The Parish Council has secured a grant from Barrowford and Western to purchase two defibrillators and protective covers, these will be situated in Sabden Fold and Spenbrook. Thank you to the residents who have agreed to have these sited on their properties. Thank you also to John Riley who has agreed to help with the installation.

The new Parish website has been redesigned by Councillor Cronshaw and as you can see is now live! It provides news and information relating to the three villages within the Parish.

Planning application (20/0119/PIP) to build four properties at the side and rear of Osborne Terrace was discussed at our last council meeting. All objections have been noted from residents and council members and these have now been forwarded to Pendle Borough Council. Details of the application can be found on the Pendle Planning website using the planning application number.

The gardener has been commissioned to create a rockery garden behind the bus stop and bench in Spenbrook.

Dog fouling continues to be a problem throughout the villages. The Parish Council has applied to Pendle Borough Council to affix several dog fouling notices throughout the area.

Blocked gullies continue to cause problems and the council has again requested for Lancashire County Council to deal with them. This is an ongoing issue.

In light of the current Coronavirus situation it has been necessary to cancel the tree planting, BKV Competition, Annual Parish Meeting and Council Meetings to avoid any group contact. The 500+ saplings which have been obtained through the Woodlands Trust and Burnley Football Club in the Community will now be planted by council members in their own time.

Could I ask all members of the Parish during this current Coronavirus situation to be mindful of their neighbours especially the vulnerable and elderly and where possible please provide any help and support that may be required.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Easter.

— Bob Donovan – Chair, Goldshaw Booth Parish Council