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Lancashire County Council

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

Still Time to Reconsider Costly Bypass Plans, say Campaigners

15/9/09: Campaigners against the proposed M6 Link Road north of Lancaster to Heysham port are calling on Lancashire County Council to reconsider the costly scheme - even though outgoing Labour councillors tried to saddle their Conservative replacements with the project just before the last local elections.

Lancashire awards new Digital Post Mortem Service Contract at RPH

18/8/17: A new digital post-mortem service has been agreed for Lancashire, which is the first of its kind in the north west. The new service contract between Lancs County Council, the Lancs Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and iGene Ltd will lead to less invasive autopsies than the traditional method.

Conservative Councillor blames Labour for lack of flood assistance measures

5/8/17: City By-election news: Conservative Cllr Charlie Edwards has called Lancaster's Labour-run City Council's efforts to assist businesses & residents in recent floods 'a complete failure'. The City Council has explained that Edwards' Conservative County Council is actually the lead flood authority.

Lancaster's Greyhound Bridge Refurb Gets Go Ahead

2/8/17: Lancashire County Council has secured £3.7m from the Department for Transport to refurbish Lancaster's Greyhound Bridge. The bridge repair work will begin in January 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in June, taking around 23 weeks.

County Council 'considers action' against Cuadrilla traffic plan breech. But can it cope while its Leader is under police investigation?

28/7/17: Cuadrilla committed a serious breech of their Traffic Management Plan yesterday, with the help of police, who are alleged to have claimed they had Council consent. Lancs County Council have denied consenting and are 'considering action'. But LCC is stuck in turmoil over bailed Leader Geoff Driver.

Plans underway for £1m boost to Lancashire's buses

25/7/17: Lancashire County Council will this week take a major step towards improving the county's bus network, with councillors due to meet to discuss where investment is most needed.

Conservatives take control of Lancashire County Council

5/5/17: Lancashire County Council's results have been announced for the election held on 4th May 2017.

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

30/4/17: 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.

Lancashire County Council election candidates revealed

5/4/17: 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

26/3/17: 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

16/3/17: 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.

County Council hosts LGBT fostering and adoption week March 2017

3/3/17: LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week takes place from Monday 6 March until Sunday 12 March, and is run by New Family Social, the network for LGBT adoptive and foster families.

Gritters gear Up for Winter Weather in Lancashire

11/1/17: Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for snow on Thursday and Friday this week, with snow showers possible throughout the county on Thursday and possible snow, sleet and hail showers on Friday, bringing the possibility of some travel disruption.

Lancashire County Council puts six Library buildings up for sale

2/1/17: 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.

Lancashire is ready for stormy weather predicted over Christmas

22/12/16: Art: Nick MillerLancashire County Council says it is is fully prepared to respond to any severe weather which could hit the county over the festive period. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for high winds from Friday morning through to Saturday morning, with the medium-term forecast predicting further stormy conditions in the days to follow.

County Council announces £500k extra funding to ease Winter pressures on Lancs Hospitals

21/12/16: Lancashire County Council has announced that it will make up to £500,000 available to ease winter pressure pressures on Lancashire's hospitals. A social care team will survey Lancashire's hospitals on a regular basis to identify immediate actions that can speed up the discharges of patients from hospital.

County Council winds up social care training company

18/12/16: Lancashire Workforce Development Partnership Limited (LWDP), a company owned by Lancashire County Council, has ceased trading, 11 years after it was set up to support workforce development activities in the social care sector. LWDP formally ceased to trade on 7 December.

Lancashire County Council's fund to support rural life in Lancashire - details announced

14/12/16: Old School Brewery, a microbrewery based near Warton Crag, has benefitted from the LEADER fund. Photo: Lancahsire County CouncilRural companies in Lancashire are being encouraged to apply for a share of £3.8m to grow their business, funding that is the next stage of the Lancashire LEADER programme 2015-2020.

Advice available for Lancashire young people who need help

13/12/16: 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.