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Lancashire County Council

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

Lancashire County Council election candidates revealed

The list of candidates for the Lancashire County Council elections on Thursday 4th May 2017 has been announced and we have the full list of candidates campaigning for your vote in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

Make Lancashire cycling & walking better & safer - Have your say

Figures from 2014 show that South Lancaster's A6 has the highest number of fatal and serious crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists in the UK. Now you can have your say on the draft 10-year Cycling and Walking Strategy being developed by Lancashire County Council and partners.

Shared Lives Carers - 'Family' Homes for Adults Needing Social Care

Lancashire County Council is asking people if they could offer a ‘family’ home to an adult living with a disability, who isn't able to live independently. Shared Lives carers work from home to provide short term respite or long term live in arrangements for adults who have social care needs.

Nominees published for Lancashire County Council elections

The full list of candidates has been published for the Lancashire County Council elections on Thursday 2nd May 2013. On the website you can get more information about the elections and register to get results once the votes have been counted. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday 10th April (tomorrow) to withdraw their nomination.

Talkzone offers advice for Lancashire's young people after exam results - and more

Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, support and guidance is available from 'Talkzone', Lancashire County Council's advice service. Young people between the ages of 12 and 19 can access this support by telephone, text, webtalk, email and Facebook.

Lancashire County Council puts six Library buildings up for sale

Bolton-le-Sands Library. Image: GoogleLancashire County Council is selling six former library buildings, including the building in Bolton-le-Sands. Six former libraries are up for sale, or due to go on the market shortly - Barrowford, Bolton-le-Sands, Earby, Freckleton, Fulwood, and Whalley. The initial asking price for the buildings has not been revealed at this stage.

Skerton's Vale View Day Centre opens Lunch Club for over 50s

Vale View, Skerton. Image: GoogleA new lunch club has started at Vale View Day Centre in Lancaster, aimed at the over-50s. The lunch club costs just £4.60. Regular dishes on the menu include fish and chips, roast dinners, homemade fruit crumbles and custard.

Lancashire calls on MPs to rethink local NHS funding

Health chiefs from Lancashire visited MPs in London this week to encourage the government to reconsider how it plans to provide funding to local NHS organisations. NHS England is currently consulting on plans which would see funding for Lancashire's hospitals and other NHS organisations cut by more than £29m per year.

Link Road Reasoning Ripped to Shreds in new hearings

Hearings into the Heysham M6 Link Road have revealed that the justification for the scheme has been shot to pieces. The Examination, which has been running for some weeks now, is being conducted by Mr Robottom, the Examiner for the new planning body, the National Infrastructure Directorate or NID, previously IPC.

Where have all our bus time tables gone?

Green councillors are urging Lancashire County Council must re-think their apparent decision to remove bus timetable information from many of the bus stops across the district - replacing them with an advertisement for a mobile phone service costing 25p for each enquiry.

Countdown to Light Up Lancaster Kicks In

The countdown has well and truly begun to this year’s 'Light Up Lancaster' Festival – a weekend of light, art and fireworks across the city. The two-night festival, now in its third year, takes place on Friday 6th November with the annual spectacular firework display on 7th November.

1200 sign petition to save Lune Valley bus services

Over 1200 local residents in the Lune Valley who will be affected by Lancashire County Council's proposal to cut 72 evening bus and weekend services across the County have signed a petition opposing the plans.

Primary school applications are about to close

Online applications - the quick, easy and secure way to apply for primary school places for autumn 2016 - are about to close at Lancashire County Council's website. The online application system is open until 11:59 pm on 15 January 2016 for primary schools.

Advice available for Lancashire young people who need help

A Lancashire County Council service for young people is gearing up to cope with demand over the festive period. Talkzone, provided by the Council'sWellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service, offers advice, guidance, support and information for young people by phone, email, text, Facebook, Twitter and webtalk.

£311,000pa in unclaimed benefits found for local over-75s by Welfare Rights campaign

Nearly 260 people aged 75 and over in Lancaster are better off by a total of £311,000 a year following a benefit take-up campaign. The campaign was organised by Lancashire County Council's Welfare Rights Service in partnership with Lancaster City Council.

Election: Lancs County Council Hangs, Labour Gains.

Lancashire County Council has announced a hung council and a shift towards Labour with the following election results: Labour 39 Conservative 35 Liberal Democrat 6 Independent 3 Green 1 43 seats are required for a majority.

Fracking battle heats up: leaked Osborne letter shows plan to force permits through

Conservative Chancellor George OsborneCuadrilla will be seeking a deferment to the decision on their Fylde fracking applications at tomorrow's meeting of Lancashire County Council's (LCC) Development Control Committee. The committee will initially decide whether to defer or whether to take the decisions this week.

Morecambe sea front revamp ahead? City Council steps up regeneration plans with partner Carillion

Morecambe's Festival Market. Photo: Lancaster City CouncilA major plan to revitalise and regenerate Morecambe have taken another step forward, after Lancaster City Council announced it is to work with the leading integrated support services company, Carillion,to identify possible opportunities for regenerating some of the town’s priority sites.

New scheme launched to help "flood proof" properties in Lancashire

Photo: Cat SmithThe Government has announced details of aFlood Resilience Grant Schemeto help householders and businesses make their properties more resistant to future floods. Under the scheme, householders and businesses affected by Storms Desmond and Eva can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help make their homes more resilient to flooding in the future.