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22nd July 2015
MP BACKS GREEN LANE LINK
Source: Lancashire Evening Post

A campaign to force a rethink on a shelved relief road for villages has won backing in Parliament.

South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy has thrown her political weight behind the Green Lane Link near Tarleton after hearing locals consider it “essential” to ease traffic congestion and reduce risks at an accident blackspot.

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22nd July 2015
'Best Kept' WINNERS ANNOUNCED
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Hesketh Bank Parish Council has today announced the winners of their very first ‘Best Kept’ competition, awarding them tickets to Southport Flower Show.

The judges, Mrs Tyson of Landsdowne Camping and Duncan Taylor of Arden Lea, were tasked with finding winners in three categories as follows:

Best Kept Business Premises

From a shortlist of 5 organisations, the winner is All Saints School.  Mrs Tyson said “This was an outright winner for us because it is well kept, well thought out and educational.”

Best Kept Front Garden

The judges struggled to come up with just one winner from the shortlist of 11 and so decided on joint the winners being 9 Chandlers Croft and 34 Becconsall Lane.  Duncan Taylor said “We felt that there was merit in awarding a large and small garden because we could not decide between the two.”

Best Kept Allotment

Once again the judges failed to pick one winner from the shortlist of 11 and so settled on joint winners being plots 15 and 37.  Both judges felt that this was the most difficult category to judge saying they were “Impressed by the quality and range of products being grown.”  However, they did point out that some of the best crops hadn’t been harvested, which was a shame.

Councillor Diane Earles, who led the working party for the project said “We would like to thank our judges for their hard work and deliberations.  It is clear that we have a lot of people that take pride in their piece of Hesketh Bank, which is what this competition was all about.”  She continued, “Congratulations to the winners and to everyone in the village that makes it a pleasant place to live.”


16th July 2015
Best Kept Front Garden Shortlist Announced
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Hesketh Bank Parish Council has announced the shortlist of front gardens in their very first ‘Best Kept’ competition.

Judges have been tasked with finding the best kept front garden in the village and have come up with the following, in no particular order, as their shortlist:

      • 188 Moss Lane
      • 4 Delta Park Drive
      • 35 Delta Park Drive
      • 34 Becconsall Lane
      • 11 Ribble Drive
      • 12 Delta Park Drive
      • 28 Moss Lane
      • 1 Sidney Avenue
      • 6 Woodlea Road
      • 9 Chandlers Croft
      • 59 Moss Lane

The judges, Mrs Tyson of Lansdowne Camping and Duncan Taylor of Arden Lea, said “It was a pleasure to go around the village and see so many lovely gardens, but that made it difficult to decide on the shortlist.  The home owners that made it onto the shortlist should be very proud.”

All those shortlisted will be presented with a certificate at the Hesketh Bank Horticultural Show on Saturday 19 September and the winner will be announced on 22 July, taking away tickets to Southport Flower Show as their prize.


15th July 2015
Best Kept Business Premises Shortlist Announced
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Hesketh Bank Parish Council has announced the shortlist of business premises in their very first ‘Best Kept’ competition.

Judges have been tasked with finding the best kept business premises in the village and have come up with the following, in no particular order, as their shortlist:

      • R&J Wright Haulage
      • Hesketh Bank Fish Bar
      • Top Shop Newsagents
      • All Saints School
      • Shore Farm

The judges, Mrs Tyson of Lansdowne Camping and Duncan Taylor of Arden Lea, said “It was really good to see so many businesses taking pride in their premises, but that made it difficult to decide on the shortlist.  The businesses on the shortlist should be very proud.”

All those shortlisted will be presented with a certificate at the Hesketh Bank Horticultural Show on Saturday 19 September and the winner will be announced on 22 July, taking away tickets to Southport Flower Show as their prize.


9th July 2015
A Day at the Races – you can bet on it !
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‘Punters’ after a ‘flutter’ and some fun need look no further than the 2nd Southport Country Fair Race Day at The Leisure Lakes, the Gravel, Mere Brow, on Sunday July 19, 2015.

The show was launched last year by local businessman Kelvin Pye and proved so successful that is back by public demand.

Pig racing‘They’re off !’ at 11.30 and Kelvin has promised a minimum of a 12-race card featuring a range of farm-yard and domestic animals including: ferrets, goats, Indian Runner Ducks, pigs, sheep, Shetland Ponies and even International Formula 5nail . . . for those who like their fun a little less than ‘Fast and Furious’.

‘Honest Joe’ the bookie will be on-site and covering all bets . . . up to a maximum of £1.00 . . . and for the uninitiated it is literally as simple as picking your favourite colour.

“We had a great time last year,” said Kelvin, “Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and I hope it will be even better this time around.”

In addition to the racing there will be a full programme of events throughout the day.  This includes a, musical, horse and pony ‘Liberty’ performance by circus-trained, Jema Leopold, who has been running her own display team since 2006.

The show is very dog-friendly and owners are encouraged to bring their ‘man’s best friend’ along with them.  There will be a Fun Dog Show, organised by the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, starting around 13.15.

There will be a total of seven different classes and owners entering their dogs into two classes will be entitled to enter a third class for free.

Other canine capers will include a Gun Dog demonstration and scurry from the local Mere Brow Gun Dogs Club and Flyball dog-racing plus Siberian Huskies demonstrating their sled-pulling prowess.

There will also be an air-rifle shooting range, with proceeds raised going to the Royal British Legion.

2nd Southport Country Race Day - 10.00 – 18.00, Sunday July 19, The Leisure Lakes, the Gravel, Mere Brow, PR4 6JX.  Adult tickets £4.50, (or £4.00 if booked in advance via the Ticket Hotline on 01704 212734), OAPs £4.00,and children (over three years) £1.00 or just £11.00 for a Family Ticket covering two adults and up to three children. 


More 2015 news can be found in the 2015 News Archive

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