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Lancashire County Council

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

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.

Councillors view Canal restoration progress

The canal narrow boat Waterwitch was the venue for a delightful trip by Kendal, Lancaster, District and County Councillors to see the excavations and restoration of Lancaster Canal at Stainton on Friday.

County Council hosts LGBT fostering and adoption week March 2017

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.

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.

Lancaster Maritime Museum seeks your memories of Morecambe

Three 'Miss Sunshine' contestants posing on the central promenade. But who are they - do you know? Photo: Morecambe Publicity Archive Could you help to identify the people, places or events in photographs of Morecambe taken more than 50 years ago? If so, staff at Lancaster Maritime Museum would like to hear from you.

Writing project explores World War One

A powerful new writing project focusing on World War Onewill be launched at Lancaster Library at 4.30pm on Monday 20th October. The project, called Time and Tide, is mainly aimed at people aged from 16 to 25. It will use records of coroners’ inquests from 1914 to 1918, held by Lancashire Archives, to explore the connections between our lives now and those a hundred years ago.

Lancashire schools archives now available online

Image courtesy Lancashire County Council Detailed records of Lancashire schools from between 1870 and 1914 are now available online in a major project to digitise history. Lancashire's archives join over 2.5 million new records in the National School Admission Registers. They can now be viewed on the Lancashire County Library area of the Find My Past website at

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.

Link road planners sail into deep water

Lancashire County Council (LCC) planners have completely missed out an important step in the statutory planning process required for their Heysham M6 Link road plans meaning they will have to go back to the drawing board - literally - to come up with new plans, adding further cost to the much criticised scheme.

County consults on latest round of Bus Cuts; Dial-A-Ride gets boost

Carnforth Connect Service (withdrawn in 2012)Due to budget pressures Lancashire County Council is proposing to reduce overall support for buses to focus on maintaining services during the daytime and ensure the county's most vulnerable people can access public transport.

Lancashire plays key role in horsemeat tests

Lancashire County Council is playing a key role in identifying the full range of products that have been contaminated with horsemeat, as part of the national investigation led by the Food Standards Agency. Trading Standards Officers have been out sampling beef products around the county for DNA tests at the council's Public Analysts laboratory.

Heysham Link will make our traffic problems worse, Professor warns

Former city councillor John Whitelegg, a Professor of Sustainable Transport, has hit out angrily at claims from the construction company, Costain, that the proposed M6 Link will improve the economic health of the Lancaster area.

Iconic Roman tombstone unveiled at Lancaster City Museum

An iconic Roman cavalry tombstone will be returned to Lancaster and officially unveiled by Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire Museums Service at Lancaster City Museum on Wednesday 15 October 2008. The long awaited unveiling will be attended by a number of county councillors and partner agencies to witness this special event in celebration of its return to Lancaster.

Transport expert warns against 'localisation' of railways

John WhiteleggLocal transport expert Professor John Whitelegg has warned against proposals from Lancashire County Council to get the government to press ahead with plans to hand powers to manage rail franchises to local councils in the north of England, arguing it would make provatised rail even worse than it is now.

Putting a "value" on Lancaster's buses more important than trains to London, says transport expert

Ever since Lancashire County Council was forced to back down on plans to savage bus services earlier this year after huge public outcry it's been looking at new ways to put a "value" on these vital service – but its latest consultation has gotten short shrift from transport expert Professor John Whitelegg.

Ash dieback: public urged to act now to help stop its spread to Lancashire

Over the last few days, news reports have revealed that British ash trees are threatened by Chalara fraxinea or ash dieback. The disease causes leaf loss and crown dieback and can lead to tree death, and was first found at sites in East Anglia and could devastate the 80 million ash trees across Britain.

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.

Have your say on plans to improve Morecambe's Regent Park

Locals are to be asked for their views on proposed changes to Regent Park at an event to be held next Saturday (14th July). Lancaster City Council, which owns the park, and Lancashire County Council's environmental projects team, have joined forces with The Friends of Regent Park to transform this once-popular park back into a vibrant open space for use by all.

M6 junction 34 southbound exit sliproad closed 7 - 8 November

Drivers exiting the M6 from the north at junction 34 in Lancaster are being advised of an important phase of Lancashire County Council's £124.5 million Heysham Link project. A weekend closure of the junction 34 southbound exit off the M6 is required from 6.00am on Saturday 7th November up to 8.00pm on Sunday 8th November to aid construction of the newly reconfigured Bulk Green junction.