Kim Snape

Labour & Co-operative County Councillor for Chorley Rural East &
Borough Cllr for Heath Charnock & Rivington

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Update on Bus Subsidy Consultation

Posted by Kim Snape on February 9, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (194)

We would like to thank all those residents who took part in the bus subsidy consultation. Your contributions have helped to shape the future of bus service policy proposals for Lancashire County Council.

As a result we are please to say that the removal of bus subsidies to all evening and weekend services, on a blanket basis will not be going ahead.

Every bus will be reviewed on a case by case basis over the next few years. They are hoping to work with operators to push for a better deal for Lancashire and hope to ask them where companies make significant profits from popular routes in the County they work to help offset the costs of those which are less profitable or make losses.

This is a great result for our area, when we have more information we will be in touch..

 

Adlington Train Station Steps

Posted by Kim Snape on February 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Please see the latest response I have had below on the steps needing to be repaired at Adlington Station. I do not think this is good enough and re-iterated my concerns to them for the urgency that this needs doing in.

Northern Rail informs me that the wall at the top of the stairs was damaged during the recent storms making it unsafe and that Network Rail will be repairing it. Unfortunately I am unable to provide an exact timescale for this as other remedial work is taking place across the network as a result of the storms but I am assured it will be within the next few weeks.

Owsten Court

Posted by Kim Snape on September 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Following our recent visit several residents raised concerns over speeding along Owsten Court and why could the street not be made 20mph in accordance with other Lancashire residential streets.

County Cllr Snape enquired and received the following response “It would not, however, be realistic to install a 20mph streets order on such a short section of road, compounded by the fact that it is a short cul de sac and a new estate which is designed as a 20mph road.

The only realistic way this road would become an enforceable 20mph road would be to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order for the whole estate from Crown Lane. This would have to be instigated by Bolton MBC, as the vast majority of the estate is in their area. Bolton MBC currently do not have an existing 20mph sign only streets initiative and are unlikely to fulfil such a request, however I would suggest that your constituent makes representations to Bolton MBC regarding this request.”

We believe that you pay taxes to Lancashire and Lancashire County Council should be liaising with Bolton MBC if necessary to look into whether or not a 20mph would be possible for the estate or if they would support a 20mph area solely for Owsten Court.

In response to this we are asking you to go to www.kimsnape.com go to the Owsten Court page and download the letter of protest to Lancashire County Council asking them to re consider their decision.

Owsten Court

Posted by Kim Snape on September 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Following our recent visit several residents raised concerns over speeding along Owsten Court and why could the street not be made 20mph in accordance with other Lancashire residential streets.

County Cllr Snape enquired and received the following response “It would not, however, be realistic to install a 20mph streets order on such a short section of road, compounded by the fact that it is a short cul de sac and a new estate which is designed as a 20mph road.

The only realistic way this road would become an enforceable 20mph road would be to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order for the whole estate from Crown Lane. This would have to be instigated by Bolton MBC, as the vast majority of the estate is in their area. Bolton MBC currently do not have an existing 20mph sign only streets initiative and are unlikely to fulfil such a request, however I would suggest that your constituent makes representations to Bolton MBC regarding this request.”

We believe that you pay taxes to Lancashire and Lancashire County Council should be liaising with Bolton MBC if necessary to look into whether or not a 20mph would be possible for the estate or if they would support a 20mph area solely for Owsten Court.

In response to this we are asking you to go to www.kimsnape.com go to the Owsten Court page and download the letter of protest to Lancashire County Council asking them to re consider their decision.

Ashfield Road

Posted by Kim Snape on September 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Following our recent visit several residents raised concerns over parking issues along the double yellow lines within the vicinity of The Co-Op.

County Councillor Snape has enquired with Lancashire County Council and received the following response “I can confirm that parking services have received two enforcement requests for this location in the last 12 months. Although parking services will react to requests from the public, if repeated requests are received for locations where the Civil Enforcement Officers have previously visited but do not observe any vehicles parked in contravention then future visits may not be undertaken. I have been advised that following the two requests mentioned above CEOs did make a site visit and on both occasions no vehicles were observed parked in contravention.”

We all live in the village and acknowledge that there is an issue at this location but it does appear that Lancashire Parking Services are not receiving the complaints to highlight the issue. We also suspect that they maybe coming at the most random times of day

In response to this we ask that you visit www.kimsnape.com go to the Ashfield Road website and download the letter of protest to Lancashire County Council asking them to pay greater attention to this area particularly of weekends and evenings.

Grit bin Beech Avenue

Posted by Kim Snape on September 15, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Following our recent visit several residents raised concerns over the need for an additional grit bin around the Beech Avenue/Brentwood Road area.

County Councillor Snape enquired and received the following response from Lancashire County Council “Officers from Lancashire Highways Service have now conducted an assessment of the location and unfortunately, it does not meet the criteria for a grit bin to be introduced. In addition, there is an existing grit bin close by the location on Lees Road at its junction with Ashfield Road for residents use in that locality.”

On our recent visit this appeared to be a major issue for residents and we disagree that residents of such a big estate should have to go off one grit bin. In response to this please go to www.kimsnape.com and go to the Beech Avenue page. Please download our letter of protest to send to Lancashire County Council asking them to review their decision for another grit bin in the area.

Babylon Lane

Posted by Kim Snape on September 15, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Following our recent visit several residents raised concerns over the speed of traffic along Babylon Lane 20mph.

County Cllr Snape has enquired and received the following response “The section of Babylon Lane that forms part of the Adlington North 20mph speed limit area has had speeding issues reported previously. A traffic survey has been undertaken which found the mean speed to be 26mph, as a result of these speeds Babylon Lane was placed into our SpID (Speed Indicator Device) deployment programme. SpIDs are more commonly known as smiley face devices and act as a positive reinforcement of the speed limit. Babylon Lane will remain on the list of high priority areas to receive SpID deployments. The SpIDs are rotated around locations on a week by week basis.”

We will continue to ensure this area receives attention

Internet access in the Wheelton area

Posted by Kim Snape on January 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Both Kim and Chris have been inundanted with complaints over the poor services residents have with their internet connection in parts of the area.

BT Say "Lancashire County Council have entered into a contract with BT to uplift even more ex-changes than those on the Openreach announced plans. This contract will reach about 97% of the population of Lancashire. However the contract is currently awaiting state aid approval. Once this is received then furter detailed roll out plans will be announced."

In response we are launching a campaign to ensure the Brinscal exchange is included in those plans to be upgraded as residents deserve a better internet service.

Please go to the Brinscall exchange page and sign the petition.

Parking enforcement in Brinscall

Posted by Kim Snape on January 26, 2013 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Residents of Brinscall have major worries over the lack of parking enforcement throughout the village from Lancashire Parking Services.

Kim said in response to the issue - Double yellow lines are there for a reason, you can't walk around the town centre without seeing a parking warden. Residents want to see them in the village. The area around the village shop is becoming a major issue for the village and a danger when it gets particularly busy. Something needs to be done!

If you would like to join our campaign please go to the Brinscall Parking page and sign the petition.

The Asshawes - parking

Posted by Kim Snape on January 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Previous to my election, I went round with a petition for residents to sign regarding the parking issues at the junction of The Asshawes/Chorley Road, Heath Charnock. Since then LCC Officers have monitored the situation but nothing has changed. This is still a very dangerous problem.

I am asking residents to go to my The Asshawes parking page and download a letter to Phil Halsall who is the Chief Executive at LCC to demand action is taken on this issue.


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