We STILL need your help on traffic issues

July 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

AT OUR last meeting, on Thursday, 28th June 2012, Cllr Chew said the council was grateful for the police attention on speeding issues, but much more support needed to be shown by local residents to back the police efforts, so the more letters of support sent to her the better.

Don’t turn your back…

CHEEKY criminals stole scrap metal from a house in Garstang Road East in May after the owner left it on his path for his builder to remove!

This was just one of the six crimes police recorded for Singleton in May. The six were one up on last year, but the crime rate nose-dived in June, which had none recorded. May also saw:

  • – A man at Windy Harbour caravan park was arrested after he was found with eight small wraps of cannabis. He was later bailed to appear in court.
  • – Windy Harbour was also the scene of an assault, following an argument over a long-standing dispute which led to two girls fighting each other.
  • – Criminal damage in Mains Lane was due to an ex-boyfriend throwing stones at a house window, and smashing it, after he was refused entry to his former girlfriend’s house.
  • – Ornamental lanterns in Lodge Lane were stolen.
  • – Indecent images were sent by mobile phone somewhere in the police district of Singleton, Thistleton, Esprick and Greenalgh. Enquiries continue.

Village needs tidying

SOME PARTS of the village are in a mess, thanks largely to the bad weather making everything to grow so fast, said Cllr Bailey. He added that a lot of gardens needed tending, grass verges need cutting, and hedges need trimming. The council is to investigate options which include asking the Richard Dumbreck Singleton Trust if some of its tenants could be encouoraged to make an effort with their gardens. Fortunately work is starting on the renovation of the old fire station, which currently looks an eyesore.

Puzzle Wood is developing nicely

DAVE Kay’s report on developments at the wood filled a sheet of A4, including:

  • – Birds nests hatching successfully for some blackbirds, thrushes, blue tits, and robins;
  • – John Highton has constructed ten bird boxes with the help of children from Singleton School, and will be treating them with a view to installing them late summer so they’re ready for their first occupants next Spring;
  • – Dave is keeping his fingers crossed that his team of volunteers will be able to buy a hundred trees due to a bid for a grant from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Fund, which will announce its decision in September;
  • – Topsoil is being added, weedkiller used at the bottom of the hedge, and the new trees planted in 2010 and 2011 are all making progress.

Work being carried out this year includes:

  • – Flagging ther entrance (if anyone locally has any to spare!);
  • – Cleaning and treating the lychgate;
  • – Designing and acquiring an information board;
  • – Trees to be thinned out;
  • – Paths to be top-surfaced, thanks to ¬£500 from the Richard Dumbreck Singleton Trust.

Another mast

COUNCILLORS heard that Fylde Borough Council had received a county council¬† application for a radio mast at the junction of Lodge Lane with Mains Lane. We haven’t yet formerly received a copy of this, and await our clerk’s return from holiday to hear more details.

Clive is leaving

CLLR CLIVE Barnden announced he was resigning from the council. He said he felt he could contribute little in view of his ill health, personal commitments, lack of spare time, and also as he no longer lives in the parish. He was thanked for his past efforts by chairman Cllr Bob Gallagher.

Our next meeting…
…is on Thursday, 19th July, at the church vestry, as usual, and starting at 7.30pm, as usual. All are welcome.