Thornton Action Group November 2020

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Meetings: Open Meetings at Thornton Methodist Church have been put on hold. We will let everyone know when we can start again.

It has been a long and difficult time for everyone these past months since the last time I wrote a TAG Report which appeared in the March edition of Your Community Matters. I was very pleased when a friend delivered the October edition and I thought that life was beginning to feel more normal. Alas I am writing this for November and it does feel gloomy again as lockdown looms once more. However, there are still items of interest for Thornton.

Lamb’s Hill development.

The Masterplan for the development of the land between Lamb’s Road and Raikes Road drawn up by Wainhomes and Wyre Council is now out for consultation. Residents have until November 6th to have their say. This development was agreed in February 2019 in the Wyre Local Plan. Thus any objections should be concentrated on the internal layout – roads and open spaces, access to the site – vehicular and pedestrian, and the impact on the surrounding area. Suggestions for improvements are encouraged. The application for the development of Phases 2/3 will be submitted in due course.

Thornton Christmas Lights

The pandemic has meant that the normal preparations for the switch on celebrations with carols from the school choirs, Father Christmas, competition for who should press the big red button, tea and mince pies in Baines School and the raffle organised at the Maison of Beauty have had to be cancelled. However, we feel that Thornton needs Christmas lights more than ever this year and they WILL shine from 24th November through to January. As in previous years there will be a Christmas Tree and lights in the trees at the Shopping Centre and lights in the tree at the North Thornton Co-op. The small tree at the Little Theatre will have extra lights because the tall trees there are now too big for the strings of lights to be put on safely. Wyre Council will support us with a grant but we are unable to sit and collect in the Co-op nor at the switch on. So we urgently need your help to keep Thornton lit up this Christmas. PLEASE play your part by sending your donations to Mona Whelan, TAG Treasurer, 147 Lawsons Road, FY5 4PL.

Remembrance Sunday

Because of the restrictions for community events as a result of the pandemic, there will be no Remembrance Service at the Thornton War Memorial this year. Groups can purchase a poppy wreath from the British Legion to be laid at the Memorial at a suitably quiet time. TAG has already ordered a wreath to be laid by the Chair in memory of those who gave their lives.

I wish everyone a safe, calm, peaceful and healthy Christmas and New Year and let us hope that 2021 brings relief from Covid 19.

Jenie Phillips Chair TAG