Feb 16th 2021 Parish Council Meeting Zoom Details


January 2021 Parish Council Meeting Details

Zoom meeting invite for the meeting 19th Jan 2021.


Update on Moor Farm Development

Over recent months the Parish Council has been in touch with Oakwood Developments to address residents’ concerns regarding

Parking on School Lane
Visibility of safety barriers at night
HGV traffic through the village

We’re please to report that Oakwood have been very helpful in addressing these issues by providing lighting, diversion signs etc.

We have additionally received the following update below in regards to the issue of mud on the road near the entrance to Chisnall Brook:

A road sweep attended site on Friday morning for an hour and I have arranged for another sweep to attend on Friday afternoon.
The site is due to shut down for the Christmas break on 22nd December and re-open on 4th January.
I had planned for the tarmac base course to be installed on the first week back but due to the extremely adverse weather we have had over the past few weeks it has slowed progress.
The road is now due to be installed a week after, W/C 11th January.
After this date all vehicles entering/leaving the site will be on a tarmac road so I hope to close out this issue.
However, in order to fully alleviate any issues moving forward, I will be installing a wheel wash at the entrance of the site.


Link for December’s Meeting

Meeting ID: 954 9149 2774

Passcode: 454639


Link for November’s Meeting


October 2020 Parish Council Meeting

Link for tonight’s meeting via Zoom.

Start: Oct 13, 2020 07:30 PM London


Adoption Lancashire


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School Lane Closure for a week at the end of October.


From 0800 hours on Saturday 24th
October 2020 until 1700 hours on Sunday 1st November 2020

Downholland from X6616 Plumb Court, Downholland
for a distance of 35m in a Westerly direction (outside the Moor Farm Development)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Lancashire County Council intend to make an
Order under Section 14(1) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as
amended, the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic on the roads
set out in this notice.
1. No person shall cause any motor vehicle to proceed over that length of
C104 School Lane, Downholland from X6616 Plumb Court, Downholland
for a distance of 35m in a Westerly direction.
2. Nothing in this order shall apply to persons engaged in the carrying out of
the works.
3. The prohibition will be operative from 0800 hours on Saturday 24th
October 2020 until 1700 hours on Sunday 1st November 2020 or until
completion of the works within this period.
4. An alternative route for vehicular traffic affected by the closure is via:-
C104 School Lane, Downholland – C105 School Lane, Downholland –
C105 Black-A-Moor Lane, Downholland – B5195 Black-A-Moor Lane,
Downholland – A5147 Delf Lane, Downholland – C104 School Lane,
Downholland and vice versa.
The temporary prohibition is necessary to allow the installation of two new
manholes in the carriageway and a new sewer connection to be carried out under
a S50 licence by Oakwood Construction Ltd.
Authority given for this Order to be made:
Peter Bell
Regulation and Enforcement Manager
Highways and Transport
0300 123 6780
[Ref: HRiT/25650/EW]


“In The Know” Information Service

From Lancashire Constabulary.

Dear Residents,

We would like to introduce a Lancashire Talking Community tool through our In The Know messaging system. We have over 45,000 residents in Lancashire who subscribe to the system and Neighbourhood Policing Teams use the system to send police messages to streets, wards or districts. In The Know is supported by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire County Council. 

Lancashire Talking is a community tool and we are inviting residents to answer a few questions to identify their top 5 community issues, so their local Neighbourhood Police Team can prioritise problems in their neighbourhood on the issues that matter most to the local community.

The system can be considered a modern day digital version of our traditional Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and PACT meetings to identifying community concerns, but is more effective as we can involve thousands of residents in setting priorities and we can provide residents with instant updates.

Let us know what matters to you most in your area by answering a few short questions here:

Parish Council News from the Spring 2020 Kit Newsletter

Looking out across the fields, across the beautiful area we live in, it’s hard to believe what’s happening in the outside
world. The positives I’ll take from all this, are the actions that recent events have prompted. Far and wide people
are reaching out, stepping up, and offering help where they can.

Downholland Community Association have offered to help with shopping if people are unable to go out or are self isolating, and the Resident Association are busy compiling neighbourhood lists matching up those offering help to those in need, and they are even starting a book loan scheme now that the mobile library service has been
suspended. Both organisations have our heartfelt thanks, as do all the others in our community who are looking out
for one another.

More details of both groups’ efforts and contact details are contained in this edition of KIT.

I’ve included below the contact details of many local business who are now offering help and deliveries to our area –

(Thanks to Cllr Maureen Mills and Kathy Cunliffe from the Residents Association).

This list keeps changing so I’ll keep
this up to date on

Please consider printing the updated list for anyone you know who needs
it and doesn’t have access to the internet.

For now, all Parish Council meetings are obviously suspended but the park remains open (please follow government
advice about safe distances) and similarly, for now, the Post Office remains open every Monday 11 to 1 from the

Update: the children’s play area is now closed, and we’ve taken the decision to protect our employees by asking them to stay at home. Consequently, the bins in the park won’t be getting emptied, so please help us out and
take your rubbish home.

I’m struggling to get this edition printed and distributed so apologies that some of the content will be out of date in the midst of rapidly changing events. I’d like to express my thanks to Cllr. Gareth Dowling from Rosie Cooper’s office, Kev from Price Right Print and Cllr. Ele Gawne for their efforts in making sure this edition is delivered.

Stay safe
Mike Wainwright

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