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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.

Lorry checks carried out at accident blackspot

26/2/10: Local police checked 60 lorries to make sure they were road worthy as part of an operation cracking down on vehicle safety at an accident black spot earlier this week. Officers involved in Operation HGV carried out stop checks on the A683 bypass at Heysham, to make sure vehicles coming to and from the port were safe.

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.

Transport campaigners welcome Heysham Link inquiry

22/1/10: Local transport campaign group Transport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe have welcomed the announcement by the Government to hold a public inquiry into the Lancashire County Council plan to build the highly controversial Heysham M6 Link HGV route across the North Lancashire Green Belt.

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.

Government reports threaten Heysham Link road funding?

19/1/10: Plans to build the controversial Heysham M6 Link Road face yet another major hurdle following the publication of Government reports. Research for the Highways Agency casts major doubt on the value for money of road building, and the findings coincide with warnings from the Department for Transport that regional authorities should expect substantial cuts in their transport funding.

Morecambe Town Council Condemns Link Road Plans

10/12/09: Morecambe Town Council has overwhelmingly objected to link road orders issued by Lancashire County Council as it continues its plans to press ahead with the controversial and increasingly hugely expensive road scheme that would see a new road built between the motorway and Heysham port.

Consultation on Heysham 3 begins

13/11/09: Local consultations on a third nuclear power station at Heysham will take place later this month, after the Government announced Heysham is considered to be potentially suitable for a new nuclear power station, even though the site is on a fault line, a point which has been studiously ignored by the pro-nuclear lobby.

New County Council, Same Old (Expensive) Road Plan...

27/7/09: When it comes to the proposed Heysham-M6 Lorry Link road and the new Lancashire County Council it seems it's a matter of new dogs, same old tricks.

EDF begins nuclear land sale process at Heysham

8/5/09: EDF Energy has begun a sales process relating to the divestment of land potentially suitable for new nuclear build at Heysham and Dungeness in Kent. The process will result in EDF Energy selling one site, at Dungeness or Heysham, which were acquired as a result of EDF Energy's integration with British Energy in January.

Heysham Nominated for Third Nuclear Station

15/4/09: Heysham is one of nine sites around the country under consideration for a new nuclear power station even though a geological fault line has in the past been cited as just one reason for no new building. If built, the new station would join the existing eight reactors at Heysham.

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.

Heysham Wind Turbine Plans Revealed

4/3/09: Lancaster City Council has received a planning application to erect two wind turbines and ancillary equipment on land to the north of the existing BT Radio Station mast at Fanny House Farm, Heysham. It is now seeking comment on the plans from the public.