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Public Services under discussion as cuts continue to bite

5/11/11: “The impact of the cuts on public services in this district is and will continue to be significant" -- Council leader Eileen BlamireAs government cuts in public funding continue - with more on the way over at least the next two years - how can the district’s public services work better together to ensure they are able to keep on delivering the services that matter most to people?

Police cuts consultation ends tomorrow

22/9/11: A consultation process launched to give Lancashire public a say on the future of police premises across the county is drawing to a close. Around 1,000 residents completed surveys during the 12-week consultation period which will conclude on Friday 23rd September. Hundreds more made contact with us via meetings, e-mail and petitions.

Lancaster's Greenfield sites under threat from development?

12/9/11: Lancaster’s Green councillors are calling on the City Council not to support development on major Greenfield sites across the district, but to concentrate instead on regenerating brownfield sites including the canal corridor in central Lancaster.

Council's vital planning consultation for area's future ends soon

6/9/11: Lancaster City Council has been consulting the local community over the summer on future planning policies and potential development sites for the Lancaster district - but now that call for views is coming to an end.

Morecambe Council seeks views on future festivals

15/7/11: After the success of the Festival and Events programme over the past two years, Morecambe Town Council is keen to support and promote a further comprehensive programme of events next year. With this in mind, the Council is asking for members of the public to give their views regarding the 2011 programme and the type of programme to be put together and supported in 2012.

Lancashire Police consultation addresses published

6/7/11: Lancashire Police have had a number of queries about how those who do not have access to the internet can express their views on the previously reported proposals surrounding the potential closure of front counters and the sale of some police buildings.

Another new wind farm for Heysham?

4/7/11: Plans for a proposed new wind farm in Lancaster are set to go on show to the public at two exhibitions being held later this month. Banks Renewables, part of the Banks Group based in County Durham, is putting forward plans for the proposed Heysham South development, which would be situated on agricultural land to the south of the A683, around 1km to the south east of Heysham itself.

Public urged to have their say on police station future

29/6/11: A public consultation process will begin on 1st July 2011 which could help determine the future of police premises across the Lancaster and Morecambe area - and Lancashire as a whole. As we previously reported, the Constabulary is considering a report outlining potential savings of up to £1 million annually and one-off sales of over £4 million.

Take the Red Tape Challenge

28/6/11: Bemused by bureaucracy but worried that removing rules will simply let business and government play fast and loose with people's rights to a decent working environment? Then you might be interested to know that both the Government and the Health and Safety Executive are calling for people in the North West to give their thoughts on red tape.

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.