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Lancashire County Council

Tel. 0300 123 6701. Detailed information about the council and its services for residents, tourists and businesses.  

Peace of Mind 4 Carers

Peace of Mind 4 Carers is a support service funded by Lancashire County Council. Once you have registered on the scheme it will provide 72 hours free support, in an emergency, for the people that you care for. 

Judges Lodgings re-opens in March

8/1/19: After a lot of work behind the scenes by local volunteers and council representatives, we're happy to report that Lancaster's Judges' Lodgings museum is going to reopen when the season begins again this March.

Cash boost for Eden Project plans

21/12/18: Lancaster City Council has agreed to contribute £250,000 to help advance plans for a new Eden Project in Morecambe.

County Council votes through £77m cuts package without debate, after chaotic meeting suspended

4/12/18: 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.

Lancaster Labour Opposes County Land Grab

11/9/18: Local Labour city and county councillors, as well as Lancaster’s MP have reacted angrily to Lancashire County Council’s (LCC) plans to stop the public from being able to use the Barton Road Playing Fields, a proposal that's provoked a storm of protest.

Working Together to Tackle Flood Risk

20/7/18: South Lancaster Flood Group formed after the November Flooding. On the 16th July the Group walked along Burrow Beck from the Lancaster Leisure Park to the A6 with the Environment Agency and Lancashire County Counci.

County's £100m South Lancaster Transport Plan Bid Goes To Next Stage

2/4/18: Major infrastructure plans to support new homes in Lancaster and the development of Lancaster University, including the new Health Innovation Campus, have received approval to be taken to the next stage. The HIF Forward Fund would support a range of transport infrastructure initiatives.

Next stage for major £100m bid for transport and road improvements in Lancaster

26/3/18: Major infrastructure plans to support new homes in Lancaster and the development of Lancaster University, including the new Health Innovation Campus, have received approval to be taken to the next stage.

Geoff Driver decrees only Tories allowed to speak at County's Cabinet meetings

23/3/18: Lancashire County Councillors are still smarting after its Cabinet agreed on 8 March to a proposal by by Conservative Council Leader Geoff Driver to bar any councillor from addressing Lancashire's Conservative-only Cabinet who was not a Cabinet member, other than the Labour leader and deputy.

New Visitor Parking Permits could cost an extra £22 a year each

16/3/18: Green Party councillors say that new arrangements for visitors' parking permits will bring extra costs for some residents living in resident parking scheme zones - as much as an extra £44 a year for some.

County Council battling severe weather to keep vital services running

1/3/18: Lancashire County Council is working hard to keep traffic moving, and ensure vital support is delivered to the most vulnerable, in spite of the severe weather which is particularly affecting the east of the county.

County celebrates caring Lancaster couple who fostered over 100 children

9/2/18: Foster carers from across Lancashire who have looked after children for many years have been honoured with a lunch at County Hall. The carers included Marie and Ken West from Lancaster, who have been foster carers for 40 years and have looked after 101 children. Respect!

Damning Ofsted SEND report criticises County Council Leadership

19/1/18: A damning Special Educational Needs and Disability inspection report by Ofsted cited 'significant turbulence and unrest in Lancs County Council leadership arrangements in past years' that had 'diverted Leaders' attention'. The Council promises improvements to its service.

County agrees increase to library fees and to step up Friends' Groups

19/1/18: Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed to increase charges in libraries, museums and archives, and also to change the Friends of Lancashire Libraries Constitution and Guidance to emphasise the role of Friends groups in supporting the service.

Aldcliffe Hall Drive: PC to apply for 'restricted byway' status

22/12/17: Aldcliffe-with-Stodday PC has resolved to apply to Lancs County Council to have Aldcliffe Hall Drive identified as a 'restricted byway' on the definitive map under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. They received 105 submissions of the 11-page evidence form from the public in support.

£18,000 fund for Community Groups in Lancaster and Morecambe cut by Tory-run County Council

8/12/17: Lancashire County Council has now stopped funding directly to community groups in Lancashire through the Local Members Grant, including groups in Lancaster and Morecambe, to the dismay of opposition groups.

Lancashire County Council Cabinet agrees proposals for community libraries, community centres, and Heysham swimming pool

8/12/17: Lancashire County Council's cabinet has agreed to transfer ownership of five buildings to local groups, which will see two independent community-run libraries being established, as well as a range of other services.

Angry flood victim meetings explain causes - and plan opposition to Local Plan's Garden Village

7/12/17: Multi-agency meetings about the recent floods heard residents' accounts of what happened - and why. Angry residents launch objections to the Local Plan's Bailrigg Garden Village scheme for 5000 new homes right in the middle of it all, to be debated by Council on 20th December.

Greyhound Bridge Closure Information Session - Lancaster

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00 at St Nicholas Arcade, Lancaster LA1 1NB

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