NEWSLETTER January 2021.
            The Parish Council wishes to remind everyone that their meetings are open to all residents and that there is opportunity to have your say at these meetings.

PC C. EXLEY:


PC Exley is the new Police Community Beat Manager for an area which includes Brindle and Hoghton attended his first meeting. His role is to try and help with the issues in the area. He wants to obtain as much information about the area problems, and is doing this through the police system 'In The Know'. This allows local residents to tell us their issues, and allows the Police to contact them via text or email telling them of what the police has been doing. He wished to disseminate information to local residents, to engage with the community as a whole, as well as in person. The Officer is a firm believer of bobbies back on the beat, and would try to do this in the next year. His address is -
Carl Exley  PC3932
Wildlife and Rural Officer
Neighbourhood Policing Team
Chorley Police Station
St. Thomas' Road
Chorley
PR7 1DR
Email 3932Carl.Exley@lancashire.police.uk
The crime figures for Hoghton for the month so far.
They are:
Hoghton: 16 incidents, of those 3 crimes.
1 Fraud.
1 Racially Aggravated Public Order on a taxi driver.
1 possession of cannabis (Stop search)


HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS:


QUAKER BROOK LANE/THE STRAITS : TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME


The Cabinet Member for Highways at the County Council has been approached on behalf of local residents regarding the introduction of a traffic management scheme at this junction.

FLOODING:


Some work has been done to alleviate the flooding at the junction and the County Council was asked to consider the Parish Council`s request that a permanent solution to the flooding problem on the lane but they have decided that no further work is needed.

OVERGROWN GUTTERS/PAVEMENTS:


Chorley Council has been asked again to clear the overgrown pavements and gutters in particular at the entrance to Station Road and Gib Lane.

PRIVATE ROAD:


The County Council has been asked to undertake an improvement scheme to alleviate the flooding on Private Road and are to undertake an investigation into the problem. The sinkhole on Private Road near Holly Bank was repaired but then subsided again so the County Council came back to repair it. United Utilities have also carried out emergency repairs to the electricity supply.

FLOODING:


The County Council has been asked to review the long running drainage/flooding issue along the main A675 road along both sides of Hoghton Lane outside Olive Farm, Bells Lane corner, Methuen Drive, Old Oak corner, Daub Hall Lane corner etc. The A675 carriage way on the bend at Higher Walton facing the access to Gregson Lane also floods.

CHORLEY COUNCIL REPORT:


Details of the actions taken by the Council in relation to the Pandemic were reported and the arrangements for the proposed 2021 National Census including details of possible scams.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS:



A.DECISIONS:


Since the last meeting an application for permission for tree works at Private Road have been agreed. Applications for developments at Willowfield Chase, Private Road, Sandy Lane,Viaduct Road, Hoghton Lane and Gib Lane have all been granted. Three applications have been refused one was for a development at Rock Gardens the other two were for tree works at Station Road and Quaker Brook Lane.

(B). APPLICATIONS:


Applications had been received for developments in Sandy Lane, Hollins Close Blackburn Old Road, Moulden Brow and Rock Gardens plus an application for tree works at Quaker Brook Lane have been submitted to Chorley Council since the last meeting.

(C). TIPIS - BOLTON ROAD:


Correspondence was submitted from a resident in Bolton Road expressing his concerns at the lack of action by Chorley Council in enforcing the terms of the planning permission and seeking the help of the Parish Council in resolving the issue. The Parish Council had requested enforcement action in the past. The Head of Planning at Chorley would be asked to expedite the enforcement action within a specific time span.

PARISH COUNCIL - PRECEPT:



The Parish Council considered its spending for the next financial year in 2021 and decided that the precept for funds on Chorley Council there would be no increase and it would remain the same as the last five years - £6000.00

PUBLIC REPRESENTATION AT MEETINGS:



In future when the public attend meetings of the Parish Council they be requested to appoint one representative to present their case.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:


Monday 1st March 2021 at 7.30 p.m.