PREESALL TOWN COUNCIL NEWS
County highways chiefs have been asked to investigate steps to ease growing parking problems in Lune View and Clarence Avenue, Knott End.
Town councillors made the request after becoming aware that parking issues there had escalated, with the development of the nursing home thought likely to bring more difficulties.
Residents have supported a proposal to reduce the width of the pavement to provide a line of parking on Lune View, while another possible step would be the removal of parking restrictions on the south side of Lancaster Road, opposite the takeaway.
Preesall Town Council has contacted Lancashire's highways department to request action, citing both proposed solutions.
Trees overhanging Park Lane in Preesall have been cut back by the council's lengthsman for safety reasons after a formal county council request for the owner to act brought no change.
As per the town council's policy, given that this had been an issue for some months, a bill is to go to the owner of the trees.
Signs of concern
Planning enforcement officers have been asked to look into allegations of unpermitted advertisement boards and parking warning signs outside a trading site in Park Lane, Preesall.
The request to Wyre's enforcement team was prompted by concerns raised by a member of the public.
Judges for the Lancashire best-kept village competition are due to return to Preesall and Knott End between August 9-21 if the township has won through to the next round (which was not known at the time of writing this article).
Litter wardens visited 95 times in the last year and several offenders have been fined.
A bench and planting arrangement is to be placed in the Jubilee garden behind the library at Knott End in memory of the stalwart borough and town councillor Gordon McCann, who died in March.
Preesall Town Council will meet next on Monday 12 August at the Youth and Community Centre on Lancaster Road, from 7pm. This is a public meeting and residents are welcome. An opportunity to raise matters is available.