November Newsletter

Overgrown Vegetation
The 1980 Highways Act has provisions for dealing with vegetation that impedes passage on a public highway – hedges or other vegetation should be cut back to the boundary and for a clear height of 2.2 metres. We have had a number of instances of overgrown vegetation brought to our attention of late and should remind residents of the problems that can be caused for drivers and/or pedestrians – if residents would take care of any such overgrowth we would be grateful.

Cold Callers
The police have advised of a number of phishing telephone calls made in the Carnforth area. The most common involve a company who offer to access computers and remove viruses on behalf of Microsoft and a company offering an unbelievable discount on winter heating costs. The police would like to remind residents to be wary of cold callers and to simply hang up. The Telephone Preference Service is a free service that can reduce the number of sales calls received – tel: 0845 070 0707 to register your phone line.

Drainage to Public Toilets
Since taking over the care of the public toilets about 18 months ago there have been four blockages in the sewers. As a result we have had a camera search and discovered that the conifer trees on the land belonging to BT’s Telephone Exchange in Gaskell Close are causing a problem; we are in contact with Lancaster City Council’s in an attempt to resolve the problem.

Dog Fouling
There have been a number of reports of dog fouling recently. Villagers are urged to clear up after their dogs.

Christmas Trees
We are arranging for 2 Christmas trees in the village – one in the grounds of Bleasdale House School and one in the playground – so look out for some Christmas cheer before too long! On which note, as this is our last newsletter for 2011, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please find contact details below for our Councillors:
Chairman Terry Bond 01524 702693
Vice Chairman Tony Houghton 01524 701416
Harriet Bradfield harriet.bradfield@hotmail.co.uk
Shirley Mason 01524 701162
Keith Palmer 01524 702039/ 07969658547
Nigel Ribbons 07710044053
Paul Williams 01524 701513
Angela Woods 01524 701968
The Clerk, Denise Challenor, can be contacted on: 01524-761824, or clerk@silverdale-pc-lancs.gov.uk