June Newsletter
Broadband for Yealand and Silverdale (B4YS)
B4YS is looking to raise around £80,000 to enable Broadband for the Rural North to bring superfast broadband to Silverdale. We agreed to pledge £5,000 to the project and to review pledging more funds later in the year if necessary.
B4YS organisation and share collections for the Parish are being organised by Nigel Ribbons. Nigel is currently holding investment cheques (in a secure location) for committed shareholders in Silverdale, ready for when B4YS passes the “Go” threshold. To register your interest, lodge a membership cheque, offer to help, or to buy shares, please contact him at: 4A Bottoms Lane, Silverdale, LA5 0TN, 0771 00 44 053, nigel@silverdale.it. More information can be found on the B4YS website: www.b4ys.org.uk.

Temporary Skate Park
We have made plans to borrow a temporary/ mobile skate park from Lancaster City Council for the last 2 weeks in August (to be placed in the Silverdale School playground), but we need a team of volunteers to set it up/ put it away each day and to supervise its use in order for the skate park to go ahead – so far we have 4 volunteers but need more if we are to go ahead. If you can help please contact Terry Bond (01524 702693).

Annual Meeting
At our annual meeting in May Councillor Bond was re-elected as Chairman and Councillor Houghton as Vice-Chairman.

Silverdale United Charities
Councillors Mason and Woods are our representatives on the Silverdale United Charities committee and report back regularly to our meetings. The Charity funds are healthy and anyone in need of support or would like more information should contact Shirley Mason (01524 701162) or Angela Woods (01524 701968).

Parish Plan
We have reviewed the aims of the Parish Plan (produced in 2003) with regards the village centre and will arrange a meeting with Lancaster City Council to engage them with our ideas as these might affect any discussions regarding planning applications.

War Memorial Gardens
We have agreed to buy a stainless steel plaque for each soldier commemorated and will replace the 2 dead trees and missing letters on the Memorial.

One tender has been submitted for the maintenance of the website from Mr Steve Lamb and his tender has been accepted.

The Royal
We are looking into applying for the registration of The Royal as a community asset under the Localism Act, 2011.

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@gmail.com