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FOSTERING

 

Lancashire County Council is asking people to consider if they could help a child or young person achieve their dreams by becoming a foster carer.

 

The new campaign focusses on the need for new foster carers to help children in care reach their true potential. The county council has recently raised their allowances for new foster carers in recognition of their valuable role and rising costs. This means that newly approved foster carers can expect to receive between £241 and £415 to meet the needs of each child they care for.

 

The council is currently recruiting new foster carers to look after around 20 children a week who come into their care and a package of support is available 24/7 to help foster carers in their role, including local support groups, their own social worker, a dedicated helpline and flexible training.

 

If you have a spare room and want to make a difference to a young person's life, could you be a foster carer for your local authority?

 

For more information, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/fostering or call their friendly team on 0300 123 6723.

 

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Bretherton Parish Council

PERIOD FOR THE EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31/3/17

 

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

 

Bretherton Parish Council’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year the which the audit relates and all boo0ks, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to these records or documents.

 

These accounts for Bretherton Parish Council will be available for inspection from the 8/6/17 to the 19/7/17 between 6pm and 8pm on Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays) by appointment

 

If you wish to view them then please contact the named Council representative:

Name GLENYS SOUTHWORTH

Position in Council CLERK TO BRETHERTON PARISH COUNCIL

Address 12 THE AVENUE, PENWORTHAM, PRESTON

Phone number 01772 746178

Email; brethertonpc@yahoo.co.uk

 

Local electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts and object to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Parish Council. The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose during the inspection period which commences on the 8/6/17 and ends on the 19/7/17.

 

BDO LLP. ARCHADIA HOUSE, MARITIME WALK, OCEAN VILLAGE, SOUTHAMPTON.SO14 3TL

TELEPHONE NO; 023 8088 1941

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE

We need amazing people to volunteer time to our services in Chorley & South Ribble

 · Home Library Service - RVS volunteers deliver a selection of books, DVDs, CDs and audio tapes to people who can’t get out to the library themselves.

  Some services require as little as a couple of hours a month, others a couple of hours a week. But there are no fixed hours - we can fit around your busy life. Volunteering is so rewarding; come and find out! If you’re interested, Contact Kim on: 07436 799 612 or Emma on 07342 055 205

 Email: lancashirehub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

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The Annual Report for 2016/16 is now available on the website under Publications

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DATES OF 2017-18 PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS

All the meeting are held at Bretherton Primary School and commence at 8pm

5/6/17

3/7/17

4/9/17

2/10/17

6/11/17

4/12/17

5/218

5/3/18

PRESS AND PUBLIC ARE WELCOME

Time is set aside at each meeting to enable the public to raise issues

 

CHORLEY RAMBLERS 2017 PROGRAMME IS NOW AVAILABLE. THE WEB LINK CAN BE FOUND IN THE VILLAGE INFORMATION SECTION

FOSTERING

Lancashire County Council have asked us to help promote their fostering campaign. Details can be found at: youcanfoster.org/lancashire

          BEAUTIFUL BUT DEADLY

 United Utilities have asked the Parish Council to remind people about the dangers of swimming in reservoirs.

Freezing water even in summer, hidden debris, underwater currents, isolated locations to which it might be difficult to get help, depth and steep sides all help to make them deadly. Each year around 400 people die from drowning and thousands are seriously injured

Stay Safe. Don’t swim in reservoirs

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 DIAL-A RIDE

AS BRETHERTON NOW HAS NO BUS SERVICE, RESIDENTS MAY WISH TO CONSIDER USING THE DIAL-A- RIDE SERVICE. DETAILS ARE GIVEN BELOW

£ 5-60 TO MORRISON’S IN LEYLAND

£6-80 TO CHORLEY

£7 TO  SOUTHPORT

IF YOU ARE INTERSTED USING THE SERVICE PLEASE RING;  01257260488

 

CELEBRATING THE 90th BIRTHDAY OF THE QUEEN

  

On 11th June 2016 we enjoyed the 'Queen's Birthday Bash', opened by the lady mayor of Chorley and very well attended inspite of a rainy start! There was something for everyone, wonderful refreshments in the Bowling hut; james and cakes and a bottle tombola from the WI; Boules; Face painting; Tug of War; and the wonderful parade of crowns fit for a monarch by the school children. At the end of the afternoon a toast was raised to her majesty.

BRETHERTON IN TOUCH

There is now a village face book page where information about forthcoming dates etc is posted. The page has already helped a dog to be reunited with its owner as well as informing residents about events and displaying village news.

 TELEPHONE SCAM

Please be aware that there is a phone scam where someone rings, supposedly from BT to tell callers that their I.P. address is being used by someone illegally. Many people in the village are BT customers and could be taken in by the plausable nature of this call. If in doubt, hang up and ring BT either from a different phone or after an interval of about 3 minutes.

To keep informed about telephone scams and other crimes in the area sign up to regular bulletins from Lancashire Constabulary, at their IN THE KNOW website

www.stayintheknow.co.uk/


MEALS ON WHEELS SERVICE

Chorley Borough Council is providing a subsidised Meals on Wheels Service. For more information contact Lancashire Fayre on 01257 367630


PACT Meetings (POLICE AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER)

There have not been any PACT meetings in the Rural West Parishes (Bretherton, Mawdesley, Ulnes Walton, Eccleston, Croston, Charnock Richard and Heskin) for a while as the team felt that they were not getting enough input from members of the public. It was decided to discontinue PACT meetings for these parishes partly to free up time the PCSOs could be on patrol. If any members of the public wish to see the team with any questions or issues, Coppull Police Station (where they are based) is open every Wednesday from 17:00-19:00hrs. The PCSO for our area is Maria Featherstone.
The team have facebook and twitter sessions instead where they are online to answer questions, (however obscure they may be).
The links to these forums are: www.facebook.com/chorleypolice

www.twitter.com/chorleypolice

To receive emails about neighbourhood issues and information about PACT on-line sessions sign up to ‘In the Know’ www.stayintheknow.co.uk

In The Know is a free messaging service brought to you by Lancashire Police where you can decide when and how you are kept informed about the issues that matter to you.