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


Downholland & Lydiate Roll of Honour

First World War

George Allin
Ewan Blackledge
John Bond
Herman Bradley
Bruno Bradley
James Cheetham
Thomas Cox
Patrick B Cox
John Culshaw
John Draper
Harry Fawcett
Herbert Finch
William Hampson
William Hodge
William Henry Hunt
George Lowe
George Ernest Norris
Thomas Pye
James Pye
Henry Rawlinson
William Rothwell
Peter Sharrock
Edward Townsend
James White

Second World War

James Boyde
Norman Cookson
Alfred Draper
Maximillian Draper
Arthur Green
John Halsall
Eric Moultrie
James Mullany
Harold Quinn
John Underwood
Robert Worthington


Adoption Lancashire


We’re delighted you’re thinking about adopting a child with Adoption Lancashire & Blackpool. We understand that it is a big life-changing decision for you and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

We’re a new service bringing together experts from Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council to help children waiting to be adopted find their family and support you through the adoption process.

Anybody can adopt and we welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life. If you think you can offer a child a safe and happy home we’d love to hear from you.


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:
COVID-19 Current

Important message from the West Lancs Clinical Commissioning Group

“Pls share – With the R-rating in the North West having now risen above 1, local GP, Dr Peter Gregory is urging all residents to do their part to keep everyone safe from #COVID19.

Remember, we are all in this together, we all must play our part to beat this virus. Please remember to do the following:

StayHome as much as possible

Only make essential journeys
Strictly maintain #socialdistancing
Wear face coverings if possible
If you have symptoms #selfisolate

Pls share – With the R-value in the North West having now risen above 1, local GP, Dr Peter Gregory is urging all…

Posted by West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group on Saturday, 6 June 2020

COVID-19 Current

Parish Council Meetings resume in June via Zoom

We will be having remote meetings via Zoom from June 9th 2020.

For more details and how to take part please click here.

The Government have now issued the regulations that give local authorities greater flexibility in the conduct of meetings, including allowing members to attend remotely, and for public and press access to those meetings. These ‘Regulations’ (The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020) came into force on 4 April 2020.

The next meeting of Downholland Parish Council will therefore take place on Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 7.30 pm using ZOOM and the agenda will be published on the website at least 3 clear working days before the meeting is due to be held.

Read more…

COVID-19 Current

West Lancs Together: Helping you if you are vulnerable

West Lancashire Borough Council, in conjunction with all local health and community partners supporting West Lancashire, have launched a new Local Support System, West Lancs Together, which will offer support to those most vulnerable within the borough.

This will offer help and support to those who have been identified by the NHS as being at risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19 and have been asked to isolate themselves (referred to nationally as ‘shielding’) for a period of at least 12 weeks. For more information on who this may involve, visit –

We understand these extremely vulnerable people may not have a support network to rely on and West Lancs Together will pool together resource to be able to provide support with food, medicines and social contact during this phase of isolation.

Please be aware that we will be prioritising those who will not be able to rely on family and friends for practical support while they remain at home. If anyone is feeling vulnerable you can contact the service so we can understand your needs and what level of support we could provide.

If anyone would like further information on Coronavirus, the main Government website is kept up to date with key information:

If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 and feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, please visit – only call 111 if you are unable to get help online.  For life threatening emergencies call 999 for an ambulance.