Salesbury Parish Council Minutes 16th September 2015

Minutes of the Salesbury Parish Council meeting held in Salesbury Memorial Hall on Wednesday 16th September 2015 which was an Ordinary Meeting which commenced at 8:00pm.


  • P Boyes (Chairman)
  • J. Aaron
  • D. Ashe
  • M. Harwood
  • M. Robinson (Clerk)

Also Present:

  • Mr Rowley
  • Coun. Schofield


  • C. Womack
  • P. Ainsworth


The minutes of the Salesbury Parish Council Meeting held in the Salesbury Memorial Hall on Wednesday 27th May 2015 which was an Annual General Meeting were read, approved and signed by the Chairman.

Matters Arising

Bus Service

Due to the lack of funding from Blackburn with Darwen Council the No. 25 bus service has been altered from an hourly service to a two hourly service. The bus often breakdown and uses an alternative route through Mellor rather than Brownhill. This is having a drastic effect on the users of the service who require access to the shops/GP surgeries etc at Brownhill. Coun Schofield is lobbying RVBC about this issue.


Nothing to report


D. Ashe and P. Boyes attended the last meeting of Liaison. Issues raised were fly tipping as a consequence of the closure of some tips and the introduction of fees for using the tip.

Dog warden issues were also discuss – it is illegal to work more than 4 dogs at any one time.


The following accounts were passed for payment:

  • Salesbury Memorial Hall – £14.00 – Hall Hire – 16.09.15
  • H. Taylor – Garden Services – Lovely Hall Lane – £300.00 – 16.09.15

Clerk confirmed that the external Audit had been undertaken by BDO Stoy and our accounts had been passed.

Planning Applications



Nothing to report

Programme and Progress of Work/ Wishlist of Works

Access Routes through Copster Green

J Aaron and M Harwood have obtained a quote from O’callaghan Civil Engineering for undertaking the repair works to the access routes. The quote was for £1750+VAT. It was agree to undertake these works. Notices will be sent to the residents regarding the works. It was agreed to avoid Thursday’s (refuse collection day) and aim for a Tuesday and Wednesday.


Nothing Further

Access to the Common

Nothing Further

Neighbourhood Watch

Nothing Further

Any Other Business


Date and Time of Next Meeting

11th November 2015 to commence at approximately 7:15p.m. This will be an ordinary meeting.

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