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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. 

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

Greyhound Bridge Closure Information Session - Morecambe

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:00 to 18:00 at Arndale Shopping Centre, Morecambe LA4 5DH

Greyhound Bridge Closure Information Session - Lancaster

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:00 to 20:00 at Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ

Greyhound Bridge Closure Information Session - Morecambe

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:00 to 20:00 at Morecambe Town Hall, Marine Rd, Morecambe, LA4 5AF

Greyhound Bridge Closure Info Meetings Announced.

1/12/17: Lancashire County Council is holding a number of drop-in sessions in the Lancaster area next week for people to find out more about major repairs planned for Greyhound Bridge.

Council statement ties flood management to Garden Village Plan

1/12/17: Following on from our recent article reporting concerns that greenfield development at Bailrigg had contributed to last week's disastrous flooding in Galgate, Lancaster City Council has issued a statement tying flood management measures to major new greenfield development plans at Bailrigg.

£7m savings proposals to be considered by Lancashire County Council's Cabinet

29/11/17: Savings proposals totalling around £7m over the next three years will be considered by Lancashire County Council's Cabinet when it meets on Thursday next week

Improved bus services ready to go as new Lancashire operators are confirmed

27/11/17: Major improvements to buses are just around the corner as Lancashire County Council has awarded contracts for new services due to start in December, with more due to begin in February.

County plans £2.9m increase in non-residential care charges to elderly and disabled

17/11/17: Lancs County Council agreed to a review of non-residential care charges at its meeting on Thursday 9 Nov. These charges were last increased in 2011. Costs have increased since then, but incomes haven't. An 8 week consultation will be launched in December. An extra £2.9m in charges is planned.

Council adds plea for government subsidy for Lancs weapons manufacturer

15/11/17: Lancs County Council & the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership have written to the government to ask for further investment into weapons manufacturer BAE Systems. But with a bleak record of selling arms for use on civilians overseas, and poor return on investment, can BAE offer a sustainable future?

Scandal-torn County to vote on New Chief Exec appointment

27/10/17: County's employment committee will appoint Angie Ridgwell as interim Chief Executive & Director of Resources of Lancashire County Council, subject to approval by Council later today. The move comes after allegations that bailed Conservative Leader Geoff Driver had 'fallen out' with the previous CE.

Council invests £6.6m in care homes. Plea for wifi.

13/10/17: Lancashire County Council has announced that it will be investing £6.6m to improve its 17 county-run residential care homes for older people. But will that include wifi? Most care homes still don't provide it. But shouldn't every home have internet access for the people who want it?

Information evening for potential foster carers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30 at County Hall, Fishergate Preston PR1 8XJ.


Although Lancashire County Council refused planning consent, the Secretary of State has permitted Cuadrilla to undertake hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at Preston New Road, East of Blackpool. There is considerable public opposition to this. (Series)