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Lancaster City Council has announced that its chief executive, Susan Parsonage, will be moving on to take up the role of permanent chief executive for Wokingham Borough Council. She is expected to start this role in mid-March 2019.
The Planning Inquiry Hearings for the Lancaster Local Plan, due to start on 8 January 2019, have been postponed by the Planning Inspector, Richard McCoy. This is because Lancaster City Council failed to deliver evidence on time and attempted to amend the Local Plan that was submitted in May.
Yesterday's Lancashire County Council Cabinet meeting saw the Geoff Driver, Conservative Leader of the Council, fully supported by his Cabinet suspend proceedings, walk out and then return, moving to vote through £77 million of cuts without any further debate.

Recent news

Changes to city council services and facilities this Christmas

10/12/18: There will be a number of changes to the availability of City Council services and facilities this Christmas.

Morecambe sparkles after Christmas lights switch on

Morecambe BID’s EDF Morecambe Sparkle switch on - Santa
4/12/18: The sparkle came back to Morecambe last Saturday with the Morecambe BID’s EDF Morecambe Sparkle switch on. New Town Square was packed for the second year running.

Lancaster Woodcraft Folk want volunteers

Lancaster Woodcraft Folk
10/11/18: Our 5–8-year-olds: have fun, sing songs, play games and explore activities that help their self-confidence in building a world based on equality, friendship, peace and co-operation.

Events Calendar

Seniors' Weekly Coffee Morning Group

13/12/2018 - 10:00 to 12:00 at Barton Road Community Centre, Lancaster, LA1 4ER

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Class. Gregson

13/12/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30 at Gregson Centre, Lancaster, LA1 3PY

Toddler Music & Movement at Lancaster Library

13/12/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00 at Lancaster Library, Lancaster LA1 1HY

Lancaster Bridge Club

13/12/2018 - 13:30 to 16:30 at Lancaster Bridge Club, 3/5 Chapel Street, Lancaster LA1 1NZ.

Craft & Chatter Group

13/12/2018 - 16:00 to 19:00 at Lancaster Library, Lancaster LA1 1HY

Taekwondo class for all

13/12/2018 - 18:00 to 19:00 at Trinity Community Centre, Middle Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JZ

Lancaster Women's Running Groups

13/12/2018 - 18:30 at Routes vary, see website for schedule

Art Class at Halton Mill.

13/12/2018 - 18:30 to 21:00 at Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton LA2 6ND

Lancaster & Morecambe Board Games Club

13/12/2018 - 18:30 at 75 Church Street (a pub), Lancaster

Lancaster Fights Fracking meeting

13/12/2018 - 19:30 at The Apothecary, Lancaster LA1 1XN

Holmes for Christmas — Shire Hall Lancaster Castle

13/12/2018 - 19:30 at Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle


13/12/2018 - 19:30 at Lancaster Library

LA Salsa Class

13/12/2018 - 19:45 to 23:30 at Gregson Centre, Lancaster LA1 3PY


13/12/2018 - 20:00 at The Britannia, Lancaster LA1 3PX