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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Ruth Rimmington  Email:

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Welcome by the Chair


Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 17 October 2018 of Chorley Liaison pdf icon PDF 85 KB


Item requested at the last meeting - Discussion with Janine Blythe, Chief Executive, Inspire Youth Zone, Chorley

At the last meeting it was requested that Janine be invited to attend the meeting to give an update on the work of the Youth Zone since it opened in May 2018, with reference to engaging young people in the Parishes and transport issues. 


Item requested at the last meeting - Discussion with Chief Inspector Gary Crowe, Lancashire Constabulary

At the last meeting it was requested that a representative from the Police be invited to attend the meeting to discuss issues, including speeding in rural areas and support in tackling drug use in play areas (Bretherton), the plan to resolve issues with travelling football fans, an update on neighbourhood policing and changes to the call handling centre. 


Item from Anderton Parish Council - Electronic Communication with Chorley Council

Recently the parish council has had need to contact Chorley Council with a simple question regarding a land use planning matter. For this our parish clerk submitted the question electronically. The initial (presumably?) automated email responses from Chorley Council have proved to be very confusing and seem to reflect more the administrative process rather than the matter at hand.


The parish council is fully supportive of electronic communication means but does question if other parishes experience the same level of confusion. We would like to request that the borough council reviews the format of its electronic communications in order to simplify and remove extraneous content and to make the replies more meaningful to the user.


A response will be provided at the meeting. 


Item requested by Eccleston Parish Council - transport to the Youth Zone

To discuss support for the provision of transport to enable young residents from rural areas to access the Chorley Youth Zone. 


It is suggested that this issue is discussed as part of item 3: Discussion with Janine Blythe, Chief Executive, Inspire Youth Zone.


Item requested by Croston Parish Council - Control of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) pdf icon PDF 140 KB

The Parish Council have requested a follow up item on this issue, which was discussed in July 2018. 


A report was considered by Executive Cabinet in November 2018 and this is enclosed for information.  Lindsey Blackstock, Open Space Strategy Officer, will attend to answer any queries. 


The enclosed document has been supplied by Croston Parish Council. 

Additional documents:


Item requested by Croston Parish Council - discussion item

The Croston Branch of the RBS closes in January and, following the approval of application 18/00906/FUL, the ATM outside the bank is also to be removed.


The Parish Council would like to include an item to discuss whether anyone attending or connected to the Liaison has any suggestions as to whether any alternative arrangements might be organised.


Questions from Members of the Liaison and the public pdf icon PDF 32 KB

In order to allow members of the Liaison and members of the public to raise issues of local concern, a period of 20 minutes has been set aside.


A member of the public may speak for no more than 3 minutes.  Members of the public are not required to give notice of the issue they intend to raise, although it is expected in the case of service issues that the appropriate mechanisms for resolving the issue have been explored. 


Where a question is raised which cannot be answered at the meeting, a record will be kept by officers supporting the meeting and it will be responded to via the appropriate mechanism.


Items requested following publication of the agendafrom Bretherton Parish Council  


Speed Limit in Bretherton. The Parish Council would like a 30 mph limit to be applied in all parts of the village and has been recording accidents to support this view-copy attached.


State of pavements in the village-many of which are in a poor state of repair and is some cases an additional problem is caused by vegetation coming from under hedges and narrowing the pavement.


Items for Future Meetings pdf icon PDF 77 KB

A schedule setting out deadlines for items to be requested on the agenda for the Chorley Liaison and dates for future meetings is enclosed. 


Any urgent business previously agreed with the Chair