September News6th of August, 2020
Stalmine-with-Staynall Parish Council news for October
The council continues to hold its meetings via Zoom video conference. Details can be found on the council’s noticeboard and website. There is still an opportunity for members of the public to raise matters of concern. Anyone wishing to join the meeting should contact the clerk on the number below.
Details of a proposed temporary road closure on Back Lane, Stalmine with Staynall, from October 19-21 for new connection works by Network Plus on behalf of United Utilities can be found on the council’s website
New accessibility-friendly website
The council’s new website, commissioned to ensure it meets the new disability accessibility regulations that came into force on 23 September, went live on Monday 14 September.
The work planned to take place in August had to be postponed as a result of the heavy rainfall last month causing the land to be unsuitable for manoeuvring the heavy tree-removing equipment. Work began in September to remove some of the trees most affected by ash dieback and to undertake maintenance work on others.
Work on the footpaths continues. Issues with deliberately blocked paths have been reported to Lancashire County Council’s public rights of way team.
Ornamental feature on A588
The waterwheel, kindly donated by the family of a deceased resident, has been installed and a planting bed created. This will be planted up in the autumn.
Residents are reminded that if their hedge etc grows out over the pavement/highway then it is their responsibility to ensure it is cut back and doesn’t cause a problem for other pedestrians/road users. If anyone is having difficulties in completing the work Lancashire County Council will do it for a fee.
There have been a number of reports regarding anti-social behaviour on the bowling green car park, resulting in the police having to attend. The council has written to the police to ascertain whether any action has been taken against the individuals involved.
Switch to cycling campaign
Time to get on yer bike!
'Switch to Cycling' is a new campaign from Lancashire County Council aiming to build on the momentum of those who have started cycling during lockdown and encourage more people to take up cycling for short journeys.
It promotes the benefits of cycling including fitness, saving money and beating the traffic as well as providing advice and information on starting cycling, cycling routes and free training sessions. This is part of the council's Active Travel work to encourage walking and cycling instead of using the car or public transport where possible, which is aligned with current government advice.
Now is an ideal time to start cycling with the school run starting up again and more cars on the road. The county council has put in a range of measures including temporary pop-up cycle lanes throughout the county to help people get around by bike.
For more information and advice about making the switch to cycling, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/cycling
Next meeting of the council
This will be on Tuesday 13 October at 7.00pm.