Agenda

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Ruth Rimmington  Email: ruth.rimmington@chorley.gov.uk

Items
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Apologies

1.

Welcome by the Chair

2.

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 16 January 2019 of Chorley Liaison pdf icon PDF 83 KB

As requested at the last meeting the following are enclosed

·         Summary of reported injury collisions for Bretherton for the past 3 years

·         Review of Special Constabulary for South Division for 2018

·         For information about online reporting to the Police click here: https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/

·         The route of the Ironman UK bike ride

Additional documents:

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Local Government Ethical Standards: A Review by the Committee on Standards in Public Life pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Chris Moister, the Monitoring Officer will attend to discuss the enclosed report previously considered by the Governance Committee.

4.

Item requested by Charnock Richard Parish Council

1)  Does Chorley Council have a forward plan in place to assist with letting/renting out the increasing number of vacant shops in the town centre?

 

Our stats show that it’s not an increasing amount! Several units are due new tenants in the first quarter (several displaced from Botany).

 

We do continue to have the shop front grants as an incentive for bringing vacant shops back into use, which continues to generate enquiries.

 

We have talked about the idea of identifying the owners of vacant properties and working with them to provide council support to make the properties more presentable to potential tenants. Several commercial agents have been contacted with the offer of this support but have chosen not to initiate activities just yet due to positive interest on units in the town centre, making an intervention unnecessary.

 

2)  Why are Chorley Council looking to go back in to social housing provision?

 

Chris Sinnott, Deputy Chief Executive and Director Early Intervention and Support) will respond at the meeting. 

5.

Items requested by Bretherton Parish Council

1.Collision statistics.

 

Following the last meeting the Police provided information on collisions occurring in Bretherton.  However, the Parish Council has also been keeping a record and there appears to be a discrepancy between the 2 sets of figures.

 

2. Use of roads in Bretherton by HGVs.

 

Rural roads are being adversely affected by HGVs, however the opening of the Penwortham Bye Pass would give the County Council the opportunity to reroute HGVs away from Bretherton and the Parish Council feels it would be helpful if Chorley Council could support this approach.

 

3.Speed Limits on North Rd, Bretherton.

 

Residents are constantly complaining about the speed of traffic along this road and have given examples of cars and motor cycles travelling at well above the 50-mph speed limit. The Parish Council has asked that the speed limit be reduced to 30 mph and would be grateful if Chorley Council would support this request and in the first instance ask the Police to carry out speed checks in some way

6.

Item requested by Wheelton Parish Council

Lack of parking enforcement in villages.

7.

Questions from Members of the Liaison and the public

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.

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Items for Future Meetings pdf icon PDF 76 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. 

9.

Any urgent business previously agreed with the Chair