BLACKROD Community Group will host a commemorative service to mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, it was announced at the village's town council meeting.

The group will hold the service either at the Methodist Church off New Street or at Blackrod Library in Church Street, on Sunday August 3.

An official time for the service is yet to be confirmed, but it is likely to run from 3pm to 5pm.

This follows confusion over whether or not Blackrod would host a service in remembrance of World War One.

Blackrod Town Council has given the service its full support.

Also discussed at the meeting was the issue of traffic congestion in Blackrod, particularly outside Blackrod Health Centre in Church Street and Blackrod Primary School in Manchester Road.

Blackrod town councillor Graham Farrington described the traffic situation in these areas as 'absolute chaos' and proposed that parking restriction signs be put up to stop drivers abandoning their vehicles for long periods.

The Blackrod Town Council meeting took place at Blackrod Library on Monday evening.