This is the website for Belthorn village in Lancashire. It's a space for villagers past and present to share information and the latest news on what's happening in our community. If anyone has any recent photos (particularly seasonal photos) taken in and around the village which might be of interest to other villagers, please e-mail them to me on firstname.lastname@example.org (Jpeg) and I'll put them on the web site for others to enjoy.
Development of Syke Mill from Industrial Units to Residential Development
Details for download below, of proposed demolition of existing industrial buildings and erection of ten 3 and 4-bedroomed properties at Syke Mill.
It seems the outline planning application has been approved and is awaiting a legal letter setting out the conditions. A full planning application showing the design and specifications will be submitted in due course.
Campaign to Register The Dog Inn as an Asset of Community Value (ACV)
Please see Latest News page of this site for details of the above campaign. To sign the petition to have the pub listed as an Asset of Community Value please click on the following link:
A further village follow-up meeting to discuss The Dog Inn (Belthorn) Ltd share issue was held in the school on 14 April 2015.
For further details of the share offer or to download share documents please click on the to the Dog Inn (Belthorn) Ltd web site below.
Minutes of recent meetings are available for download below.
Belthorn Village Pond Project
The number of fish in the pond has increased dramatically in recent years, so to protect their habitat and maintain a healthy pond the village committee contacted The Environment Agency for advice.
The Environment Agency attended the pond today (Tuesday 25 November 2014)and took a sample of appx 30 assorted fishes to England's only laboratory for a health check with a view to moving some out of the pond into local community fishing projects, obviously subject to them being without disease. Their officer was very happy with the condition and health of our pond and named some of the species of fish present as: Rudd, Roach, Crucian Carp and Perch.
Our popular villager (and Shed owner) Jim Fletcher B.E.M., who was also present to view our fish stocks, thought that there should also be a number of Tench in the the water, introduced by the Agency after a pollution incident several years ago, to help heal fish affected by the pollution. These fish would be found in the silt in the deepest part of the pond.
If the fish stock is pronounced healthy, the Environment Agency will remove an assortment of smaller fish, leaving the larger ones to breed and leave the surface feeders, Crucian Carp, and a number of Perch which will act as natural predators to the others and keep numbers to a manageable level.
Our local Italian, The Pack, also has offers available, ie Early Bird special - two courses for £9.95, available Tuesdays to Thursdays from 5.30 to 8.00 pm, Fridays between 5.30 and 6.30 pm and also Sundays between 4.00 and 6.00 pm.
Children can eat free from the Children's menu on a one child to one paying adult basis. This offer is available every day except Saturday.
The Pack is also the venue of the village's Committee meetings which will be held monthly on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm.
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