Saturday, 19 July 2008

Corrie comes to Morecambe for Charity event

Famous faces from the world of TV soaps are ready to show off their soccer skills in Morecambe later this month.

Soap fans will get the chance to see their favourite stars at Morecambe Football Club when a team drawn from Coronation Street and one or two other famous soaps play in a charity football match.

On Sunday July 27 the Soap Stars will be playing against the Bay Radio All Stars a team which could see the silky skills of some of the station's DJs on display at Christie Park.

The event has been organised by CancerCare and Heysham Power Stations with all proceeds going to CancerCare.

Helen Hartin, CancerCare’s senior fundraiser, said: "We are delighted the Soap Stars team has agreed to play in the game which I'm sure will be of interest to many people.

“I know in previous years we’ve had lots of stars from the show and thousands supporting the game. We are also grateful to Morecambe FC and Heysham power stations for all their support in this game.

"CancerCare is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and so we have a number of high-profile events planned including this game, the Cross Bay Half Marathon and Cross Bay Walk both happening on Sunday 10th August.”

The Soap Stars team, will be announced before kick off once their filming schedules have been confirmed, but the crowd will be guaranteed a grandstand view of their TV favourites.

"It should be a great day out and a real chance to see some famous TV folk up close and in shorts!" added Martyn Butlin, of Heysham power stations, “and the real winner will be CancerCare, as every penny raised on the day will go to helping support local people with cancer, their families and their carers, and those bereaved by cancer.”

• The gates open at Christie Park at 12 noon, with the game kicking off at 1pm. Admission at the turnstiles for the day is £5 for adults and £3 for children and £12 for a family.

Conservatory earns prosecution for Carnforth couple

Lancaster City Council has successfully prosecuted a couple from Carnforth for failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice.

On Friday 11 July, Ronald and Jayne Pearson, of Grosvenor Court in Carnforth, pleaded guilty at Lancaster Magistrates Court to failing to comply with the requirements of a Breach of Condition Notice.

The court heard that planning permission was originally granted to Mr and Mrs Pearson for the erection of a conservatory at their home.

A condition was attached to the permission requiring the side windows to be obscure glazed with non-opening windows to protect the amenity of neighbouring residents.

This condition was not complied with and following several reminders and warnings from council officers, a Breach of Condition Notice was served.

The requirements of the Notice were to install obscure glazing and to remove the opening windows along the overlooking elevation.

Mr and Mrs Pearson’s failure to comply with the terms of the Notice resulted in the court action by the council.

The couple were each fined £100 and ordered to pay costs of £100 each towards the council's costs. The fine could have been higher but was reduced because of their guilty plea.

If the works are still not carried out it is open to the council to return the matter to court for further action.

Coun Eileen Blamire, cabinet member with responsibility for planning enforcement, said: "Conditions are imposed on planning permissions for important reasons such as, in this instance, to protect the privacy of neighbours.

"Compliance with planning conditions is not an ‘optional extra’ for developers and we will rigorously pursue those who fail to do so."