Sunday, 29 May 2011

A Windy Day on the Fell!

You don't realise how windy it is until you walk from Jeffrey Hill through Thornley Hill Fell to the trig point (350 metres above sea level) at Spire Hill. It was all right going with the wind behind you but coming back, it was another story!

I was amazed at the spectacular aerobatics and cries of the Curlews on Jeffrey Hill and the brightness of the White painted trig point. I wonder who decorates the latter? Every so often, the mechanical sounds of the Chipping Steam Fair could be heard. Remember to click once, and then again, for a closer look at each photograph..

The large white mass, towards the top right, is the massed marquees of the Chipping Steam Fair

The path alongside the stone wall en route to Spire Hill.
At last, the white-painted trig point on Spire Hill comes into view.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

ALARM ALARM! Longridge under attack - again!

Residents on the south side of Longridge have been targeted with a leaflet to provide members of the local community with an indication of a development proposed by Rowland on land (the grassland behind Houghton Road) which is located between Lower Lane and Dilworth Lane. Rowland homes, says the leaflet, are now seeking to acquire the site with a view to bringing forward a planning application in the near future for a housing development of 49 family homes. The developers are welcoming residents comments so that a planning application can be prepared taking account of your views.

Now, forgive me if I am wrong, but isn't this a new departure? I thought firms put in a planning application to a council and then the council invited residents to comment on the proposal? Is this a sharp business practice or the norm? What are your views on this move? I'd be interested to know!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Longridge Library Closure

Longridge Library will close after business on Saturday 4 June for approximately ten weeks for an extensive refurbishment to improve and update the library.