A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Travel safety survey launch
Older people are being asked to take part in a survey to help the county council improve public transport. They are being asked to complete a travel diary detailing how, when, and why they travel and any issues they experienced. Travel diaries are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01772 530201.
School leavers set to reunite
Brougton High School’s class of 1993 are preparing for a reunion. It will be held on Friday October 12 at the Barton Grange Hotel. More than 100 school leavers are set to attend the event, where they will share memories from their high school days.
Over-heated light fitting sparks alert
An over-heated light fitting sparked an alert at a Lancashire ambulance station. Firefighters from Lancaster station were called to the incident at the city’s ambulance headquarters on Langdale Road shortly before 3.20pm yesterday. A fire service spokesman said: “We used a thermal imaging camera to find the fire, it was only a minor incident. “The smoke alarms were sounding, so we couldn’t leave without finding it.”
Woodlands set to be planted
An appeal has been launched for businesses and landowners to join a woodland planting scheme. Lancashire County Council’s Lancashire Woodlands Project gives people access to funds to establish woodland areas. It recently carried out a planting project on the newly-opened Guild Wheel cycling route around Preston. Call 01772 533917.
Security worry at allotments
Worries have been raised about security at city allotments. Residents in the College and Moor Park area of Preston have told the area’s Pact (Police and Community Together) meeting there has been issues around allotments. There were also concerns about security of vehicles, garages and sheds across and the next meeting will take place on November 7.
Mayor in trip to the races
The Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Coun Colin Clark and his wife, Margaret, are hosting a fund-raising trip to Belle Vue Stadium in Manchester on September 28. Money raised from the event will go to the Mayor’s charities, St Catherine’s Hospice, the North West Air Ambulance and the Prostate Cancer Charity.
Build a bug box at session
People are being encouraged to attend a bug box making session tomorrow. Taking place between 1pm and 3pm in Avenham Park the aim is to make a bug hotel that will encourage insects into your garden. Meet at Avenham Park Pavillion. Booking is essential. For more information call 01772 906471
Police to meet community
Police officers are set to meet members of the community next month for the latest Bamber Bridge Pact meeting. The meeting will be held on October 2 at Cuerden Methodist Church Communty Centre, Station Road, Bamber Bridge. It starts at 7pm.
Yob problems in city suburb
Neighbours in a suburb close to Preston city centre have raised concerns of anti-social behaviour. Residents in Broadgate, Preston, have told the area’s Pact (Police and Community Together) meeting there has been a problem at the back of Fishergate Hill and on Walton’s Parade. Youths have been seen congregating in a car park and causing nuisance.
Poor parking is town’s issue
Badly parked cars have caused problems in a town. Residents in Carnforth have told their area’s police vehicles were causing unnecessary obstructions on pavements, particularly on Highfield Road, Crag Bank and the town centre. They also reported anti-social behaviour on the Bridgeside play area.
Yobs climb on building site
Youths have been seen climbing on a building site’s scaffolding. Residents in Samuel Street, Fishwick, Preston, have claimed youths have been seen climbing on the scaffolding of a building site and causing a nuisance.