PREESALL TOWN COUNCIL NEWS
Preparations are continuing for civic events in Preesall and Knott End next year as part of national celebrations.
When the theme is announced for Commonwealth Day, which will fall on Monday March 9, invitations to take part will go out to schools and local organisations from the council.
VE Day 75 then follows on Friday May 8, which will be a bank holiday. A large-scale event is planned with a 'picnic in the park' and entertainment from 3pm to 6pm. Charities interested in having a stall on the playing field are asked to contact the council.
More details of what is happening in Preesall and Knott End for all these celebrations will be announced nearer the time.
Town councillors have reviewed the flag collection and decided to buy a flag of St George, two Union flags and one Armed Forces Day flag, with an additional Lancashire Day flag to be provided by the Mayor.
It was also recommended that a Preesall Town Council flag be commissioned, which could be flown regularly over the summer at the Battle of Britain memorial.
Two rowan trees are to be ceremonially planted in the Jubilee garden at Knott End library to honour the long and exemplary public service of former town councillors Jean Mutch and Rosina Lawson, who stood down in May. This will be at 2pm on Saturday November 30.
The Christmas lights are to be switched on at 5pm on Saturday November 30, to bring festive cheer to Knott End and Preesall throughout December and into 2020. The council wishes everyone a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2020.
The council has declared a climate emergency. In practice this means that decisions made by the council will, where applicable, take into account the impact on the environment.
Preesall Town Council will meet next on Monday 13 January 2020 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.