Tuesday 12 February 2013

Updates for Tuesday 12th February

Hi all, first update for this post are the PACT meeting dates for February. I have posted a warning about an 'assassin' scam to be aware of and information about a Council Tax scam. I hope you find them of interest.

The weather forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday is for snow followed by sleet. Mike has been out gritting this evening to keep the entrance to the estate clear.

That's all I have for now!


Tuesday 5 February 2013

Tuesday's update

Hi everyone - I just wanted to let you know that the estate has now been adopted by Chorley Council and is no longer Miller Home's responsibility. The contact points at the Council are Steve Hart or Sean Blake for any problems with grass cutting, shrub maintenance or the play area.

Thanks to everyone who tried to, or offered to help, open the 'faulty' lock on the grit bin. We're waiting on a replacement from the manufacturer before the lock will be cut off and replaced.

I also wanted to say thanks to Andrew B who gritted the entrance to the estate on Monday night.


Saturday 26 January 2013

Saturday morning gritting

Hi ... thanks to David G and Daisy for helping with the gritting this morning. I'm still trying to find somebody who can loan me a battery powered angle grinder with metal cutting disc so I can open the grit bin again. If you think you can help please get in touch by replying to this post.

Have a good weekend ... Mike

Friday 25 January 2013

Gritting ahead of the snow

The BBC weather forecast for Friday is predicting more snow so I've been out and gritted the top of Jubilee Way this morning. I hope this makes the school run or return from work later today easier!

Still working on how to get into the grit bin. If anyone has a battery powered angle grinder and metal disc please could you let me know if you'd be prepared to help and try to cut through the metal hasp or lock itself on the bin?

Keep warm,


Monday 21 January 2013

Gritting the entrance to the estate

Hi folks, I've been out and gritted the hill at the top of the estate tonight. I wasn't able to get out on Sunday night but if the snow or ice return again tonight your journey up the road should be easier on Tuesday morning.

Thanks to those of you who contacted Abby to volunteer to help spread grit when I can't. I'll get in touch with you in the next day or so.

It very much looks like one of the locks on the grit bin itself has been vandalised since I last checked them in the summer. I can't be 100% certain but it looks like something may have been forced inside the barrel and as a result I can't open it to get to the grit. I'm currently using some of the surplus bags Abby bought which have sat in my garage for the last year or so but I only have a couple left and once they are gone the grit in the bin is all we have (which is full and should last for years when I can get to it). If anyone has any sensible suggestions about how to open the lock it would be good to hear them. Cutting them open is probably not an easy option as we bought locks that specifically were strengthened not to be easily cut through!


Friday 18 January 2013

Gritting update

Hi everyone, Mike was out gritting the entrance to the estate last night. With more snow forecast if anyone would like to volunteer to help grit when he is not around then please would you get in touch by replying to this post.



Wednesday 16 January 2013

Latest posts

Hi everyone, here's the latest set of updates I've had from the Police Home Watch Co-ordinator.

First up is a Safer Trading Newsletter followed by two Trading Standards Newsletters here and here.  There is some information about a banking scam  and and award for the Neighbourhood Watch associaton.

There are some dates for the PACT meetings in 2013 here and an email about door locks here.

And now that the snow looks like it's coming if anyone would like to help spread grit at the entrance of the estate when the weather is really snowy please could you get in touch by replying to this blog post (my husband isn't always able to do this.)

That's all I have for tonight - keep warm!