Next Parish Council meeting – Monday, 5th March 2018 at 7.30 pm at the Barlow, Edgworth – agenda
Roads update & winter gritting: http://www.facebook.com/BwDRoads
Grit Bins: Blackburn with Darwen Council report that grit bin refills re-commenced on Tuesday 23rd January, and it is anticipated it will take 4 days to complete the refilling of grit bins across the Borough, should no further snow or emergencies occur.
The crews have been focused on dealing with the gritting routes and emergency responses over the last few days, and now (hopefully) we will have a lull, which allows them to turn their attention to grit bins.
There have been a number of instances where re-filled grit bins have been emptied within the day, during periods when there has been no wintry weather, and it can only be assumed this is due to people taking the grit for personal use. This undermines efforts to keep grit bins filled for emergency use.
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
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.