Whats on

Next Parish Council meeting – Monday, 14th May 2018 at 7.30 pm; this will include both the annual meeting and the ordinary meeting.

The annual Parish Electors’ meeting will be on Monday, 23rd April at 7.30 pm in the Library at the Barlow

Parish Council Vacancy –  There has been a demand by ten or more electors for an election to fill the vacancy for the Edgworth Ward, and the election will  be held on 3rd May, at the same time as the District Council elections.

Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition – Belmont, Chapeltown and Edgworth have been entered into the 2018 competition; judging takes place during June

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.

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.

Poppy Appeal:
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
The Barlow
Black Bull
Calm Beauty
Cheetham Arms
Chetham Farm Retreat
Edgworth Cricket & Recreation Club
Edgworth Post Office
Guiseppes
Holden & Co
Janet Holden Dressmaking
Jumbles Nursery
The Little Doghouse
Meadowcroft Farm B&B
Midgies Childcare
MinTech Mini Spares
Rose & Crown
Strawbury Duck
Urban Regen
Village Retreat
Wellbeing Farm
West Pennine Memorial Park
Whiteheads Butchers
White Horse

VM Anderson
J Burdus
P  Charnock
J & C Foley
HM Hyland
M James
S Kelly
M Kennedy
D & L Ponton
Raseta
J Rigby
D Rowley
C Ryan
E Whitlock
Various business and residents in Belmont