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Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Traffic Chaos on Darkinson Lane – Danger for Two Schools

by professorbillwinlow on 7 October, 2013

“Monday morning started with calls from worried residents about the traffic diversions caused by the closure of the rail bridge on Lea Lane for 4 months” says County Cllr Bill Winlow.  There was inadequate signage because Railtrack seems to have  used a sub-contractor to do the job, but it was not done properly. LCC has now been […]

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Children’s Home investigations

by professorbillwinlow on 26 June, 2013

One in four children in residential care in England is in a children’s home rated “adequate” or “inadequate”, according to a BBC Panorama investigation. Its investigation asked all 134 councils with children’s services in England about standards in the homes in which they placed children. Of the 87 councils that responded, the programme established that […]

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   County Cllr Jenny Mein & County Cllr Bill winlow are shown signing the agreement. Readers will recall that on 6th May, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the newly elected Lancashire County Council, Bill Winlow, expressed the LibDems willingness to work with ANY councillors, Labour or Conservative or any others, in order to create an […]

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GOOD NEWS ON STONEY BUTTS & DODNEY DRIVE

by professorbillwinlow on 30 April, 2013

 The good news is that Preston City Council is unhappy with the suggested access to the Stoney Butts and Dodney Drive sites and has gone back to the site owners to tell them this. “The chances of these developments taking place are minimal, but we must all stay alert for alternative, unacceptable proposals and be […]

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Care home bosses could face prison under new rules

by professorbillwinlow on 29 April, 2013

Owners and directors of care homes where elderly people are mistreated will face jail under a new law making them corporately accountable for any neglect and abuse. Care homes that cover up incidents of neglect and abuse also face prosecution under a new, legally binding duty of candour for staff. Under the plans managers will […]

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ENSURING ACCESS TO INGOL GOLF COURSE

by professorbillwinlow on 28 April, 2013

We welcome the reopening of the Ingol golf course – but are getting increasingly concerned about reports that dog walkers and others are being prevented from walking their usual routes, as the new operators have been erecting new gating and signage “to reduce the influx of ramblers and dog walkers who have recently used the […]

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A Great Community Event in Lea

by professorbillwinlow on 27 April, 2013

Today was a good day for the Big Lea Clean up with lots of people from Brownies upwards turning up to help. “It was a wonderful to see everyone from the community pulling together for a common cause” says County Cllr Bill Winlow (below right). Let’s hope it becomes an annual event and thanks to […]

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Dovedale Play Area – Funding now available for reurbishment

by professorbillwinlow on 27 April, 2013

“Community Gateway has done well to find funding to refurbish this valuable play area. Our surveys indicated that most people in Threefields and the Dovedale areas wanted something better for their kids. Let’s hope it’s all done for the summer and that we actually have some fine weather!” says Bill Winlow. .  

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April 8th was a great day at Preston Planning Committee when the CEG proposal for the development of land to the north of Hoyles Lane and east of Sidgreaves Lane was unanimously refused, mainly due to highways and drainage issues. Thanks to all the 171 people who have written in to object to the proposal […]

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Tanterton Community Centre

by professorbillwinlow on 26 April, 2013

We recently learned that Signposts, the Morecambe-based charitable company that runs Tanterton Community Centre, is going out of business. Cllr Bill Winlow says “We cannot allow this community asset to close. I pledge to work closely with Preston City Council and the Ingol and Tanterton Neighbourhood Council to find a way forward so that the […]

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