleanup

A message from Simon and Caroline from The School House:

Hi everyone

We are planning to give the Village Hall a good clean up in time for the Harvest Supper next month so are looking for helpers on Saturday 29 September meet at 9.30.

I have bags for the weeds and rubbish but if you could bring a trowel or other such like tool that would be a great help. Also for those like me with dodgy knees something to kneel on.

As is customary at such Village activities bacon butties and hot drinks will be provided.

If you could reply to us at sj.cmraistrick@gmail.com.

So we have an idea of numbers.

Many thanks

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of The School House

World War One Centenary

On the 11th November, at 7pm, by kind permission of Steve and Karen Metcalf, a beacon will be lit to commemorate the ending of World War One 100 years ago.

The beacon will be one of over two thousand, to be lit simultaneously across the country. Our previous two beacons were recognised as the brightest in the Lune Valley, so this should be a real spectacle.

In addition to the Beacon, there will be a barbecue, raffle, and free bar at Sellet Hall, with proceeds or donations possibly going to ‘Help the Heroes’.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Defibrillator Update

Great news! The defibrillator, located at the Village Hall, is now registered and fully operational. An official unveiling will take place at a later date.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Condition of Highways

At the last meeting of the Parish Council I agreed to try to determine what Lancashire County Council’s policy was over the maintenance of highways, particularly in relation to Whittington.

I have now had a response from the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport which I summarise:

  1. LCC is short of funds.
  2. The highways department plan annually for highways which are in need of and justify resurfacing.
    1. No roads in Whittington Parish are scheduled for the current financial year.
  3. It is recognised that Church Street is in poor condition and temporary repairs are planned at some time over the next few weeks.
  4. Potholes which meet “intervention” levels will be repaired as required.
    1. I have requested clarity of the definition of “intervention” levels.
  5. I am sure that this issue will be discussed at the next meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 16th July.

Update 16th July 2018: I have now received clarification of the county council’s intervention level for defects, the intervention level set in Lancashire is that any pothole over 40mm in depth is considered an actionable pothole and will be repaired. The level is reduced for footways and our intervention level is 25mm for rural and urban areas, and 20mm for highly pedestrianised areas such as town centres.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Graham Williams