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Flooding in our village on 22/23 November: report

Flooding in Caton-with-Littledale on 22/23 November 2017

On the night of 22/23 November, many areas of Caton-with-Littledale were affected by flooding.  The Parish Council meeting on 12th December began with an Open Forum, attended by about 25 local residents who had been affected by the floods. Cllrs Joan Jackson and Jane Parkinson, who represent our area on Lancaster City Council, were there too.

Areas/properties affected included (from West to East):

Berry Cottage on Lancaster Road (adjacent to Escow Beck)

Millacre Court

Flood protection grants

This post is for ANYONE who was flooded 2 weeks ago (NO MATTER how small or whether you cleaned it up yourself without reporting it).

Caton Leisure Club

Monday 4th December Caton Leisure Club held their Christmas Celebration. There was a bright, happy and hopeful atmosphere as the day started with a Christmas themed quiz. Everyone sorted themselves into teams of 3 or 4 and hoped they would be able to answer the 60 questions and have bragging rights as the winners. Even if we didn’t know the answers we all came away having learnt something new. This was followed by a sumptuous buffet, the highlight of which was the fantastic Christmas cake provided by The Crazy Cake Company in Caton. Jolly good it was too.

Caton-with-Littledale Parish Council: Open Forum on Floods

The Parish Council on Tuesday 12th December will start with an Open Forum.  People affected by the flooding of 22nd-23rd November are invited to come along and tell our councillors about what happened, to ensure they have a full picture.  It is hoped to organise a meeting in January with authorities such as Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council and the Environment Agency to find out about the solutions they propose.  If you can't come, do contact one of the councillors or the Parish Clerk with information.  The meeting starts at 7.15pm and is in the Victoria Institute (Victo

Picture credit: Annette Quarry

EMERGENCY PLAN

Emergency Planning
How prepared you are for the next emergency. What do you need to fix after the rain and wind in October and November? Next time  it could be floods, high winds, snow, power cuts...  You can have bad weather alerts sent to you by the Met Office as emails or texts - ask Peter Collins at the Victoria Institute for help setting these up if need be.
How ready are you and those you care for?
Get prepared well ahead - perhaps trimming back branches and checking drains when the weather is OK.

Lancashire Flood Appeal 2017

Affected by the November 2017 floods?

Grants may be made for charitable purposes to relieve hardship in Lancashire caused by flooding in 2017. Funding is available from our Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund, which was originally established in 2015 following Storm Desmond and from new donations from the general public.  More information and how to apply available here: http://www.lancsfoundation.org.uk/funds/lancashire-flood-recovery-appeal

March Madness - A busy month of inter-school activities at Caton CPS

As you are reading this the children, staff and families will have been enjoying a well earned holiday, as well as remembering and celebrating Easter. This was marked in school by a lovely assembly by Alan Wadsworth and the class 1 children making their specially embroidered Easter cards. Their sewing skills were very impressive!

Places Available On Twinning Visit to Socx - 28th to 31st August

Our friends in Socx are looking forward to our next visit and have been making plans for our entertainment. They are hoping that their visit last year and the video quizzes which we have run during the year both for adults and in the schools will have encouraged more of you to consider visiting them. You can be sure of a warm welcome. The area is very close to action of the First World War and as we are remembering the centenary of the start of the war, a visit to one of the cemeteries or other places of interest might be on the cards.

Free Cash To Help Youth in the Parish

The Caton youth Club trustees will again have money available in July to help young people whether individuals or groups with the leisure time activities. This is on offer to young ones living in the Caton with Littledale parish and those interested should ask for details and obtain an application form from: Stephen Talbot -01524 812274.  talbotshome@gmail.com  Closing date for applications is 30th June 2014.

Three held after third raid on Caton Co-operative store

Three men were arrested following a police chase after the Co-op in Caton was burgled for the third time in a month.

A fourth is still being hunted by officers after the alarm at the Hornby Road store was activated at 1.20am on Tuesday.

Police raced to the scene and saw a red Seat Leon car speeding off.

Its details were circulated and it was spotted exiting the M6 at junction 31 where it joined the A59 and headed into Blackburn.

It sped off towards a housing estate where it was found abandoned.

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