Lancashire news in brief - 10/10/14

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Crime advice at supermarket

CHORLEY Police and the AA are joining forces for a crime prevention initiative.

They will be at the car park at Morrisons supermarket, on Brooke Street, Chorley, from 11am to 4pm on Wednesday.

They will give safety information and tamper-proof screws will be available for car registration plates.

Roadworks to last two weeks

ROADWORKS will start today on Babylon Lane, Adlington.

Electricity North West is excavating part of the verge and footpath to replace an underground link box.

Two-way traffic signals will be in place.

The work is expected to be completed by Thursday, October 23.

Town meeting

ADLINGTON Town Council will meet on Monday in the Community Centre, on Railway Road, Adlington.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 7.15pm.

Country driving demands care

LANCASHIRE drivers are being urged to “sign up” to a new road safety campaign.

The new Think campaign warns drivers of the dangers of country roads.

Organisers say that more than half, 60 per cent, of drivers killed in the UK die on rural roads and at least 25 per cent admit having a near miss.

Thoughtful food

KIND-HEARTED staff and students at Preston’s Cardinal Newman College are collecting food to help the needy.

A collection point has been set up by the chaplaincy and goods will go to a food bank.

Get active and get on your bike

WANT to get fit? There are still places available for this Sunday’s mass all-female bike ride.

The Breeze Challenge event starts at UClan Sports Arena, Tom Benson Way, Preston at 9am on Sunday. To sign up for details see:

Concert for choir

THE Preston Orpheus Choir, directed by Roselise Gentile and accompanied by Paul Greenhalgh at the piano will perform at St Andrew’s Church in Leyland on October 18. Call 01772 746506 for tickets.

Meet with MP

PRESTON’S MP Mark Hendrick will be holding a surgery on October 18 at the Quaker Meeting House in St George’s Road from 11am.

Annual meeting

THE Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Graham Walton, will attend St Catherine’s Hospice’s annual general meeting on October 13.

Crews called to electrical fire

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a shop in Station Road, Bamber Bridge, after a blaze in a fuse cupboard.

Officers wearing breathing apparatus went into the ground floor premises yesterday morning. Crews from Preston and Bamber Bridge used a ventilation unit.

Bedroom fire

A WOMAN was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation after falling asleep while smoking in bed.

Firefighters attended the house in Westfield Drive, Leyland, at 2.45pm. The fire was limited to the bed.

Helicopter hunt

THE Warton-based police helicopter was launched in Preston early yesterday after a car made off from officers in Fulwood.

The car was later found abandoned and empty.

Fair trade helps to build bridges

A DISCUSSION around ‘building bridges through Fair Trade’ will be held at The Fig Tree in Garstang on Saturday night at 7.30pm. The event will be hosting a delegation from Lebanon.

To register online visit and search ‘building bridges.’

Red alert talk

RARE red squirrels are back in Preston and Brian Ashworth will host a talk on the Wildlife Trust’s squirrel conservation efforts at 7.15-9pm on October, 14 at the Barn, Berkley Drive, Bamber Bridge.

Free workshop

ATTEND the People’s Architecture Office’s free ‘hands on’ workshop on October, 13 from 2-6pm in UCLan’s Victoria Building.

Try watercolours

TRY a painting with watercolours art class by David Jaundrell at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre at 10.30am on Saturday.

Village talk for society meeting

A TALK about Whalley will be given by Cliff Astin at the next meeting of Chorley Historical And Archaeological Society.

It starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday at Chorley Library, on Union Street, Chorley.

Admission costs £1 for members and £2 for guests, including refreshments.

Help for birds

BIRD lovers can make winter bird feeders from 1pm to 2.30pm on Monday, October 27 at Yarrow Valley Country Park in Chorley.

There is no need to book.

Meet at Treeface Cafe.

Festival returns

ORGANISERS have announced Charnock Richard Scarecrow Festival will be held over the weekend of September 12 and 13 next year.

Race night

ADLINGTON Carnival Committee will hold a race night at 7.30pm on October 16 at The Spinners Arms, on Church Street, Adlington.

Council date

WHEELTON Parish Council has set the date of its next meeting for 8pm on Monday, November 3.

Housing plans on the agenda

PLANS to build 11 homes on land at Bannister Hall Farm, Higher Walton, are earmarked for approval at next week’s South Ribble Council planning meeting.

William Pye Ltd want to demolish existing outbuildings to build semi-detached and terraced houses, as well as four garage blocks.

The meeting is at 6pm on Wednesday, October 15, at the Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland.

BT reunion date

ALL BT engineers past and present, internal and extrenal, are invited to attend a renuion event at the New Meadow Street Labour Club, North Road, Preston, on Thursday, November 27, from 7.30pm.

The free event will include a hot pot supper.

Contact Derek Hadley on 01772 716303 or