Stalmine-with-Staynall Parish Council news
Make a change, become a local councillor
Stalmine-with-Staynall Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019.
What do councillors do?
Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.
How long does it take?
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.
Can I stand?
There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:
• A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union
• 18 years of age or older
• Live in an area that is served by the local council
How can I get involved?
Contact Stalmine-with-Staynall Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections
Proposal to reduce the speed limit on part of the A588 and B5377
Councillors voted to support Lancashire County Council’s recommendation to reduce the speed limit at the junction of the A588 and B5377 to 30mph. They also raised concerns that the same was not being done for the A588 Stricklands Lane in Stalmine where there had been a number of serious accidents and fatalities.
The latest information on the A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool scheme is available at - https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a585-windy-harbour-to-skippool/
Lancashire County Council Household waste re-cycling consultation
LCC want to keep HWRCs open when residents are most likely to use them. It has categorised all of the HWRCs based on how busy they are and/or how close they are to another centre. It is proposing new opening days and times based on this. Visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/consultations to complete an online questionnaire. If you would prefer a printed questionnaire then ring 01254 220691. Please return your comments to LCC by Monday 25 March.
Date and time of next meeting - Tuesday 12 March in the village hall at 7.00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The councillors for Stalmine-with-Staynall are: Cllr D Forshaw (Chairman), Woodland Cottage, Brickhouse Lane, tel: 07585 335201; Cllr Terry Williams (Vice-Chairman), By The Way, Brickhouse Lane, tel: 01253 702734; Cllr D Booth, Wardleys Cottage, Wardleys Lane, tel: 01253 701711; Cllr A Haydock, Atlantis, Stricklands Lane, tel: 07879 477779; Cllr Ken Jenkinson, Pump House, Moss Side Lane, tel: 07890 773053 and Cllr Sue Pelham, Eldersfield, Brickhouse Lane, tel: 01253 700750.