Ball Grove Maintenance Contract
THERE'S STILL TIME.....
As part of the reduction in spending from Pendle Borough Council, the Parish Council have been asked to look at taking over the ownership of Ball Grove. We are in talks with Pendle Council, but wondered whether we would be able to reduce the cost of the maintenance of the Park from the costs that have been given to us.
If you are interested in looking at the maps and requirements and giving us a quote, please email me with your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Quotes need to be submitted by 15th January 2020 in writing.
We would need grounds maintenance works, playground inspections and bin emptying.
The most complaints that the Parish Council receive are regarding parking and poo! As we always get an increase in the amount of complaints about dog poo at this time of year, at the recent Parish Council meeting, the Councillors decided that the issue should be highlighted.
As a result, I have purchased 10 cans of orange forestry paint (so that it washes away), to spray dog fouling around the Parish and then post the pictures. Hopefully this will make offenders aware that it is not acceptable, and then we can ask Pendle Council to monitor the areas with the biggest problems more often.
Here are the first few that have been taken since Thursday last week (12th December 2019).....
Christmas Bus Times
There are some changes to the bus service over the Christmas period.
Monday 23rd Dec - Saturday Service with some exceptions
Tues 24th Dec - Saturday Service with an early finish
Wed 25th Dec - No Service
Thurs 26th Dec - Selected Services will operate
Fri 27th Dec - Saturday Service with some exceptions
Sat 28th Dec - Normal Service
Sun 29th Dec - Normal Service
Mon 30th Dec - Saturday Service with some exceptions
Tues 31st Dec - Saturday Service with an early finish
Wed 1st Jan - Selected Services will operate
Thurs 2nd Jan - Normal Service
For further information, please see www.traveline.info
Trawden Forest Parish Council would like to make it clear that, the actions, comments and political affliction of Cllr Craig McBeth in no way represent those of Trawden Forest Parish Council.
Anything that Cllr McBeth posts on any of his Facebook pages, are not the views of the Parish Council, they are his personal thoughts and comments. Trawden Parish Council has their own facebook page and website for relevant information relating to Parish Council business.
Have your say on your roads
You can have your say on your roads and transport locally by completing a short survey. As part of a new campaign to promote the work of their highways service, Lancashire County Council is encouraging people to complete the National Highways and Transport (NHT) survey, which measures public satisfaction with services across different local authorities.
The campaign will also focus on their work fixing around 40,000 potholes a year, and ask people to report potholes on their website. This year, the council will spend £24m to maintain Lancashire's 4,600 miles of highways and 5,300 miles of footways. Continued investment has improved the condition of the county's roads, and helped to reduce the number of potholes by 38% in the last two years.
Find out more about how Lancashire's roads are improving and complete the survey at lancashire.gov.uk/roads
Lancashire County Council have produced a newsletter from the 50+ Assembly and Older Peoples Champions with details of support, groups and events for people with dementia. Please take a look at the newsletter below....
The Centenary of World War 1 was commemorated yesterday at the Church then the War Memorial. Lots of people attended and went without incident. Thank you to those who attended.
Also a huge thank you to William Walker, Harry Walker and Paul Wilson for ringing the Church Bell for 30 minutes yesterday to signal the end of World War 1. You made history by doing this for us.
I know that there is a lot of talk about potholes on various pages, but
I thought it would be useful to post the link to the County Council's page for reporting them, and the phone number to request a claim form if you've had your car damaged. They
Report a defect: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parkin…/fault-search.aspx
Claim form: 0300 123 6780 or email highways@lancashire,gov.uk
Make sure that you take a picture of the pothole that you've damaged your vehicle on, and you'll need to get a quote for the repairs to your vehicle.
Ball Grove Website
Ball Grove have a new website. Why not take a look? There's lot of information and some fabulous photo's on there. The link is http://www.ballgrove.org/
Council Tax - 2019
For those who haven't already seen this, you'll be pleased to hear that the proportion of your Council Tax paid to Trawden Forest Parish Council has only been increased by £400. This is a 0%
rise to the whole bill as there are more properties in Trawden to share out this amount to.
As many of you know, the Parish Council are already responsible for ensuring delivery of some services within the Parish. These are currently all of the bus shelters, Lanehouse Lane Playground, roadside seating, Christmas decorations (the big tree at the Community Centre, the star at the Church and the star at Winewall) We also have to pay for the Countryside Footpath service, and have acquired the garage sites at both Cotton Tree and Ash Villa's on Colne Road.
The Parish Council also supply the dog fouling bags on the Recreation Ground and near to the school in a bid to combat the ever increasing issues of people not picking up after their pets. More signs have been recently erected to remind people that they must pick up after their dogs.
We also support the fantastic work that the volunteers of Trawden in Bloom do, which keeps our villages looking their best. This, of course is reflected in the prizes that the group win year after
From April, we will be contributing 75% to the maintenance costs of Ball Grove as Pendle Borough Council will cut back on the service it provides if not. We have also been transferred various parcels of land around the village that now require the Parish Council to pay for their mowing. The Parish Council also now owns the full length of the tram tracks.
We also support the fantastic work that the Community Centre trustees do, and have already helped financially to the set-up of the new building as it is an asset to the whole village.
The Parish Council have recently sub-contracted a new Lengthsman to do the jobs around the village that, would otherwise get left. So far this year, he's rebuilt part of a wall, cleared out
gullies and drains on Colne Road, and made some huge in-roads to the overgrown Harambee Surgery Garden. Please take the time to have a look at this garden; it really is surprising how big it
If you would like any more information about anything we do, please do get in touch
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provision of local services and facilities and take decisions that form the policy of the Council.
Councillors are not paid and have to abide by a local government code of conduct and declare their financial interests in the parish. Councillors must also declare a personal or prejudicial interest in any matter under discussion at a parish council meetings.
The Parish Council plays an active part in all local planning issues. It is probably the area of the Council's role that is best known to the community and which can be of the most importance.
Click here to go to the Local Council Planning Portal and enter the planning refrence number into the text based search system to show the application.