January 202

January 202

24th of September, 2020

Council meetings

The council is still holding meetings on Zoom. Details can be found on the council’s noticeboards and websites. Members of the public can raise matters or view proceedings. Anyone wishing to join the meeting should contact the clerk on the number below.

Star Award

The Council is once again running its award for those who do ‘unsung’ work within the community, whether that be volunteering, helping or keeping things running. If you know of a stalwart helper, group, community volunteer or someone you admire for their work in the community – let us know.

More details of the award and a nomination form can be found on the Council’s website under the ‘information’ tab or from the clerk at the address below.

Nominations will be accepted up to 14 February 2021 and judging will take place in March, with any Star Award recipient being invited to a presentation at the Council’s Mayor Making Ceremony in May.

Sea wall plea

The council is taking action to encourage responsible use of the sea wall. Polite notices asking people to be considerate towards other users will be installed at four main access points. It is accepted that this is an emotive issue for many, but several complaints about 'inconsiderate' cyclists have been received, while the rising number of electric bikes, horses and motorbikes is also of concern. Local groups and caravan sites will be notified of the appeal for responsible use of the sea wall in the hope that this valuable resource can be used in harmony.

Housing allocation

A condition of the planning approval for the development on Rosslyn Avenue was that genuinely local people should be prioritised for allocation of the affordable housing. Not for the first time, however, it appears that this is not being properly observed in this area, with some very tenuous links being used in applications. The council believes the conditions attached to the planning permission should be enforced and is to make this point to the housing providers and Wyre Council, also regretting the non-involvement in the allocation procedure of town and parish councils.

Sign damage

Many people may have noticed that the Preesall boundary sign on Hall Gate Lane is no longer in situ after being displaced by an as yet unidentified vehicle shortly before Christmas. The flower bed by the sign also suffered and the adjacent bus shelter was also damaged. The incident has been reported to the police and to the highways authority. The green signs themselves were undamaged and are in safe keeping, although the posts will need to be replaced. Thanks go to Stalmine's lengthsman for removing the damaged flower bed.

Flag policy

The council's flag-flying policy has been amended to allow the mayor and clerk to approve ad hoc gestures beyond the official diary, such as thanking the NHS and key workers. All such gestures will be politically neutral. 

Next meeting

Preesall Town Council will meet next via Zoom on Monday 8 February at 7.00pm. This is a public meeting and residents are welcome. An opportunity to raise matters is available. Log-in details can be obtained from the clerk by 3pm on the day of the meeting at the latest.

Please keep an eye on the council’s website and noticeboards for updates.


For further information contact the clerk, Alison May,

by email: [email protected]

by phone: 07739 868212 or

via the contact function on the website: preesalltowncouncil.org




RESPONSIBLE TO: Preesall Town Council’s Contract Administrator

HOURS: The contract is for a maximum 25 hours per week to be worked flexibly dependent on time of year and weather. Applicants are asked to determine how many hours they believe would be necessary to carry out the duties. The council may consider splitting the role for the right applicants.

SALARY: £12 to £15 per hour, based on evidence of experience.


Overall responsibilities:

To carry out the duties of Preesall Town Council Lengthsman within the parish boundaries of Preesall, providing a focused level of service, resulting in improvement to the environment within Preesall and Knott End.

Duties: These are defined in the job description and the workbook; both are available on the council’s website under the documents/information tab.

Person specification:

This is fully detailed in the person specification available on the council’s website under the documents/other documents/information tab.

If you are interested in tendering for the role please contact the Town Clerk, Alison May, on 07739868212 or by email – [email protected]

The successful bidder/s will be expected to have the qualifications/training outlined in the person specification and to provide the equipment necessary to carry out the work, including relevant safety wear, basic signage and transport. The council will provide some signage and a wheeled cart for litter picking duties. They will also be required to have full public liability insurance cover to a minimum of £5million.

Experience: Experience of groundswork and the ability to use a range of machinery and tools are essential.

Skills: Good communication skills. Able to use machinery competently without supervision. Spraying qualifications would be an advantage. Ability to work well with a wide range of people. Can-do approach.

Knowledge: Knowledge of Preesall and Knott End would be an advantage.

Please keep an eye on the council’s website and noticeboards for updates.

For further information contact the clerk, Alison May,

by email: [email protected]

by phone: 07739 868212 or

via the contact function on the website: preesalltowncouncil.org