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Newsletter 4

Newsletter 4

July 1st, 2009

A warm welcome to all for this, our Summer edition, of the Newsletter. At the time of writing we are enjoying a good spell of sunny weather and the gardens and plants, especially the roses, are looking good. Which brings us to…

Wyre in Bloom and Lancashire Best Village Competitions

We have once again entered both of these competitions and Alan Lingard, our representative, and his hard working volunteers have performed a superb job. All the planters have been completed and the village is looking close to its best. New planters have been installed under the re-furbished notice boards and should look very colourful by the time the judges arrive. Lancashire Best Kept Village Judges may visit any time during a period from June 1st to July 12th inclusive whereas the date for judging the village in the Wyre in Bloom competition has been set for July 21st 2009. Alan hopes everyone will make an extra effort during these weeks to generally tidy up and litter pick where required. We should all do what we can to assist  by ensuring our own gardens are looking at their best, weeds are removed, hedges clipped and the grass beneath is cut and any litter seen is picked up.

Meantime a special ‘Thank You’ must go to all who have helped Alan throughout the year and should  anyone wish to join the concerted effort this year please contact Alan Lingard on 01995 679239.

Grass Cutting

The responsibility for cutting the grass verges in the village was divided between Wyre Borough Council and LCC Highways which caused some confusion on occasions when some of them were looking a bit unkempt. However since April 1st 2009 all responsibility rests with LCC Highways but the changeover has not been as smooth as planned. As a result some verges, notably those in Manor Road at the junction of North Drive, seem to have been overlooked in the transfer. As a result local residents overlooking the verges in question took to mowing them in order to ensure they are tidy. A big thank you goes to the residents of the two households in question. The Parish Council has written to LCC requesting clarification of the schedule for the work that needs to be carried out. When this is received we can then see the total picture.

New Residents – Wentworth Avenue and all Newcomers

We welcome our new residents in the development on Wentworth Avenue. We hope you enjoy living in this lovely village and will soon make good friends, a sentiment we also extend to all who have recently moved here. We hold the Parish Council meetings every third Monday evening in the month, with the exception of August and December, and the police hold a PACT meeting on alternate months. These are held at the YIP’s Centre in Nelson Gardens and are publicised on the two notice boards in the village. Attendance at these is open to all and is an excellent way to get to know people and also what is going on in the neighbourhood. A full list for the next 12 months is printed at the end of this Newsletter.

PACT meeting July 2009

The police have been working admirably in Inskip to keep the village as crime free as possible and by maintaining a presence to dissuade speeding motorists. They have expressed a desire for a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator and we would ask if any local resident would like this job which would be of great assistance to the whole community. It would help the police if any volunteers could attend the next PACT meeting at YIP’s Centre on Monday, July 20th 2009 at 7.30 pm and discuss with PC Jones or PCSO Moles.

Children’s Play Area

The Parish Council has written to Wyre Borough Council requesting the current equipment be re-furbished. In the same letter we also asked if some equipment for older children could be installed. Negotiations are on-going but any development will be in the future.

All Weather Sports Court

In the same vein correspondence has been exchanged with Wyre Borough Council regarding some maintenance to this court and we are hopeful that this will be carried out very soon. It is expected that the surface will be cleaned and made much less slippery and the tennis court will be re-lined.

Parish Council and PACT Meeting Dates

All the following meetings will be held in YIP’s Centre and PACT meeting commence at 7.30pm. Parish Council meetings commence at 7.30pm unless preceded by PACT when they commence at 8.00pm.

Monday, July 20th 2009 PACT Meeting

August there is no meeting

Monday, September 21st 2009 PACT Meeting

Monday, October 19th 2009

Monday, November 16th 2009 PACT Meeting

December there is no meeting

Monday, January 18th 2010 PACT Meeting

Monday, February 15th 2010

Monday, March 15th 2010 PACT Meeting

Monday, April 20th 2010

Monday, May 17th 2010 PACT Meeting

Monday, June 21st 2010