August Newsletter

We have been advised that Lancashire County Council will carry out works to the library building to make it fit for use before the winter (unfortunately, this does mean that the library will be closed at some point to enable the works to be carried out). We have also been told that the long term plan is to find new premises and the County Council is looking into the possibility of using part of the telephone exchange building.

Camping and Caravan Sites
We believe that decisions regarding planning controls for camping and caravan sites should be made in accordance with AONB policies, having regard to the environment and the local economy, and we will continue to adhere to make comments in sympathy with these. We should point out that whilst we may make comments and objections with regard to planning decisions they have no more standing than those of individuals when considered by Lancaster City Council.

Bicentenary Celebrations
We continue to celebrate Silverdale’s bicentenary and at 7.30pm on Saturday, 12th November in the Gaskell Hall a talk will be given by a local historian on “Silverdale’s War Dead”.

We have had the “Beating of the Bounds” banner (made by Ms Barbara Winkfield) framed and it is currently on display in the Gaskell Hall.

A spin-off from the celebrations is that the National Trust is to produce a circular history trail leaflet which will include old photographs from various viewpoints; Terry Bond has been involved with this and it is hoped that the leaflet will be ready in September.

Queen’s Jubilee
Whilst 2011 sees Silverdale’s bicentenary, 2012 will be the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and we would welcome your ideas as to how our village can celebrate this!

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