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Lancs County Council agreed to a review of non-residential care charges at its meeting on Thursday 9 Nov. These charges were last increased in 2011. Costs have increased since then, but incomes haven't. An 8 week consultation will be launched in December. An extra £2.9m in charges is planned.
A Labour motion backing a parliamentary bid to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ among children – as well as a rise of more than 80 per cent in the use of foodbanks in Lancaster - has been passed by Lancaster City Council
Lancs County Council & the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership have written to the government to ask for further investment into weapons manufacturer BAE Systems. But with a bleak record of selling arms for use on civilians overseas, and poor return on investment, can BAE offer a sustainable future?

Recent news

City council appeals for information on lead theft

The Platform, Morecambe
15/11/17: Lancaster City Council is appealing for information to help catch thieves who stole lead from the roof of the Old Station Buildings, home to the Platform entertainment venue, on Monday evening

Fracking Rally as PNR gets TUC anti-fracking support

Rally at the gates of Cuadrilla Site PNR on Saturday 11 November 2017
13/11/17: About 150 people took part in the Big Noise Against Fracking rally at Maple Farm last Saturday. Participants, including many trades union members and a large contingent who travelled together from Lancaster, marched along Preston New Road to demonstrate at the gates of the Cuadrilla fracking site.

Free Carparks for Xmas Shopping in Lancaster & Morecambe

Lancaster Christmas Lights Switch-On
10/11/17: From Sunday Nov 26 - Sunday Dec 24, all of the council's main pay and display car parks in Lancaster & Morecambe (& St Nics) will be free for Sunday shopping.

Events Calendar

Lancaster Ramblers walk at Smardale & Crosby Garrett, HENP

18/11/2017 - 08:30 at Kingsway Retail Park (Pizza Hut etc), LA1 1BS

Lancaster Charter Market. Lancaster City Centre

18/11/2017 - 09:00 to 16:00 at Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HY

Ballet Tots Dance Sessions - Term time only

18/11/2017 - 09:00 at Ludus Dance, Assembly Rooms, King Street, Lancaster LA1 1RE

Communicate with Compassion and Clarity. 2-day workshop

18/11/2017 - 09:45 to 17:00 at Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton LA2 6ND

Exhibition of work by printmakers across the Lancaster District

18/11/2017 - 10:00 to 22:00 at The Gallery at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

Exhibition: Mirrors

18/11/2017 - 10:00 to 16:30 at Storey Gallery, Lancaster LA1 1THL

4 Days Winter Fest International Street Markets

18/11/2017 - 10:00 to 17:30 at Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ

Morecambe Ukulele Club Meets

18/11/2017 - 10:00 to 12:00 at Trimpell Club, Morecambe LA4 4UP

Green Christmas Fair

18/11/2017 - 10:00 to 16:00 at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TX

Art Exhibition - Chas Jacobs

18/11/2017 - 10:00 to 16:00 at Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park, Lancaster LA1 1UX

Children's Stage Dance Class - Term time only

18/11/2017 - 10:30 to 11:15 at Ludus Dance, Lancaster LA1 1RE

West End Mini-Zine Writing Workshop

18/11/2017 - 10:30 to 12:30 at The Writing Room, 5 West Street, Morecambe LA3 1RB

Artist Talk - Pip Dickens

18/11/2017 - 11:00 to 12:00 at Storey Gallery, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Children's Ballet - Term time only

18/11/2017 - 11:30 to 12:30 at Ludus Dance, Assembly Rooms, King Street, Lancaster LA1 1RE