May 2015
Welcome
In this edition read about new parking arrangements on Market Street, Time Credits and Dementia Awareness week.
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Applications for the Chorley Flower Show are now open for our new show on 1 and 2 August. The deadline for entries is Friday, 8 May.
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1. Elections
The results of Parliamentary, Borough and Parish elections will be published on the Council's website on Friday, 8 May as soon as they are available.

The Borough and Parish Counts will not conclude until mid afternoon on Friday.

Click here to view the Council's website and follow the link to the election results.



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2. New parking areas on Market Street
Motorists in Chorley can take advantage of new parking spaces in the town centre as the final elements of the Market Street improvements are put in place.

The finishing touches have been put to the road surfaces and drivers are now being asked to use the new parking bays to make it an enjoyable area for pedestrians to visit.

The parking and loading bays are designated by the dark grey areas with new times and restrictions.
To read more click here .



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3. Time Credits
The new Time Credits Lancashire brochure has now been published.

Inside, you'll find information about how time credits work and how you can get involved in volunteering to earn time credits.

You can also find a whole raft of places, activities and services where you can spend the time credits you've earned.
For more information on Lancashire Time Credits click here .


To view the Lancashire Time Credits 2015 guide click here .



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4. Dementia Awareness Week
Dementia Awareness Week is the 17-23 May.

The aim of the week is to raise awareness of dementia and let as many people as we can know how we can help individuals to live well with dementia.

During this week Chorley Council will be supporting a variety of events including a tea dance in partnership with the Older People’s Forum, some low level physical activity, our first ever dementia friendly film showing at Chorley Little Theatre in partnership with Age UK Lancashire, and some arts and craft activities.

Our community partners are also running a whole range of other events.
For more information on activities going on during this week visit.



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5. Healthy activities across the borough
The following health related events are available for the residents of Chorley to undertake that include:

Wheels for All sessions will start again every Friday at Tatton Recreation Ground 10-2pm for £3 per session including the use of bike, helmet & refreshments in partnership with Cycling Projects. The bikes are adapted for all abilities and are great way to gain confidence in cycling and closed sessions for groups are available.

Health Walk leader training at Tatton Community Centre Friday 8th May 10-4 pm, you need to have attended a health walk prior to booking a place to be trained as a leader.

A new Whittle Health Walk will commence on Fridays at 9.30am, all to meet at Memorial car park next to the primary school, cost is £1 including tea & coffee at the church afterwards.

The Anderton Health Walk will be starting soon, meeting point to be at Lucianos


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6. New Astley Experience
A new pop-up Astley Experience opened last weekend while conservation repairs continue at Chorley’s historic hall. Astley Hall has been closed since Christmas whilst conservation work was done to preserve the Grade 1 listed building.

Now following the recent announcement that the Hall will have to remain closed until the summer, Chorley Council has created a temporary Astley Experience in the adjacent Coach House building to ensure visitors can continue to see parts of the museum collection and experience the stories and history of Astley Hall.

The Astley Experience will be open 12 noon until 4pm every weekend and Saturday through to Wednesday during the school holidays. However, due to prior arrangements there will be no activities on Sunday 26 April; Saturday 13 June and Sunday 28 June.

For information on the Astley complex and the activities taking place there, like the Astley Hall, Coach House and Park Facebook page.

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7. Outdoor theatre returns to Astley
Astley Park’s Walled Garden is set to be transformed into scenes of comedy and romance as part of Chorley Council’s first outdoor theatre event of the year.

After successful performances in 2014, Chorley Council is bringing back Heartbreak Productions to perform its fun, musical adaption of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.
For more information and to book tickets click here.



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8. News from our partners
We have selected some news articles from our partners which you may be interested in.
Planners agree more time for shale gas decisions.


Adoption information evening – come along and find out more.


Most primary pupils get the school place they want.


Benefits advice for cancer sufferers.


‘Dying for a Dip’ water safety campaign.



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9. Keep informed
Keep informed about what is happening in your area and across the borough.
To search for a planning applicaitons click here.


To search for a licensing applicaitons click here.


To find out what events are taking place click here .


To read the latest news click here .


To view the notice of Executive Decisions click here .



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