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Time for a change on parking

5:13pm Wednesday 4th February 2009

So! The parking scheme with its idiotic financial set up is being abandoned.

Double standards

5:00pm Wednesday 21st January 2009

Lindsay Hoyle MP calls for authorities to propose zero per cent increase in council tax.

Not all stalls to close during works

5:01pm Wednesday 21st January 2009

Shopping in the town’s market on Tuesday, I was pleased to see that work has already commenced on the outside painting and upgrading of the covered market.

Call for council wage freeze

5:00pm Wednesday 21st January 2009

Here we are again, at that time of the year when the political elite of both Chorley and Lancashire County Council, attempt to justify increasing the council tax burden on us.

Kindness of strangers

9:20am Wednesday 7th January 2009

I would like to sincerely thank the kind person(s) at Chorley's Tesco store who found and handed in my aunt's bank card on Monday, December 22.

Planning decisions dictated by finance

9:20am Wednesday 7th January 2009

I am writing in response to the letter in the Citizen, December 24, regarding planning permission for flats at Chorley Road/Daisy Hill Drive.

People must get back to work

9:14am Tuesday 6th January 2009

A lot has been written on how the Government wants to cut down on benefit fraud.

Innocent until...

9:12am Tuesday 6th January 2009

Having read the article in the Citizen, December 17, it seems that once again a gimmick is being introduced to the hard pressed police which may suffer the same fate as that of ASBOs a few years ago.

Thank you all

9:14am Tuesday 6th January 2009

I would like to use this opportunity to thank all those very kind people who came to the aid of my husband on the morning of December 15 at around 7.20am on Pall Mall in Chorley, when he was knocked off his bicycle at the junction with Rawcliffe Road.

It should be a huge success

4:40pm Tuesday 23rd December 2008

Re opposition groups opposed to the new Go Ape facility at Rivington.

I want to play in the trees

4:40pm Tuesday 23rd December 2008

I am 11 and go to St Joseph’s RC high school in Horwich.

Raising awareness

4:40pm Tuesday 23rd December 2008

I am a father of three teenagers who all enjoy country walks and outdoor activities, and the highlight for each for my children has been the activities like Go Ape.

Go Ape would boost our area

4:40pm Tuesday 23rd December 2008

I live in Higher Wheelton and understand there have been some objections to the Go Ape project.

My solution to hospital parking

4:40pm Tuesday 23rd December 2008

I think everyone will agree that parking at Chorley Hospital is a nightmare but I wonder why no one parks on Euxton Lane, particularly the westbound side. As far as I can see there is absolutely no reason why motorists cannot park at the kerb edge anywhere between the point where the double yellow lines end (just west of the hospital entrance) and the clearway signs which are sited just after the lay by. It's questionable, but it could be argued that in parking on the Eastbound carriageway you could be causing an unnecessary obstruction of the "advisory" cycle lane.

Outraged at flats plan

4:30pm Monday 22nd December 2008

I was outraged to discover that Chorley Borough Council had granted planning permission for two-storey flats to be built on the Edna Shone memorial green at the junction of Chorley Road and Daisy Hill Drive.

Ice rink was star turn

5:51pm Tuesday 16th December 2008

I write in response to the letter Community not cash, Citizen, December 10, and regarding the Christmas lights switch-on in Chorley.

Cards cause neither harm nor misery

5:51pm Tuesday 16th December 2008

Ref: School bans Christmas cards, Citizen, December 10. While your anonymous letter writer may have an opinion on the practice of exchanging Christmas cards, to use the adjective "evil" requires evidence that the practice results in "great harm and misery" (Collins Dictionary).

Get your sins in perspective!

5:51pm Tuesday 16th December 2008

Did I read that right?

Go Ape ticks all our boxes

1:40pm Tuesday 16th December 2008

We are writing as a family to express our full support for the above project.

Go Ape draws youths to countryside

9:40am Tuesday 16th December 2008

I would just like to give my views on the building of Go Ape at Rivington.

Go Ape is great for Bolton

9:42am Monday 15th December 2008

The new Go Ape at Rivington is being hounded by a few dog walkers.

We want to 'go ape'

9:41am Monday 15th December 2008

I am 11 and go to St Joseph’s RC High School in Horwich.

Community not cash

5:08pm Wednesday 10th December 2008

Recently I had the pleasure of the Christmas light switch-on and various conversations with people in the community which made me feel I should share them.

Award made me smile

4:15pm Tuesday 9th December 2008

I was both surprised and delighted when presented with the ‘Chorley Smile’ award, prior to the switching on of the Chorley Christmas Lights.

Community school for Buckshaw is best option

12:59pm Wednesday 26th November 2008

We feel supprt the Community School option for the proposed new primary school in Buckshaw Village.

Christmas box appeal launched

12:56pm Wednesday 26th November 2008

International Aid Trust is a Christian humanitarian agency based locally which has transported £5million worth of donated aid to various parts of the world.

Clock ticking on CVS grants

12:38pm Thursday 20th November 2008

Time is running out for young campaigners to 'grab a grant' for their school, from the UK's biggest volunteering charity CSV.

Remembrance service spoilt

5:42pm Wednesday 19th November 2008

I went to church on Remembrance Sunday at Christ Church, Charnock Richard, to pay my respects and also to say prayers for my uncle who died eleven years ago on Armistice Day after a lot of suffering.

Thanks to all who helped our father

5:41pm Wednesday 19th November 2008

Our father, Ken McCann, collapsed at Market Walk in Chorley on November 11.

Sing for Heart Research UK

12:30pm Wednesday 19th November 2008

The financial news may be going from bad to worse, but at Heart Research UK, we’ve got some good news and a suggestion that could cheer you up in these hectic days.

John Thomson backs adoption help

10:13am Monday 17th November 2008

As someone who was lucky enough to be adopted and be given a loving home by my adoptive parents, I would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's National Adoption Week a success.

Make a difference at holiday centre for disabled

4:36pm Thursday 30th October 2008

Tuesday 28 October was national Make a Difference Day, but I’d like to invite readers to make a difference for a whole week this winter.

MP right to question station cost

1:40pm Friday 24th October 2008

I wish to congratulate Lyndsay Hoyle, MP for Chorley, on this perceptive and well put question to the Minister on a local matter for which this MP has shown local concerns over apparent cost overruns regarding the forthcoming Buckshaw station.

Appeal for shoe boxes for Christmas

12:23pm Friday 24th October 2008

International Aid Trust is a Christian humanitarian agency based at Much Hoole who have transported more than £5million worth of donated aid to various parts of the world.

Chorley is one of the worst places for parking

4:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2008

Chorley is one of the worst places for parking.

Take Northern Rock to task

4:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2008

Now that government money has been put into Northern Rock, we have all become shareholders.

Job cuts may follow

4:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2008

Last month I commented at how disappointed I was with the decision by Chorley Borough Council to invest £2m in a failing Icelandic bank.

Job cuts may follow Chorley council's £2m Iceland investment

5:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2008

Last month I commented at how disappointed I was with the decision by Chorley Borough Council to invest £2m in a failing Icelandic bank.

Take Northern Rock to task

5:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2008

Now that government money has been put into Northern Rock, we have all become shareholders.

Memories of Adlington pub wanted

4:20pm Wednesday 8th October 2008

I was wondering if anyone could help me.

Great work by Chorley dog wardens

4:17pm Wednesday 8th October 2008

I had some recent excellent service from Chorley Council which might be of interest to readers.

Charity calls for 2009 Flora London Marathon support

10:23am Wednesday 8th October 2008

The ballot results for the 2009 Flora London Marathon are out.

Bishop's call to help runaways

11:01am Tuesday 7th October 2008

One-in-nine children under 16 spend at least one night as a runaway and many are so desperate that they resort to begging, stealing or prostitution to survive.

Invitation to join fleet carrier association

4:23pm Wednesday 1st October 2008

Did you serve on board any of the light fleet carriers, HMS Bulwark, HMS Albion or HMS Centaur?

Legal Services Commission offers Chorley students advice

11:32am Friday 26th September 2008

Many proud parents in Chorley will anxiously be watching their sons and daughters head off to colleges and universities all over the country.

Meningitis Research Foundation thanks supporters

10:28am Friday 26th September 2008

I am writing on behalf of Meningitis Research Foundation to thank everyone from the North West who participated in our Meningitis B Aware Campaign on 15 –21 September.

It's never to late to volunteer

3:40pm Thursday 25th September 2008

Tuesday October 1 is national Older People’s Day, and I would like to say a huge thank you to all the mature people who are making such a huge difference to their communities by volunteering for worthy causes.

Yummy mummy call from former tennis pro

4:15pm Wednesday 24th September 2008

As one of the faces of National Yummy Mummy Week 2008, I would like to let all the mums who read this website know that it’s not too late to take part in this year’s campaign in aid of the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity - CLIC Sargent.

Time to help Sue Ryder

3:02pm Wednesday 24th September 2008

I am writing to invite your readers to donate special memories of Sue Ryder and the charity she founded in 1953.

How to attract boys to dance

10:21am Tuesday 23rd September 2008

Re: How can boys be attracted to dance?




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