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Holiday Watch launched to keep local holiday visitors safe

2/8/11: The police have launched a special text messaging crime prevention scheme has been launched to keep holiday makers safe. The Holiday Watch scheme allows those staying at the South Lakes Leisure Village, Carnforth, to receive up-to-date information on suspicious and criminal activity in the area, along with tips to protect their property, via their mobiles.

Local police stations may be sold off as spending cuts bite

13/6/11: The public are to be asked for their views on the future of police premises and front counter services in the county after the Constabulary considered a report outlining potential savings of up to £1 million annually and one-off sales of over £4 million.

Recycling boost for Carnforth

27/5/11: Recycling is on the up in the Lancaster district, but there are still some items that cannot be put in the kerbside collection boxes. Tetra Paks require a specialist recycling process and should be taken to special collection banks. The good news for Carnforth residents is that there is now a recycling bank for Tetra Paks at Keer Bridge recycling centre.

Dog owners urged to keep pets under control after harassment reports

22/2/11: Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control in the countryside following reports of livestock being harmed by the animals when they are off their lead - which have included the death of one animal. Carnforth police have received a number of complaints from farmers after a series of incidents in which pregnant ewes and new-born lambs have been harassed by dogs.

Appeal for information after Carnforth burglaries

15/2/11: Police are appealing for information after a spate of burglaries in the Carnforth area last year, some targeting local hotels and leisure facilities. The burglaries took place over a five day period in December and police are urging people to come forward if they have any information.

Canaries stolen in Bolton-le-Sands

24/10/10: A Portuguese Harlequin canary similar to birds stolen from a garden in Bolton-le-Sands on 19th October 2010. Image courtesy: http://canariospfreixo.blogspot.comPolice are appealing for information after a number of rare canaries were stolen from a house in Bolton-le-Sands, near Carnforth.

Good news for mums-to-be at Carnforth Pool

20/9/10: Lancaster City Council is offering local mums-to-be with a gentle and relaxing way of exercising at its community pool in Carnforth.

Carnforth set for a Clean Sweep

27/7/10: Carnforth is being given a summer ‘Clean Sweep’, thanks to the Lancaster District Community Safety Partnership, building on ongoing work to improve the quality of life of those living in the town. Residents say they are particularly concerned about anti-social behaviour on the Highfield Estate, Market Street and around the cenotaph area.

Cty Council launches Air Quality Consultation in Carnforth

17/6/10: Lancaster City Council is inviting comments from members of the public on its draft Air Quality Action Plan for Carnforth. This follows the declaration of an Air Quality Management Area in the centre of Carnforth. The declaration was made after the council monitored air pollution levels in Carnforth to deal with high levels of nitrogen dioxide caused by exhaust emissions from road traffic.

£5000 of suspected cocaine seized in Carnforth

9/3/10: Police seized suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of £5,600 after finding it in a car bound for Carnforth. Officers from Morecambe’s targeting team stopped the car close to the M6’s Carnforth junction on Friday night as part of an ongoing operation to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town caused by cocaine abuse.

Conservative Councillor gets backing for swimming pool 'leaks'

28/2/10: The Conservative leader of Lancashire County Council has given his public support to City Council Conservative leader Roger Mace after he was relieved of duties for allegedly leaking details of a proposed deal between the city and county councils over three community pools that could save them from possible closure.

Conservation area proposals go out to consultation

26/2/10: Lancaster City Council has launched a consultation into plans to help further protect the district’s unique character and history. Last year the council launched an indepth review to see if parts of Carnforth and Lancaster’s Cannon Hill should be designated as conservation areas.

Public meetings to discuss Shoreline Management Plans

9/2/10: Two public meetings have been arranged for people to discuss the future of our coastline. The events will be welcomed by many local people who might be affected by coastal erosion, who had complained of being sidelined by recent government investigations into the problems facing Morecambe Bay residents.

New community beat manager for Carnforth

21/1/10: A new community beat manager is set to take over the Carnforth neighbourhood policing team. PC Andy Taylor will start his patrols on Monday 18th January, with his beat including the Highfield estate, Carnforth High School and the three local primary schools, and will be working with PSCO Sarah Leverton and will be based at Carnforth police station.

County to decide on Pools future

21/1/10: Lancaster City Council says it will be up to Lancashire County Council to decide the fate of community swimming pools in Hornby, Carnforth and Heysham - effectively washing its hands of the issue which has outraged users.

Steam Train Visits Canforth

20/8/09: Lancastrians out and about on St. George's Quay or crossing Carlisle Bridge last night were rewarded with a spectacular view of the Princess Elizabeth steam train heading north for a special steam weekend. The Princess Elizabeth steam train will pull into Carnforth Railway station at 9.44am on Saturday to pick up water on its run to Carlisle.

Women on Wheels Tours Continue

24/6/09: Lancaster City Council continues its programme of guided Sunday cycle rides for women this weekend (Sunday 5th July) with a seven mile ride to Morecambe Bay. Guided 'women only' rides have been taking place on the first Sunday of each month since March to encourage women who might not have the confidence they need to cycle on their own, to get out and about with other like-minded ladies.

Council's Street Pride Scheme Extended

31/3/09: A further 22 areas which will benefit from Lancaster City Council’s ‘Street Pride’ cleaning scheme have been named, including locations in Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth.

A Brief Encounter with Doctor Who

28/8/08: 200 science fiction fans enjoyed a "Brief Encounter" with Doctor Who star Colin Baker on Bank Holiday Monday (25 August 2008) on Carnforth railway station. When the event sold out - surprising even the organisers, Carnforth's new TARDIS shop - Colin's question and answer session had to take place on the platform of the famous station itself.

Carnforth Swimming Pool Coses for Improvements

20/8/08: Carnforth Community Swimming Pool is to undergo improvement works and as a result the swimming pool will close on Monday 25th August 25 for two weeks, reopening at 6.30am on 8th September. The improvements, which will cost some £44,000, include the re-grouting of the pool and installation of new equipment in the plant room, leading to improved water quality.