News in brief - 25/08/14

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‘Cabin’ solves church problem

A LANCASHIRE church has come up with a novel solution of finding space for children during Sunday worship.

St Michael’s Church at Grimsargh, near Preston, now has a new portable building, nicknamed “the cabin”, where the youngsters have the freedom and space to be noisy, messy, creative.

‘Waste less’ plea to households

WYRE Council is appealing to households to be more resourceful with their waste as part of Waste Less, Live More Week from September 22.

The council wants to hear from anyone who feels they can reduce the amount of general waste that they generate. Call 01253 887478 to register.

Flying the flag for our children

PASSIONATE about supporting children and young people?

The Children’s Society is seeking a Volunteer Diocesan President in the Diocese of Blackburn area who will support the work of its Regional Fundraising Manager to raise awareness of its work both within the church and outside.

Extension plan

DERBY House, Park Lane, Medlar with Wesham, near Preston, has applied to build a an extension to the side of the building.

Fylde Council is being asked to approve installing a lift, main entrance alterations and extra car parking spaces.

Walk the lights to help charity

AN illuminating evening is promised to families willing to put their best foot forward for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

The Foundation is hosting a five-mile “Walk the Lights” trek through Blackpool’s world famous Illuminations on Friday September 12.

To enter, visit

Last session of the summer

FOLK are being reminded that the final Park It event of this summer will be held on Friday.

‘Park It’ offers young people a wide range of free activities at various Preston parks.

The final session will be held at Moor Park and will include a host of activities to keep young people entertained. It runs from 5pm until 8pm.

Inspection visit at hospital trust

THE Care Quality Commission has carried out a follow up inspection at the Royal Preston Hospital. At an inspection in December the hospital was ordered to make improvements. A recent board meeting of the hospital Trust heard the inspection went well. A CQC report will be published in October.

Donate a pint

PEOPLE can give blood at a donation session being held at Lea Social Club in Lea, Preston, tomorrow.

Sessions run from 1.45pm until 3.45pm and 5pm until 7.30pm.

People can just turn up, or call 0300 123 23 23 to book.

Meet officers

EUXTON residents will be able to meet officers at the next Police and Communities Together meeting at Euxton Library in Runshaw Lane on Monday September 15 from 6pm.

Opportunities at free job event

TRAINING programmes, full and part-time college courses, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities are on offer to young people at a free employment event in Chorley.

The Lancashire County Council event is taking place at The Zone on Lord Street, between 4pm and 7pm, on September 2.

Playtime in the park in Chorley

CHILDREN and their families are invited to Chorley’s Astley Park on Wednesday for Chorley Council’s annual Playtime in the Park event.

Free fun and activities will take over from 11am until 3pm particularly aimed at families with children under 11.

Astley Park WI

ASTLEY Park WI meets at the Community Centre, Astley Village, tomorrow, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

For further details contact Barbara Robinson on 01257 268313 or Judith Thorpe on 01257 271331.

In the dock

Taxi attacker pays for damage

A MAN who admitted assaulting a woman at Charnock Richard and damaging the sliding door of a taxi was given a conditional discharge for 12 months by magistrates in Chorley.

Damian Allan Tyrer, 34, of Crown Lane, Horwich, was also ordered to pay a total of £800 compensation, costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.

Assault woman told ‘stay away’

SUZANNA Maria Forrester, 30, of Eaves Lane, Chorley, was given a conditional discharge for 12 months after being found guilty of assaulting a woman.

Forrester was also made the subject of a restraining order instructing her not to contact her victim for six months. She was ordered to pay court costs of £150.

Driver banned

RYAN Joseph Kelly, 21, of Canterbury Street, Chorley, was banned for 23 months and fined £250 after admitting driving while almost three times over the limit.

Man is accused of ‘exposure’

A MAN has appeared in court accused of exposing himself in Bamber Bridge.

Robin Beckett, 28, of Meadow Close, Coppull, Chorley, is accused of obstructing and assaulting a police officer, and will appear on September 18 at Ormskirk Magistrates Court.

Damage done

JAMES Brewin, 24, of Heaton Street, Blackburn, admitted damaging a windscreen, table and vase, and assaulting a PC in Chorley, must pay £76.50 compensation, a £15 surcharge and £250 costs.

Road accident

ADAM Goosey, 24, of Stratford Drive, Fulwood, Preston, admitted failing to report an accident and must pay a £75 fine and £50 costs.

Man assaulted

LAURA Morrison, 34, of Clara Street, Preston, who admitted assaulting a man and theft, was given a 12 month conditional discharge.

PRESTON: Pavan Singh, 23, of Arnhem Road, Callon, admits he attacked a woman in her home, drove without due care and attention, and used threatening behaviour.

He received a 12 week jail term, suspended for two years, and a restraining order from magistrates and must pay £80 compensation, an £80 surcharge and £85 costs.

PRESTON: A fraudster who sold advertising space over the phone to a Preston firm – for a magazine that did not exist – is to be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on September 9.

Michael Ian Dobson, 25, of Belle Green Lane, Ince, Wigan, admits fraud against Denwick Joinery and Building Contractors Ltd, intending to gain £270.

n CHORLEY: Trespasser David Castell, 38, who stole an Apple iPhone from Hutton Grammar School, near Preston, is to be sentenced on September 2.

Castell, of Hampstead Road, Ribbleton, Preston, admitted the offence to magistrates.

PRESTON: Repeat drink driver Edmund Lawrence Nevin, 59, of Samuel Street, Callon, was given a suspended jail term of 16 weeks suspended for a year after admitting his fourth drink drive offence.

Magistrates ordered him to do 100 hours unpaid work and pay an £80 surcharge and £85 costs.

He is banned for four years.

CHORLEY: A man has admitted committing three thefts while subject to a court order,

Darren Neil Murphy, 28, of no fixed abode, stole clothes in Chorley, and a bike worth £200 from a Chorley man.

Magistrates said he was a persistent offender.

They gave him four months suspended for six months.

CHORLEY: Karl Michael Montague, 26, of Ullswater Road, Chorley, must carry out 40 hours unpaid work and pay 
a £60 surcharge, we well as £250 costs after admitting harassing a woman with text messages.

Susan Knowles, 43, of Railway Street, admits stealing clothing and fashion items in two shop thefts and was jailed for four weeks by Preston Magistrates Court.

Stephen Taylor, 24, of Mill Lane, Coppull, Chorley, admits possessing cannabis and must pay a £73 fine, £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Kenneth Connell, 37, of Benson Avenue, Morecambe, must pay a £400 fine, a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs after being found guilty in absence of driving without insurance.

Simon Greenwood, 30, of Hawkesbury Drive, Penwortham, Preston, must pay a £100 fine, a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs after pleading guilty to driving while using a phone.

Leigh Orriss, 38, of Clarendon Road, Lancaster, must pay a £600 fine, a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs after being found guilty of driving without insurance.

Ola Adeyinka, 42, of Threefields, Ingol, Preston, must pay a £600 fine, a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs after being found guilty of failing to give driver details.

Beech Mackay, 73, of Chatsworth Road, Morecambe, must pay a £200 fine, a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs after being found guilty in his absence of failing to comply with a red light traffic signal.

Malachi Davis, 30, of Stanifield Lane, Leyland, was jailed for eight weeks after pleading guilty to assault by spitting in a police officer’s mouth and being drunk and disorderly.

Dominic Potter, 23, of Greenbank Avenue, Preston, admits using threatening behaviour and was given a 12 month conditional discharge but must pay a £15 victim surcharge.

Robert Kenroy David Rowe, 39, of Aughton Walk, Preston, was jailed for eight weeks after admitting theft of coffee and deodorant.