Posted by: westlancashirerecord | October 14, 2018

Road Safety Delegated To A Working Group

The parish council that currently holds £117,857 in its cash and short term investments, Aughton , still managed to scrounge £3,000 out of WLBC council tax payers towards the £6,000  for provision of Solar Powered Speed Indicator Devices in Long Lane and other dangerous locations.

Parish minutes show that in “July 2018 10986 WEST LANCASHIRE BOROUGH COUNCIL: a) Parish Council Capital Schemes 2018/2019: i) to report on the bid for partnership funding towards the provision of Solar Powered Speed Indicator Devices and to receive and consider approval of the Terms and Conditions which apply to the grant funding (details circulated to members) – the successful bid was NOTED, ie £6000 – percentage grant rate 50% (£3,000 APC £3,000 WLBC) and it was AGREED to approve the Capital Grant Agreement (document executed as a deed) to be signed by the Clerk/Proper Officer”.

After which “ii) to consider a Working Group – it was AGREED to set up a Working Group to consider the most appropriate locations for the Speed Indicator Devices (SpIDs), liaison with Lancashire County Council Highways, arrange site visits, etc. Additionally, consideration would be given to the use of CIL monies for SpIDs if the location(s) met the specific criteria. The Scheme would be reported back to the Parish Council for approval, once all issues relevant to the project had been completed”.

And in “August 2018 10992 MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES (for information only): b) Provision of Speed Indicator Devices (SpIDs) – to confirm the Working Group Meeting had been held on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 (refer Minutes July 2018, Para.10986 a) ii)”.

The local campaign for these essential aids to road safety has continued for four years, while the APC has dithered over spending cash. Now, it appears that progress is being made a and survey is under way at Long Lane/Scarth Hill Lane as these photographs below by Colin Draper today show





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