Next Parish Council meeting – Monday, 4th February 2019 at 7.30 pm
Parish Council vacancy – a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Edgworth Ward of the Parish of North Turton.
The Council may fill this vacancy by co-option and request that interested parties apply in writing to the Parish Clerk by 1st February 2019, stating why they wish to be involved in the community as a Parish Councillor, what experience they have which they feel is relevant, and giving examples of where they have worked as part of a team.
Applicants must appear on the current Register of Electors; or have, during the whole of the preceding twelve months, resided in or within three miles of the parish; or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the preceding twelve months date is in the parish.
Applicants must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.
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 has operated on Thursdays between 13th December and 10th January. The free trial service will now be extended to all Thursdays in January.
The service will depart from the White Horse at 10.00am, picking up at Hob Lane, Barlow Court, Giuseppe’s and Four Lane Ends. It will depart from Bolton (the large Morrison’s) 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 has been 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.