Thanks to all residents who completed the questionnaire on how the Spenbrook Mill Section 106 funding should be spent. The return rate was almost 50%. Based on a scoring chart awarding all first choices 30 points, second choices 20 and third choices 10, the results are shown below:-

1st CCTV 580
2nd Improved children’s play area 450
3rd Wooden Pavilion 430
4th Heritage Style Lampposts 360
5th Sit on Mower 270
6th Benches at viewing points 210
7th Allotments 200
8th Football Pitch Reduced in size 140
8th Heritage Style Name Signs 140
9th Adult Obstacle Course 110
10th Garden of Remembrance 100
10th New Bus Shelter in Spenbrook 100
11th Picnic Tables 80
12th Community Composting Scheme 20

The Parish Council will now look at how best to utilise the funding based on the cost, value for money/cost benefit and the practicalities of introducing each suggestion. Approval will then be sought from the Borough Council and developer.

The Parish Council welcome Simon Cronshaw onto the Council to fill the one remaining vacancy. We are sure he will provide valuable input to the Council.

There is a continued problem with a resident parking their vehicle at the playing field entrance which is obstructing access. The Council is investigating.

The overgrown vegetation along the footpath between Spenbrook and Newchurch will be cut back.

Complaints about the mill development continue. Whilst the situation has improved in relation to some issues there are still ongoing problems, which the Parish Council have reported to the relevant authority responsible. However, whilst some disruption can be expected, the Parish Council are working closely with Pendle Borough Council to ensure that any disruption to residents is kept to a minimum.