Next Parish Council meeting – Monday, 7th January 2019 at 7.30 pm
Parish Council vacancy – a vacancy has arisen for the office of Councillor for the Parish Council in the Edgworth ward.
If by 4th January 2019 a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors from the Parish Ward, a bye-election will be held to fill the said vacancy.
If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
The address of the Returning Officer is:
Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
Bus Service – the Parish council is considering sponsorship of a new weekly bus service to Bolton, to run on Thursdays.
As a trial, a free service will run on Thursday, 13th and 20th December and 3rd and 10th January.
The service will depart from the White Horse at 10.00am, picking up at Giuseppe’s and Four Lane Ends. It will depart from Bolton at 1.30pm.
Should the trial prove to be successful, and the service rolled out, there will be a future charge of £5 return (bus passes will not be valid on the service).
Poppy Appeal – The Parish Council again placed 300 large poppies on lamp posts around North Turton, and wishes to thank all donors:
- Black Dog, Belmont
- Mrs J Burdus
- Mr P Charnock
- Mr & Mrs J Foley
- Mrs J Leary
- Mrs C Ryan
- Village Pharmacy
- Whiteheads Butchers
100% of the donations received will be passed to the Royal British Legion.
Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition – Belmont, Chapeltown and Edgworth were all entered into the 2018 competition. Judging took place during June but unfortunately none of the villages were successful. Belmont School was , however, placed joint third in the schools category.
The judge’s handwritten reports are available here:
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.