Traffic has not been able to drive along the section of road nearest the church for many weeks now, with single alternate line traffic controlled by traffic lights. This is because the underside of the bridge is weak and Lancashire County Council’s road engineers do not want HGVs or buses driving over it. Work is now due to start in the New Year and be completed by April 2016. Meanwhile the contractors who provide the traffic lights have been asked to check that they are working correctly and to ensure that the coned-off area is as small as possible to allow vehicles through more easily
At its November meeting, the Parish Council considered what to do next about a Neighbourhood Plan. Rather than proceed with a full-scale plan at this stage, we will investigate more limited alternatives which might be more effective in shaping housing develpment in the village and might attract more people to get involved.
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!
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications is 30th June 2014.
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.