Best dressed festive display
Winners will be awarded an engraved rosebowl and certificates presented by the chairman of the council.
Join up to park action groups
The Friends of Avenham and Miller Parks are urging new members to join their monthly meetings. The next meeting, which will be held in the Rectory, runs from 6.30pm on Thursday, December 6. To become a group member, telephone: 01772 907737 or 01772 252528.
Parking issues on blind bend
Charnock Richard police are investigating reports that drivers are parking cars dangerously in Church Lane. Residents have told officers that vehicles are being left on a blind bend.
Call for ban on liquid nitrogen drinks
A MP has called for the use of liquid nitrogen in drinks to be banned after a Heysham teen who downed a cocktail had to have her stomach removed. David Morris told the House of Commons the issue came to his attention as a result of “serious injuries” sustained by Gaby Scanlon, from Heysham, who was celebrating her 18th birthday in a bar in Lancaster in October when she drank two Nitro Jagermeister cocktails. The Morecambe and Lunesdale MP said the substance caused her stomach to rupture “leaving her in the sort of agony that is hard to imagine.” He said: “This is the only case of serious injury that has been reported in the media across the world, and to think it happened here in the UK is shocking.
Warning given to motorists
Motorists who leave their engines running to defrost them are being urged not to leave their cars unattended. Police have issued the warning in a bid to reduce thefts throughout the winter. Insp Simon Ingham, from Lancashire Police’s Vehicle Crime Team, said: “Leaving your car unattended while defrosting leaves you vulnerable to thieves.”
Concerns over student songs
Residents in part of Lancaster have complained to police about rowdy students. The John O’ Gaunt and Bowerham PACT meeting was told by neighbours of concerns over “noisy students and locals heading into town via Prospect Street, chanting and singing from 9.30pm until 10.30pm most Wednesday evenings.”
Speeding fears in two villages
Villagers in part of Lancashire say speeding remains their top police priority. Officers in the villages of Kellett and Borwick, near Lancaster, were told of continuing concerns at the area’s last PACT meeting. The next meeting is at Wilson’s Endowed School on Wednesday at 2.45pm.