Roughlee Parish News

Feb 2022 – Parish News

Wishing all our villagers a Happy New Year

Our community was greatly saddened by the sudden passing of Paul Dainty shortly before Christmas. Paul, a surveyor, had planned to retire this year and was a keen rugby fan. He leaves behind his wife Jacqui and three daughters. Always cheerful, Paul was present at all the village social events and will be missed by the many friends he made in the village.

Precept

The Precept was determined at our January meeting. It was decided to apply for the same amount as last year. This will in effect mean a small rise in the Council Tax as there are fewer villagers this year to share the cost. Last year keeping it the same resulted in a reduction.

Planning

The proposed new development of 257 houses at the Barrowford end of Pasture Lane has been met with much objection amongst locals. The Parish Council has sent a letter to the Planning Department objecting most strongly to the proposal.

Seniors’ Christmas Lunch

After some debate due to the uncertainty around Covid, the decision was made to go ahead with the Seniors’ Christmas Lunch, but without the usual entertainment by the schoolchildren which was considered too risky. There were a few cancellations but 26 villagers enjoyed a delicious meal in a happy atmosphere. A few people who were isolating were provided with takeaways. Thanks go to Meg and Michael Davey and their small team who organised the catering and a very successful event.

— Andrew Walker – Chair, Roughlee Parish Council