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The local Police Newsletter is now going to be produced on a monthly basis. If you would like to receive a copy, please send your email address to PCSO Dave Benson requesting a copy. Dave.Benson2@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

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Alzheimer’s Society Outreach Workers

We can arrange to visit you at home or a venue of your choice and provide information, advice and emotional support. We also provide DROP IN SUPPORT GROUPS where you can meet and share your experiences over a cup of coffee as well as enjoy a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, music, games, guest speakers and much more. 

Please note new contact:
Alzheimer's Society Central Lancashire on 01772 788700. Please forward any information to Pam Bolton, email address pam.bolton@alzheimers.org.uk


Drive safely for longer - A free course for drivers aged 65+

This course will help you enhance your practical skills and continue driving safely for as long as possible.

Learn how to stay safe in what is  becoming a challenging driving environment.  Brush up on your observation skills, be better able to cope with themistakes of other road users and address any driving concerns you may have.

The course will be arranged at a time and place that is convenient for you.  the Apporved Driving Instructor will collect you from and return you to your home.

Contact: 01772 536074  Email: www.access@lancashire.gov.uk Web: www.lancashire.gov.uk


Lancashire Community Car Scheme

Operated by Preston Community Transport Ltd. Charity No. 1114100

If you have a car, can spare an hour or so a week and want to assist people in your community, we’d love to hear from you.
Please call Julie on 01772 516208


West Lancashire Carers’ Centre

Certacs House • 10/12 Westgate • Skelmersdale • Lancashire • WN8 8AZ
Tel: 01695 711243      Email: enquiries@westlancscarerscentre.org.uk
website:www.westlancscarerscentre.org.uk

If you are looking after someone at home who needs your help due to disability or illness, make sure you contact your local carers’ centre who will be able to provide you with a range of support and advice, including accessing funding.

If you are able to volunteer for a couple of hours a week to support carers, either at the centre or in people’s own homes, (sitting-in service) then call us. Training and expenses provided.


ONEVOICE westlancs

Welcomes parents/carers of a child with a disability or additional needs (with or without a diagnosis). Drop in to our parent-led, friendly groups to share experiences, information, advice and support . The Grove Children’s Centre, Burscough L40 0RZ   12.30-2.30pm on Thursday 25 April

For further information please contact Victoria on 07423 392694 onevoicewl@hotmail.co.uk


Hoscar WWTW

Following last years petition from Parbold residents demanding action to reduce the odours from the Hoscar treatment works there have been a number of meetings between the various parties and progress has been made.

In order to keep the pressure on United Utilities to invest at Hoscar it is important that residents report each and every occasion they experience sewage smells to the odour hotlines.

 WLBC Environmental Health:  01695 577177 or email wwtw.odours@westlancs.gov.uk

United Utilities:  0345 0726 083 office hours and 0345 672 3723 out of office hours

Email United Utilities kcuoperations@uuplc.co.uk

Parbold Parish Council has been working with residents and United Utilities to reduce the odours from the Hoscar treatment plant. In an effort to improve the reporting system United Utilities now have a direct email link which allows them to see every complaint in real time.  Could residents use it each and every time they experience offensive odours.

 http://unitedutilities.odour.sgizmo.com/s3/

If you want a regular update on progress please email Parbold resident paulquirk@aol.com and he will add you to his mailing list.


Lancashire Fire and Rescue service

Community Fire Safety Practitioner. Telephone 01695 723853 or email shelleygregory@lancsfirerescue.org.uk

Promote Free Home Fire Safety Checks

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service offer free Home Fire Safety Checks to every householder in the county. These checks involve a crew visiting your home and giving fire safety advice, as well as fitting smoke alarms where necessary. Any resident within Lancashire can request one and they are completely free of charge. The Home Fire Safety Checks include:

  • Providing and install FREE 10-year smoke alarms where necessary.
  • Giving life saving advice in the event of a fire in your home.
  • How to make a fire escape plan for you and your family.
  • Practical advice on identifying fire hazards in the home.

All Home Fire Safety Checks are carried out by employees of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service who will show identification when they arrive. To book a free Home Fire Safety Check, please contact us by calling Freephone 0800 169 1125 or visit www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk.

The Community Fire Safety Team are available to deliver Fire Safety advice to groups.  If you would like further information or to book this, contact Shelley Gregory at the CFS Team on 07920291869.

Community Fire Safety Practitioner. Telephone 01695 723853 or email shelleygregory@lancsfirerescue.org.uk


Age UK

Have a new handyman initiative.  Working with Lancashire County Council it has launched a scheme called HandyVan, aimed at older people in the district.  It offers fitted carbon monoxide alarms, door chains, window locks, mortice locks and door viewers.

Dennis Jones, HandyVan man for the district will also undertake small home improvement jobs for the price of the materials.

For more information tel: 01255 473999 or see www.ageuk.org.uk


UpHolland Tawd Vale Lions

UpHolland Tawd Vale Lions are seeking donations of second-hand furniture, household goods, ornaments and toys for resale at their “Lions Den” Charity Shop in Skelmersdale. 

Phone Chris Lawn 01257 462283 to arrange collection (Charity No. 1109274)


Douglas Valley Lions Club

LIONS HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT

Douglas Valley Lions Club have signed an agreement with the Canal & River Trust (which was British Waterways and is now a charity) to adopt a 2 mile length of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

The agreement is for 12months and Lions members will pick up litter on a length of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal from the Appley Bridge road bridge to the Parbold road bridge.

Lions members will be supplied with High visibility waistcoats, litter pickers and bin bags and they will walk the section at least once a month picking up litter from the bank and reporting any problems.

At the start and finish of the length there will be a notice showing the Lions Logo and information for the public.

As the project becomes established Lions hope to co-operate with Canal & River Trust and local communities on projects such as re-painting railings and fences, etc. making the canal area a better environment for the public with materials and supervision being provided by Canal & River Trust.

Information on volunteering and the Canals in general can be found at:www.canalrivertrust.org.uk or by ringing 03030404040  Douglas Valley Lions can be contacted on 0845 8335739 or at www.lionsmd105.org

ARE YOU IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE WITH THINGS YOU CAN NO LONGER MANAGE?
HAVE YOU HAD AN OPERATION AND ARE TEMPORARILY INCAPACITATED?
DOUGLAS VALLEY LIONS CLUB MEMBERS MAY BE ABLE TO HELP.
IF YOU THINK WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS ON 463848 OR DAVE ON 462224.

ALL ENQUIRIES WILL BE TREATED IN CONFIDENCE.


WEST LANCS RECYCLING

(Not for profit community interest company)
Based in Skelmersdale - will collect FREE of charge any unwanted, re-usable items of furniture.  This will then be made available for sale at their showroom at:

17 Gladden Place, West Gillibrands, Skelmersdale WN8 9SX

OPENING HOURS: Mon - Fri 9 - 4 Saturday 10 - 4

For more information see www.exselcic.com Tel: 01695 557 230


Blood Donors

To book an appointment visit www.blood.co.uk or phone 0300 123 2323


ESF Families Programme – Via Partnership

The Families Programme is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) / ESF funded programme with the primary aim to support individuals to overcome barriers which prevent them from going into or moving towards work. These ‘barriers’ could be confidence and self-esteem issues, health related issues, a need to up skill or gain work experience or could be the practical skills needed to balance work and home life, etc, etc.

If you  OR family are affected by unemployment, are aged 16+ and legally able to work, are you or at least one member of your family claiming a DWP working age benefit and do you  wish to access support to help you move back into work opportunities?

If ‘YES’ to all of the above, then we may be able offer up to 52 weeks support, to help you and members of your family move into or towards work.

Want to find out more?  Please call 0800 085 8544 or Peter on 07792 058362 Email: peter.mccann@via-uk.com


PARKING at The Railway, 1 Station Road, Parbold WN8 7NU

We have been instructed to implement a PAY AND DISPLAY PERMIT SCHEME in the light of a growing number of commuters travelling to Parbold to catch the train.

These individuals neither support our business nor live in the village; however they are causing problems with deliveries, overnight parking and rubbish dumping.

Their non-Parbold permits will cost £10 per week, £40 per month or £400 per year with a £100 penalty notice when parked without a permit for each 24hr period they leave their vehicles on our property.

However we do appreciate that parking in the village is difficult for local residents therefore we are offering a discounted local permit.

This local permit will be just £50 per year equating to 96p per week and can be purchased from the pub along with proof of residence.

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU PARK WITHOUT A PERMIT, THE PUB DOES NOT CONTROL THE PENALTY NOTICES


Parbold Parish Council  Clerk: Mrs Elizabeth-Anne Broad JP, LLB (Hons), MA, CiLCA
1 Pinewood, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6UZ Tel: 01695 557678 e-mail: parboldpc.clerk@yahoo.com

Councillors
Cllr Rob Bailey - Chairman Cllr Charles Bithell - Vice Chairman
Members: Cllr Brian Arnold, Cllr May Blake, Cllr Denise Butts, Cllr Sue Holland, Cllr Sarah Carruthers. Cllr Tony Schaffel, Cllr John Stewart, Cllr Ros Wess.

Parbold Parish Council Notes - October 2017

The Parish Council is grateful to Lancashire County Council's new administration for implementing their election pledge to re-open Parbold Library. It is now essential to make the project work so please use your library, look out for special or promotional events and support your library.

Please be advised that the 3A bus service has been incorporated within the 312 - Skelmersdale -Wrightington and the 313 Skelmersdale - Burscough. These buses cover a longer route so allow more time for your journey. The service is to be retained beyond the expected two-year period.

The Parbold Community Association is to be congratulated for successfully bidding for funding towards a new greener system of heating at the village hall. They are waiting to hear the outcome of the second bid. This reduces the amount of parish council funding required to upgrade the system.

The Parish Council will shortly be taking stock and reviewing contracts to ensure good value for the public money spent. One of the larger contracts for the grounds-work and grass cutting is currently being rewritten to keep it relevant to changing needs. If you think there are areas in the village that could benefit from more attention, please drop an email to the parish council with your suggestions.

Following the Parbold Show, a complete surface renovation has been undertaken at the football pitch.

Some WLBC capital funding was obtained to support this project though parish funds have also been invested here to protect this valuable asset. The restorative work will make it more attractive for football teams and a safer surface for play. The Parish Council request cooperation in refraining from using these playing fields for the exercising of dogs. There is now a Public Protection Order on the fields requiring that dogs be kept on leads and all faeces must be removed. Those breaching this may be fined, so please take advantage of the surrounding fields and public rights of way to walk dogs and keep them off the pitches.

Now is the time to cut back hedgerows and clear any debris from culverts of watercourses running through your land.

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