Lancashire News – Lancsycs http://lancsycs.org/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 16:35:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://lancsycs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/lancsycs-icon-150x150.png Lancashire News – Lancsycs http://lancsycs.org/ 32 32 Blackburn: unveiling of Barbara’s castle statue in pictures https://lancsycs.org/blackburn-unveiling-of-barbaras-castle-statue-in-pictures/ https://lancsycs.org/blackburn-unveiling-of-barbaras-castle-statue-in-pictures/#respond Sat, 09 Oct 2021 15:07:47 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/blackburn-unveiling-of-barbaras-castle-statue-in-pictures/ A selection of images show scenes from the official unveiling of the Barbara Castle statue in Jubilee Square, Blackburn, today (October 9).

Politicians and advisers from yesterday and today gathered in the plaza to witness the long-awaited unveiling.

Mr Straw, who worked for Baroness Castle as a political adviser before succeeding her as an MP, said he owed the veteran politician “almost everything”.

He describes her as an “extraordinary figure” and a “true force of nature”.

He added: “Barbara was absolutely determined to make her way into what was then a man’s world.”

The crowd listened to a clip of Baroness Castle, who died in 2002 at the age of 91, speaking on Radio 4’s Desert Island records in 1990.

In the clip, she said, “I never wanted a woman’s job.”

As part of the commemorations, the children of One Voice Blackburn held placards and marched through town on the song Everybody Out from the musical Made In Dagenham, based on the machinists’ strike at the Ford factory that Baroness Castle held. helped to solve.

Deputy Leader of the Labor Party Angela Rayner said: ‘I think it’s only fitting that we are all here today to support what Barbara did when she was your MP, but an absolute treasure. for all of our UK, and gave us the cornerstone of what I call our modern society today after that Labor victory of 1945.

“I am incredibly proud to be here as a red-haired Northerner who promises to always be forthright in Barbara’s legacy.”

Sculptor Sam Holland said she worked on the statue, which depicts the politician advancing with a copy of the equal pay law in his arms, on the 50th anniversary of the legislation last year .

She said: “I had a really intense moment of catharsis.

“I know how fiery she was and all of her accomplishments, not only locally but throughout her career.

“She was a very good person in government and people are really proud of her and very proud to have had Barbara as their MP.”

]]>
https://lancsycs.org/blackburn-unveiling-of-barbaras-castle-statue-in-pictures/feed/ 0
Injured Lancashire Army veteran living with multiple sclerosis must walk 1,000 km for charity https://lancsycs.org/injured-lancashire-army-veteran-living-with-multiple-sclerosis-must-walk-1000-km-for-charity/ https://lancsycs.org/injured-lancashire-army-veteran-living-with-multiple-sclerosis-must-walk-1000-km-for-charity/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 09:39:32 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/injured-lancashire-army-veteran-living-with-multiple-sclerosis-must-walk-1000-km-for-charity/ A former Lancashire infantry soldier who was injured in an explosion in Northern Ireland, has to walk 1000 km for Help for Heroes.

John Newcombe, 58, developed multiple sclerosis after his injury in Ireland in the 1980s, but the veteran, who once ran from Bosnia to Britain to raise money for children in need, is determined to complete the 1,000 kilometer journey along the Lancashire coast.

Mr. Newcombe, who lives near Chorley, was a soldier for 34 years, but now uses a wheelchair and loses the use of his hands.

His partner Claire Corner, who will end the trip with him and who suffers from lupus, an autoimmune disease, said he would use wheelchairs from Help for Heroes and an adapted static bike and hand bike donated by a friend. of the Army. .

Mr Newcombe said: “People take the simpler things for granted, being able to stand up, talk to people face to face, a good hug.

“Help for Heroes has arrived and I can do all of these things again. ”

John and his partner Claire

Mr Newcombe is one of many veterans who shared personal stories of how seeking help transformed their lives after an investigation uncovered the extent of the soldiers’ mental health crisis.

A Help for Heroes poll showed that 73% of veterans with lifelong health issues struggle with their mental well-being on a daily basis, and the same number reported frequent long-term pain.

Meanwhile, 82% have trouble sleeping every night, according to the charity’s survey of 2,201 veterans and serving staff in June 2021.

Some 60% of people living with a long-term health problem also said they thought their physical condition had worsened during the pandemic, and 56% said their mental health had deteriorated.

Former Infantry Soldier Ben Bainbridge, who suffered a life-changing injury in Afghanistan, is eager to walk down the aisle to marry his fiancee, Steph Dunn, after receiving a new leg brace from the Charity association.

Mr Bainbridge, 30, of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, was in a coma when his leg was shattered in an explosion 12 years ago, but has since been able to walk again and has two daughters, Ellie, 11 years old, and Ariel, Sept.

He said: “It has been difficult, there are a lot of things that I struggle to do, like being able to take our dog for a long walk.

“I’m not ashamed of my foot, but I can’t wait to walk up the aisle and be watched by people for the right reasons.”

Miss Dunn, 31, added: “When he got up and walked for the first time with the new leg brace I cried, it was so amazing.

“It was overwhelming because just being able to walk has been a daily struggle for him for 11 years.”

Royal Navy veteran David Street, 42, said he still had nightmares about his service in Afghanistan as a gunner, where he was deployed the day after 9/11.

Mr Street, of Plymouth, sustained injuries to his left knee and lower back, leaving him with permanent, cane-dependent pain and PTSD.

He said: “The mental side is tough. Every detonation can trigger something. I am constantly on edge, I don’t want to sleep. I can’t rest.

Regarding recent developments in Afghanistan, he said: “Many of us ex-combatants feel worthless, and what good was 20 years of conflict in this country? To see him now is awful.

But Mr Street said Help for Heroes had helped him overcome his mental health issues and feel connected to a “family of veterans.”

Lancashire Telegraph: Rob JenningsRob jennings

Former Royal Signals communications operator Rob Jennings suffers from sleep deprivation as well as PTSD, panic attacks and health and social anxiety after being deployed to Bosnia, where he was on call from 1 hour to 3 a.m. every evening.

The 50-year-old veteran from Leeds, West Yorkshire said: ‘At the age of 24 I had three military medals and felt valued for my service, but after mental health issues and after been demobilized for medical reasons, I felt worthless.

“However, by interacting with support services, I created a full-time job that is just about taking care of myself and making sure that I spend each day constructively, one day at a time.”

Veterans can access the association’s support by calling the helpline on 0300 303 9888.

Mr. Newcombe’s fundraising page for his 1,000 km challenge can be found here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/claire-corner4

]]>
https://lancsycs.org/injured-lancashire-army-veteran-living-with-multiple-sclerosis-must-walk-1000-km-for-charity/feed/ 0
Parents and children stranded in Lancashire play center after truck strikes power line https://lancsycs.org/parents-and-children-stranded-in-lancashire-play-center-after-truck-strikes-power-line/ https://lancsycs.org/parents-and-children-stranded-in-lancashire-play-center-after-truck-strikes-power-line/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:06:00 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/parents-and-children-stranded-in-lancashire-play-center-after-truck-strikes-power-line/

Firefighters have been called to Jollie’s Barn in Mere Brow following an incident around 12:30 p.m. today (October 7).

It was reported that a truck had “unplugged the live power cable above the parking lot” causing a “serious power problem”.

“Due to the safety of our customers and staff, no one can leave the barn at this time,” said a spokesperson for Jollie’s Barn.

Register now to our daily newsletter

The newsletter i cut through the noise

Firefighters were called to report a truck crashed into a power line outside Jollie’s Barn in Mere Brow.

“We will keep you posted.”

Read more

Read more

Crews tackle roaring fire in Preston

In response to a comment on social media, staff confirmed that everyone was “fine and safe” but “a little shaken up”.

A spokeswoman for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services said: ‘The collision resulted in an electrical cable falling in a parking lot outside a business premises.

“The firefighters put a cord in place and monitored the scene while waiting for the arrival of the electrical panel.

“Electricity North West is presently present to ground the live cable.”

Thanks for reading. If you enjoy what we do and are able to support us, a digital subscription costs just £ 1 per month for the first two months. Try us today by clicking HERE.

]]>
https://lancsycs.org/parents-and-children-stranded-in-lancashire-play-center-after-truck-strikes-power-line/feed/ 0
The incredibly pretty seaside town of Lancashire with a very odd museum https://lancsycs.org/the-incredibly-pretty-seaside-town-of-lancashire-with-a-very-odd-museum/ https://lancsycs.org/the-incredibly-pretty-seaside-town-of-lancashire-with-a-very-odd-museum/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/the-incredibly-pretty-seaside-town-of-lancashire-with-a-very-odd-museum/

If you want to travel back in time and experience a Victorian shopping street then the incredibly pretty seaside town of Southport in Lancashire might be the perfect day for you.

The popular tourist spot is easily accessible from nearby Liverpool and is home to wonderful examples of Victorian architecture and town planning, including the main shopping street Lord Street.

The kilometer-long stretch is a feast for the eyes with gardens and water features, it is even claimed to have inspired Napoleon’s reconstruction of Paris.

READ MORE:London’s most expensive house on Rightmove costs £ 54.5million – but there is no garden

There is a marine lake for paddleboarding, miles of coastline for biking and walking, and plenty of sand dunes for picnics and relaxation.



The quaint town is ideal for a quick break from the hustle and bustle of London

If you love greenery, you won’t want to miss the Botanical Gardens which have featured on BBC’s Gardeners World, as well as Hesketh Park which has an aviary and a blind garden.

At this point you might be thinking about cutting back on green products and don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

If someone told you that there was a place in the UK only dedicated to the history of a garden tool, you probably wouldn’t be surprised – after all, sometimes we live on a rather strange island.

One of the strangest features in the area is the British Lawnmower Museum, also known as Lawnmower World. Here you can trace the legacy of British lawnmowers 200 years ago and take a look at some celebrity mowers including those of Lady Diana and Paul O’Grady.

Imagine a place entirely dedicated to the size of your garden, with enthusiastic staff to guide you and give you all the details about two centuries of British lawn mower engineering.

The museum was even mentioned in Will I Lie To You after Lee Mack admitted he gave her his “dibber”.



Southport Beach
The sprawling beach makes it a great place if you have kids

After that, you may want to cool off in the breeze as you ride the miniature lakeside steam railway, the train takes passengers on a 1.4km journey along the marine lake with a stop Helter Skelter for children and a kiosk for adults.

If you go at the right time of the year, you can attend some of the city’s famous events, like the Southport Airshow, the British Musical Fireworks Championship or the Southport Flower Show, which is the largest independent flower show in the Kingdom. -United.

Southport also recently hosted the Open Golf Championship, so it’s definitely worth bringing a set of clubs to Royal Birkdale if that’s what you fancy.



The awesome new newsletter from MyLondon The 12 is packed with news, views, features and opinions from all over the city.

Each day we will send you a free email around noon with 12 stories to keep you entertained, informed and uplifted. It’s the perfect read for lunch.

The MyLondon team tells London stories to Londoners. Our 45 journalists cover all the news you need – from town hall to your local streets.

Never miss a moment by signing up for The 12 newsletter here.

With so much on the cards, you might want to end a day of activities with a nice cold drink from a local pub, enjoy some fish and chips, or make it fancy with a trip to one of the many famous restaurants. for using local products.

Walkers on Wesley Street is a popular brunch spot, as is Kalash Divine Indian if you fancy a curry.

If you are looking for food to drink wine, look no further than tapas specialist Bistro Bar Med which serves a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes.

If you have a story, please email callum.cuddeford@reachplc.com.

Want to receive the latest news from your region straight to your inbox? This will take only few minutes ! Click on here.

]]> https://lancsycs.org/the-incredibly-pretty-seaside-town-of-lancashire-with-a-very-odd-museum/feed/ 0 Urgent appeal for missing Catterall teenager Alisha Butler, who went missing from McDonald’s https://lancsycs.org/urgent-appeal-for-missing-catterall-teenager-alisha-butler-who-went-missing-from-mcdonalds/ https://lancsycs.org/urgent-appeal-for-missing-catterall-teenager-alisha-butler-who-went-missing-from-mcdonalds/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 17:29:51 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/urgent-appeal-for-missing-catterall-teenager-alisha-butler-who-went-missing-from-mcdonalds/

Police are “extremely concerned” for the safety of a teenage girl who went missing after visiting a McDonald’s restaurant in Blackburn.

Alisha Butler, of Catterall, has not been seen since 4:15 p.m. yesterday (October 5).

Lancashire Police said the 14-year-old had frequented McDonald’s on Livesey Branch Road but had since disappeared.

READ MORE: New CCTV footage captures latest sighting of missing Blackburn man

She is described as white, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, of slender build, with long dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing black leggings, black Nike sneakers, a white t-shirt and a black parka with a fur hood.

Agents said Alisha could have traveled anywhere in the UK, but has ties to Lancaster, Morecambe, Garstang, Blackburn and Halifax.

PC Zak Sly of Lancashire Police said: “We are extremely concerned about Alisha.

“If you have any information on her whereabouts, or if you think you’ve seen her, please contact us immediately.

“Please also share this call so that we can reach as many areas as possible.

“Finally, we urge Alisha herself, if she sees this call, to contact us to let us know that she is safe and healthy.”

Anyone with information is urged to call 01524 596 627 or, if you do not get an answer, call 101, citing journal 1371 for October 5.

Download the LancsLive app for free at iPhone here and Android here.

For the latest news and the latest news, visit LancsLive website.

Get all the headlines, photos, analysis, opinions and videos on the stories that matter to you.

To stay informed, follow LancsLive on Facebook and @LiveLancs on Twitter.

Do you have any news for us? Contact our editorial staff at lancslive@reachplc.com.

Get all the latest news, sports and stories sent daily to your inbox with the LancsLive newsletter here.

]]>
https://lancsycs.org/urgent-appeal-for-missing-catterall-teenager-alisha-butler-who-went-missing-from-mcdonalds/feed/ 0
Lancashire Police computer system examined after vulnerable woman died in her cell https://lancsycs.org/lancashire-police-computer-system-examined-after-vulnerable-woman-died-in-her-cell/ https://lancsycs.org/lancashire-police-computer-system-examined-after-vulnerable-woman-died-in-her-cell/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 18:59:00 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/lancashire-police-computer-system-examined-after-vulnerable-woman-died-in-her-cell/

A misconduct hearing at a former Lancashire Police Station guard sergeant learned how a new computer system installed at county police stations in 2016 could have changed the way some officers spoke to people under arrest and assessed their risks.

The computer system has also “stressed” some officers across the county, the hearing said.

The computer system was viewed by some Lancashire officers at the time as difficult to use at first, the hearing in Leyland said on Tuesday (October 5th). This may have led to following automated IT questions rather than using their broader experience and a personal touch. talking to inmates.

READ MORE:Man brutally murdered his mother and daughter before burning their bodies

Former Lancashire Police Officer Jason Marsden was a guard sergeant at Greenbank Police Station in Blackburn when Kelly Hartigan-Burns, 35, from Darwen, was brought in after her arrest and placed in a cell at the end from December 3, 2016. He used the new computer system that night. While in overnight detention, Ms Hartigan-Burns was found unconscious inside a cell and was later pronounced dead.

Mr Marsden, whose address and age were not disclosed, denies breaching professional police ethics and the allegation of serious misconduct. He is not present at the misconduct hearing but there is a legal representative, Sarah Barlow. The disciplinary hearing is not a criminal matter. The Police Federation also had a representative there.



Kelly hartigan burns

On Tuesday 5 October, the hearing heard that some sergeants on duty across Lancashire had found the new computer system, installed earlier in 2016, difficult to use in the first few months.

However, the force’s in-custody trainer Sgt Gary Wynne said the computer system also had many clear features to help on-call officers assess the needs and risks of each inmate, such as their condition. physical and mental or their use of prescription drugs, drugs and alcohol.

The computer system also gave various prompts, colored symbols, and reminders to on-call officers about cell visits and whether a health care professional or other adult, known as an appropriate adult, should be contacted for advice on how to proceed. welfare of an inmate.

The disciplinary panel attended a demonstration of the Lancashire Police’s current computer system, which is used to train officers in custody procedures.

Sgt Wynne said it was similar, but not identical, to the system introduced in 2016, called Connect, used by Mr. Marsden when he was a sergeant on duty at Greenbank in December 2016.

Sgt Wynne showed how the custody computer system goes through a series of questions and prompts to assess the condition of every detainee taken to a police station.



Kelly at a pride festival
Kelly at a pride festival

Some questions require a yes or no answer. Some have boxes where the duty sergeant can write longer notes. Some questions need to be answered by the sergeant – called mandatory – while others are optional and can be left blank, he said. There were also a number of ways the computer system could be operated, different routes to information access, and the details entered could be changed later.

Changes would be saved if a duty sergeant clicked a button, but some entries would not be saved if the button was not clicked. A “next” button displayed on every page throughout the process would arguably be better named “save” for greater clarity for users, he said.

However, he said the computer system was only a tool in the overall custody process. The guard sergeants also have access to the national police computer network, which could provide information on detainees, if they had previously been detained and could be correctly identified. Police stations also used traditional whiteboards to write information and updates on inmates in cells. The habit of using whiteboards remained strong and offered a quick overview of inmates and cells.

Sgt Wynne said custodial officers had to make an individual judgment on each inmate based on a variety of factors, including formal procedures and their personal experience with the police. There was no one-size-fits-all approach to inmates because everyone was different.

Regarding Ms Hartigan-Burns’ needs, he said: “The duty sergeant would not automatically call a medical professional under the circumstances described here in this case. It depends on the inmate’s medication and the circumstances.

However, other warnings must also be heeded, he said. In Ms Hartigan-Burns’ case, this included computer warnings about the risk of suicide.

He added: “If someone had a suicide marker (warning) and I hadn’t done their risk assessment, I would put them in a CCTV cell at a minimum to address the risk. But there is a limit to the number of CCTV cells. So I could consider other ways to minimize the risk. If we didn’t want to take their clothes off, I would consider putting them in a self-harm suit. There are a lot of options.

The hearing opened last week. On the first day, video was shown capturing some of the events at the Greenbank guard office and in a hallway across from the office leading to the cells.

The footage showed Ms Hartigan-Burns being brought to the station by police late at night. She was arrested at Barley Bank Street in Darwen and had been seen on Blackburn Road earlier that night, it was learned at the hearing.

During her assessment at the police station, she was seen crying, asking questions and arguing briefly and struggling with the officers holding her at the office in the custody room. Sgt Marsden was sitting across the desk with his back to the camera asking questions. She was then placed in a cell for low-risk detainees, a video recording showed.

The low risk cell did not have a CCTV camera inside and could not be seen directly from the guard office. Ms Hartigan-Burns entered the cell with her own clothes, including a dressing gown and pajamas, rather than being given a special low-risk costume to wear instead.

The hearing continues.

Download the LancsLive app for free at iPhone here and Android here.

To stay informed, follow LancsLive on Facebook and @LiveLancs on Twitter.

Do you have any news for us? Contact our editorial staff at lancslive@reachplc.com.

Get all the latest news, sports and stories sent daily to your inbox with the LancsLive newsletter here.

]]>
https://lancsycs.org/lancashire-police-computer-system-examined-after-vulnerable-woman-died-in-her-cell/feed/ 0
Ben Smith murder trial jury showed footage of van driver driving ‘deliberately’ on electric scooter driver https://lancsycs.org/ben-smith-murder-trial-jury-showed-footage-of-van-driver-driving-deliberately-on-electric-scooter-driver/ https://lancsycs.org/ben-smith-murder-trial-jury-showed-footage-of-van-driver-driving-deliberately-on-electric-scooter-driver/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 17:25:05 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/ben-smith-murder-trial-jury-showed-footage-of-van-driver-driving-deliberately-on-electric-scooter-driver/

Jurors watched shocking footage which showed the moment a motorist drove his van “deliberately” on an electric scooter driver at Bamber Bridge.

Samuel Bretherton of Leyland was on trial today (October 4) at Preston Crown Court charged with the murder of Ben Smith – a charge he denies.

The jury heard how Mr Smith, 20, died of fatal injuries in a collision in which Bretherton crushed him at Station Road around 1 p.m. on February 11 this year.

Prosecutor Francis McEntee told the jury that Bretherton admitted to unlawfully killing Ben Smith – and pleaded guilty to manslaughter – but the Crown’s evidence is that Bretherton intended to kill Mr. Smith or cause him very serious injuries amounting to murder.

READ MORE: Leyland van driver admits manslaughter but denies murdering Ben Smith in Bamber Bridge, lawsuit says

“We say the circumstances are that on February 11 of this year a young man lost his life under the wheels of a vehicle driven by Samuel Bretherton,” McEntee said.

“It was not a case of misconduct or error in judgment, it was a willful act, we say, in which the accused used his vehicle as a weapon as he passed over a young man , Ben Smith, and crushed him causing a series of fatal injuries. “

During the first day of the trial, jurors watched various CCTV clips taken at businesses on Station Road, which showed the incident graphically. Mr. Smith’s family left the court while the footage was released.

The court heard that two years before the collision, Bretherton, of Mellor Road, had separated from a woman named Shannon Scanlon. At the time of the accident, Miss Scanlon was in a relationship with a man called John Martin Devane.

John Devane was, at the time of these events, the partner – the boyfriend – of a young woman named Shannon. Shannon Scanlon had previously been the girlfriend of this accused and while she and Mr. Bretherton had broken up as early as November 2019, there had been continuous contact between the two, ”the prosecutor told the jury.

In fact, just 45 seconds before the accused’s vehicle appeared on Station Road, Miss Scanlon had received the latest in a series of messages in what became an angry exchange between her and the accused. in which the accused called John as ‘numbness’. “

On February 11, Mr Devane and Mr Smith were cycling along Station Road in Bamber Bridge when Bretherton’s van pulled up in front of them. CCTV footage released in court shows Mr. Devane walks past the Ford Transit and activates the driver’s side exterior mirror. Mr. Smith then stops in front of the van, on his electric scooter, and shortly after, his body is seen falling under the wheels as the Transit starts up.

Mr. McEntee went on to describe what had happened during the broadcast of the video surveillance: “Mr. Devane enters the road and down the middle of the road towards the driver’s side of the accused’s Transit van and he kicks the outside mirror quite clearly and deliberately. There is no doubt that John Devane’s criminal act was the catalyst for the events which would unfortunately have resulted in the death of Ben Smith. “

The court heard that witnesses described hearing the accused “cranking the engine” just before Bretherton drove on Mr. Smith.

A witness, Sarah Seed, was walking along the road with her son at the time. Mr. McEntee said: “(She said) Mr. Smith was touching the van, leaning to the side in the van, he was facing the driver. The accused then cranked his engine and the van jumped towards forward, causing the scooter handlebars to move slightly, the defendant cranked his engine, then the scooter and Mr. Smith began to fall on the road.

Miss Seed started yelling at the driver of the van ‘you are going to run over him’ and she said that just in case he didn’t see the man in front of the van. The prosecution says the recording of CCTV clearly shows that he could. There is no chance that the defendant would not see Mr. Smith in front of the vehicle. Miss Seed recalls that the van rolled forward and completely rolled over on Mr. Smith. She saw the front wheels of the pickup truck passed over Mr. Smith’s body and, notably, let’s say, then the rear wheels crushed Mr. Smith again. “

The trial is continuing and is expected to end at the end of this week.

Download the LancsLive app for free at iPhone here and Android here.

To stay informed, follow LancsLive on Facebook and @LiveLancs on Twitter.

Do you have any news for us? Contact our editorial staff at lancslive@reachplc.com.

Get all the latest news, sports and stories sent daily to your inbox with the
LancsLive newsletter here.

]]>
https://lancsycs.org/ben-smith-murder-trial-jury-showed-footage-of-van-driver-driving-deliberately-on-electric-scooter-driver/feed/ 0
Lancaster chief rejects ‘cheap hits on MP’ claim on Eden Project North https://lancsycs.org/lancaster-chief-rejects-cheap-hits-on-mp-claim-on-eden-project-north/ https://lancsycs.org/lancaster-chief-rejects-cheap-hits-on-mp-claim-on-eden-project-north/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 17:18:05 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/lancaster-chief-rejects-cheap-hits-on-mp-claim-on-eden-project-north/

The Lancaster City Council Green leader dismissed accusation that she had taken “cheap punches” against the area MP over the Eden Project North talks, but apologized for the way she had made a written statement.

City council chief Caroline Jackson also insisted the council is still seen as a trusted partner on big projects, despite the heated debate this summer over a different issue – the controversial new deal with the council. Lancashire County and the government for up to 9,000 new homes in South Lancaster. and the associated housing infrastructure financing (HIF).

Councilor Jackson and other councilors had opposed the HIF deal and argued for alternative local plans. But other advisers voted for the HIF government’s deal and won a vote. Work is now underway on HIF for South Lancaster.

Councilor Jackson said other major projects, such as the completion of the new Moon River flood defense wall and sea walls in Lancaster, showed the council to be a trusted partner.

Lancaster City Council has a number of independent Green and Eco-Socialist Councilors in leadership positions. Overall, there are ten Green Party councilors and five eco-socialists on the council. Other parties are also large in membership, including other independent groups, but the city council is politically more diverse than the conventional bipartite agreements that were once typical of councils of the past.

Speaking at the last city council plenary meeting, Councilor Jackson dismissed Conservative Councilor Andrew Gardiner’s suggestion to take “cheap shots” on the Eden North project, in a statement by the Chief and a questioning session.

Councilor Gardiner objected to a written report by Councilor Jackson on Eden North, published in the Chief Commentary Notes for the full council meeting agenda.

The written report stated: “The Eden project team worked hard to ensure that the building permit submission was delivered on schedule. This resulted in very positive media coverage. As a body of board leaders, we are doing joint publicity to show both our support and our enthusiasm. The project is now even more “ready to go”. MP David Morris unfortunately did not want to meet with us, but we hope to draw his attention to the Eden program which is being followed in our schools and which has great potential to improve student engagement and success.

In this regard, Councilor Gardiner said: “Why are you making fun of the MP when the MP is running this? I think it’s a really cheap stunt to say he wasn’t willing to attend. He is a Member of Parliament and has just returned to Parliament.

He added, “Without the MP, we wouldn’t get this project. Why is he “reluctant” when he delivers it? You said so in your statement, which is in the public domain. This statement is incorrect.

Councilor Jackson replied, “I don’t take cheap shots. I’m sorry if it turned out that way. It wasn’t my intention and I wouldn’t insult someone for no good reason.

“I met the MP informally afterwards. He met me on a social occasion. It wasn’t a meeting about Eden. I’m not trying to imply that he wouldn’t meet me. I wrote this the wrong way around, which is bad. I am sorry.

“If there is a way to change that (statement), we can do it. I have no intention of being disagreeable to our member. The conversation I had with him was very pleasant.

As for the controversial plans for up to 9,000 new homes in south Lancaster linked to the government’s deal with the Housing Infrastructure Fund, Councilor Jackson’s statement to the plenary council reads as follows: “The council agreed to continue the collaboration agreement with Lancashire County Council in August. advice. It is now in the very last stages of revision before being signed and sent back to the departmental council.

“While we accept that this decision has been challenged, moving forward we must implement it in the most effective and consultative manner possible.”

Union adviser Oliver Robinson said: “I am sure the leader will agree that it is important to be seen as a trusted partner for major projects like Eden. It is important that Lancaster City Council is seen as a trusted partner. What plans should the Leader consider as a trusted partner to face the big projects that our district needs? “

Coun Jackson said: “This is a pretty big demand without notice. We’re dealing with the wall, so I think we’re seen as a trusted partner for that. I think we are involved in a number of projects where we are seen as trusted partners, rather than the primary partner. With the wall, we were a leader with those who did the actual job. But I think the answer to your question would be better as a written answer.

Download the LancsLive app for free at iPhone here and Android here.

To stay informed, follow LancsLive on Facebook and @LiveLancs on Twitter.

Do you have any news for us? Contact our editorial staff at lancslive@reachplc.com.

Get all the latest news, sports and stories sent daily to your inbox with the LancsLive newsletter here.

]]>
https://lancsycs.org/lancaster-chief-rejects-cheap-hits-on-mp-claim-on-eden-project-north/feed/ 0
Broughton bypass housing plan rejected by Preston city councilors https://lancsycs.org/broughton-bypass-housing-plan-rejected-by-preston-city-councilors/ https://lancsycs.org/broughton-bypass-housing-plan-rejected-by-preston-city-councilors/#respond Sun, 03 Oct 2021 18:44:00 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/broughton-bypass-housing-plan-rejected-by-preston-city-councilors/

The Preston City Council planning committee rejected a proposal by Wainhomes to build 81 properties on two plots of land west of the ring road – officially known as James Towers Way – and south of Whittingham Lane.

The plots are in areas defined as open countryside – and are therefore not earmarked for housing development, neither in the City Authority Local Plan nor in the Broughton Parish Council District Plan.

Read more

Read more

Proposed Preston Park Protected After House Building Plan Overhaul

Register now to our daily newsletter

The newsletter i cut through the noise

A new exit has reportedly been created to access a proposed estate off the Broughton Ring Road (Image: Google)

The committee meeting also learned that Lancashire County Council Road Officers had opposed plans to create an access point to the proposed estate by adding a fifth arm to the existing roundabout at the junction of James Towers Way and Whittingham Lane.

Although County Hall has indicated that its concerns – regarding vehicle and pedestrian safety – could be overcome by “further submissions” from the homebuilder, members were told that city council had yet to receive final assessment of higher authority highways. department.

Planning committee member Harry Landless said there was already “chaos” in the area during rush hour.

“It would cause an absolute nightmare to try to enter and exit this site from this roundabout at rush hour,” Cllr Landless warned.

He added he was “skeptical” as to why Wainhomes hadn’t sent a representative to address the committee, saying it seemed like demand – for a range of single, semi-detached and townhouses. , of which 28 would have been in the affordable category – had just been “thrown in”.

Village areas north of Preston have been the subject of a host of controversial development proposals in recent years in areas classified as countryside, most of which are linked to a long-standing – and ongoing – feud over whether the city can demonstrate that it has sufficient reserved land to meet its housing needs.

Committee member David Borrow said that while the current process of developing a new local plan would see the city “revisiting” the land that may be needed for development in the years to come, the council should not. “To feel pressured” to go against its existing policies in the meantime.

“The future local plan [will be] the one who was consulted and [which] the residents we represent know and their elected officials have approved.

“Otherwise, the whole planning process completely disappears and becomes… an open war over deciding where houses are built, rather than doing it in a planned way,” added Cllr Borrow.

For the first time, Preston is working with neighboring South Ribble and Chorley authorities to create a joint local plan covering all of Central Lancashire. The document will not be ready for adoption until December 2023 at the earliest.

A public consultation on the preferred options for the areas to be developed in each of the three districts is expected to be launched later this year.

Thanks so much for reading. Please consider subscribe to the Lancashire Post to support local journalism and help ensure its vital role in central Lancashire – thank you.

]]>
https://lancsycs.org/broughton-bypass-housing-plan-rejected-by-preston-city-councilors/feed/ 0
What the Newspaper Say – October 3 https://lancsycs.org/what-the-newspaper-say-october-3/ https://lancsycs.org/what-the-newspaper-say-october-3/#respond Sat, 02 Oct 2021 23:38:56 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/what-the-newspaper-say-october-3/ More fallout from the Sarah Everard affair and increased post-pandemic freedoms are among a range of stories on the front pages of Sunday.

The Sunday Telegraph leads on ‘vacation freedom’ for the British as the list of countries on the red list is reduced, while also signaling that the country’s intelligence chiefs will launch counterattacks in response to foreign cyberattacks.

The Sunday express optimistically leads the Conservative convention, reporting Boris Johnson’s pledge that the country’s economic recovery “starts now”, while the Mail on Sunday splashes the Prime Minister’s commitment to “lock up the militants who block the roads”.

The observer says Mr Johnson has been warned by his Conservative Party not to raise taxes on the poor, while also reporting the Sarah Everard case sparked an urgent investigation into police oversight.

Sunday Times Leading the News Ms Everard’s killer, Constable Wayne Couzens, was employed as a House of Commons guard with a Westminster “all areas” pass.

And the Sunday mirror says a Metropolitan Police investigation found that 26 of Couzens’ colleagues have committed sex crimes since 2016.

Meanwhile, Environment Minister Zac Goldsmith called the current oil crisis a “good lesson” on the need to end dependence on fossil fuels, said. The independent.

Sunday people reports that nursing homes are facing a ‘Christmas crisis’, with thousands of workers facing dismissal for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid.

And the Star of the day on Sunday leads on the latest developments in his ongoing war on “Awakened Snowflakes,” this time picked up by former Daddy’s Army star Frank Williams.

]]>
https://lancsycs.org/what-the-newspaper-say-october-3/feed/ 0