1 We were pleased to welcome 6 members of the public who spoke about;-

  1. improving safe crossing of School Lane for pupils at the village school
  2. the condition of the grass verges on Whalley Road near Buckshaw Terrace
  3. proposed house extension in Scott Avenue.

 

Please note that planning applications are now available to see via the Ribble Valley Borough Council website.

School Lane Parking Restriction Proposal,

 

St Peters School request an extension of yellow zigzag lines along the whole length of the Parish Church (avoiding any house frontage)  to enable both the Infant and Junior pupils entrances to be used safely to cross to the Church.

With those assurances ,the Parish Council supported the proposal.

 

Welcome to Simonstone Sign on A671 Whalley Road is to be cleaned by Council     Lengthsman.

4   War Memorial for World War 1;

  1. Our attempts to contact descendants of the 3 soldiers have so far not been successful. However ,following positive responses from the Royal Regina Regiment(of Canada),the Household Cavalry Association, and Ribble Valley Borough Council ,  the Parish Council has agreed to proceed to order a Brass Plaque to commemorate the names of 3 local men, who died in the First World War ,but who were omitted from the original memorial.
  2. We are seeking permission from the Church of England authorities to place the plaque on the Church wall, adjacent to the original memorial.
  3. In  addition ,the Parish Council has agreed to accept the offer of  an Oak Tree from RVBC for commemoration for planting in the Parish Garden. We will also ask the School (and parishioners )to help sow Poppy Seeds in the Parish Garden and probably on parts of Simonstone Lane and Whalley Road ,with some wild flower seeds too.
  4. We intend to dedicate the plaque in time for Remembrance Day 2014

Next meeting  is on 8th May at 7pm.

Please note that we still have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor ;if you are interested please contact Roger Hirst , Clerk to the Council on 01200 428742.