Next Parish Council meeting – Monday, 4th June 2018 at 7.30 pm.
Parish Council Vacancy – Following a demand by ten or more electors for an election to fill the vacancy for the Edgworth Ward, an election wase held on 3rd May, at the same time as the District Council elections, and Stephen Danks was elected.
Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition – Belmont, Chapeltown and Edgworth have been entered into the 2018 competition; judging takes place during June
Village Pharmacy – The Pharmacy in Edgworth is under the threat following withdrawal of NHS funding for small pharmacies. More people need to patronise the pharmacy if it is to continue to operate.
The pharmacy offers an electronic prescription service whereby patients can nominate it to receive and dispense their prescriptions. Residents are urged to take up this facility.
The accounts for the 2017 Poppy Appeal have now been finalised.
250 poppies were purchased from the Royal British Legion, at a cost of £1,250, and were put onto lamp posts on the main roads through Belmont, Chapeltown and Edgworth. The poppies have been retained for re-use.
We believe all monies donated have now been received, and a total of £1,072 was raised towards the cost; the £178 shortfall will be met by the Parish Council.
A big thank you to all donors:
Chris Atherton Financial Services
Chetham Farm Retreat
Edgworth Cricket & Recreation Club
Edgworth Post Office
Holden & Co
Janet Holden Dressmaking
The Little Doghouse
Meadowcroft Farm B&B
MinTech Mini Spares
Rose & Crown
West Pennine Memorial Park
J & C Foley
D & L Ponton
Various business and residents in Belmont