One Of Those Nights At The Aughton Parish Council

 As you look at this chart above you might wonder how and why it connects to the APC, but all will be revealed.

Last night at the APC would, we who attended thought, be fairly mundane. The Clerk, seven councillors, eight members of the public, and Wally, Mrs Wally, and Sam Currie, the recent failed aspirant to represent us all by replacing Rosie Cooper as our MP. Nothing too taxing on the agenda, although the Chairman promptly suggested he would later ask Wally for his “advice” on the “Motion/Resolution proposed for the LALC General Meeting in respect of the forthcoming Review of the Land Drainage Act (1991) (notes circulated to members)” but not circulated to the public.

I can’t in all honesty recall Wally ever showing, or even knowing, anything useful about the matter of land drainage, but apparently hope sprang eternal for the Chairman. And Wally proved my point by declaring he knew nothing about it but would need to go away and do some research. Not to be deterred the Chairman insisted the APC needed to know now in order to instruct the Clerk how to vote at the LALC. Wally could not help him.

Briefly on other matters, 13 assorted crimes were reported since the last meeting. And the APC would receive circa £23,000 for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) based on new housing developments in the parish. How might that be spent? Your guess is as good as mine, it could take five years, as in 2015/2016 the APC reports on £2,771.91 CIL received, CIL expenditure NIL.

Following the departure of the borough councillors, the APC members then discussed the matter of the LALC Motion/Resolution, and notwithstanding expressions of bewilderment about the repercussions of the review including who would foot the bill for flooding events, the Clerk was instructed to abstain at the LALC meeting. As for the chart above, that’s the calculation of the hydrology relating to water runoff. We can only wonder what Wally might think of that little gem of information!

Author: westlancashirerecord

I am a pensioner. I am a strong supporter of the rights of elderly and disabled residents of West Lancashire to receive equal treatment from the WLBC that unfortunately does not agree, leading to the social exclusion of some immobile disabled residents. My personal suggestion of honouring the County Regiment led to us having probably the proudest day ever in West Lancashire. I wrote "Dear Cllr Owens. I'm writing to let you know how pleased I am my suggestion of honouring our County regiment is to be proposed to Council. It is the greatest honour we can bestow on our brave soldiers who make or risk the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe, and I appreciate what Council is doing". Such a shame then that a stupid borough councillor, Sudworth, untruthfully claimed the idea came from Cllr Owens who responded to me "You will be pleased to learn that this evening the motion passed unanimously. Colonel Amlot from the Regiment was accorded a standing ovation and we look forward to a parade and march through Ormskirk next year. Thank you". After the Parade I wrote to Cllr Owens "I was reading through the emails we exchanged after I made the suggestion to honour our County Regiment. As you said today, we got there in the end, and what an end? This celebration of our Regiment was quite simply, as my original mail said, the greatest honour of all. To see all these young people who risk their lives for us was so moving. Little did I know what Council could do and how our residents would react to it all. Well, we should all be so proud of this great day. I know I am".

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