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Parbold Parish Council Notes

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

Current Council Members (Feb 2019): Cllr Brian Arnold (Chairman), Cllr Charles Bithell (Vice Chairman), Cllr May Blake, Cllr Denise Butts, Cllr Sarah Carruthers, Cllr Ellis Gill, Cllr Susan Holland, Cllr Tony Schaffel, Cllr Justin Stopford, Cllr Paul Quirk.

Notes - November 2019

Your parish council normally meets in Parbold Women's Institute on the first Friday of each month at 7.30pm. A section of the agenda dedicated to listening to residents' concerns and though the Councillors may not be able to answer on the night, it is worth coming along if you wish to raise an issue.

There are ten seats on the council and the membership is written on the notice board outside McColls, so that you can find your local Parish Councillor. The monthly agenda will be available here three days before the meeting. The Parish Council owns land at Chapel Meadow, around The Common shops and the Village Hall, as well as leasing Alder Lane Playing Fields and Burnside Play Area from West Lancashire Borough Council. The Parish Council is tasked with setting the budget to maintain these areas, complete the day-to-day running and pursue the Parish Council aims. An annual amount of £10000 is set aside to support any local groups who approach them requiring financial assistance. Such groups will be required to provide information to ensure the legality of any donation. Further information contact the Clerk by email above.

Councillors represent the residents by liaison with Borough and County Councils and other agencies, such as United Utilities and Network Rail. They are currently pursuing complaints regarding the waterlogged underpass and the continued disturbance of odour from Hoscar Sewage Works. However, it helps greatly if residents can also complain individually, as other agencies often count the number of complaints and will give priority to issues raised the most. So if affected contact:-

http://unitedutilities.odour.sgizmo.com/s3/ if you notice an odour from the sewage works

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communities/contact-us when subway is flooded

Also note the play areas are for daytime use. CCTV has been handed to the police following disturbances at

the Village Hall play area after dark, so please be sure you know where your teenage children are and that they are not engaged in anti-social behaviour, risking a criminal record.

E-mail: faults@northernrailwav.co.uk or phone the National Helpline 03457 11 41 41

To report road issues, including potholes: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/report-it/

To report dog fouling: https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/environment/dogs/dog-fouling.aspx

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Lancashire Police

“In The Know” Messaging system offers you the means to receive information from the police and other agencies in the County which suit your preferences for content, locality  and means of communication. It is a free service and there are no contracts, costs or obligations of any kind.

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By registering on the system you can keep in touch with the things that concern you and your community. We would like you to be informed, involved and “In the Know!”

The alert types that are available for members to sign up to are as follows:

  • Business & Retail Crime Alerts
  • Caravan & Campsite Crime Alerts
  • Hotel Crime Alerts
  • Licensed Premises Crime Alerts
  • Local Crime Alerts & Policing Activity
  • Media Alerts (Missing Persons, Emergencies,etc)
  • Rural Crime Alerts (inc. Farm & Equestrian)
  • Place Of Worship Crime Alerts
  • Neighbourhood Watch News
  • Recruitment
  • School & College Crime Alerts
  • Volunteering & Special Constabulary
  • Waterway Crime Alerts (Canals, Rivers, Marinas)

To register:  http://www.registration.lancashire.police.uk/registration

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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

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