Beware of Sabden road closure!

Road closure - The road closure through Sabden to allow for work on the Bull Bridge came into force at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Padiham Road through Sabden will be closed for a week to allow Lancashire County Council highways department to construct a new footway across Bull Bridge by restricting the carriageway to a single lane and introducing a priority traffic scheme. The road will be closed until 6 p.m. on February 27th, or work is completed. Changes to the bus routes are posted on the bus stops. Inquiries, tel. Lancashire County Council on 0845 053 0011.

Fines - The dog warden is in the village working with police to clamp down on dog owners who allow their pets to foul in public places and do not clean up the mess. Offenders will be slapped with a £50 fine.

Crime - There was one reported crime over the weekend, damage to a motor vehicle in Wesley Street, Sabden. PC Sally Biggar invites people to meet her at the next PACT meeting in Sabden, on March 16th at the White Hart Inn between 6 and 7 p.m.

Coffee - A coffee morning on Saturday, March 5th, will raise money for St Nicholas’s Church. It will be hosted by Bernard and Marion Parfitt at 17 Pendleside Close, from 10 a.m. to noon and there will be a raffle, tombola and cake stall. Donations towards the cost of floodlighting St Nicholas’s Church can be left with Mr Parfitt.

Council - The next meeting of Sabden Parish Council is on Tuesday, March 1st, at 7-30 p.m. in St Nicholas’s Hall top room, Wesley Street. The public are invited and have an opportunity to raise any issue with councillors.