News in brief - 11/09/14

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Join forces for the big clean up

CHORLEY folk are invited to take part in the country’s first ever UK Clean Up Day this Saturday.

Let’s do it! originated in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people cleaned up Estonia’s forests – in one day.

Visit and enter your postcode to find your nearest clean up.

Friday night with Frank for mayor

THE Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley have a date with Ol’ Blue Eyes this Friday.

Councillor Roy Lees and his wife Margaret Lees will attend the Mayor of West Lancashire’s Sinatra Big Band Night at the Civic Hall in Ormskirk.

Gospel Hall has an open day

ALL are welcome to the Chorley Gospel Hall open day.

It takes place at the hall, Rydal Place, Chorley, on Saturday, September 20, from 10am to 4pm. There will be displays, games and competitions.

House plans for outbuilding site

A BARN within the curtilage of a Grade II listed farm building at 52 Church Road, Tarleton, could be demolished to make way for a house under new plans.

Owner and architect Mike Sherrington said the house would be the same height as the current outbuilding.

Police priorities

POLICE in the Farington area are investigating reports of vehicle interference in the Bristol Avenue estate, as well as anti-social behaviour in Clifton Parade during the evenings.

Health event

A HEALTH Mela runs on Saturday from 11am at the Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, with information on family health and wellbeing.

Market date

A FARMERS’ Market runs at Hoghton Tower on Sunday, September 21 from 10am.

Admission £1 per car, 50p for pedestrians.

Woman facing drugs charges

A WOMAN has appeared before magistrates accused of possessing cocaine and diamorphine drugs with intent to supply in Chorley.

Sandra Louise Sharrock, 39, of Byron Crescent, Coppull, will next appear for a hearing at Preston Crown Court on December 5.

Driver over limit

ROBERT Ormisher, 27, of Edale Court, Preston, admits drink driving.

Magistrates ordered him to pay a £250 fine, £25 surcharge and £85 costs and banned him for 16 months.

Breach of peace

JOHN Joyce, 55, of Marlborough Street, Chorley, admitted a breach of the peace. He must pay £100 and behave for six months.

Bicycle thief

A TEENAGE boy who stole a black specialised mountain bike worth £300 must pay the victim £100 compensation and a £15 surcharge.

VIP shopping night at centre

PRESTON’S Fishergate Shopping Centre will be opening its doors after hours on September 23 and inviting shoppers of Preston to its first VIP Fashion Night.

The event will take place from 6pm – 9pm with leading retailers offering exclusive one-night-only discounts.

Free will service

SKIPTON Building Society’s branch in Fishergate, Preston, is now offering a free will writing and updating service.

It is open to every customer who attends a free Skipton Retirement Review.

Buffet giveaway

THE Chinese Buffet resturant in Friargate, Preston, celebrated the chain reaching 40,000 Facebook ‘likes’ by giving a customer a £40 voucher.

Time to get fit

THERE’S still time to register for Preston Council’s annual Fitness Event at Fulwood Leisure Centre, Black Bull Lane, on October 5 from 9am.

Wagon was two thirds ‘too full’

VOSA officers stopped a wagon that was more than two thirds overloaded on the M65 at Cuerden, Preston.

Preston Magistrates ordered Haas-tek Services Ltd from Lockerbie, to pay a £3,300 fine, £120 surcharge and £369 costs after it pleaded guilty.

Drinking driver

CHARLES Newsham, 64, of Pall Mall, Chorley, admits drink driving and has been ordered to pay a £110 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs by Preston Magistrates Court.

He is banned for 36 months.

Breath test fail

JANE Porter, 42, of Chapel Lane, Longton, admits failing to give a breath test and must pay a £400 fine, £40 surcharge and £135 costs.

Drunken man

DANIEL Taylor, 26, of New Hall Lane, Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly.

Magistrates ordered him to pay a £70 fine and £85 costs.