News in brief - 26/08/14

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A GROUP of Lancashire cyclists are encouraging all road users to Share The Road, and hope to raise money for North West Air Ambulance at the same time.

Two hundred places are open for cyclists to ride 42 or 67 miles through Lancashire’s countryside on Sunday, September 14.

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Restorative justice meeting

THE High Sheriff of Lancashire, Barry Johnson, will hold a conference on restorative ar Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters on September 19. One of the aims is to encourage churches to become involved in the work of the ‘Sycamore Tree Project’, which brings together unrelated victims and offenders.

Objection to stables plan

PARISH councillors in Clifton, near Preston, have objected to plans to build on grazing land in the area.

Plans are in hand to build a stable block for private use, consisting of three stables, a tack room, and a storage area for hay and equipment on a four acre site off Parrox Lane.

The site has been used for grazing by sheep, goats ponies and geese and field shelters were destroyed in recent gales.

Wine thief fined by magistrates

A MAN who stole a £4.99 bottle of wine from the Co-op in Moor Road, Chorley, has been ordered to repay a total of £104.99 after pleading guilty to the theft at Ormskirk Magistrates’ Court.

Simon Mark Gaskell, 25, of Eaves Green Road, Chorley, was given a nine-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £4.99 compensation, costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Folk getting ready to dance

FOLK dancers in Preston can’t wait for the summer holidays to end.

For September marks the start of the new season for the city’s Folk Dance Club.

The group meets every Monday at 7. 30pm between September and April at Galloway Hall Brackenbury Road, Fulwood.

Bungalow site

AN application has been submittted to Fylde Council to construct a new dwelling on the site of a former bungalow in Bryning Lane, Warton.

Ice Age trek through town

EXPLORE what Leyland would have been like during the Ice Age on an archeological walk setting off from South Ribble Museum in Church Road, Leyland, from 11am on September 8. There will also be a chance to view pictures of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s trek to the Antarctic.

Hedge request

HUTTON Parish Council has requested Lancashire County Council take action on overgrown hedges by the entrance to the Village Hall car park in Moor Lane, which is reducing visibility.

Meet the police

THE next PACT meeting for the Plungington ares takes place in the Community Centre in Brook Street from 6pm on Tuesday, September 2.


HISTORIAN Steve Halliwell has asked us to point out there are no plans for a pub talk at Avenham pavilion on September 4.