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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.

Councillors fight to stop Skerton High School closure gathers pace

Skerton Councillors Karen Leytham and Janet Hall dispute the claims made by Lancashire County Council in last week's Lancaster Guardian that the closure of Skerton Community High School is not linked to the £330m the Council has to save by 2015.

Lancaster city centre traffic changes to start soon

Vehicles displaying precinct permits parked in New Street at the second entrance to Lancaster Library. Photo courtesy of Robert Wade Traffic regulations are to be changed in Lancaster city centre to try to create a better and safer environment in the pedestrian zone for the benefit of people and trading.

Will Lancaster host the Silverdale Hoard?

Photo: Prioryman Lancaster City Council’s Cabinet will consider the options available to secure an important collection of Viking treasure for Lancashire when it meets on 28th May. Known as the Silverdale Hoard, the collection of coins and jewellery was found near to Silverdale in September 2011 by a metal detector enthusiast.

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.

POWWOW: A creative social in Lancaster

A new social event for professionals from the creative sector is coming to Lancaster. Created by Lancashire County Council's Creative Lancashireservice,POWWOW is a unique networking event bringing together businesses, freelancers and students.

Poll Cards in the Post for June Elections

Local voters should be on the lookout for their poll cards for the June elections to Morecambe Parish Council, Lancashire County Council and the European Parliament will take place on Thursday, 4th June.

Lancashire County Council Launches Budget Consultation, council tax rise to save services?

Lancashire County Council has announced the beginning of a consultation on proposals for its budget for 2014/15. As part of the consultation, the council is asking for views on a proposed 1.99% increase in council tax for the coming financial year.

Lancashire ex-Forces mentors to start work in the New Year

The next phase of Lancashire County Council's £3m project to recruit ex-service personnel as mentors in the county's schools is under way. The mentors, who will take up their posts on 7th January 2013, will provide support to pupils between the age of 14 and 16 to improve their achievement in class and their attendance at school, and to reduce the number of pupils who are excluded.

Fracking decision deferred until Monday as Council hustled by corporate lawyers

Demonstrators outside County Hall today Photo by Miles Newman Members of Lancashire County Council's Development Control Committee have voted to defer consideration of applications relating to a site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, until 10am on Monday 29 June 2015. The deferral will give councillors time to consider written legal advice requested during today's meeting.

County Council Reveals Plans for £176 million in budget cuts

Lancashire County Council's cabinet was today presented with a series of options that could help deliver £176 million in savings by April 2018. Senior council officers presented a report detailing how services could be delivered in future and how this could enable savings to be made.

Morecambe MP backs buses campaigners

David MorrisFollowing up on our stories about the proposals from Lancashire County Council to cut subsidies to all night buses across the County, Morecambe and Lunsedale MP David Morris has now confirmed he is also backing campaigns to save the vital services. "I strongly object to these proposals and have already written a letter to the County Council urging them to reconsider," he says.

Consultations on Lancashire County Council Budget Begin

County Hall - facing cutsLancashire County Council is urging local people to have their say on how it plans to tackle the huge savings it needs to make. Over the next five years to 2020/21 the council must deliver savings of £262m on top of those agreed within previous budget processes.

Lancashire people to have their say on 'living well'

People across Lancashire are being invited to share their views on how or whether they have been affected by the country's recent economic problems. The survey is being run by Lancashire Fairness Commission, an independent body which aims to make recommendations for a fairer Lancashire by a critical examination of the inequalities across the county.

Lancashire faces 'Perfect Storm' of Service Cuts, says Council Candidate

Lancashire is facing a 'perfect storm of crises in our everyday lives' due to government budget and service cuts, according to Matthew Whittaker, who is standing as the Labour Party candidate for Lancaster Rural East in the Lancashire County Council elections this Thursday.

Morecambe MP welcomes rise in rise in rail passenger numbers

Morecambe MP David Morris has welcomed figures released by Lancashire County Council which suggest that rail passenger numbers have increased significantly at Carnforth railway station since 2004/5 - and for other local rail services. According to the County Council figures, In 2004/ 05, 149,649 people used Carnforth Station.

Joint bid brings funding to help victims of domestic abuse

Victims of domestic abuse in Lancashire will be better protected following a successful partnership funding bid led by Lancashire County Council. Funding cuts over the past 5 years have hit women's refuge services particularly hard. In 2010 there were a total of 149 specialist services providing 187 refuge services throughout England.

LibDems Shadow Minister rejects Heysham Bypass Plans for Rail

Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, is no supporter of costly, ineffective and environmentally damaging new roads like the proposed Heysham M6 Link -- and he has written to local transport campaign group Transport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe to tell them just that. Mr.

Couples can convert civil partnerships into marriages

Lancashire couples in a civil partnership now have the choice to convert it into a marriage.From this Wednesday (10th December 2014), couples across the UK will have the option of a simple conversion from a civil partnership to a marriage.