News Archive

Mother’s Day Coffee Morning

On Saturday 18th March the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Mother’s Day Coffee Morning between 10am-12pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, cakes & a raffle. So why not bring your Mum or children for a drink & meet up with friends.

All proceeds raised will go towards the restoration of the Old School.

In addition, if anyone can volunteer their time or donate prizes for the event it would be greatly appreciated.

Please email margaretstewart@btconnect.com if you can help in any way.


Road Closure

Part of Back Lane from The Haven to Fisher Farm will be closed from 9:00am on Monday
13th March 2017 until 5:00pm on Wednesday 15th March 2017
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The temporary closure is necessary to enable urgent cabling works to be carried out.

An alternative route for traffic is:
Back Lane – Red Lane – Parr Lane – B5250 Towngate – B5250 Lydiate Lane – A581 Dawbers Lane – A49 Preston Road – Back Lane


Storey Homes

Storey Homes are going to be holding two consultation events / exhibitions of their latest proposals for Camelot (195 houses and some commercial / business units).

The exhibitions are on:

16th March
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Charnock Richard Football Club, Charter Lane

18th March
11:00am – 2:00pm
Heskin Village Hall, Heskin

Letters should be getting posted to all residents.

Thank you to Councillor Paul Leadbetter for informing us of these events


Road Closure

Part of the A49 into Euxton will be closed on Sunday 5th March 2017 between the hours
of 8:30am-3:30pm
The roadworks begin from the roundabout at the A581 Dawbers Lane for a distance of 20 metres south along the A49 Wigan Road (towards Charnock Richard)

The temporary closure is necessary to enable urgent repairs to a damaged inspection chamber to be carried out

An alternative route for traffic affected by the closure is:

A49 Wigan Road – A581 Balshaw :Lane – A581 Southport Road – B5252 Foxhole Road – B5252 Ackhurst Road – B5252 Yarrow Valley Way – B5251 Coppull Road – B5251 New Road – B5251 Spendmore Lane – A49 Preston Road


Road Change

Birkacre Road has now been changed to a one-way system for motorists. Drivers can use the road from Coppull Road to Dob Brow,  but not the other way. Cyclists are permitted to use the road both ways.


New Bus Timetable

Thanks to the support from residents, Borough Councillors, the Parish Council, the termination of the C7 bus service has been replaced by the 347.

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition & showed support to retain the link through Charnock Richard.

Here is the new timetable – 347 Bus Timetable

Please note that the bus stops at all the bus stops on Chorley Lane


Valentine’s Coffee Morning

On Saturday 11th February the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Winter Warmer Coffee
 Morning between 10am-12pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, cakes & a raffle. So why not pop down for 5 minutes for a drink & a catch up.

All proceeds raised will go towards the restoration of the Old School.

In addition, if anyone can volunteer their time or donate prizes for the event it would be greatly appreciated. (Unwanted Christmas gifts are welcomed!)

Please email margaretstewart@btconnect.com if you can help in any way.


Bus Service Termination

It was brought to the Parish Council’s attention that the C7 Bus service which runs between Lower Adlington, Chorley, Charnock Richard, Eccleston & Croston will be being ended by Stagecoach on 4th February 2017. The service is vital for many residents so they can travel to Chorley & the surroundings areas for work & personal reasons as it is the only bus service which operates within the village.

A petition has been drawn up to present to Stagecoach to show them the impact this will have on many residents in Charnock Richard & the surrounding area with a view to stop this service being terminated.

The Parish Council would appreciate your support in retaining this bus service so if you could print & sign the petition form below & email it to alanwhittaker1@sky.com to present to Stagecoach on the Parish Council’s behalf we would greatly appreciate it.

C7 Bus Service Petition

If you know of any friends or family who use this service or run a local business which benefits from passing trade, employee travel we would also appreciate your support as well.


Winter Warmer Coffee Morning

On Saturday 21st January the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Winter Warmer Coffee Morning between 10am-12pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, cakes & a raffle. So why not pop down for 5 minutes for a drink & a catch up.

All proceeds raised will go towards the restoration of the Old School.

In addition, if anyone can volunteer their time or donate prizes for the event it would be greatly appreciated. (Unwanted Christmas gifts are welcomed!)

Please email margaretstewart@btconnect.com if you can help in any way.


Best Kept Garden Presentation Evening

On 10th November the winners were announced for Charnock Richard’s Annual Best Kept Garden Competition. The evening was held in the Football Club on Charter Lane & the awards were presented by the Parish Council Chairman Mel Almond & the Mayor of Chorley, Mrs. Doreen Dickinson.

Click here to read about the evening & find out the winners of this year’s competition.

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The Boundary Stone

Read about the hard work David Williams & Graham Jackson have done in unearthing a historic boundary stone on Chorley Lane.Boundary Stone002


Mill Lane Planters

The Mill Lane Gateway into Charnock Richard was perceived by the Parish Council as a problem spot, at it’s junction with Preston Road the vacant land was being used for a number of purposes that didn’t enhance the area, firstly it was being used as a car park for commuters who were co-sharing transport and wanted to avoid parking on the motorway service area and secondly it was being used to display and advertise cars for sale.

The Parish Council decided on a project that had a dual purpose to deter both the nuisance parking and car sale pitch and would introduce a splash of colour to this gateway into IMG_20160625_143603Charnock Richard , this was to install a row of flower planters.

It took a couple of on site meeting by councillors, who were able and available to attend ,to kick-start the project. Councillor Taylor drew up plans that were submitted to Chorley B.C.
Some investigation work to determine the whereabouts of underground cables ,that supplied local street lighting was carried out by Councillor Hill. Oak railway sleepers were purchased locally from Rustic Touch in Charnock Richard.

The site was cleared by Councillor Shaw with his min-digger, who set up a new track breaking record , I’m sure he will be only to glad to explain this feat over a pint if you catch him at the bar.
The planters were assembled on site by the Mill Lane Planters team of Councillors Heaton,Cheetham,Almond and Shaw who also had the responsibility of filling the planters with soil driving the only String Controlled multi-directional dumper still in current service in the UK.

Our Lengthsman Gordon Yates supplied the floral display that you currently see in the planters and Councillor Cheetham added the finishing touches with a coat of wood stain.
The project whilst vastly improves the vacant plot at Mill Lane and adds a splash of colour to this gateway to the village is not quite complete as a small area to the west of the planters needs a little more work to deter nuisance parking but this will be completed in the near future.

Regards,
Mel Almond
Chairman


Road Closure

There will be a temporary road closure of Back Lane, Charnock Richard through to Red Lane, Eccleston on the Monday 12th December 2016 to enable essential telecommunications works to take place.

If you have any comments or observations regarding the closure please email lhsstreetworks@lancashire.gov.uk.

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Christmas Coffee Morning

On Saturday 10th December the Community Centre Trust will be holding a Christmas Coffee Morning between 10am-12pm at the Old School on Charter Lane. There will be tea, coffee, mince pies & a raffle. So why not pop down for 5 minutes for a drink & a catch up.

All proceeds raised will go towards the restoration of the Old School.

In addition, if anyone can volunteer their time or donate prizes for the event it would be greatly appreciated. Please email margaretstewart@btconnect.com if you can help in any way.


Butterworth Brow Roadworks

On Monday 22nd August roadworks will be conducted until Sunday 25th September at the junction of Butterworth Brow & Yarrow Valley Way to install a mini roundabout.

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A Green Flag for Yarrow Valley

Green flags are flying high over Chorley as its popular parks and recreation grounds won national recognition for their quality and standards.

Astley Park, Yarrow Valley County Park, Withnell Local Nature reserve, and Tatton and Coronation recreations grounds once again met the tough standards put in place by Green Flag Awards, an organisation that inspects parks and open spaces across the country.

Councillor Adrian Lowe, who looks after paGreen Flag Awards 2016 compressedrks and open spaces for Chorley Council, said: “I am delighted that our parks and recreation grounds have once again won the recognition they deserve. I’d like to thank all the community groups and volunteers and of course our own staff for their hard work and dedication which has resulted in achieving the extremely high standards needed to win Green Flag awards. It is by working together that we ensure our parks and recreation grounds are places people can enjoy and can be proud of.”

It is the 11th consecutive year that Yarrow Valley Country Park has won the Green Flag Award. Withnell and Tatton have now won it for eight consecutive years, Astley Park for the fifth year and Coronation Rec for the second.

The Green Flag Awards, now in their 20th year, are judged by an army of more than 700 green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.


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Balsam Bashing

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Regular conservation volunteers, and pretty much anyone who likes to get into the great outdoors, will be familiar with Himalayan Balsam and its ability to take over vast areas of woodlands and River Banks. Pretty as it pink flowers may be, it is one of a number of unwanted, non-native weeds threatening to take over our countryside. Over the next two years we will be leading a coordinated attack on Himalayan Balsam and other non-native weeds in the Yarrow Valley Area, from Adlington to Bamber Bridge.

Removing invasive weeds is a vital conservation task and we need your help to make a real impact. The bad news is there is a lot of Balsam to remove, the good news is, it’s a pretty easy to plant to pull up, so no special skills are needed and while volunteers will need to be reasonably physically active it is a job where you can work at your own pace, so is not overly arduous.

As well as the regular days listed below there will be other sessions at various locations throughout the summer. Children accompanied by adults or more than welcome, Balsam pulling is a great introduction to conservation  and volunteering and may help parents or grandparents occupy days during the long summer holidays!

Areas affected:
Mondays – Leeds Liverpool Canal, Wheelton.
Tuesdays – Worden Park, Leyland
Wednesdays – Fox Hole Wood, Chorley
Fridays – Cuerden Valley County Park

All volunteer days run from 10am – 3pm (volunteers are welcome to join just AM or PM sessions should they wish)

For more details and meeting points etc. please contact:
Chris Taylor
Email: ctaylor@lancswt.org.uk
Phone: 07967820744

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Road Closure – Roadworks

Lancashire County Council will be performing resurfacing works to Chorley Lane.  The work is currently scheduled for Tuesday 28th June & Wednesday 29th June. (Subject to change). However, please expect Chorley Lane to be closed between Monday 20th June-Friday 29th July. The whole of Chorley Lane will be closed whilst the work is taking place between 7:00am-5:00pm.

An alternative route for traffic is: A49 Preston Road – B5251 Spendmore Lane – New Road – Coppull Road – Yarrow Valley Way

Please click here for a full size map of the diversion.

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IRONMAN UK 2016

On Sunday 17th July over 2,400 athletes from over 40 countries will be coming to the local area to participate in the annual IRONMAN UK event. The event consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride & 26.2 miles of running. Part of a series of global events, the IRONMAN races are set to raise over £750,000 for charity this year!

Below is a map of the route & also a list of the road closures in effect during the event. Please click on each image for a clearer view of the information.

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For more information about IRONMAN events please visit their website here.


Story Homes – Camelot Site

On Saturday 25th June Story Homes are holding a workshop at the Old School Community Centre on Charter Lane to discuss the proposed development of the
Camelot Theme Park site.
The workshop wilogoll run from 10Old School Largeram-3pm & lunch will be provided.
If you would like to attend please email consultation@storyhomes.co.uk by Monday 20th June to confirm your attendance.


Balsam Bashing – Charnock Richard
Borough Councillor Paul Leadbetter has organised a second year of Balsam Bashing along Sharratt’s Path. Himalayan Balsam is an extremely invasive weed & a single plant can spread its seeds 22ft away!

Please stop by to help out on Monday 20th June from 18:30 to help out, even if you can only spare 5 minutes it will make all the differenbalsamce.
Everyone is to meet at the Charnock Richard end of the path and walk down to meet up with the rest of the group. More information can be found on the Facebook page.

 

 


 

Recovery of the Stolen Milestone
Click on the picture to view the article.

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