Little Bollington Parish Meeting
At last after months of work by busy green fingers, the winners of the Little Bollington Sunflower competition have been announced.
The first prize for the tallest sunflower went to Thomas and Anna Britton who achieved an amazing 11ft 4 inches. Everyone wants to know the magic ingredient that made this stunning plant possible!
The prize for the smallest flowering plant at 2ft went to Dot Fairclough.
The prize for the largest flower head was taken by Anthony O’Rourke with a giant 14 inches.
Congratulations to them and well done to all who took part with great enthusiasm and brought some sunshine into our village. Many thanks to Gail & Andy Blackburn for organising this fun competition .
PROPOSED M56 MOTORWAY SERVICE AREA
Their proposals describe a high quality service area with extensive landscaping, ecological design and flood protection measures. The services will employ over 300 people with the promise of employment for local people and goods sourced from local suppliers. Other promised benefits for the local area include extensive improvements to the new A556 roundabout, which continues to cause great confusion and accidents, and the development of local cycleways.
There will be ongoing financial contributions to benefit local communities. The developers have offered Little Bollington Parish Meeting the opportunity to engage with them and share in the discussion of these ideas to benefit the village and community, as well as raising any concerns.
The outline proposals were discussed at a Parish Meeting (online) last November. The meeting did not come to any conclusions. Some residents regard the development as not unwelcome and the land of low value, being surrounded by major roads; others oppose the proposals due to the loss of Green Belt land. Concerns were raised that the services would become a destination and would draw more visitors into this area, causing increased traffic in the locality and putting further strain on local parking and other facilities. There are also concerns about increased risk of flooding, and noise and light pollution.
The proposals will be considered again at the next Parish Meeting, which we hope to hold in September or October. We will seek agreement on a village response to the planning application which will be submitted in October. This is an important matter affecting our village and community.
You can find further information about the proposals and make
comments on the website.
Contact: Parish Clerk: Mike Reed, 25 High Field 07766 083765 firstname.lastname@example.org