Summer Message from the Chairman

Welcome to our new website, where you can get information about Wheelton Parish Council.
Dear parishioners and fellow councillors.

I would to take this opportunity of thanking all the people who spend their time volunteering in our community-they are the people that help make Wheelton a pleasant place to live and work. A big thank you to you all!

This year sees the Centenary of the battle of the Somme, July 1 to November 18, 1916, one of the ‘bloodiest’ battles of any conflict and it is a poignant time to reflect on young lives lost. As we often reflect, during the Remembrance Day service in November, let us never forget that many gave their lives “for our tomorrow”.

Too often we criticise LCC and Chorley Council and rightly so if they are not doing what is legally required but on this occasion we should praise them for maintaining the 24 bus service of an evening. Whilst the 24A is a limited service it has been subsidised by Chorley Council and does provide public transport where needed. Remember, if we don’t use it, we may lose this service!

Safety throughout the Parish is particularly important to us all - safe passage for residents, bus services and emergency vehicles so they and you can reach your chosen destination and that cars are parked safely and considerately not forcing pedestrians to have to walk in the road. 

Unfortunately, we are having a spate of dog fouling throughout the parish. Clearly, if caught by Dog Wardens, owners could potentially face up to a £1000 fine. Particular problem areas include the green opposite the Village Hall, where there are signs prohibiting exercising of dogs, Whins Lane, the walkway from Millbrook Close to Victoria Street and along the bypass. Last time we had such an outbreak in the area Chorley Council used CC TV to help prosecute some residents. We also know that many of these issues occur during the hours of darkness, so we would ask residents to be vigilant. 

I thank all my councillor colleagues for the time they put into our community on your behalf. 

May I on behalf of the Parish Council wish you a restful and hopefully
warm summer?

Terry Dickenson Chairman

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