Friday, 26 October 2018

Possible Freezing Conditions Tonight

Lancashire's gritting crews are gearing up to treat the roads for the first time this winter, following forecasts of possible freezing conditions tonight.  Advice  from Lancashire County Council to the public is to stay alert to road conditions during the winter – the key thing to remember is that just because a road has been gritted it doesn't mean it won't be icy. It takes time and the action of tyres to mix the salt with the ice and make it work by lowering the temperature at which the water freezes.  Road conditions can vary considerably over quite a short distance and it's vital to use your judgement and drive according to the conditions.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The laying of wreaths at the War Memorial

The Chairman of the Parish Council will be laying a wreath on behalf of the parish at the War Memorial on Sunday 11th November during the Remembrance Day Service.  Everyone is welcome to lay a wreath, whether it is for your club, society, company or just an individual.  Just let either Cllr Budden or Revd Goodrich know beforehand so that the Service can incorporate everyone's wreath be it large or small.   We do hope that everyone who can, will attend this special Service to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Friday, 19 October 2018

The Enchanted Forest

On behalf of the Horticultural Society, Robert Swain is giving a talk on The Enchanted Forest in the Old Boy's School from 7.30pm - 9.00pm on Thursday 15th November.  Entry is £2 + raffle.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Applications for co-option onto the Parish Council are warmly invited.

Would you like to take an active part in the decision-making process of the Parish Council and to represent the interests of the whole community?  Then why not apply for the current vacancy on the Parish Council by writing to: The Clerk to the Council No. 2 The Shore, Bolton-le-Sands to arrive no later than 5pm Wednesday 31st October 2018.   Anyone interested must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Be a registered local government elector for the parish 
2. Their principal or only place of work in the twelve months preceding the day on which the person is nominated as a candidate has been in the Parish; 
3. Having during the whole of the twelve months preceding the day of nomination occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the Parish; or 
4. Have during the whole of the twelve months preceding the day of nomination resided in the Parish or within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of the Parish Boundary. 
Disqualifications for being a Councillor include: a) Being subject to a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order b) In the previous five years, conviction for any offence carrying a sentence of not less than three months without the option of a fine. c) Disqualification for corrupt or illegal election practice.

A6 Slyne to Beaumont

Just a reminder, the speed limit along the A6 from Slyne to Lancaster is 30mph.  It came into force on Monday 11th December 2017.   Watch your speed!

Design a Pumpkin Competition

Lancaster City Museum is holding a Design a Pumpkin Competition.  50p per entry and every entry receives a Halloween treat.  The winning design will be hand carved by their very own expert pumpkin carver.  Competition closes 12 noon on Friday 26th October and your fabulous pumpkin will be available to collect from the Museum on 30/31 October in time for Halloween.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Bogus telephone preference service

Trading Standards is getting reports from Lancashire residents about the Telephone Preference Service scam- where consumers are cold called and asked for credit card details to sign up to TPS.
Remember it is free to sign up to the Telephone Preference Service – contact them on 0345 070 0707.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Beware cheap online electronic goods

Be careful of online advertising for sale of electronic goods such as iPhones, MacBook-Pros or laptops at overly reasonable prices. The buyer is enticed to buy these bargains but as soon as monies are transferred and payment made the seller severs all contact and no goods are received. Sellers tend to be outside the UK and are very difficult to trace.
In the run up to Christmas remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Greyhound Bridge

Greyhound Bridge is to re-open this Sunday 7th October 2018.